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Pakistani film Waar earns 40 million in 3 days, sets record
IANS
Islamabad, October 21, 2013
First Published: 21:25 IST(21/10/2013)
Last Updated: 15:26 IST(22/10/2013)
The poster of Pakistani filmmaker Bilal Lishari’s movie ‘Waar’.

Pakistani bilingual film Waar has created a record by earning rupess 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 10 million rupess 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 3am to 6am - 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.


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