The Vaccine War Early Movie Review: "The Vaccine War," India's first bio-science film, has created a buzz among movie enthusiasts, eagerly awaiting its release in over 400 theaters across the country on September 28. Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who recently achieved unprecedented success with "The Kashmir Files," this medical thriller delves into the real-life circumstances surrounding the development of Covaxin during the COVID-19 pandemic in India. With a star-studded cast including Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi, Anupam Kher, Raima Sen, Mohan Kapur, Girija Oak, Sapthami Gowda, and Nivedita Bhattacharya, "The Vaccine War" promises an engaging cinematic experience that has already garnered positive reviews even before its release.
In anticipation of its release, director Vivek Agnihotri shared an early review of "The Vaccine War" on social media. The film was screened for scientists at the ICMR - National Institute of Malaria Research) in Delhi, where Dr. Lokesh Kori, a prominent expert, hailed it as a "must-see" cinematic journey. Dr. Kori's praise for the film extended beyond entertainment, describing it as an essential exploration of science, scientists, society, and survival. Vivek Agnihotri proudly shared Dr. Kori's sentiments, emphasizing the film's significance.
In the race for Day 1 advance bookings, "Fukrey 3" currently holds the upper hand, grossing a notable 1.04 crore in ticket sales (excluding blocked seats) nationwide. This can be attributed to the successful franchise factor associated with "Fukrey." On the other hand, "The Vaccine War" has seen limited pre-booking interest, with total ticket sales ranging from 25-30 lakhs (excluding blocked seats). The fate of the film now hinges on in-person, over-the-counter ticket sales, reminiscent of the journey of Agnihotri's previous release, "The Kashmir Files."