War Trailer gives us a fine face-off situation

Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan together spell a whole lot of action and dance. I didn’t see any dancing in the sleekly-spun trailer of War

War Trailer gives us a fine face-off situation

Subhash K Jha

Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan together spell a whole lot of action and dance. I didn’t see any dancing in the sleekly-spun trailer. But the action is relentless, and true to the genre. Hrithik and Tiger don’t have lengthy dialogues. They just mumble a few words here and there in this guru-shishya tussle.

Clearly, this is not a War of words. Hrithik, looking every inch the last action hero, the flab and the loopiness from Super 30 miraculously erased, reminds the granite-faced lithe and lissome Tiger Shroff all that he has taught him. Now Shroff’s character Khalid must employ all the guerrilla tactics learnt from Roshan to annihilate Roshan.

Irony can only go further if Siddharth Anand is driving. I found the director’s deft manoeuvres across the tempestuous narrative as tight and taut as anything we’ve seen in the Dhoom franchise, or for that matter in Saaho.

Like I said, this is a plot about the teacher and the ‘taut’. Chela Tiger, or the tiny- ‘taut’ if you will, shows no lack of poise confidence and chutzpah as he takes on Roshan head-on.

Oh yes, there are are two mandatory shots of leading lady Vani Kapoor whose abbreviated clothing made me wonder if she is from a Commonwealth country with no wealth. Let’s all donate generously to neutralize her sartorial crisis.

Make no mistake. This is a boyz-will-be-boyz film. Almost done in the spirit of a video game.

The trailer of War has a well-strung Robert Ludlum-Nick Carter flavour to it. This is an espionage action thriller with a dependable plot to bolsters its boys’-fantasy flavour. At the trailer level it definitely looks superior to Saaho. The rest, we will know on Gandhi Jayanti.

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Published: 27 Aug 2019, 2:15 PM