News Helpline | October, 11 2013
War Chhod Na Yaar is Indias first war comedy movie directed and written by Faraz Haider, who has assisted Dibakar Banerjee on Oye Lucky Lucly Oye as well as a German director in the past.
The treatment of the humor in War Chhod Na Yaar has many layers; mostly situational, sometimes spoofy, sometimes slapstick, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, and sometimes even over-the-top.
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.
The movie was released on 11 October 2013.
Verdict : Interesting concept but Poor execution... In short, this war comedy is not up to the mark
Review in Detail of Film War Chhod Na Yaar
Director Faraz Haider brings out India’s first ever war comedy in the form of ‘War Chhod Na Yaar’ that stars Sharman Joshi, Soha Ali Khan and Javed Jaffrey in the lead roles. This movie released today and so let’s read more to see what this war comedy has to offer to the audiences.
Ruth Dutta (Soha Ali Khan) is a crime reporter who gets a chance to visit the Indo-Pak border on an assignment. While she goes there expecting to cover aggression and violence at the border, she is surprised to see that things are completely different out there.
To her pleasant surprise, Ruth finds out that Raj (Sharman Joshi), the Indian army captain and Qureshi (Javed Jaffrey), the Pakistani army captain share a good rapport with each other. There is no tension between the opposing soldiers and everything seems to be fine and peaceful.
However, due to some political pressures, the two army officers are forced to go to war. What happens during the war? And will the close friendship between the two officers make them stronger enemies? That forms the rest of ‘War Chhod Na Yaar’.
To start with, the only good part of the film is the concept which is absolutely unique and new to Indian movie-goers. Apart from what the country sees and feels about the warring relationship between India and Pakistan, a different side has been showcased through its soldiers at the borders. Coming to performances, Sharman has been associated with a number of comedies and he once again impresses us with this film.
Javed Jaffrey walks away with the cake and he once again proves that no one can beat him when it comes to comedy. Sanjay Mishra is another actor who deserves to be appreciated as he is superb in the film. Soha, the female lead, is decent in her role as a journalist.
Even though it is a good time for small films in Bollywood, ‘War Chhod Na Yaar’ doesn’t not reach up to expectations. Apart from the concept and the performances, nothing works for this film. The friendship between the soldiers of the two warring countries is so deep that they are not ready to kill each other for their respective nations. Mukul Dev’s character is useless and could have been taken out completely.
The film has Dalip Tahil in triple roles that becomes frustrating after a point. The biggest negative of the film is its unrealistic and impractical approach.
Not one person, mind you, not even a single person is killed in this war scenario. The jokes are disappointingly funny and the length of the film is a bit long. The second half goes on forever without any good dialogues for the audiences to laugh at.
The movie’s climax is quite predictable and the film also gets a bit confusing towards the end.
The music of the film is not that great except for one romantic track titled ‘Main jagoon aksar’. The cinematography is however good and covers the border area quite realistically. The editing of the film could have been sharper while the background score is a disturbance. The direction by Faraz Haider is not upto the mark. Though he attempts to send out a message, the situations are too serious to become a laughing matter.
Great Grand Masti
I Don't Luv U
Table No. 21
Movie Review - Jawan (4 /5)