Karachi – 1st November, 2013: As Waar achieves one gigantic milestone after another and creates history in Pakistani cinema; the Waar team, distributors, film exhibitors and leading personalities of film fraternity jointly celebrated the remarkable success by observing a cake cutting ceremony. Waar has broken all past business records of Pakistani cinema and it is expected that the movie will achieve even greater milestones by surpassing PKR 14 Crore in 15 days as the growth momentum continues. Waar has undoubtedly become a Pakistani movie that will go down in the history of Pakistani cinema in golden words.
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. ‘Waar’ continues to shine on in every Pakistani cinema as audience is all praises about the movie, raising this Unstoppable Movie’s popularity every day.
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, Meesha Shafi, Kamran Lashari and Nadeem Abbas Rana make the rest of the cast of the movie.
“Waar has definitely raised the bar at many different levels for Pakistan’s cinema industry such as production values, direction, acting, music score, the action and special effects etc. The audience have given their verdict, they loved the movie! I believe that this is the start of an era where we will be making world class movies and Pakistan’s talent will spread the positive image of the country around the world.” said Salman Iqbal, President and Founder, ARY Digital Network.
“All the positive anticipations about ‘Waar’ are materializing and it is wonderful to see that the Pakistani audience is appreciating a Pakistani movie made with so much passion. For us, audience gives the final verdict on any movie and with the ever-growing 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 rest of the movie’s elements such as cinematography and visualization.” 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; it is a story that every Pakistani will be proud of telling. We also believe that ‘Waar’ will become a game changer in building confidence in Pakistan’s 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 Pakistani 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 and has been rightly titled as “The Unstoppable Movie”.