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R Madhavan reviews 'The Vaccine War'; calls Vivek Agnihotri a 'master storyteller'

Updated on: 28 August,2023 12:18 PM IST  |  Mumbai

R Madhavan watched the upcoming film 'The Vaccine War' at a special screening in the USA

R Madhavan reviews 'The Vaccine War'; calls Vivek Agnihotri a 'master storyteller'

R Madhavan. Pic/Instagram

Actor R Madhavan on Monday morning applauded actors Nana Patekar, Anupam Kher, Raima Sen and Pallavi Joshi after watching director Vivek Agnihotri's upcoming film 'The Vaccine War' at the special screening held in the United States of America.

Taking to Instagram, Madhavan shared a post and penned a long note which read, "Just saw 'THE VACCINE WAR' and totally blown out of my mind by the spectacular sacrifices and achievements of the Indian scientific community, which made India's very first vaccine and kept the nation safe during the most challenging period, told by a Master Storyteller @vivekagnihotri who makes you cheer, applaud, weep, and euphoric, all at the same time."

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While praising the star cast, the 'Tanu Weds Manu' actor wrote, 'Stellar performances by the entire cast, @pallavijoshiofficial @anupampkher #Nanapathekar @raimasen (and every single one of them )so beautifully depict the sacrifices and the sheer grit of our Indian scientists ( ladies) aptly and impact-fully. Take a huge bow team #TheVaccineWar .. the Indian scientific community owes your debt of gratitude as we to them. go see the film in the theaters and make sure to buy a ticket for your superwoman helped you survive the lockdown..The domestic helps and the lovely women."

'The Vaccine War' is likely to 'open certain chapters about Indian bio-scientists and indigenous vaccines'. The film also pays tribute to the dedication of the medical fraternity and scientists during the uncertain times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Helmed by Vivek Agnihotri, the film stars Nana Patekar, Anupam Kher, Raima Sen and Pallavi Joshi in the lead roles. The film is all set to hit the theatres on September 28.

Marking the 77th Independence Day, Vivek shared the film's teaser. The brief clip gave a glimpse of the activities of scientists involved with the BBV152 vaccine, also known as Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech in partnership with the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Virology.

Speaking about the film Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri earlier said, "When The Kashmir Files was postponed during COVID lockdown, I started researching on it. Then we started researching with the scientists of ICMR & NIV who made our own vaccine possible. Their story of struggle and sacrifice was overwhelming and while researching we understood how these scientists fought a war waged against India not just by foreign agencies but even our own people. Yet, we won against superpowers by making fastest, cheapest and safest vaccine. I thought this story must be told so that every Indian can feel proud of their country." 

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