'Waar' on it's way to global cinemas

Published November 14, 2013
A scene from Pakistani movie "Waar". - Courtesy Photo
A scene from Pakistani movie "Waar". - Courtesy Photo

KARACHI: 'Waar' has achieved one massive milestone after the other and created history in Pakistan, reaching nearly $2 million box office collections to date from Pakistan market. ARY Films now takes ‘Waar’ global as anticipation for this movie reaches its peak around the world.

Distributed by ARY Films, ‘Waar’ is written and produced by Dr. Hassan Waqas Rana while the young and 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 as he 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.

“After the gigantic success of Waar in Pakistan, we are now going to take it to the global stage. I believe that Waar has started a new era where we will be making world class movies and our talent will be appreciated around the world!” said Salman Iqbal, President and Founder, ARY Digital Network.

“The cinema goers in Pakistan have given their verdict; they have made Waar the most successful movie in the history of the country. Now it’s time to show the world what we have made and what we are proud of. The countless queries from around the world which we are receiving about Waar tell us that it will do equally great in other markets as well”, said Mohammad Jerjees Seja, CEO, ARY Digital Network.

“It is heartening to receive such overwhelming response from the Pakistani audience and now I look forward to a positive response from other international box offices as well” said Dr. Hassan Waqas Rana while sharing his thoughts on his movie going to global markets.

“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.”

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. I’m hoping for the same level of appreciation from the international market. ‘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.”

While showing his satisfaction with the movie the Pakistani superstar Shan Shahid said “After doing a movie like Waar, the biggest dream of my life has been fulfilled!” Shan pointed out that it was his dream that the best of the country collaborated to produce, direct, promote and distribute a movie to prove to the world that great films can be made in Pakistan as well. He appreciated the efforts made by ARY Films, the director, the producer and exhibitors to support Pakistani cinema.

With the phenomenal response that ‘Waar’ continues to receive from the audience in Pakistan, there remains no doubt that it will receive tremendous response globally as well and it will continue to enthral the audiences with its magic wherever it goes.


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