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The Lollywood masterpiece: WAAR

Waar ‘Waar’ the most anticipated movie of the year had made everyone wait for a long time. ‘Waar’ is a Pakistani movie based on true event of Pakistan which mostly surrounds terrorism, politics, killing that might make a person disturbed after watching the movie and because of its extremist ‘Waar’ is rated for Adults. The movie can be compared to the Hollywood levelled movies but yet there was lacking a few aspects. The direction, acting, casting was amazing but the only thing that lacked was the story.

The weak-story is about Major Mujtaba (Shaan) who is a former army officer; he was good at his job but took an early retirement from the service. The story involves a counter-terrorism operation being conducted in the North western tribal region of Pakistan. Ehtesham (Hamza Abbasi) leads and the whole mission and coordinated by an intelligence officer played by Ayesha Khan. Ehtesham and the intelligence officer come to know of a major terrorist attack that can only be countered with the help of Major Mujtaba. After reading the plot it might not seem weak but confusing and this is something that every Pakistani faces living in Pakistan or we even watch this in the news. ‘Waar’ was high on Patriotism but the killing to blasts and the tears is something that we all witness and are getting very immune to it.

While watching the movie some might even laugh at the serious scenes because we Pakistanis are helpless towards this situation that we are facing. Rather than the story would stop this terrorism it has added on to it, and this will also lead to helping people learning new tricks as how they can add on more to the corruption. Generally, people watch movies to enjoy themselves but this one didn’t make us enjoy at all although, a few times people do urge to watch these types of movies but this was just off limits. For insistence if someone is not aware of the violence happening around and after watching ‘Waar’ it would leave the viewer in immense thoughts of does this actually happen.

The script was not liked much, but the music, cinematography and overall treatment of the film made it a super hit, which is true. Regardless of the story and violence rest everything was above the level of Pakistani movies that was ever watched before in Lollywood. If ‘Waar’ was an action movie so it would be fine but it was brutal killing and nothing else, a few minutes of actions was seen however the killing was so much over powering that it didn’t leave another impact. Since the time the movie started till the end it was killing and more killing.

Shaan’s acting was commendable of maintaining the Major Mujtaba’s serious attitude it actually made us hate him that how sternly he is killing everyone. Bilal Lashari who has been praised for his master work nationally and internationally, from the cinematography to the climax of Ehtesham it would leave you in tears to watch how it was directed; it was a true patriotic scene! Ayesha Khan and Meesha Shafi will leave you in shocks for dialogue delivery with the accents; they were perfect for the roles.

As Ayesha was the firm coordinator while Meesha was playing the negative role whereas she spiced it up with her sexy looks. Hamza Abbasi stole the show, he was natural and he managed to drag the attention towards him, he gave all the viewers the feeling of true patriotism and that was the real message of the movie. Shamoon Abbasi was the terrorist in the movie and he made us abhorrence the character due to his negative role and his relatable acting. After watching the movie one will feel proud of their, very own movie and actors that too at such a high level but the only thing which was the story would have been better.

No doubt ‘Waar’ is doing extremely well at the box office and is ruling over the screens in cinemas but that is only because of the direction and the essence of Patriotism found all over. In short watch the movie for the love of Pakistan but ignore all the violence and above all the for the acting, direction and cinematography.

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