When it comes to high-octane action films in Bollywood, there is an age-old obsession with spy films propped up with a huge budgets, serene locations and good-looking heroes. Siddharth Anand’s latest directorial venture War treads the same path while also bringing the two action heroes of the industry—Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff—in one frame. In such films, you don’t expect much of a storyline and the only requirement is an engaging screenplay which, along with finely choreographed stunts should do the trick.
Agent Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) is touted as the finest undercover resource in India but one fine day, he turns a mission upside down and thereby becomes a threat to the country. Colonel Luthra (Ashuthosh Rana), to whom Kabir used to report to, appoints the young and feisty Khalid (Tiger Shroff), to get rid of Kabir. The two lead heroes have a history, with Kabir having been Khalid’s trainer at the agency in the past, thus sharing a deep bond. With the country’s security on the line, Khalid is left with no option but to go after his former guru.
With two fantastic action heroes at his disposal, Anand’s intentions are simple–to take the viewers on a roller-coaster ride packed with stunt sequences. The natural ability of Hrithik and Tiger in this genre is a major plus indeed, as are the fabulously shot action and chase sequences in the film. The stunts are surely on an international level.