War Chhod Na Yaar Movie Review: Chhodo Yaar!
War Chhod Na Yaar Movie Review-In Short
An intrepid reporter tries to defuse a tense situation on the Indo-Pak border after politicians try to incite a war for personal gains.
War Chhod Na Yaar Movie Review-Verdict
As the genre of war-comedy has never been explored before, War Chhod Na Yaar had potential, which was marred by poor execution.
War Chhod Na Yaar Movie Review-Story Plot
Indian Army Captain Raj (Sharman Joshi) and Pakistani Army Captain Qureshi (Jaaved Jaaferi) may be on the opposite sides of the barbed wire, but the two warriors share a cordial relationship, which is cemented through ‘antaksharis’ and card games late in the night.
However, things get tensed up when politicians on both sides of the border decide to incite war for personal gains. Now, it is upto Ruth Dutta (Soha Ali Khan), a TV reporter, who is on the Indian border to report about the potential war, to try and defuse the situation before there is any bloodshed.
What happens next? Does Ruth manage to avert war? Watch the movie to find out…
War Chhod Na Yaar Movie Review-Performances
Actors Sharman Joshi and Jaaved Jaaferi are masters of their craft when it comes to comedy, but the two are helpless in the face of a weak script and screenplay and one does tend to feel sorry for the duo. Soha Ali Khan looks pretty on screen, but her character is not developed enough to make any impact. If there is any comic relief, it is in the form of Dalip Tahil, who plays multiple roles- from the Indian Defence Minister to a Pakistani statesman to a Chinese general to an American senator. Sanjay Mishra too tries to infuse as much humour as possible, without much success.
War Chhod Na Yaar Movie Review-Direction
Debut director Faraz Haider was smart enough to choose a genre that hasn’t been tried ever in Bollywood-war comedy. However, everything else goes downhill from there. The script and screen play is quite weak and the humour is too ineffective to even elicit a tired chuckle. If that was not all, the director has also tried some good old Pak-bashing in the hopes that it would make the audience cheer for him. Last but not the least, there is toilet humour (every bad director’s last resort), so you have an Indian solider pissing on a bomb to defuse it and a corpulent Pak general grunting and breaking wind on the toilet seat.
War Chhod Na Yaar Movie Review-Final Word
This ‘war’ is totally avoidable...