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Movie Review: War

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Producer- Aditya Chopra

Director- Siddharth Anand

Star Cast- Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Anupriya Goenka, Soni Razdan

Genre- Thriller

Rating- ***

Style at the cost of content!

Jyothi Venkatesh

It is all about India’s super-soldier Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) , who touted as the Intelligence Bureau’s star field agent, who goes rogue after killing his handler on an assassination mission. Kabir’s protégé Khalid (Tiger Shroff) is tasked with tracking his mentor down and bringing him to justice. Whether he succeeds in his mission or gets eliminated in the quagmire of puzzles forms the crux of the complexed plot.

Two favorites of the action genre, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, lock horns in War, which is full of style, action, thrills, twists and turns and choreographic highs but sadly lacks as far as content is concerned and the screen play leaves a lot to be desired. Though there are excellent stunts with action directors SeaYoung Oh, Parvez Shaikh, Franz Spilhaus and Paul Jennings, as well as well choreographed dances between the two super stars, the film looks slightly jaded and is outdated, especially in today’s times when you get to see plots dealing with the same genre like The Family Man, Qaafir etc.

To the credit of the director who is besotted with foreign films and has earlier churned out films like Bang Bang, Anjaana Anjaani, the deft proceedings on the screen keep you spell bound and hardly leaves you with time to question them though there are logic defying scenes including the outdated plastic surgery employed on one of the main characters. The best thing about the film is that it abounds with thrills that you’d usually watch in movies like Mission Impossible and Fast And Furious.

As far as performances go, Hrithik Roshan, fresh from the recent success of his last outing Super 30 puts in an excellent portrayal as Kabir and steals the scenes. What is amazing is that a la Akshay Kumar, he does not at all hesitate to sport grey hair. Tiger matches his prowess muscle to muscle with the senior colleague and comes up with a devastating and truthful performance which is bound to leave you charged.

Vaani Kapoor who now is a must in every Aditya Kapoor produced film has absolutely no scope to prove herself as her role in very half baked. Anupriya Goenka , who plays an analyst in Kabir’s otherwise All Males team has a well etched character of a Malayali girl but the girl who otherwise is a delight in various web series is indispensable in this film, though Soni Razdan as the mother of Tiger Shroff has moments of her own.

Vishal Shekhar fails to whip up foot-tapping songs and instead has given us two remix item numbers Ghungroo Toot Gaye and Jai Jai Shiv Shankar which make up for the lack of original music. On the whole, the film which has grossed 50 crores on the very day of release will succeed in creating box office miracle thanks to Hrithik and Tiger pulling in the crowds, forget about it lacking in content at the coast of musxcle power and style

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