WAR Review: Its NOT Mission Impossible, But Paul Jennings's Action Sequences Make This Hrithik Roshan And Tiger Shroff Combo A Must Watch

    WAR Review: Its NOT Mission Impossible, But Paul Jennings's Action Sequences Make This Hrithik Roshan And Tiger Shroff Combo A Must Watch

    WAR Review: Hrithik-Tiger’s Full On Bromance, Muscle Play


    Movie: WAR

    Director: Siddharth Anand

    Actors: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana

    My Verdict:: There are loopholes in the film but Hrithik Roshan outperforms it all, even without baring his chest and abs!

    Rated: 3 Out Of 5

    Siddharth Anand’s WAR is a far cry from his last Bang Bang! Well, one thing is for sure, Anand’s love for action flicks is more than evident. In Bang Bang we see Hrithik doing these action stunts and in this film, the director has surely taken up notches higher! While Bang Bang was a dud, we hope this one isn’t!

    So, I went into the cinema hall with an expectation to see a film which was (according to Tiger Shroff) on the level of a Mission Impossible! I fell flat on my face! Because it clearly WAS NOT!

    Siddharth Anand’s effort was apparent in the film but it was a bit lopsided! Well, he spent most of his energies in perhaps orchestrating the elaborate chase sequences, the action scenes and the enormous sets! And in the process, he was short-sighted to Vaani Kapoor’s presence in the film. I mean she was there but she was not there! Why was she even there?!

    Coming to the story, Hrithik Roshan’s major Kabir and Tiger Shroff’s Captain Khalid are part of an intelligence institution. Kabir is the mentor and Tiger his junior. (Now what is this institution is for you to figure out!) Okay, so when Kabir turns rogue and transforms into a killing machine, shooting key people of the agency and the Indian military, Khalid is given the task to get hold of him! Wait! Haven’t we seen the same plot in many other films – Aiyaary or Fate Of The Furious to name a few!

    But having said that the treatment of the film is what won me over! It had its loopholes though! And the fact that Tiger Shroff compared the film to Mission Impossible made those loopholes LARGER THAN THE MOON!

    I didn’t understand why so much backstory about the two of them. How they met, how they formed a strong relationship, danced together too so on and so forth was interspersed with action sequences which barely had any meaning in the first half! Given the fact that the action sequences were A-class without a doubt but, they were a bit too much!

    As far as performances are concerned, Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan give it their best! Both of them have worked on their physique to look the part and while watching the film, there was a sense of outdoing the other in terms of appearance too! It was showing! Be it in the action sequences, or the dance steps there was an inherent underlying streak of competition, a healthy one for sure!  Which is good! This is for the first time we see Hrithik in the salt and pepper look and he owns it and his age too!

    I guess! Coming to Vaani, (whose part the director incorporated in the film but later forgot about!) HAHA! Well yes, or else how do you explain her appearing only in the second half? On a serious note, she has very little screen time in the film amounting roughly to 10 minutes, she is Naina, an exotic dancer who met Kabir during one of his mission and she quickly become the one to show the path of morality in the film! Wow, that’s a first, isn’t it guys?! Honestly, I thought, Vaani’s character could have been put to much better use but she is just over and done with! It is mostly a Hrithik Roshan film. The other thing I failed to understand is the single mother plot – Well, Vaani is a single mother in the film (If I didn’t mention it before) after her death, Hrithik takes care of her child. This was completely uncalled for because it didn’t do a thing to help the plot in the film, it was almost a forced dollop of complicated characterisation for Vaani’s Naina!

    In the entire film, there were numerous occasions when Tiger Shroff ripped off his shirt to reveal his chiselled bod but Hrithik had never done that, it is just his arms in display and nothing more. Wonder why? Was that a conscious decision on his part, or was his body still not ready for the show?! Well, that’s a question which is unanswered!

    Oh, and how could I forget the climax? Well, wasn’t it a bit too evident? I don’t want to give out spoilers but that was so so predictable?! Well, so it is Hrithik who survives it all, and the film has an open ending when Hrithik calls and asks Ashutosh Rana about any other mission he must attend to! We know how the film is being planned to be turned into a franchise like Dhoom 3 and therefore this open-end did not come as a surprise at all!

    All in all the action sequences, the dance sequences, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s bromance and the muscle play is what the audiences should come to the theatre to relish at least once!