War Chhod na yaar
Casts: Javed Jaffrey, Sharman Joshi, Soha Ali Khan
Banner: Aopl Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Director: Faraz Haider
Producer: AOPL Entertainment
Writers: Faraz Haider
Music: Aslam Keyi
Release Date: 5th October 2013
Story line: This war-comedy is about relationship between the Indian and Pakistani soldiers on the border. The movie aims at showing the way this relationship is strained after the declaration of war. Not only is the movie a satirical take on the conditions of the armed forces of two countries engaged in a war, but it also tries to shed some light on some reasons behind one such unwanted war. ‘War Chhod Na Yaar’ is a satirical but thought-provoking film on the concept of war. Set in an Indo-Pak border post over the course of 24 hours, the film deals with some serious events in a very funny manner.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Faraz Haider, who has assisted Dibakar Banerjee on “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” as well as a German director in the past. Faraz had studied in Aligarh Muslim University and completed his M.Sc in Physics.
Facts And Figures:
• The movie is produced by AOPL Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which has successfully completed 4 movies in Malayalam and is now entering Bollywood with War Chhod Na Yaar. Film production is an involved process for AOPL Entertainment, from the development of a story idea to commissioning the writing of a cutting-edge script, and further to filming, editing and delivering a finished product.
My Gut Feel and comments:
I was delighted as I saw the promo of this movie as now Bollywood is attempting fresh stories and daring enough to experiment with unconventional subjects. A satire on Indo-Pak war front situation is indeed a brave attempt and webbing a comedy screenplay out of it is indeed a very difficult and tricky as margin of error is quite less.
Movie claims to be an intelligent and sensibly handled satire on stressful indo-pak relationship. As per my gut feel it would able to achieve this goal to some extend and would have its share of laughing moments in bits and pieces.
It’s important that movie of this sort should be short and fast pace however this does not seems to be the case as movie. Movie has around 7 to 8 sound tracks and overall length of the movie seems to be off a typical Bollywood movie. With this unconventional story line it’s difficult to maintain the sensibility and interest audience at same time throughout the movie.
I am not expecting it to be a flaw less entertainer and would give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, five days before the release.
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