War Chhod Na Yaar (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 19 Critic Reviews | Sharman Joshi, Javed Jaffrey, Soha Ali Khan


Sharman Joshi, Javed Jaffrey, Soha Ali Khan, Dalip Tahil, Mukul Dev, Sanjay Mishra

War Chhod Na Yaar Posterdirection:

Faraz Haider


Faraz Haider


Faraz Haider


Deepak Kingrani

weird aggregate rating 4.3/10cinematography:

Sejal Shah


Aslam Keyi

produced by:

AOPL Entertainment





release date:

run time:
119 minutes
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Sharman Joshi’s next: War comedy `War Chod Na Yaar`-Zee News
War Chhod Na Yaar screening for jawans cancelled-Bollywood Hungama
War Chhod Na Yaar makers plan film sequel-NDTV Movies
Sharman Joshi: I don't want to be part of sex comedies-IBN Live
‘I’m playing a villain after 20 years’:Javeed Jafferi-Asian Age
Soha Ali Khan dons a bikini in Mr Joe B Carvalo-Indian Express


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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-4
War comedies or spoofs/satirical takes on the feud between two warring nations are a commonality in the West. In fact, it won't be erroneous to state that the concept is well-liked and accepted there. In India, however, the anti-Pakistan sentiment on varied occasions has prompted film-makers
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-6
The film’s script and execution is both so interestingly done that watching it will be amply satiating. Luckily it is a simply told story that focuses on making you laugh and yet drives home the reason why the camaraderie works! A humorously weaved satire on how the mechanics of war works
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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-4
India's "first war comedy" starts off with spark. Two of Bollywood's better actors, Sharman Joshi and Jaaved Jaffrey, face off across a long stretch of barbed wire. Night has fallen upon the border between India and Pakistan, and there are war clouds in the air. Who will fire first?
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  •  One India -Sahaja Rating-5
It's been quite a while that Bollywood has touched upon the theme of war and battles on screen. Today, with the release of War Chhod Na Yaar, war comes alive on the silver screen but it's going to have a pinch of comedy to it
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  •  Book My Show -Neha Pinto Rating-5
Most of the film is set on the battlefield; exactly on the border of India and Pakistan. The film is preachy in nature and executes it’s message in a crass way, but for some reason doesn’t leave you in bad taste. It takes up the sensitive issue of the partition of India and Pakistan
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  •  Rediff -Nishi Tiwari Rating-5
When our mind is free of ideas of what human relationships ought to be or when we are simply pressed for options, we forge the unlikeliest of associations.Faraz Haider makes that primal need for human contact the focus of his story in his directorial debut War Chhod Na Yaar.
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-2
So far one has only seen dramatic depiction of wars between two perpetually warring nations India and Pakistan. There's always been a certain drama of a plausible nuclear threat, melodrama of the families of soldiers, patriotic speeches from every soldier at the border, lots of gun-firing,
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  •  Times of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-4
Promoted as India's first war comedy, one must acknowledge filmmaker Faraz Haider for deviating from 'formula films' and offering something new. His concept is unique. After all, how many films have revolved around the cross-border equation between Indian and Pakistani soldiers till date?
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-3
The good thing about War Chhod Na Yaar is that it satirises the Indo-Pak border standoff, pokes (tongue-firmly-in-cheek) fun at everyone concerned and delivers a message that war benefits all the wrong people. The problem is that it fails to sustain its attitude, eventually veering into cliches,
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-4
A war story that tries to make light of a volatile situation on the LOC, the film sees Soha Ali Khan play a journalist who is sent to cover animosity between the Indian and Pakistani troops at the border. Not knowing what to expect she reaches her destination only to find that most of the soldiers
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  •  Mid-Day -Shakti Shetty Rating-3
Given the number of heads that roll, war and humour don’t really make great bedfellows. However, there have been cinematic attempts to marry the two. Not many of them have succeeded due to the overbearing dearth of background details. War Chhod Na Yaar is the latest entry to the list
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  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-3
Indian audiences are expected to ignore recent reports of border incursions and the deaths of soldiers and buy the film's fantastical notion that all is well on the India-Pakistan border. There is no war but a constant battle of egos between Pakistani Captain Qureshi (Jaaved Jaaferi) and Indian Captain
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
War Chhod Na Yaar, a satire on constantly warring India and Pakistan, has a few fun moments. Debutant writer-director Faraz Haider creates a genuinely nice scene in which soldiers on opposite sides of the barbed wire play antakshri. There are three low-IQ Afghan mercenaries.
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-5
Well-intentioned but over-simplistic, War Chhod Na Yaar casts a satirical eye on the hot-button issue of border relations between India and Pakistan, and turns the spotlight on the troops stationed either side of the barbed-wire fence.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
A case of growing old but not growing up.. AOPL Entertainment's first ever attempt to give bollywood a war comedy under first timer writer director Faraz Haider is a befitting example on how to make a funny idea go seriously kaput.. yes the idea gets all the applaud but the naive execution
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-6
The film reminded me of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964), a classic, also revolving around a potential nuclear attack. Though in completely different leagues, both films aim to send out a message through the powerful weapon of humour.
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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-5
Why we were looking forward to War Chhod Na Yaar? Refreshing concept, odd title and off course disappointing performance of Besharam. While all the Bollywood filmmakers are busy in making slapstick-comedies, writer-director Faraz Haider has taken a daring step by making War Chhod Na Yaar
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Suparna Sharma Rating-4
Writer-director Faraz Haider’s comedy, 'War Chhod Na Yaar', is based on the fabulous idea that if it weren’t for the US, China and our corrupt ministers, India and Pakistan would be BFFs, and that this bonhomie would begin with our faujis. If left to their own devices, men in fatigues would devise
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  •  Deccan Herald -Arkadev Goshal Rating-6
Making light of a serious subject is no joke; it can badly backfire. However, if done correctly, it can be one of those rare instances where laughter and social message converge into a well-rounded package for the consumer — the film’s audience in this case.
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War Chhod Na Yaar (2013)
4.3 out of 10
based on
19 reviews.