War Movie Poster


October 2, 2019
2hr 32min
Status: released

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War Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
Dubbed inTamil, Telugu
GenreAction, Thriller
Release Date2 October 2019 (India)
Running Time2hr 32min
CastHrithik Roshan
Tiger Shroff
Vaani Kapoor
Directed by Siddharth Anand
Screenplay byShridhar Raghavan
Siddharth Anand
Story byAditya Chopra
Siddharth Anand
Dialogues byAbbas Tyrewala
Produced byAditya Chopra
Cinematography by Benjamin Jasper
Edited by Aarif Sheikh
Music byScore:
Sanchit Balhara
Ankit Balhara
Production CompanyYash Raj Films
Distributor Yash Raj Films
Budget₹170 crore
Box Office Collection₹475.62 crore

War Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Hrithik Roshan as Major Kabir Dhaliwal, a R&AW agent gone rogue
  • Tiger Shroff in a dual role as
    • Lieutenant (later Captain) Khalid Rahmani, a RAW agent in Kabir’s team killed by Saurabh Patil
    • Captain Saurabh Patil (after plastic surgery), a RAW agent turned mole for Ilyasi while impersonating Khalid Rahmani
  • Vaani Kapoor as Naina Verma, Kabir’s girlfriend and Ruhi’s mother
  • Ashutosh Rana as Colonel Sunil Luthra
  • Anupriya Goenka as Captain Aditi Nahta, Kabir’s teammate
  • Yash Raaj Singh as Captain Saurabh Patil (before plastic surgery)
  • Dipannita Sharma as Dr. Mallika Singhal, plastic surgeon in Zurich
  • Mashhoor Amrohi as Firoze Contractor / Rizwan Ilyasi (after plastic surgery)
  • Soni Razdan as Nafeesa Rahmani, Khalid’s mother
  • Arif Zakaria as Dr. Utpal Biswas, Portugal Space official, formerly of the ISRO
  • Mohit Chauhan as V. K. Naidu, a retired RAW agent
  • Swaroopa Ghosh as Defence Minister Sherna Patel
  • Sanjeev Vatsa as Rizwan Ilyasi, a global terrorist (before plastic surgery) – voice-over by Rishabh Shukla
  • Dishita Sehgal as Ruhi Verma, Naina’s daughter
  • Imran Ahamed as Saini, a RAW agent
  • Jessey Lever as Captain Muthu, Kabir’s teammate
  • Amit Gaur as Lieutenant colonel Jimmy Shroff (Para SF)
  • Ravi Awana as Basheer Hassib, an ISIS terrorist (voice-over by Manoj Pandey)
  • Anil Khopkar as Prime Minister


India’s top agent Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) leads the Elite Shadow Unit of R&AW, a compact group of the crème de la crème of the armed forces who are personally trained by him and work with him on various high-risk missions across the world. Among Kabir and Colonel Luthra’s key targets are an international arms baron Rizwan Ilyasi who has been key in various acts of terrorism against the country. Khalid (Tiger Shroff) has fought his way up the ranks of the Indian armed forces. His greatest challenge and battle has been to fight against the sins of his father, once a decorated soldier working with Kabir who had turned a traitor. His ambition has been to join Kabir’s team to remove any stains on their family name. Kabir is not keen due to their past history, but Colonel Luthra requests him to, and gradually Kabir is also impressed by Khalid’s intense dedication and grit. Khalid becomes Kabir’s greatest soldier ever, flirting with death repeatedly in mission after mission as they go after the country’s enemies, including a mission against Rizwan Ilyasi that nearly kills Khalid. But Khalid’s greatest mission, his toughest yet, is still to come. When his own mentor Kabir turns rogue and starts to go after top officials and scientists and officers in the Indian establishment, targeting and executing them viciously across the world. Colonel Luthra is unsure if Khalid has it in him to go after Kabir. Is he clever enough to hunt the man who trained him, and even if he does get him, does he have it in him to put a bullet in his hero’s head? Luthra advises Khalid against the mission but he insists – he is the best protégé and the only one who can track the mentor. And only Kabir can answer the crucial question – why did he turn rogue? A vicious cat and mouse game ensues as protégé goes after mentor in a war that spills across the globe. As the chase unravels both Kabir and Khalid begin to finally realize, what desperate stakes really drive them in this terrifying war.

About War Movie:

War is a Hindi action thriller film co-written and directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. The third installment in the YRF Spy Universe, the film stars Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, and Vaani Kapoor in lead roles.

Principal photography commenced in September 2018 and wrapped up in March 2019. The film was initially Tentatively titled Fighters, but later on, on 15 July 2019, when its teaser was unveiled, the official name was announced as War. The film score and the soundtrack album were scored by Vishal–Shekhar.

War was released in theatres worldwide on 2 October 2019, coinciding to Gandhi Jayanti, with dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, with particular praise for Shroff’s and Roshan’s performance, Anand’s direction, action sequences, visual effects, and film score.

It broke all opening day and weekend box-office records for a Hindi film, with blockbuster collections, up until it was surpassed by the universe’s and Anand’s next film Pathaan (2023). War eventually emerged as a major financial success with a total gross of ₹475 crore (US$59 million), becoming the highest-grossing Indian film of 2019 and the 16th highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

A sequel is in production and is expected to release on 14 August 2025.