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‘‘Waar’’ becomes a Blockbuster of Pakistani Cinema surpassing PKR 10 Crore Box Office in 10 Days

‘Waar’ being touted as The Unstoppable Movie after achieving a gigantic milestone and creating history in Pakistani cinema

As soon as the highly anticipated ‘Waar’ hit the box office, people thronged to the cinemas to experience one of the best quality of Pakistani movies made in recent years. Raising the bar for Pakistani cinema, ‘Waar’ brought the superb cinematography and action-packed scenes to the big screen with a story that mesmerized the audience with its depiction of true events. Hence, it came as no surprise when the movie broke all Pakistani box office records by achieving PKR 96, 527, 843 by the end of the long Eid-Ul-Azha week of 9 days.


Released under the banner of Mind Works Media with a massive production budget of nearly US$ 2 million, ‘Waar’ is Pakistan’s biggest budget movie to date. Now, by doing a record-breaking business in a short span of a week, the movie has set another gigantic milestone in the history of Pakistani cinema by becoming the highest grossing movie of all times. ‘Waar’ has now become the truly Unstoppable Movie that Pakistan has experienced lately.

Distributed by ARY Films & Mandviwalla Entertainment, ‘Waar’ is written and produced by Dr. Hassan Waqas Rana while the young and very talented Bilal Lashari has directed the movie. The star cast of ‘Waar’ includes a mix of industry veterans and newcomers: Superstar Shaan plays the lead role in the movie that becomes the last hope for Pakistan’s security agencies to battle against the vicious opponent Shamoon Abbasi. Hamza Ali Abbasi, Aisha Khan, Ali Azmat, Misha Shafi, Kamran Lashari and Nadeem Abbas Rana make the rest of the cast of the movie.

“All the positive anticipations about ‘Waar’ are finally materializing and it is wonderful to see that the Pakistani audience is appreciating a Pakistani movie made with so much passion. For us, audience is the final verdict on any movie and with the marvellous box office success of ‘Waar’, Pakistani audience has proved that they have matured with time and have a taste for alternative genre of movies that score high on the all the other elements otherwise.” said Mohammad Jerjees Seja, CEO, ARY Digital Network.

“Pakistani movies such as ‘Waar’ have breathed a new life into the rebuilding of Pakistani cinema, and project a positive image of Pakistan against the forces working against Pakistan; one that every Pakistani will be proud of telling. We also believe that ‘Waar’ will become a game changer in building confidence in Pakistan growing cinema market and in time will become the biggest incentive to produce films in Pakistan” said Nadeem H. Mandviwalla, Managing Director, Mandviwalla Entertainment.

Pleased with the success of his debut movie, Bilal Lashari, Director of the movie ‘Waar’ said, “I’m grateful to each and every person that made the effort to go to the cinema and appreciate my movie. ‘Waar’ will always remain close to my heart and it is motivating to see the kind of response that my first movie is receiving. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie making experience and will continue to make movies on issues that I believe should be brought to the fore.”

“It is heartening to receive such overwhelming response from the audience,” said Dr. Hasan Waqas Rana while sharing his thoughts on the box office success. “Waar is a movie made for the Pakistanis, by the Pakistanis and of the Pakistanis. It is great to see that people can see through that and are admiring the efforts put into this movie by the entire team. This is for the dawn of new Pakistani cinema! And it’s a dedication to all those brave men who sacrificed their lives to protect the sovereignty of Pakistan.”

With the phenomenal response that ‘Waar’ continues to receive from the audience, there remains no doubt about the fact that ‘Waar’ is now officially the biggest Pakistani blockbuster of the decade.

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