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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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Siddharth Anand (screenplay), Siddharth Anand (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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:
Imran Ahamed Imran Ahamed ... Saini
Shahbhaz Akthar Shahbhaz Akthar ... Vishal
Najmeddin AlHadad Najmeddin AlHadad ... Rock Thrower
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Storyline

India's top agent Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) leads the Elite Shadow Unit of R&AW, a compact group of the crème de la crème of the armed forces who are personally trained by him and work with him on various high-risk missions across the world. Among Kabir and Colonel Luthra's key targets are an international arms baron Rizwan Ilyasi who has been key in various acts of terrorism against the country. Khalid (Tiger Shroff) has fought his way up the ranks of the Indian armed forces. His greatest challenge and battle has been to fight against the sins of his father, once a decorated soldier working with Kabir who had turned a traitor. His ambition has been to join Kabir's team to remove any stains on their family name. Kabir is not keen due to their past history, but Colonel Luthra requests him to, and gradually Kabir is also impressed by Khalid's intense dedication and grit. Khalid becomes Kabir's greatest soldier ever, flirting with death repeatedly in mission after mission as they go after ... Written by Official Source

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Taglines:

Hrithik vs Tiger

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Release Date:

2 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War See more »

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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Tiger Shroff said in an interview he is excited to work with Hrithik Roshan as he considers him his idol. See more »

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In the beginning Tiger Shroff was introduced as Lieutenant but at ending when he was awarded the gallantry award he was called as captain .There was no where shown in the movie that he was promoted. 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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Ghungroo
Vocals by Arijit Singh & Shilpa Rao
Lyrics by Kumaar
Mixed by Vijay Dayal
Mastered by Donal Whelan
Music by Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani
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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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