If we told you that the war starring Hrithik Roshan Tiger Shroff War was actually led by Abbas-Mustan, and not by Siddharth Anand, you would believe us at the end of the 2-hour and 34-minute action thriller. Such are the twists and turns. A particular scene in which Hrithik Roshan, aka Kabir, literally drives from an Army plane about to crash into a Jeep like Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham’s Race 2 makes it more credible.

War is a complete masala artist and it is hard to imagine that other stars that Tiger and Hrithik do justice to the roles of Khalid and Kabir

Story: Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) is a special intelligence officer and wants to capture the dreaded terrorist and gangster Rizwan Ilyasi. In his mission, he is joined by Khalid (Tiger Shroff), who idolizes him and wants to redeem himself as a “traitor” because his father betrayed him by force and was killed for nothing less than Kabir. But everything changes when Kabir goes rogue and now his protégé Khalid has to manage the mission and neutralize it.

review: Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff have done their job magnificently and have left no stone unturned by giving an exciting performance. The reckless stunts and the action sequences performed by both actors are simply brilliant and top notch. Tiger has proven himself with scandalous stunts and few actors in the industry could have achieved this role with such dedication and integrity. In some of the scenes, the Baaghi star even manages to outwit and outperform the experienced Hrithik. War has reiterated that Tiger is unbeatable when it comes to action.

Hrithik nails his role as a professional Kabir and his chemistry with Tiger is great. The agility and energy of the Super 30 actor can embarrass any young person. Siddharth Anand deserves a lot of credit for the elegant and compact script. The USP of the film is its action choreography and exotic locations. All sequences organically carry the story forward and reveal some, do not act as a burden.

Vaani as the main female protagonist, does not have a large enough role (it can not even be counted as an extended cameo), enters only after intermission and is only going through the movements. The actress plays the role of a dancer and Kabir’s love interest. His only valuable contribution to the film is the Ghungroo song.

The first half of the war is about and the second half could have shortened by at least 15 minutes. The creators even got Hrithik and Tiger to show their dance moves in Jai Jai Shivshankar, which was not necessarily necessary. Upon arriving at the supporting cast, Ashutosh Rana as Colonel Luthra, who oversees the mission, does his job with a minimum of fuss. Soni Razdan, like Tiger’s mother, does an honest job.

War is a complete masala artist and it is hard to imagine that other stars that Tiger and Hrithik do justice to the roles of Khalid and Kabir.

VERDICT: Watch for the pulsating and stimulating action sequences of Hrithik and Tiger. The war does justice to all the hype and is a must see.

War is a crowd shooter, but it is not intended to promote the cause of cinema. It will entertain you. But if you plan to take something away from a movie, look at Joker.


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