It's official: Waar set for Eidul Azha release

Published: October 4, 2013
Waar is an action/thriller with a plot centering on counter-terrorism. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Waar is an action/thriller with a plot centering on counter-terrorism. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

One of the most highly-anticipated movies of this season, Bilal Lashari’s venture Waar is scheduled to release in all major cinemas across Pakistan this Eidul Azha.

Waar is an action/thriller with a plot centering on counter-terrorism. The cast  includes a mix of industry veterans and some newcomers: Superstar Shaan plays the lead role in the movie, while Shamoon Abbasi, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Aisha Khan, Ali Azmat, Misha Shafi Kamaran Lashari and Nadeem Abbas Rana are also in the film.

Director Bilal Lashari said, “I know that the audience has been waiting to watch Waar for quite some time now. I am a perfectionist by nature and have been fine-tuning several aspects of the movie to make it a truly worth watching experience for the audience. My team and I have put our tears, blood and sweat in this movie to create a masterpiece and an entertaining piece of art. We have raised the bar of everything in this movie from cinematography to shooting to aesthetics and we hope that the audience will enjoy watching this movie just as much as we enjoyed making it.”

This English-language film has been shot at various locations in and outside of Pakistan, from Lahore, to the beautiful hills of Islamabad and the breathtaking Swat Valley, where a major military operation was launched two years ago. Some parts of the film have also been shot in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • AK
    Oct 4, 2013 - 11:09PM

    Impatiently waiting for the release .


  • Javed
    Oct 4, 2013 - 11:33PM

    It’s every patriot Pakistani’s DUTY to watch Waar in the cinemas!


  • unicorn
    Oct 4, 2013 - 11:45PM

    The trailer looks bombastic Yaar.


  • ironMan!
    Oct 4, 2013 - 11:58PM

    finally! much awaited..


  • saeed
    Oct 5, 2013 - 12:16AM

    Will it be released overseas..specifically in dubai..


  • Ali S
    Oct 5, 2013 - 1:05AM

    Idiots, they spend 18 crores on a movie set in Pakistan and make it in English. So much for ‘local cinema’ that hardly 2% of the population will understand.


  • Raza
    Oct 5, 2013 - 1:50AM

    Release it in the UK!


  • optimist
    Oct 5, 2013 - 2:53AM

    If Pakistan produce a film of this standard even after every two years, the feel good factor of a Pakistani film will easily last for two years!


  • Shiva Jackub
    Oct 5, 2013 - 5:53AM

    @Ali S You lower only yourself by name callingevery comments should set a tone of respect. May be they spent 18 chores to enter the foreign market. There is no way to make this profitable in Pakistan as the movie going public is very limited & don’t you think the 2% needs to learn English to better themselves in this global world ?


  • Beyg
    Oct 5, 2013 - 9:16AM

    Relax mate…Its just a movie not some donation campaign…Dnt know why we Pakistanis are so emotional…lol


  • Shahzeb
    Oct 5, 2013 - 9:27AM

    @Ali S:
    The message shouldnt be limited to urdu-listeners but to the english speaking world too, so its a wise decision, to get it made in english. Can always dubb it in urud for local audience!


  • PakiMujahid
    Oct 5, 2013 - 11:27AM

    He looks like a C-garde hero from Indian films..and who is not given he cant buy a good phone and good clothes…


  • LaLakiMKaa
    Oct 5, 2013 - 3:27PM

    so,pakistani men wear women…


  • Javed
    Oct 5, 2013 - 3:35PM

    It’s not just a “movie” its about the revival of our film industry and our own identity! If ppl like you keep watching those third class bollywood movies with vulgar dancings then our Pakistani cinema industry is not going to revive!


  • Asim Ali
    Oct 5, 2013 - 7:31PM

    Well done Bilal Lashari. From the trailer i have seen, it seems to be a blockbuster. The movie reflects the new age of thinking and deserves full credit. This new breed of young Pakistanis are going to make the country proud…..


  • Athiest
    Oct 5, 2013 - 8:02PM

    I want to see a Pakistani sex movie. Please provide me the name to search.


  • Ariba
    Oct 5, 2013 - 9:05PM

    Because ET moderators will always allow anti Pakistani comments & will support every dirty indian to put comments on this website. Sometimes I feel conspiracy theorists are right but Pakistani media being owned by Indians.

    This movie is nothing but promoting vulgarity & nudity.


  • Vishnu Dutta
    Oct 5, 2013 - 9:46PM


    Abdul and his sheep farm ?


  • Atif
    Oct 5, 2013 - 9:59PM

    @JustTrue, @Ariba

    On the contrary it gives me great satisfaction to know that Indians can be as stupid and ridiculous as anybody else..


  • optimist
    Oct 5, 2013 - 10:21PM

    @ Atheist

    I think ET moderator should have replied you through private message.


  • Atya
    Oct 6, 2013 - 7:24PM

    @Vishnu Dutta: you need to grow up.


  • Asad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 7:38PM

    i dont know if it would be released in Europe. But i will wait impatiently for its release impatiently back in the motherland. and if i download and see it, i will for sure send a 30 Euro cheque to Mr. Lashari as my compensation. God curse the Taliban if they do something on Eid ul Azha, but i for sure will ask everyone at my place to go see this movie ! .. BTW indians spewing hate here, please go make toilets for yourself.


  • Ahmer Ali
    Oct 14, 2013 - 8:47AM

    Sometimes I think ET belongs to india and nowadays indian movies are the worst movies ever even indians are complaining about their movies they just show sex and movie is going to be superhit example is Grand Masti forgotten their culture every girl is in mini skirt goes pregnant before marriage shame on indians and shame on Express Network


  • Aaliya
    Oct 24, 2013 - 11:23PM

    Please ,please and please release this movie in the UK, we are waiting impatiently to watch it .


  • Farrukh sohail
    Oct 31, 2013 - 3:09AM

    I’ve just seen the trailer on YouTube it’s just sick but I want to know when is it gonna release in uk?????? Plz be quick lots of patriotic Pakistani people are waiting here thanks……


  • Beyg
    Nov 18, 2013 - 2:08AM

    So by reviving our ‘film industry’ and by making movies we gonna be ‘super power’ and all of our problems like Terrorism,Poverty,Illiteracy,poor economy and load shedding will be eradicated…isn’t it Mr.Emotional..?
    Get some life dude…lol


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