Pakistani film `Waar` earns Rs.40m in 3 days, sets record

IANS| Updated: Oct 21, 2013, 20:48 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistani bilingual film `Waar` has created a record by earning Rs.40 million in three days during Eid festival. The Shaan starrer action-thriller is said to have the highest box office collection till date.

Akshay Kumar-starrer Bollywood film `Boss`, according to the entertainment circles, played second fiddle to “Waar”, by earning Rs.10 million only, reported the Dawn newspaper.

It was perhaps the first Eid after many years when a Pakistani movie was having packed three shows. In certain cinemas, even the fourth show - from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. - was dedicated to `Waar`.

The movie has been released with 35 prints across the country. Written by Hasan Waqas Rana, it is the directorial debut of Bilal Lashari. The film also stars Shamoon Abbasi, Meesha Shafi and Ayesha Khan.

The war on terror in Pakistan and its effects on the world have inspired the storyline, but one can however see a stylised interpretation of it.

Some critics found the script not that strong, but the music, cinematography and overall treatment of the film made it a super hit.