For a film titled War and which was released in India on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who advocated non-violence throughout his adult life, when you look closely into the plot, there's not even a modicum of war element in the film. Everything that you see is what can be described as a precursor of a war (presumably between two differing nations), unless the makers want to heighten the stature of the hostility between the two soldiers and project it as war when it is merely an advanced form of paintball battle with disloyal teammates. Maybe that is it. TN.
(Review originally appeared in the Little India Directory (Singapore).)
Audience, and thrills...
'War' is an amazing, classy tale so well-narrated that you want to rise from your seat and just whistle to the actors doing their thing. And it is also the most entertaining, gorgeous action thriller ever produced in Bollywood, and elevates the Hollywood standards even more than Dhoom 2.
The film is an uplifting experience. It has classy action, driving its luxurious ferrari from darkness to dazzle to action to masala mindlessness. But watch Siddharth's 'War' because it is also excellently written and entertainingly performed. Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff really make the film do nicely.
I am going with three-and-a-half for 'War'. Despite the sultry awfulness of 'Saaho', the film is an uplifting experience. It is never boring. And it is one of the best Hindi films of the year.