The Vaccine War Movie Review

The Vaccine War Movie Review

Star Cast - Nana Patekar, Anupam Kher

Director - Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri

Release Date - 28 September 2023 

Total Reviews - 13

Average Score - 3.1/5

Overall Word of Mouth (Critics) - Positive

1. Taran Adarsh -

Rating Score -> 4/5
#TheVaccineWar is an important film that *should* be watched by one and all… It’s enlightening and inspiring, both… The ‘heroes’ here are our scientists and #VivekAgnihotri brilliantly showcases their sacrifices and strengths in those 2.40 hours… DON’T MISS IT! 

2. Indian Express -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
Vivek Agnihotri film is a tribute to ‘atmanirbhar’ Covid warriors. Vivek Agnihotri's devotion to his subject – with obviously the government's full cooperation and access – veers the film often towards the look and feel of a public service broadcast.

3. India Today -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
The background score of the film could have been better and the editing should have been crisper. But, it does manage to evoke the emotions of the audiences. Watch this film if you want a change from the regular big-screen masala and have an appetite to consume something that is realistic and relevant.

4. Times of India -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
The film is engaging as far as shining light on the Indian scientists is concerned. Its emphasis on overselling the atmanirbhar sentiment at a time of a grave global crisis which led to massive loss of human lives, feels a tad immature.

5. India TV -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
Nana Patekar makes a strong comeback in Vivek Agnihotri's medical thriller. After The Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri is back is back with ‘The Vaccine War’. The film tells the story of India and how the scientists fought against an epidemic like Corona.

6. Times Now -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
The Vaccine War, without a doubt, deserves a watch in theatres for it brings forth the riveting stories of India’s scientists and doctors who gave their everything in order to develop a vaccine to fight Covid. The film will bring back the horrors of the pandemic but with leave you feeling hopeful, grateful, and immensely proud.

7. News 18 -

Rating Score -> 3.5/5
What sets a documentary apart from a cinematic experience– drama, heightened entertainment value? Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s latest film, The Vaccine War kind of straddles both worlds. Much like Vivek’s last two films The Tashkent Files and The Kashmir Files, this movie too is informative. Agenda or not, propaganda or not, a whole lot of research has gone into making The Vaccine War that enlightens you as an audience. It’s the vanilla treatment of the film that doesn’t quite help the written word come alive onscreen.

8. Komal Nahta -

Rating Score -> n/a
The Vaccine War is an outstanding film which will win both, critical acclaim and box-office rewards. It may have started slow but collections will pick up phenomenally as the hugely positive word of mouth spreads.

9. DNA -

Rating Score -> 3/5
Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi shine in Vivek Agnihotri's tribute to India's Covid warriors. The Vaccine War tells the story of how women scientists helped develop India's indigenous vaccine against Covid-19.

10. Rediff -

Rating Score -> 3/5
The Vaccine War leans towards stoking nationalistic fervour but that shouldn't stop you from watching a film that is solemn about the Indian scientific community's achievement

11. Hindustan Times -

Rating Score -> n/a
The Vaccine War is a must watch for its sole intention to tell us about the hardships, efforts and struggles of the medical and scientific communities. It may be triggering if you have lost someone close to this deadly virus, but it lets you appreciate that creating a vaccine in time saved several other lives. Try and go with an open-minded and not get worked up watching the portions where the film gets one-sided whether in favour of the government or against the media.

12. The Hindu -

Rating Score -> n/a
Nana Patekar and Pallavi Joshi drive this toolkit of a film. A moving tribute to the scientists who made India’s first indigenous vaccine against COVID-19, this Vivek Agnihotri film, unfortunately, begins to read like an official press release after a point

13. The Week -

Rating Score -> 3/5
The Vaccine War is highly watchable; but, it is definitely not an unbiased portrayal of what happened.

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