New Delhi: Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s much-anticipated medical thriller, “The Vaccine War,” is poised for its theatrical debut on September 28, 2023. The film, directed by Agnihotri, aims to provide an authentic account of the development of India’s Covaxin vaccine during the tumultuous COVID-19 crisis. Positioned as India’s maiden bio-science film, “The Vaccine War” is generating considerable buzz as a groundbreaking cinematic venture.
Produced by Pallavi Joshi, Agnihotri’s spouse and fellow actor, the movie is centered around the real-life journey of the creation of Covaxin amid the deadly pandemic. Marketed as “India’s first bio-science film,” it is set to release in eleven Indian languages, including Hindi, English, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Gujarati, and Bhojpuri.
The cast of “The Vaccine War”
The film boasts a stellar cast:
– Nana Patekar
– Pallavi Joshi
– Raima Sen
– Sapthami Gowda
– Anupam Kher as Prime Minister
– Girija Oak
– Nivedita Bhattacharya
– Mohan Kapur
– Yagya Turlapathi
OTT Release Plans
Following its theatrical run, “The Vaccine War” will make its way to the OTT platform. The movie is slated to be available for streaming on Disney+Hotstar, although an official statement regarding the OTT release date is yet to be confirmed.
According to a tweet by renowned film critic Taran Adarsh, “The Vaccine War” has a runtime of 2 hours, 40 minutes, and 43 seconds. He tweeted, “‘THE VACCINE WAR’ RUN TIME… #TheVaccineWar certified ‘U’ by #CBFC on 17 August 2023. Duration: 160.43 min:sec [2 hours, 40 min, 43 sec]. #India Theatrical release date: [Thursday] 28 Sept 2023.”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 21, 2023
The official trailer for “The Vaccine War” was unveiled on September 12, 2023, and has garnered significant acclaim from both fans and critics. It offers a tantalizing glimpse into the gripping narrative that lies at the heart of this medical thriller.
The film’s music has been artfully composed by a team of talented musicians, including Rohit Sharma, Vanraj Bhatia, Swapnil Bandodkar, and Shryea Kaul. Lyrics for the soundtrack have been penned by Vasant Dev and Shryea Kaul, adding depth and emotion to the film’s storytelling.
As “The Vaccine War” prepares to hit theaters and later grace the screens of Disney+Hotstar, it promises to captivate audiences with its compelling storyline and stellar performances, shedding light on the remarkable journey behind India’s Covaxin vaccine development.