The Action & Great Style – Nothing else to look for in “WAR”

The Action & Great Style – Nothing else to look for in “WAR”

Duration: 154 mins

Banner: Yash Raj Films

Director: Siddharth Anand

Producer: Aditya Chopra

Writer: Abbas Tyrewala, Shridhar Raghavan (Screenplay) & Siddharth Anand (Screenplay)

Music: Vishal–Shekhar

Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan (few earlier films are “Super 30” [2019], “Kaabil” [2017], “Mohenjo Daro” [2016], “Bang Bang!” [2014]), Tiger Shroff (few earlier films are “Student of the Year 2” [2019], “Baaghi 2” [2018], “Munna Michael” [2017], “A Flying Jatt” [2016]) Vaani Kapoor & others.

Plus Points:

  • Director Siddharth Anand has handled the subject well. He has had mixed luck at the box office. Got hit films to his credit like “Salaam Namaste” [2005] & “Bachna Ae Haseeno” [2008] but also delivered flop films like “Ta Ra Rum Pum” [2007], “Anjaana Anjaani” [2010] & “Bang Bang!” [2014].
  • Film is stylish. Would appeal to action lovers.
  • Hrithik Roshan & Tiger Shroff have done a fantastic job & are excellent in the action scenes. Fans would love to see them for the first time together on screen.
  • Action is the biggest plus point which is well captured on foreign locations.
  • Photography (Benjamin Jasper) is of an international standards.
  • Rich in all departments of production (sets, locations, background, costume)
  • Death defying action & other stunts are of “Mission Impossible” & “Fast & Furious” level. Keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.
  • Songs are lavishly picturized.
  • Screenplay (Shridhar Raghavan & Siddharth Anand) is a bit interesting & holds your attention.
  • Film has got great youth appeal.

Minus Points:

  • Thin story line (Aditya Chopra & Siddharth Anand) which has been stretched like a rubber. Dialogues (Abbas Tyrewala) are ordinary.
  • Editing (Aarif Sheikh) could have been sharper. Film needs 15/20 min trimming. Climax is a bit lengthy. Fighting & chasing scenes length should have been reduced to half.
  • Heroine Vaani Kapoor looks sexy but has a very small role. Ashutosh Rana is hardly impressive & carries a constant expression throughout. No other character could’ve made their presence felt into this drama.
  • Film lacks the typical Bollywood Masala like emotions, entertainment, romance & comedy.
  • Music (Vishal–Shekhar): Two songs are remixed and are forcefully inserted. No hit number to pull the audience into the theatre.
  • Siddharth Anand has wasted his entire energy in Hritik & Tiger’s action sequences that he forgot that the film needs a good story as well. When all of a sudden he realizes that he has signed a heroine too! Poor Vaani Kapoor makes an entry post interval only.

Box Office :

Promos created a buzz & opening is likely to be over 40 Cr. As 2nd Oct being a National Holiday, this would give an extra boost to the collections. Shockingly, advance booking for Thursday is ordinary. Watch it strictly for the action & great style because there is nothing else to look for.

Business Ratings: 3.5/5

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