This film takes place at the time of civil war at Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and how few individuals escape the warzone. The story begins with Vinoth Kishan, convincing Leema Babu to accept his love, and promises to leave the country along with her. But before he could follow her, Leema boards the ship. Vinoth then encounters Baby Rakshana, who is in search of her lost mother. Together they start a journey to find the people they lost.
Misha Ghoshal comes to Jaffna from London to urge her long distance boyfriend, Sashikumar Subramani, to come along with her. But he refuses her as he lost his mother to a bomb blast, and has developed a solo mission to discover and extinguish all the landmines in the country as his mother died due to stepping on one.
Daniel Balaji is an Sri Lankan army officer who arrests Neelima Azim, under the impression that she is one of an active member of Viduthalai Tamil Puligal Katchi. But, she is not from Jaffna as she by mistake gets stranded in Jaffna while travelling from one place to another. The rest of the plot revolves around whether and how Vinoth and Rakshana find Leema and the latter's mother? Will Misha Ghosal convince Sashikumar to leave the country with her, and how will Neelima convince Daniel that she is not a freedom fighter.
All the above mentioned characters has pulled of their characters decently. Especially, Daniel Balaji, Neelima and Baby Rakshana, has delivered a moving performance. MS Anand, has attempted to make an anthology of sorts movie, which focuses on different lives of people who has suffered the wrath of the Sri Lankan warzone. Though the concept seems interesting, this film is like all other attempts at re-creating the civil war which took place at Sri Lanka. Apart from the story the screenplay has nothing new to offer or is not as moving or compelling watch.
SN Arunagiri has handled the music department and his background scores are in sync with the movie's genre, while the songs' lyrics are good. Aadhi Karuppiah's has cranked the camera and his cinematography skills are questionable, as the shots are either mostly out of focus or shaky.
In short, Yazh, is an ok-ish watch.