of the film began in the second week of September 2018, and concluded in March 2019. Initially titled Fighters
, the film’s title was changed after the release of the official teaser in July 2019. The film’s music was composed by Vishal–Shekhar
, with lyrics written by Kumaar
, and released under the banner YRF Music.
was theatrically released in India in 4DX
on 2 October 2019, the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti
. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances of Roshan and Shroff, but criticism for its predictable storyline. War
set the record for the highest-opening day collection for a Bollywood film in India.
Khalid, an Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent, is assigned to eliminate Kabir, a former soldier-turned-rogue, who mentored Khalid. Two years before Kabir betrayed his associates, he, along with Khalid and other agents, were on a search for criminal-turned businessman Rizwan Illiyasi. However, Saurabh a fellow agent, betrays them. In a shootout, Kabir is injured and admitted in hospital, while Khalid lay unconscious.
Kabir, while believed to be an deserter, is actually on an undercover mission in search of a secret document. Khalid chases Kabir, but he escapes. Khalid realises that Kabir is secretly serving the country by killing Illiyasi’s associates. Khalid and Kabir team up together begin a search for Illiyasi’s fourth associate after Kabir kills three of them. After overcoming many hurdles, Kabir and Khalid arrive in Kerala at their co-worker Aditi’s wedding.
In a turn of events, Khalid poisons Kabir and recovers the document. It is revealed when Khalid was chasing Saurabh two years prior, the former is killed by Illiyasi, and the latter performs plastic surgery to disguise himself as Khalid. Saurabh hides the minor scars on his face by the use of a mask. Saurabh throws Kabir’s seemingly lifeless body into a river.
Saurabh returns to his headquarters–a fully-armed weapons ship–and launches an anti-satellite missile to destroy the Indian military satellite monitoring the Indo-Pakistani border that also provides the means of communications to Indian military forces in the area. Kabir parachutes aboard and single-handedly attacks the ship and confronts Saurabh, revealing that he had realized the latter was not Khalid due to his perfect aim and habit of drinking wine, which was not shared by Khalid. Kabir gives chase to Saurabh, and after an intense fight in a church, Kabir overpowers Saurabh. The church’s dome collapses on Saurabh, killing him.
The intelligence agency honours Khalid posthumously for his sacrifice, while Kabir continues his undercover mission.
Hrithik Roshan as Kabir Luthra
Tiger Shroff as Khalid Rahmani
Vaani Kapoor as Naina
Ashutosh Rana as Colonel Luthra
Anupriya Goenka as Aditi
Dipannita Sharma as Dr. Mallika Singhal
Soni Razdan as Khalid’s mother
Swaroopa Ghosh as Sherna Patel
Dishita Sehgal as Roohi
Sanjeev Vasta as Rizwan Iiyasi
Yash Raaj Singh as Saurabh
Arif Zakaria as Dr. Utpal Bisbas
Mohit Chauhan as V.K Naidu
Salmin Sheriff as Oslav
Imran Ahemed as Saini
Shahbaz Akhtar as Vishal
Shrikant Dwivedi as Derrick
Jesse Lever as Muthu
Midhat Ullah Khan as Saeed Addam
Ravi Awana as Basheer Hassib
On occasion of Yash Chopra’s birth anniversary, Yash Raj Films announced a thrilling action film starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Hrithik and Tiger shared screen space for the first time in the film directed by Siddharth Anand. It has been thirteen years since Hrithik and YRF teamed up post Dhoom 2. And, the film is Tiger’s first YRF film. Vaani Kapoor was finalised to play lead role. Two international action choreographers from Hollywood and Korea were employed to design action sequences. Siddharth the director stated, “We want to push the benchmark of action movies that are made in our country. So, we are bringing two of the biggest action choreographers together to design some of the most outlandish and visually-spectacular sequences. On one hand, we have Andy R Armstrong from Hollywood and on the other, we have Mr Oh, who is an outstanding martial arts action choreographer from South Korea.
Principal photography began in the second week of September 2018. The film also has a dance off between the two stars. The film schedule was wrapped up in the beginning of March 2019.
Marketing and release-
The film was released on 2 October 2019, coinciding with the Gandhi Jayanti. The official 4K teaser of the film was released on 15 July 2019 by Yash Raj Films. It has garnered 54 million views since it was released. The official trailer of the film was released on 27 August 2019 by Yash Raj Films.