WAAR-struck: Ram Gopal Varma gushes over blockbuster

'Sarkar' director plunged headfirst into a tweet-marathon over praise for 'Waar'.

Web Desk October 26, 2013
Ram Gopal Varma seemed speechless in praise of Waar. PHOTO: FILE

Never before did Twitter's limit of 140 characters per tweet seem so criminally inadequate than on Saturday, when multiple award-winning Indian director Ram Gopal Varma found himself scrambling for words in praise of the recently-released Pakistani blockbuster film 'Waar'.

The first of Varma's series of tweets was ambiguous, leaving readers unsure if his claim of being 'stunned beyond belief' was sarcastic.

Things got clearer when the second tweet came in around 10 minutes later, with Varma comparing Waar's tremendous first-day performance at the box-office.

In a confessional tweet which he later deleted, Varma admitted he had watched the pirated version of Waar, which has only gotten a limited number of screenings outside Pakistan.

But the director behind films like Sarkar and Company did slam Bollywood for being self aggrandising and refusing to acknowledge that Pakistan was churning out films that deserved attention.

To top it off, the Bollywood star 'saluted' Waar's director Bilal Lashari for a film that absolutely filled him with thrill.


Waqas | 8 years ago | Reply

@Sheharyar: Seriously? you people just can't get it do you? sound like geo now!!!

bilal | 8 years ago | Reply

Pakistan's film making is well into a transition phase and I am sure with the old film industry adjusting to new trends, Pakistan will do very well in future. I think it is high time to deviate from the old formula films which are still being made in Bombay. Congratulations Pakistan.

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