New Delhi, Oct 14 : “War Chhod Na Yaar”, director Faraz Haider’s attempt at a new genre - war comedy - has received “an average response” from the audience in its opening weekend, say trade experts.
The film, which released Oct 11, witnessed some growth in its opening weekend.
"War Chhod Na Yaar" stars Sharman Joshi, Jaaved Jaaferi, Soha Ali Khan, Sanjay Mishra, Mukul Dev and Dalip Tahil.
Film: "War Chhod Na Yaar"; Cast: Sharman Joshi, Soha Ali Khan and Jaaved Jaffrey; Writer-Director: Faraz Haider; Rating: ***
Political satires are easily the most difficult genre of comedy in cinema. They have to serve up a telling lesson to self-serving politicians while providing audiences with a good laugh. We had Kunal Roy Kapur attempting one of 'dose' in "The President Is Coming".
New Delhi, Oct 8 : Amid masala films like "Boss", "Krrish 3" and "Ramleela" lined up for release this festive season, debutante director Faraz Haider's medium budget "War Chhod Na Yaar", touted to be the country's first war comedy, promises to bring a refreshing change for the viewers.
Mumbai, Sep 25 - Actor Sharman Joshi, who will be seen in "War Chood Na Yaar", marvels at the war comedy's director-writer Faraz Haider's vision and the amount of hard work he has put into the movie.
Praising the debutant, Sharman says Haider has made a beautiful film.
Mumbai, Sep 25 - Sharman Joshi might have done comedy in films like "Style", "Golmaal" and "Dhol," but the actor says what comes naturally to him is drama and emotions and that he was really bad at comedy during his theatre days.
Mumbai, Sep 18 : Actor Sharman Joshi has urged people to take an active part in eradicating hunger in the country.
The actor lent support to World Hunger Relief, an initiative by Smile Foundation and Yum! Restaurants India, towards the cause. He said that programmes like these encourage everyone to improve the community in which they live.
Mumbai, May 11 : Actress Soha Ali Khan, who was filming the climax scene of her film "War Chod Na Yaar" near Bikaner with actor Sharman Joshi, says it wasn't easy to film in such a hot place.
The shoot was taking place in a village, Pithrasar, in Rajasthan.
Mumbai, June 23 - Actor Sharman Joshi has received heaps of praises for his performance in the latest release "Ferrari Ki Sawaari", and he strongly believes it will be a turning point in his over a decade-long Bollywood career.
New Delhi, June 18 - "Ferrari Ki Sawari" is Sharman Joshi's first solo hero film and has no female lead, but it has managed to pull in viewers and ended grossing about Rs. 14 crore in the first three days of its release.
Made at a budget of Rs. 10 crore, including publicity and marketing, the film about father-son relationship has already recovered its cost.
Mumbai, June 18 - Actor Sharman Joshi, whose first solo hero film "Ferrari Ki Sawaari" opened to good reviews, is humbled by the praise being showered upon his film by the audiences.
"I am feeling too happy. We are very, very thankful to the people for their love. We are very humbled by the love and affection they are showing. Thank you very much," the 33-year-old said here at an event.
Mumbai, June 14 - Boman Irani and Sharman Joshi play father and son, respectively, in "Ferrari Ki Sawari", releasing Friday, and they have different takes on Father's Day, which is June 17.
"Father's Day is a symbolic day. My father doesn't believe in Father's Day. Neither do I believe in any of these days with all due respect to people who celebrate them," said Sharman on 92.7 Big FM Thursday.
New Delhi, June 13 - Sharman Joshi, known for his comical acts, was scared when a reality show contestant presented a naagin dance for him.
Contestants of UTV Stars' "The Chosen One" were given a task to enact scenes, and a girl named Karishma had to don the role of a naagin (a snake).
Karishma's 'naagin' dance turned out to be quite a ride for the "Ferrari Ki Sawaari" actor. So much so that he had to beg the contestant to end the act.
Mumbai, June 7 - In "Ferrari Ki Sawaari", Sharman Joshi's first solo-hero film releasing June 15, the talented actor plays an interesting Parsi character - and a plump one at that, with a very pointed, sharp nose and popping ears. Sharman says he enjoyed the role.
Mumbai, June 5 : Actor Sharman Joshi fell unconscious recently in Nagpur while promoting his upcoming flick ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’.
As it is Sharman’s first film where he is playing the only hero, the ‘3 idiots’ actor has been actively involved in all the promotional activities.
The hectic schedule has apparently taken its toll on the 33-year-old actor, who was present in the city with the rest of the cast.
Mumbai, Feb 2 - Actor Sharman Joshi, who is known for his perfect comic timing, will soon be seen sharing dance moves with a penguin in a new television commercial.
The new 7UP commercial, as part of their 'Dil Bole I Feel UP' campaign, will show the 32-year-old doing a virtual dance-off with a penguin.
Film: "Allah Ke Banday"; Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sharman Joshi, Faruk Kabir, Anjana Sukhani, Atul Kulkarni and others; Writer-Director: Faruk Kabir; Rating: ***
A feeling of foreboding and damnation builds up in the narration from the first frame itself. Here's a gloriously gutsy film exploring the underbelly of Mumbai through the lives of two slum kids who grow up in identical circumstances, but with somewhat disparate values.
New Delhi, May 30 - After the super success of "3 Idiots" last year, Sharman Joshi says he is still waiting for a script that he would love to work on. The boyish-looking actor also hopes that filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra would approach him for his next "Ferrari Ki Sawari".
New Delhi, April 6 : After the success of "3 Idiots", actor Sharman Joshi has started endorsing big brands like Nokia and Airtel, but he has just one movie - "Allah Ke Banday" - to look forward to in the near future.
"Right now I don't have anything in hand. 'Allah Kay Banday' will be my next film. We have finished shooting for it. It is in post-production stage at the moment and I am still considering more scripts for future," Sharman told IANS.
Film: "Toh Baat Pakki"; Cast: Tabu, Ayub Khan, Vatsal Seth, Sharman Joshi; Director: Kedar Shindre; Rating: *
It's "Click" that's meant to be this week's horror flick. But "Toh Baat Pakki" is a bigger horror than anything in any recent weeks. And to think that the divine Tabu stars in it makes the blood boil.
New Delhi, Feb 12 - Sharman Joshi, with the blockbuster "3 Idiots" under his belt, was still nervous about working with National Award winner Tabu on the sets of "Toh Baat Pakki". But her friendly demeanour put him at ease immediately.