Its been five days since the most anticipated film in the history of Pakistani cinema, Waar, hit screens all across Pakistan. And the team behind the movie will not be disappointed as the film breaks record after record, collecting Rs 11.4 million on the first day of release, and Rs 42.6 million in its first three days. However, it is with great disappointment that I am compelled to write that I, for one, am not joining the hoards of misled movie-goers to go and watch Bilal Lashari’s long-awaited action thriller. Why? Here are my reasons:
- It Has Shaan. <– That Gujjar guy? Oh dear Lord, he still haunts us.
- It’s about the problems of our nation. Yes, I love listening to the problems my country has when I go to watch a movie. You have no idea!
- It’s being referred to as the revival of our cinema. Last time they said the same thing about a movie, it was ‘Khuda k Liyay’ or ‘Bol’. I went to watch them. I slept in the first 5 mins.
- Simply, it’s not Hollywood. And I don’t like paying for a cinema ticket for anything less than Hollywood. Not even Bollywood is worth my pocket
- It shows Pakistan’s bad side. Again. How about a movie that possibly shows our good side, for a change? Dramas tell the same, media says the same. Shouldn’t movies show differently, and actually help invigorate people’s mindsets?
- It sounds bollywoodish. I’m against the idea of Pakistani films that tend to go Indian in the process. An example: Mein Hoon Shahid Afridi, that actually has ITEM SONGS. Woo hoo, yes our cricketers do that in Walaiti towns, and you should so promote it. I mean come on, that isn’t appropriate at all!
- It’s named Waar. That itself is indicative of WAR. Pakistan has become synonymous to that, and all the other negative things. And we are promoting the ideas. How cool are we?
- It seems slow. I’m used to movies with continuous flow of information. My guess says this would be slow and no, I can’t bear slow movies.
- Not a good cast. I’ve seen the lot in action. Ali Azmat seems promising but by God, Meesha and Shamoon! NO! DISTRESSING ACTORS. (Ignoring Meesha’s Sexual Appeal)
- It’s too long. A one hundred and thirty minutes for an action flick? You have got to be kidding me! I am sure half the people will go to sleep before the intermission.
- It’s being compared to Chennai Express. Need I say more?
The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Youth Correspondent.