Despite the British Board of Film Censors’ approval to screen Waar in the UK, Director Bilal Lashari reveals it could take up to two weeks for the movie to officially release.
Xclusiv: Pakistani film #Waar censored with 15 certificate from British Censors on 11 Nov. Passed uncut. Run time: 130 min 22 sec.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 12, 2013
“Waar has been approved for release with no cuts. However, it will take 10 to 15 days to release because we are negotiating with distributors,” Lashari tells The Express Tribune.
The number of screens, cities and locations are still being finalised.
In an earlier interview, Lashari said that he was gearing up for the international release of Waar, and was in talks with various distributors.
The Pakistani film has grossed Rs190 million since its release on Eidul Azha alongside Bollywood flick Boss. Boss closed at Rs40 million at the local box office.
There has also been some speculation about the film's release in India. Bilal Lashari said, “I have not approached anyone specifically for distribution in India.” Given the theme of the film and the perception that ‘Waar shows India as cause of nation’s problems’, the director says, “I have no idea how people will react, but it would be great if it ends up being screened. A lot of people are saying it’s never going to happen.”
The movie was released on 42 screens across Pakistan and beat the box office record for an opening day take of Rs11.4 million.
It is an action/thriller and drama film, written by Hassan Waqas Rana and stars Pakistan’s actors, Shaan Shahid and Shamoon Abbasi. The storyline has been inspired by the war on terror in Pakistan and its effects on the world, but with a stylised interpretation of it.
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I am waiting for this movie plz tell me when it’s going to release in paris france.strong text
Soundtrack of this movie amazing .next story line should include (SARAB JEET )&his entre in to Pakistan & double bombing killing of civilians & getting crt .
I love to own music of this film .
I am from Manchester? When Movie is going to be released in the UK? Which cinima house is going to show? ciniworld, odean etc? So far, none of them has listed Waar in their list of coming movies.
I am from London what cinemas are showing the film @Baloch southhall UK:
when will it release in bangladesh?
I am waiting for this movie plz tell me when it's going to release in uk
Watched this movie at Cinepax Rawalpindi... excellent ...
Pls bring this movie in Uk as soon as you can we are waiting and try to get cina screen at Leicester as well
i love ths move i waight in UAE.
Shan should be included in most influential people of pakstan :p
Shan should be included in Most influential people of pakistan :p
Big move just waiting for release /-/-/-/
@Aam Pakistani: Proud of you. You are a good Pakistani.
Wow i like it,, Best of Luck Bilal Bhai
Computer College Faisalabad
GERMANY is waiting......for WAAR!!!
Are they going to release in Toronto :(..Been waiting for it..If not, please put it up for sale online. I dont mind paying for it.
@1984: It requires 25000 votes to get the place in top 250 movies, which will take months to get listed over there...Don't worry it will be there soon when ppl watch then they will rank it accordingly.
@Ali: Wat u do on bollywood hungama or othersite.
Hi there, like you guys, I can't wait either to watch the film. I have watched BOL, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and so on films, they all are excellent. Please tell all your friends and family to watch the film in cinema and that's exactly I am going to do. We all have to support our film industry, if we don't do it then who's going to do it. Now, it is our responsibility to spread the word around so go head and do it. I will leave the comments, when I have watched the film. Bye
@1984 Great, now you can relax! everyone knows how statistically correct you are and of course how important myth busting is to you.
@1984 Again if you are not a fan; what are you doing here? Clearly you are not a Pakistani, so why don't you go and visit your own news sites? Don't you guys have something interesting going on there?
This is Pakistani new site, we are discussing a Pakistani movie being released in UK. I don't think it has anything to do with you. Why don't you guys mind your own business?
@WOW PAK: Imdb is rated by the fans......so all your patriotic pakistanis went and rated it 10/10....Honestly if imdb ratings are taken as it is...Then this movie is better than dark knight......not even many Pakistanis who watched dark knight would believe it.....
But you should also note that even though its 9.2...its not listed in imdb top 250 because Imdb has an algorithm to find out how many of the voters are first time voters and how many are seasoned voters....
Please show the rotten tomatoes ratings which are based on critics rating and is more realistic
waiting eagerly for release in UK.
@LaLakiMKaa, WAAR has got highest rating of 9.2 in Millions of its movie database............that should be enough for you.
Great news, wait is nearly over for us here in UK. counting days......
I have been to Pakistan on Eid but it was not released in Peshawar otherwise I was very eager to watch it but now in UK, hopefully, I would watch it now.
@LaLakiMKaa: Mr have u watched the movie>?if not then shut ur mouth ..ppl like u can only be fond of the film industries of india that kills muslims and not of your islamic brother country..so no comment
It's a good movie ever directed by pakistan film industry .while waching I was feeling proud that my country people can make films beter than bollywood . Well done mr.Lashari
simply cannot wait, watching alongside friends........maybe i shall watch it again, to support bilal Lashari's efforts
@lalakimkaa it's not being released in Bangladesh so please don't feel like you have to watch it. Why don't you go visit tribune Bangladesh or India instead of hovering here?
I hope it gets released here in Uk soon. Can't waittttt !!!!
@LaLakiMKaa If you are not that much of a fan, why are you even here? Last I checked this was Tribune Pakistan not Tribune Bangladesh
Lol..z....now u people are going to count to the whole world for next five years this single movie.............while US will make 1000 and India will make 10,000 and I am a bangladeshi fan of bollywood and Hollywood.....
Been waiting for the UK release since last month's Pakistani release. Everyone needs to spread the word around so no does not miss it. Can't wait. Let's see who is distributing it. Just hope it's not ARY themselves.
It is a wonderful flick, i've watched it twice here in Pakistan.And it did impress me both the times.:) A must watch.
and when in US?
I think the producers should release in youtube just like the producer of 3 idiots did after 6 weeks of collection....Rather than hunting for distributors in different countries...
They can generate tremendous ad revenue and anyway youtube is banned in Pakistan,so it wont affect their local theatre collections....Additionally youtube has this feature of paying money to watch a movie....Many expat Pakis wont mind spending a $10 dollar which is almost 1000 PKR..
In fact they can try this business model for all their movies
Waar is one great movie from Pakistani The movie is based on war on terror which over country is facing now a days The acting by everyone is amazing ... specially Shaan ... Hats off to director .... you wont believe its a movie directed by a Pakistani
I am waiting here in UAE...hurry up Bilal..Stumps up for you.:)