Waar highest rated feature film of 2013 on IMDb

Published: January 6, 2014
Poster of the film.

Poster of the film.

The most anticipated and hyped Pakistani movie, Waar, which was also a hit at the local box office, is the highest rated feature film of 2013, according to IMDb.

The movie was given a rating of 9.1 out of 10 in a polling based on more than 10,000 users rating, ranking above films like The Wolf of Wall Street and Gravity. No Bollywood film made it to the top five. However, Farhan Akhtar’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag sits comfortably at a position of number 8. Despite such impressive public statistics, the movie did not make it anywhere in the top ten of IMDb’s MOVIE meter.

Director Bilal Lashari, enthusiastic about the public opinion, shared his feelings with The Express Tribune, saying “This was not just a reaction to a film, but a show of immense love and support from proud fellow Pakistanis and a new beginning for our national cinema.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • Mohd tarekh
    Jan 6, 2014 - 10:31PM

    lol…big clap for pakistan..what if 1000 people who watched this movie were all pakistani only………Hollywood and Bollywood have international reckoning and have international lovers and critics and hence rating may vary………njoyyy…….


  • Qasim
    Jan 6, 2014 - 10:38PM

    Well Done Mr Lashari for such a beaautiful and skilled direction/.


  • Rafiq
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:26PM

    Umm, actually it’s still top for more than 15,000 votes. ET guys should do more research before publishing everything just to be quick.



  • Ahmed
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:29PM

    @Mohd tarekh:
    Are you insecure? Waar is only a movie, great that it achieved the best rating, by whom is immaterial, it does not matter whoever voted for it. Not sure you would make it an India issue if the highest rated movie was from Bollywood. Comment on the content/quality of the movie, don’t make it a national issue, only shows your insecurity.

    On a side-note, everyone knows Pakistan’s is a growing film industry, comparing it with Bollywood without any relevant reason here… well, only shows your insecurity.


  • Sagheer
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:35PM

    Accoding to this link some 17900+ users voted for Waar on Imdb

  • Rajiv Kumar
    Jan 6, 2014 - 11:36PM

    Congratulations to Pakistan for making a far better movie than all the recent Indian flicks.


  • Asif Butt
    Jan 7, 2014 - 1:33AM

    @Rajiv Kumar:
    Sir , there is nothing more pleasant than an Honest Indian …


  • IndianDude
    Jan 7, 2014 - 4:56AM

    congratulation to pak army. They can succeed in any business, except the real ‘waar’.


  • Saad
    Jan 7, 2014 - 5:56AM

    “Waar” in urdu means to “Strike”. Its not the same as english War.


  • Prat
    Jan 7, 2014 - 8:34AM

    How can you glorify rating of a patriotic movie on a site that is banned in your country!


  • asfandyar
    Jan 7, 2014 - 5:17PM

    Since when is imdb banned in Pakistan.
    It seems Google is banned in yours…….


  • stone
    Jan 7, 2014 - 6:11PM

    When there is some good news about waar u will notice rafay mehmood wudnt be around!!


  • M. Saeed Awan
    Jan 7, 2014 - 6:48PM

    I just know that it was film for Mummy Daddy or Lahore Karachi Defence class. Otherwise it was hard to understand for anyone in my city Gujranwala. This film is advance only in technology.The good films were Aaina, Dil Lagi, Naukar Vohti Da, Zarqa, Choorian etc


  • harry
    Jan 8, 2014 - 2:09AM

    @Mohd tarekh:
    bollywood probably have international reckoning in srilanka and nepal.


  • IndianDude
    Jan 8, 2014 - 4:45AM

    23 hours ago
    “Waar” in urdu means to “Strike”. Its not the same as english War.
    I know that waar means strike in hindi, it was still appropriate to use pak army is not good at war or waar. Otherwise you want have blast going off everyday in pakistan,


  • Prat
    Jan 9, 2014 - 10:19AM

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