is a 2017film directed byHassan Rana.The film is produced by MindWorks Media and is based on the true story ofPakistan ArmySwat Operation.

The film explores what happens in the lives of those involved, including the militants and how all of them are affected at a personal level because of the ongoing operation. It starsShaan Shahidin the lead role, along withHumayun SaeedAdnan SiddiquiArmeena KhanAleeze NasserAyesha OmerSana BuchaBilal Ashraf.2It is the most expensive Pakistani movie to date.5Apart from budget and extensive cast, the film features 150 written characters. On 19 December 2014, Hassan Waqas Rana revealed that this film is a tribute to slain children of the2014 Peshawar school attack.6

Based on a true story, over 76 hours of a successful military operation conducted in the Piochar region of Swat district, Yalghaar goes up close to follow the lives of the young, passionate officers and soldiers whose patriotism is throbbing with every heartbeat for their country (Pakistan).

Shaan ShahidasColonelShaaz Bajwa inSpecial Services GroupofPakistan Army

Humayun Saeedas Torjan, aMilitantleader of the local area who has established himself as an Ameer of the area

Wali Yousafas Capt Abdullah Combat Group PiliotPakistan Army

Syed Irfan Gilani as DG MI Sohail,Military IntelligenceDirector General.

Sana Buchaas Sadia, a Reporter, and love interest of Col. Asad

Uzma Khanas Capt. Samia a Military Doctor

Aleeze Nasseras Fareeha, wife of Lt Col. Imran

Ali Rehman Khanas technical expert who conducts location from army headquarter

Umair Jaswalas Capt. Umair (cameo appearance)

Soon after the release ofWaarback in 2013,Hassan Ranasigned two more films withARY Filmssequel of Waar known asWaar 2andDelta Echo Foxtrotlater known as Yalghaar.ISPRwas approached in order to get more insight of the facts and figures of theSwat Operation. Hassan Rana wanted to know how it feels to be a soldier who is fighting on the front lines of war.4

The movie went into production after about 3 years of extensive research. Apart from using a vast number ofchoppersand heavyammunition, an artificialtunnelwas dug inKarachito replicate one found inNorth Waziristan.4

In preparation for their roles, all actors spent time with their real-lifealter egosHumayun Saeed, who plays the role of a militant, spent days with captured militants in order to prepare for his role.4

Duraid Qureshi, the CEO ofHum Network Limitedannounced at the4th Hum Awardsthat the film will be distributed under the banner ofHum Films.

Yalghaar was officially released on 25 June 2017 for theEid al-Fitrholiday on 1128screens acrossPakistan. It was also released in 229countries at the same time includingUnited StatesUKUAE, etc. Star Shaaz Bajwa

The film has collected 1.75 crores on day 1 of the Eid, 2.40 crore on day 2 of the Eid, 2.20 crore on day 3 of the Eid. Making a grand total of 6.35 crore as Eid collection. It emerged victorious against other releases of the Eid.10These figures are confirmed by movie marketing agents.11

On day 4 of its release, it racked in 1.40 crore, which is the record collection of any movie on Thursday in Pakistan.On first weekend of its release, it collected 1.30 crore, 1.50 crore and 1.35 crore respectively on Friday, Saturday and Sunday taking its total collection to 21.9 crore.1213Nasar Khan, PR & Publications associate manager at HUM Network, local distributors of Yalghaar, confirmed the numbers These numbers are accurate.14

Rafay Mahmood ofThe Express Tribunesaid that the film had its heart in the right place, depicting what an average soldier goes through in order to serve his country while taking care of his friends, love life and family while engaged on two different fronts with two different kinds of enemies external and internal. However, he criticized the films loose plot, describing it as an omelette, as well as forced English dialogues, and the directors romanticism of the posh side of the army lifestyle. He noted that if done right, the film had the potential to wake up the sleeping giant that the Eid box-office can be.15

Areebah Shahid writing for Bolo Jawan gave the film 3 stars, appreciating the cinematography and war sequences but criticizing the script and editing.16

Momin Ali Munshi of Galaxy Lollywood described the films starting action scenes as wonderfully executed and having definitely set the right motion for the film, in addition to praising its background score; however, he noted that the introduction of multiple characters weakened the sequence of the plot, which made it a star-studded hot mess.17

Faraz Talat ofDawnpraised the acting of Adnan Siddiqui, Sana Bucha and Ayub Khoso, but said the movie suffered from an incoherent storyline, in addition to weaknesses in choreography, dialogues, production, and certain aspects of character development. While noting Yalghaars expensive production value, he concluded that the film industry needs more than just patriotism; it needs a will to explore new artistic territory.18

Sana Gilani ofDaily Pakistancalled Yalghaar one of the most promising movies of [the] year and viewed all characters positively, save for the female extras and the antagonist role played by Humayun Saeed, which she described as aloof. According to Gilani, critics appeared to miss the fact that the movie relayed true events, which made the storyline and narrative obvious.19

Omair Alavi of Brandsynario commended Yalghaar as a better option for those wanting to watch a Pakistani film, and approved its action sequences, patriotic and emotion-laced appeal, war theme, as well as its cast which featured renowned and upcoming stars. However, he noted there were certain technical glitches, ordinarily executed scenes, and misplaced dialogues.20

پنجاب نہیں جاؤں گی رواں سال کی کامیاب فلم قرار. Dunya News

Hasan Ansari; Umar Waqas (28 July 2015).Cine begin: Aleeze Nasser off to a flying start.

Yalghaar director blames re-shoots for delay in films release.

Nida Ameen (20 June 2014).From Waar to Yalghaar, this war takes epic proportions.

Fariya Syed (19 July 2014).Yalghaar: Pakistans newest most expensive film. HiP. Archived fromthe originalon 25 July 2014.

Yalghaar: A tribute to Peshawar attack victims.

Did you know?: Adnan Siddiqui to be seen in Pakistani film Yalgaar.

Facebook, Post.Yalghaar is releasing on 116 screen across.

Yalghaar to release in 22 countries.

Rafay Mahmood (22 June 2017).Yalghaar review: bullets, bombs and bad storytelling.

Areebah Shahid (22 June 2017).A Late Review of Yalghaar.

Momin Ali Munshi (26 June 2017).Yalghaar (Review): A star-studded hot mess!. Galaxy Lollywood

Faraz Talat (3 July 2017).Patriotism isnt enough to save Yalghaar from its weak plot.

Sarwat Gilani (30 June 2017).Yalghaar: All the reasons you should be watching it!.

Omair Alavi (29 June 2017).Yalghaar Movie Review: 7 Reasons it Can Rock the Box-Office!. Brandsynario.

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