Director: Siddharth Anand
Starcast: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor and Ashutosh Rana
Music: Vishal Shekhar
Release date: 2 October 2019
Behind The Screens:
Hrithik Roshan is back in his strong zone after 13 years since Dhoom 2. Tiger Shroff is the latest action sensation. Both have teamed together in this action extravaganze produced by the prestigious YRF films and directed by Siddharth Anand. Let’s see if this film has got more to it than just style which was shown in the promos.
The film is about a group of RAW agents who are trying to nab an international terrorist named Rizwan Iliyasi. Kabir played by Hrithik is the captain of the team and Khalid played by Tiger Shroff is his lieutenant. But there is an infiltrator in their team who is leaking all the information to the terrorists. How Kabir cracks this case and nabs the terrorist after many twists and turns forms the rest of the story.
Hrithik Roshan is uber-stylish in the movie though he was looking quite old in some scenes. His swag is still unmatchable, and he dances like a dream in the Jai Jai Shiv Shankar song. Performance-wise he has delivered much better films in the past but here he has to just walk around stylishly, groove to the songs and kick some ass. Tiger Shroff springs a surprise as Khalid. His character is the biggest surprise of the film and we don’t want to reveal it. This is his best performance to date. Vaani Kapoor’s role is just more than a guest appearance. She sizzled in the Ghunghroo song but other than that her role only added to the length of the film. Ashutosh Rana hams his part. Others are just about okay.
YRF films are technically very rich and WAR is touted to be their costliest film to date. Every frame is captivating with exotic locales and never-seen-before locations on Indian Screen. The film has been shot brilliantly. The music is decent but could have been much better. The BGM doesn’t do justice to the adrenaline-pumping action going on the screen. The action scenes are the highlight of the film but some of the action set pieces like the one in the airplane looked like some kind of a joke. The main culprit is the story-screenplay which just doesn’t do justice to the scale and ambition of the film. The first half is entertaining even without no story because the audience is enjoying watching two hunks doing action and dancing their asses off. But the second half where the actual story takes place is quite ridiculous with OTT twists and turns like in Race 3. It almost made us remember the plastic surgeries from the Ekta Kapoor serials where anyone could become anyone. The climax is too long and by the time the film is over, the audience is exhausted. Siddharth Anand’s direction is better than his last film Bang Bang but WAR deserved someone much better.
The first half of the film is fun but the second half is too long and the twists are unpredictable because no one expected them to be so lame from a film that deals with the country’s intelligence department. Overall, WAR is a decent popcorn entertainer with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff doing some great stunts. Other than that, there is nothing much that stays with you after the show.
‘WAR’ning: Only for action lovers