Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer 'War' has taken box office by storm as its historic opening has raked in around £5 million on its first day at the ticket windows. The film has set massive benchmarks creating many new milestones with its biggest opening in the history of Hindi cinema. Hrithik and Tiger have also left behind the blockbuster records of Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
Produced by YRF, 'War' is released in over 4,000 screens. The film has received unanimous love and appreciation from critics and audiences alike for delivering a never-seen-before action spectacle and a storyline with twists and turns that keep audiences at the edge of their seats, till the end. The film also features Vaani Kapoor and Ashutosh Rana in key roles.
Director Siddharth Anand, elated with the response, thanked audiences for the film's record-smashing opening. "It is truly overwhelming and gratifying to get this kind of love from audiences for our hard work in making War a truly big screen spectacle. Having two of the biggest action superstars of Indian cinema, we had the immense responsibility to give audiences a never seen before visual experience and I feel hugely validated that people across the country have loved our action entertainer that has pushed the envelop of action genre in India."
"I congratulate Hrithik and Tiger on this huge success and thank them for their faith in the vision. I also share this moment with Vaani, all the actors and the entire team that has worked tirelessly on this film to make War a huge winner at the box office," added the director.
Commenting on the record-breaking success of the film, Hrithik said, "Ahhh...Great. This is my baby. It is my film, the better it does, the better I will feel." The Greek God of Bollywood further spoke about the hysteria around 'WAR.' He stated, "It was a revelation to all of us. We were not making it to create hysteria. It happened and it is a good thing. We are happy that people loved the teaser, trailer and songs."
On the other hand, Tiger added, "I haven't thought of that (WAR beating Bharat's opening day numbers). More than big numbers, I want people to appreciate our film, not just the spectacle but also the story." Commenting on the mania, he said, "I am very grateful for the love. I know there is pressure and expectation we have to meet up to but then we're very happy with the final product. What people have seen in the trailer is just the tip of the iceberg."