Yalgaar was a film directed by Hassan Rana and released by Navi Inc & Hum Film, Pakistani war-epic film . The film had an average budget and was therefore quite expensive to make. In addition to this, Yalgaar was below average at the Box Office and presumably, was the greatest disappointment of the distributors that year!
The film featured potential actors, like the famous Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Ayesha Omer, Ayub Khoso & others. Shaan is trying to get a confession out of a terrorist and it’s not working. He talks to him, tortures him and when nothing works, shoots the terrorist down. “Did he just shoot him,” asks a rather confused Ayesha Khan outside the interrogation room. “You’ve gotta break some eggs to make an omelette,” responds Hamza Ali Abbasi as they nod in agreement.
I am referring to this epic moment from Waar not because it was a spiritual predecessor to Yalghaar , I am mentioning it because of the omelette. The omelette batter that was concocted in Waar almost hits the fry pan in Yalghaar when the big bad Tor Jan (Humayun Saeed) grabs one of his goons by the crotch and threatens to make an “omelette” out of it.
However, the film deals with this dilemma quite childishly, wasting both, the time of the viewer and a concept that if done right had the potential to wake up the sleeping giant that the Eid box-office can be. But it won’t connect, neither with the masses nor the classes. Like all good things, the operation comes to an end in the first 15-20 minutes.