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War (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 2 October 2019 (USA)
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An Indian soldier is assigned a mission to eliminate his former mentor, who has gone rogue.

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Siddharth Anand

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Credited cast:
Hrithik Roshan ... Kabir
Tiger Shroff ... Khalid
Vaani Kapoor ... Naina
Ashutosh Rana ... Colonel Luthra
Anupriya Goenka ... Aditi
Yash Raaj Singh ... Saurabh
Mashhoor Amrohi Mashhoor Amrohi ... Firoze Contractor
Sanjeev Vatsa Sanjeev Vatsa ... Rizwan Iiyasi
Dipannita Sharma ... Dr. Mallika Singhal
Soni Razdan ... Khalid's mother
Arif Zakaria ... Dr. Utpal Biswas
Amit Gaur Amit Gaur ... Lt. Col. Jimmy Shroff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Najmeddin AlHadad Najmeddin AlHadad ... Rock Thrower
Ravi Awana Ravi Awana ... Basheer Hassib
Mohit Chauhan ... V.K Naidu
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The title of the much-anticipated action entertainer that pits two of the biggest action superstars of our generation, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, in a massive showdown against each other has been aptly titled WAR. The biggest action entertainer of the year will see both these incredible action stars push their bodies to the limit to pull off never-seen-before, death-defying action stunts that will keep you on the edge of your seats. War is set to be a visual spectacle for quintessential action cinema lovers as they would witness Hrithik and Tiger pull off jaw-dropping sequences as they try to beat each other. Director Siddharth Anand says, "When you bring two of the biggest and the best action superstars of India in one film and pit them against each other, you need a title that justifies the promise of a massive showdown. Hrithik and Tiger will be seen going at each other ferociously and mercilessly and audiences will want to see who outwits whom in this incredible fight. WAR ... Written by Official Source

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Hrithik vs Tiger

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Action | Thriller

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Country:

India

Release Date:

2 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, India See more »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,607,627, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$4,654,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,179,155
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2.35 : 1
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Vishal Shekhar first time music with Tiger Shroff and Second time with Hrithik Roshan See more »

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Kabir: Khalid was once my student. Now he thinks he's better than his teacher.
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Tremendous form over substance
2 October 2019 | by msunandoSee all my reviews

WAR - When the best intelligence service agent Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) goes rogue, his most able protege Khalid (Tiger Shroff) must step in to nab him. War is about why Kabir has gone rogue and what point Khalid has to prove, that will dovetail into a mouth watering duel between the industry's two best action heroes, unfolding on screen.

Director Siddharth Anand repeats the feat from Bang Bang, taking us on a globe trotting tour from Delhi to Malta, Morocco, Iraq, Portugal, Italy and finally the Arctic Circle (keeping Australia as the final cherry topping). War showcases some mind numbing, yet prolonged action and chase sequences that often start with us gawking, and then turn into "oh, come on now!" exclamations, testing our patience often. Both male leads put up their smug best faces, and while Hrithik gets a few opportunities to emote, Tiger manages to retain a deadpan expression barring the introduction sequence. But there's nothing to mind as War promised to be a lavishly mounted, high octane, glossy and technically superlative thriller, which it pretty much fulfills, leaving little or no opportunity for emotive skills. The action is exaggerated, but then with Hrithik and Tiger, you obviously didn't expect a love story to take home fond memories either. There's a particular fight sequence that is remarkable, where you can almost draw a comparison with a musical symphony, both the stars complementing each other as if a melifluous duet were being rendered. In contrast, the climax action sequence is gigantic, crude, bloody and violent. Watching them both execute "Jai Jai Shiv Shankar" in a song and dance is like human body in visual poetry, malleable and fluid - it's all paisa vasool stuff.

So coming back to the verdict, War is a superlative action thriller that reinforces Hrithik Roshan's capabilities as the best action hero India has, as well as catapults Tiger Shroff into the big league. It's a treat for fans. On the story front, there's enough spice and suspense as pieces slowly fall into place and characters reveal their true identities. But it isn't impactful enough as neither the characters have any depth nor does the screenplay leave any impression. It's all glitz, action and glamour without substance.


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