While Hollywood continues to indoctrinate the general populace with Left-wing propaganda, Bollywood is moving in the complete opposite direction. They’re throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the wall to get people into theaters to “ooh!” and “aah!” at movie spectacles that hearken back to the golden era of bad-action flicks during the 1980s and early 1990s. This is a great thing, because it means that cinephiles looking for testosterone-laden action flicks with hot chicks and guys who can kick butt and take names get exactly what they’re looking for. That’s best summed up with Siddharth Anand’s War.
Now this isn’t like that pathetic 2007 schlock starring Jet Li and Jason Statham, which was such a lazy and uninspired action flick with a nonsensical twist and forgettable action sequences. This War has bombastic action set pieces, a globe-trotting adventure, and two leads who both seem to be doing their best impressions of what GQ models imitating 1980’s action stars would be like on the silver screen.
I can’t really take anything away from Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, both of whom seem to give it their all across land, air, and sea in some fairly inspired looking showdowns the likes of which we rarely see in today’s Hollywood blockbusters.
You can check out the trailer below, courtesy of YRF.
Now I’m not the biggest fan of Bollywood action flicks due to the fact that they have a horrible tendency of breaking up the flow of the movie to stop and sing and dance in the cheesiest ways imaginable, nor am I fan or their over-the-top physics and wire-fu antics that oftentimes completely undermine the seriousness of a fight scene, but I do appreciate that they ensure that the men are men and that the women are at least attractive.
There’s a traditionalism to the masculinity and femininity that their lead characters oftentimes put on display, and it definitely makes for easy-to-watch entertainment.
In this particular case, the movie sees Tiger Shroff as Khalid, tasked with tracking down a rogue agent named Kabir, who is played by Hrithik Roshan. It’s not unlike movies like The Jackal or The Hunted, where pupil and master must face off in a fight to the death.
In this case, the hunt includes chases through exotic locations using supercars, motorcycles, airplanes, and even boats. It looks like the kind of action flick that we would have expected from a James Bond movie, but with no shortage of explosions and plenty of bad guy bodies littering the floor… and none of that ridiculous agitprop to boot.
I don’t know how well this film will turn out as far as story cohesion and sensibility is concerned, but it’s a well shot film with tough guys shooting guns, kicking butt, blowing up stuff, and wooing hot chicks, so it can’t be that bad.
War is due in theaters on October 2nd, 2019.