What do you expect when you have the two most beautifully-muscled, elastic bods in Bollywood playing I spy in a Yash Raj movie?
Every frame bristling with the combined smirk-and-swag of Hrithik-Tiger? Check. Lavish locations all around the world? Present and accounted for. Lots of fast-paced chases? Double-check. War has all of the above, and yet, it’s in the ‘not quite there’ zone: not quite smart enough, and most importantly, not quite new enough. Here’s our analysis of this week’s release, War starring Hrithik Roshan And Tiger Shroff.
War Movie Review-The Plot
The storyline of the film is a textbook as it gets. Agent Kabir (Roshan), who is a patriot to beat all desh-bhakts, has gone rogue. Former star-struck pupil Agent Khalid (Shroff) is assigned to track him, and the cat-and-mouse chase, of one man on the tail of another, is as old as the spy saga itself. Apart from ripped shirts exposing chiseled chests and revving engines and gunshot sounds, nothing else happens. And if you really expected anything else from the movie, well, the joke is on you!
War Movie Review- On The Upside
Throughout War, Hrithik and Tiger’s on-screen camaraderie is on point. It is the USP of the film — just as makers intended. Each frame where the two appear together receives whistles and cheers from fans. Whether they’re fighting or dancing, or just flaunting their six-pack abs and chiseled bodies — it’s nothing short of a visual treat. However, Fine performers such as Ashutosh Rana and Soni Razdan are wasted in War, even though they somewhat justify their screen time with whatever little comes their way. Anupriya Goenka, however, does make her presence felt.
The one element that you get in abundance in War is beautifully-choreographed action. The first half has these sequences in plenty and it only gets better in the second half. Shot at exotic international locales like Morocco and Portugal, as well as Delhi and Kerala, the film excels in the action department. War gives a callback to action extravaganzas such as Mission Impossible and Fast & Furious, and Hrithik’s earlier outings Dhoom 2 and Bang Bang.
War Movie Review- On The Downside
You wonder what happened to the story if at all there was any. Just like we had Saaho a month back which was all things action but no story, War to make you question why filmmakers don’t put enough thought into having a substantial plot. War suffers from a relatively weak screenplay that does not go unnoticed as the two good-looking actors overshadow everything else.
Unfortunately, War doesn’t give any scope to its female lead to perform. Vaani Kapoor only appears in the film in its second half, and before you can even understand what her role in the plot is, she disappears. The 20-minute forced cameo, with a song thrown in, doesn’t impress one bit. Vaani’s role seems to be limited to adding glamour to the film. It’s sad that even in today’s day and age, that’s what many filmmakers cast female actors in their film for.
War Movie Review- All In All
War is a crowd-puller, but it isn’t meant to further the cause of cinema. We’re going with 2 out of 5 stars for War. One thing is for sure, It will entertain you. But if you plan to take something away from a film, watch Joker instead.