War is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. It stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, and tells the story of an Indian soldier assigned to eliminate his former mentor who has gone rogue.
Principal photography 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 music was composed by Vishal–Shekhar, with lyrics written by Kumaar, and released under the banner YRF Music.
War was theatrically released in India in 4DX on 2 October 2019, the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances of Roshan and Shroff and the action sequence, but criticism for its predictable storyline. War set the record for the highest-opening day collection for a Bollywood film in India. With a worldwide gross of over ₹450 crore, it emerged as a commercial success, and the highest-grossing Indian film of 2019.
Hrithik Roshan as Major Kabir
Tiger Shroff as Captain Khalid Rahmani / Saurabh
Vaani Kapoor as Naina Sahni
Ashutosh Rana as Colonel Sunil Luthra
Anupriya Goenka as Aditi
Dipannita Sharma as Dr. Mallika Singhal
Soni Razdan as Nafeesa Rahmani, Khalid’s mother
Swaroopa Ghosh as Sherna Patel
Dishita Sehgal as Roohi, Naina’s daughter
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 Yash Chopra’s birth anniversary, Yash Raj Films announced a new action film starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Vaani Kapoor was finalised to play the female lead. Two international action choreographers from Hollywood and Korea were employed to design action sequences.
The last scene of the film was shot actually on the Arctic Circle, becoming the first ever Indian film to do so. 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.