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.
Instead of focusing on the rage factor of the war, director Faraz Haider chose to give this a fresh perspective. This is a sort of new genre by itself.
The battle field is totally not what we expect it to be. It's more like a comedy circus. This may seem silly but the point is it entertains us.
Soha And Sharman
Here is a glimpse of Soha Ali Khan, the reporter and Sharman Joshi, the captain engaging in a conversation.
Jaaved Jaaferi truly entertains us in this war comedy. Here is a glimpse of of the actor in his uniform.
The director is taking a risk by experimenting with this new genre in India. "I am trying a genre which the audience has not yet been introduced to. But I feel everyone will connect to my point of view," Haider said.
Message In The Movie
The movie does carry forward a meaningful message. It tells us that the war does not benefit us and it also tells whom does it actually benefit and it also tells us how to stop the war.
It is a realistic cinema. The makers haven't used lights for night scenes, instead all the lighting was of torches.
Here is a snap shot of Soha Ali Khan recording a video as she is the reporter in the movie. We think she could have done a better job being a reporter.
Watch The Trailer
Such satires are rare in the B-Town and we think you can give this movie a shot. Do have a look at the trailer below.