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Director  Kamal Sadanah
Music director  John Stewart
Language  Hindi,Bangla
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Thriller
Screenplay  Kamal Sadanah, Abis Rizvi
Country  India
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Release date  31 October 2014 (2014-10-31)
Writer  Aanand Goradiya (dialogue), Aanand Goradiya (screenplay), Swati Goradiya (dialogue), Swati Goradiya (screenplay), Abis Rizvi (story), Kamal Sadanah (screenplay), Kamal Sadanah (story)
Cast  Pulkit Jawahar, Pranay Dixit, Abhinav Shukla, Achint Kaur
Similar movies  Main Tera Hero (2014), Blood Money (2012), Kill Dil (2014), Commando (2013), Humraaz (2002)

Roar is a 2014 Hindi-language Indian animal horror feature film written and directed by Kamal Sadanah.


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The film was premiered by Salman Khan at an event in Mumbai on 31 July 2014, ahead an October 31 release. It is an epic tale of a team trying to outsmart the acute senses of the infamous white tiger who is looking for her cub. This film won best visual effects.

Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans movie scenes


Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans movie scenes
  • Abhinav Shukla....Pundit
  • Himarsha Venkatsamy....Jhumpa
  • Achint Kaur....Forest Warden
  • Subrat Dutta....Bheera
  • Nora Fatehi....CJ
  • Ali Quli Mirza....Hero
  • Aadil Chahal....Kashmiri
  • Varinder Singh Ghuman....Cheena
  • Aaran Chaudhary....Sufi
  • Pranay Dixit....Madhu
  • Pulkit Jawahar....Uday
  • Production


    Roar was shot in the dense mangrove forest showcasing the animal-man conflict and the film has aerial visuals of the Sundarbans and over 800 shots with special effects. Director Kamal Sadanah said "We spent four months doing the test shoots and we shot with trained tigers from Los Angeles and Thailand and composited these sequences with the ones taken at Sundarbans with VFX". He concluded saying that he had to take up an online course in visual effects along with his producer Abis Rizvi.


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    LA-based Michael Watson, whose resume has The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was hired as the director of photography and a special team from Scandinavia was signed to film the aerial shots using helicams. Producer Rizvi said, "With an international crew of 150 on board and a 300-member VFX team, it took us 12 months to edit the film and put our audacious dream out on celluloid. Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty was signed for Sound design.


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    Roar gathered mixed reviews. Hindustan Times mentioned it as, Novelty of the concept makes it an interesting film and appreciated its editing and computer graphics and said the film will show you something that you didn't even know existed in India, concluding it as a smartly executed film which deserves attention. While ABPLIVE criticised it as a film only for brain dead. Subhash K Jha wrote that, Roar is a visual swagger and splendour with stunning shots of the natural beauty of the Sunderbans, if you're the sort who grants leeway to movies for stretching its neck out beyond the domain of the conventional. He observed its photography as 'brilliant'. Aubrey D'souza from bookmyshow said "You will groan in certain places, but you will grin when the tiger starts to prowl. In the end, it is a film that has been made with passion and care. It just falls short in certain elements. The movie is good for a weekend watch with friends. He also appreciated the film's computer graphics, musical score and Resul Pookutty' s sound design mentioning as "Each roar resonates through the theatre", concluding the verdict as, A noble attempt with decent visual effects. Rediff gave 2 and a half stars and mentioned Roar will not disappoint you and the film's strengths are the novelty of the concept and the judicious use of Computer Graphics.Filmfare mentioned it as entertaining, shot like a Hollywood film which has some genuinely great Computer Graphics. It also wrote that the camera work is at par with any big-budget Hollywood film and the cinematography showcases the flora and fauna of the Sundarbans on a grand scale and the special effects are superlative. Movie talkies gave it 3 stars saying Technical brilliance and the film's stage & setting – This is what makes Roar stand out from the crowd in a major way.

    Box office

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    As per Box Office India, Roar collected 15 million on its first day of release, and a total of 4.75–50.0 million net as weekend collection. While movieglamour website reported that Roar is doing moderate business and collected 70.0 million from first 4 days. Bollywood Hungama reported that Roar collected 83.8 million at the end of its 1st week run.

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