Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: 02nd October, 2019
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor
Director: Siddharth Anand
Producer: Aditya Chopra
War Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and a half stars)
Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Ashutosh Rana, Vaani Kapoor
Director: Siddharth Anand
What’s Good: Hrithik’s style & Tiger’s action – the two out the four pillars of the film, rest of the two – story & dialogues are sadly hollow
What’s Bad: Depends on what are you watching this movie for, if you’re watching it for a good story then your bad, if not then mine!
Loo Break: When Tiger isn’t performing any stunts & when Hrithik isn’t setting up the screen on fire with his presence
Watch or Not?: Only if you’re craving to watch good locales & action on a big screen, keep your expectations limited
As the trailer suggested, War is a story about an agent, from Indian Intelligence, named Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) going rogue for the reasons best known to him. His protege Khalid (Tiger Shroff) gets the mission of shooting Kabir on the spot. A flashback takes us two years ago from the present day to build up the bromance between Kabir & Khalid. There it’s revealed that Khalid is the son of a traitor who was killed by Kabir.
Khalid joins the intelligence just to clean up the mess his father created for his family. He gets into the team with Kabir, earns his respect by fighting some bad guys and taking a bullet for him (that’s a must). This brings us back to the present day in this forced non-linear storyline. Khalid has to find Kabir who’s killing some major Government employees, and ask him why he’s doing all this. Why is he doing all this? Your guess is as good as the predictable twists in the movie.
War Movie Review: Script Analysis
I don’t understand if you’re getting 100s of crores to make a movie, how hard it is to put a solid script on the place? War suffers from a similar loop of ‘what the audience wants to see’ and ‘what kind of films makers are creating’. If the creators will keep on creating ordinary scripts laced with style, the audience will have to settle on the mediocre content. It’s in the times when we have talents waiting to get explode. I know it’s not a child’s game to scale a film on such a huge scale, but I also know our audience deserves way better than this.
When you’re calling the film a ‘war‘, why to show bromance between the leads? You either pit them against each other without any mercy or call the movie as ‘War’n’err’ Brothers. Not comparing, but the story of this year’s Hobbs & Shaw is miles ahead and that’s how you treat a bromance. If you’re hanging on a thin thread at the scripting level, at least make sure to have some punchy dialogues. But, Abbas Tyrewala’s lines are satisfactory at the best. If you remove the BGM from some scenes, you’ll see how this is a love story between Hrithik and Tiger.
War Movie Review: Star Performance
Hrithik Roshan is, without any doubt, the most good-looking guy in Bollywood right now. He’s stylish, he’s confident and has a different aura around him in this film. From his walk to the way he winks, Hrithik is very convincing in his role.
He is brilliantly aided by Tiger Shroff, and we all already know how good he’s at the action sequences. But, still, he surprises with those moves and will garner many ‘oh wows’. As far as acting is concerned, it’s as usual pretty ordinary but a step ahead is always good.
Vaani Kapoor’s role is as short as Shahid Afridi’s contribution to the 2011 Cricket World Cup. She’s doing Trapeze and lazy dancing despite being such an energetic dancer, that’s where the makers’ vision lacks. Ashutosh Rana is wasted as a supporting character. He gets no scope to display his acting skills.
War Box Office Review: Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana
Director: Siddharth Anand
War Box Office Review: Expectations
Bollywood audience has been desperately waiting for a wholesome entertainer when it comes to action genre films. Several attempts have been made in the past few years but either the story and screenplay didn’t work out or the scale of the film was low.
YRF’s War which brings Bollywood’s two of the most popular action and dance heroes Hrithik Roshan & Tiger Shroff together and opposite each other promises to change the things. The film is also a chance for Siddharth Anand (director of Tara Rum Pum, Anjaana Anjaani, Bang Bang) to finally deliver a really enjoyable film.
YRF has set War on a huge level and promises real entertainment to the audience. So the expectations are also big from it.
War Box Office Review: Impact
What do masses want from a Bollywood action film?
1. A simple and relatable story with engaging screenplay.
2. Great action.
3. Larger than life characters with heart at place.
5. Great visual appeal and equally great ending.
War may not be a PERFECT action entertainer for the masses but it easily saves itself from being an average film by leaps and bounds. First of all the film qualifies as Siddharth Anand’s best work and then if we talk about the 5 major necessities for an excellent action film, it qualifies most of them but not completely.
The story of the film is routine but the screenplay works especially a major twist that it offers. The film is engaging throughout and keeps you guessing. The twist won’t be easily guessed by a lot of people (Make sure you don’t reveal the spoiler to others).
War also works visually as the scale and cinematography of the film is spectacular. Action is world class and you will enjoy every bit of it.
YRF has managed to do wonders on the big screen by bringing HR & TS together. They are amazing when they fight together and great when they are against each other. The dance song Jai Jai Shiv Shankar looks stunning on screen and masses will easily want to dance along with their favourite stars while it plays on big screen. Hrithik finally offers what his fans want from him. He looks hot and is such a treat while doing all the heroic stuff. Tiger Shroff is also excellent in all the action sequences and also while dancing. Vaani Kapoor has a very short but important role.
The film’s background score works big time ans editing is a winner too. However, it could’ve been far better if there was more emotional connect. Despite everything, the film doesn’t make you emotional and that’s where it falls short.
War Box Office Review: Prospects
War has huge potential at the Box Office and will get thumbs up from the audience all over India. The film has high possibility to be first 300 crores grosser of this year and will do a lifetime business in 300-350 crores range.