Nothing seems to be stopping the box-office juggernaut that is War. After entering the Rs 300 crore-club on its third Sunday, the action thriller crossed the lifetime collection of Padmaavat (Rs 302.15 crore) as it added Rs 2.10 crore more to its account on its third Monday. Its total collection, after a 20-day run in cinemas, stands at Rs 304 crore, which is spectacular, to say the least.
Movie critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, in a Tuesday tweet, summed up the business of War. Adarsh shared that the film had now become the seventh highest-grossing Hindi film of all time. His post read, “#War crosses *lifetime biz* of #Sultan and #Padmaavat... Now seventh highest grossing #Hindi film... [#Hindi; Week 3] Fri 2.80 cr, Sat 4.35 cr, Sun 5.60 cr, Mon 2.10 cr. Total: ₹ 290 cr. Including #Tamil + #Telugu: ₹ 304 cr. #India biz.”
#War crosses *lifetime biz* of #Sultan and #Padmaavat... Now seventh highest grossing #Hindi film... [#Hindi; Week 3] Fri 2.80 cr, Sat 4.35 cr, Sun 5.60 cr, Mon 2.10 cr. Total: ₹ 290 cr. Including #Tamil + #Telugu: ₹ 304 cr. #India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 22, 2019
Featuring Vaani Kapoor in a special appearance, War sees Ashutosh Rana, Anupriya Goenka, Soni Razdan and Dipannita Sharma playing important roles, among others. The film is directed by Siddharth Anand, who, in the past, has been at the helm of films such as Salaam Namaste, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Bang Bang.
War tells the story of Kabir (Hrithik), an ex Indian Army soldier who goes rogue under mysterious circumstances, and his former pupil Khalid (Tiger), who is assigned the task of chasing him down, which leads to a war between the two.
Upon its release on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, War received mixed reviews from movie reviewers. While some labelled it as the ultimate Bollywood action film, there were others who found the storyline weak. On the other hand, the word of mouth was predominantly in the favour of the film, a factor that worked wonders for its business.