It's been quite a while that Bollywood has touched upon the theme of war and battles on screen. Today, with the release of War Chhod Na Yaar, war comes alive on the silver screen but it's going to have a pinch of comedy to it.
This movie will go down in History as India's first war comedy film. War Chhod Na Yaar is not just another comedy film that is trying hard to make people laugh. The humour in the film has many layers to it. It is spoofy, situational and slapstick.
Soha Ali Khan plays the role of Rut Dutta, a reporter of Tez Channel. The movie kicks off with Rut getting an opportunity to cover a war between India and Pakistan. She heads off to the Indo-Pak border and there meets Sharman Joshi who plays Raj, the captain of Indian army. Soon we are introduced to the other characters in the film. Jaaved Jaaferi is on the other side of the border as he plays Qureshi, captain of Pakistan army.
The war is usually shown from outside perspective in a serious genre. Here we get to see it like a spoof. Although we can spot quite a few flaws in the film, we think it's a decent job from director Faraz Haider as he has crafted this piece of art with some freshness.
Like always Sharman Joshi has done a fabulous job. He has submitted himself to the character and given his best. Javed Jaafery, who has entertained in his past films keeps up his tag has a talented actor and he does put on a good show for us. Soha Ali Khan has put herself in the shoes of a reporter and takes us for a ride through the Kargil war.
Last week's Besharam claimed to be a mass entertainer and failed. Although War Chhod Na Yaar has stayed low in promotions, the director has done a decent job. It deserves appreciation for freshness. We think you can go for it as you will see the Kargil war from a new lens.
Have a look at the slide show for images and details of the movie.