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Wazir Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, January 9, 2016 • Hindi ]
Wazir Review
Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Bejoy Nambiar
Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Bejoy Nambiar is one preeminent filmmaker, who Bollywood has always been proud to have. From 'David' to 'Shaitaan', Bejoy has proved his worth every time and this time around, he comes up with a action thriller in the name of 'Wazir' supporting a stellar star cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari. The movie hits the theaters today and no less is expected from it. But, to ours and everyone’s shock, 'Wazir' can easily be called a below average work of Bejoy. Why? Read on to know...

Daanish Ali (Farhan Akhtar), an ATS officer leading a happy life with his wife, Ruhaana (Aditi Rao Hydari) and his daughter, Noori, until because of  his own recklessness, he loses the life of his only daughter. Ruhaana blames him for the huge loss and leaves him. Broken and drowned in depression, Pandit Omkarnath Dhar (Amitabh Bachchan), who was his daughter’s chess master and is himself a grieving father. Panditji brings him back to livelihood and in return, he takes up the mission of investigating the death of Panditji’s daughter. In the process, he traces politician Yazaad Qureshi (Manav Kaul)’s journey who too is playing an important role in Pandit’s life.

Star cast is one crucial aspect in deciding the fate of the film and here it is only that, that has made 'Wazir' a watchable affair. Amitabh Bachchan is something else. He makes love to the camera in a way that no one can. From his playful deliver of dialogues, to his baritone voice and his mystifying smile, he is treat to watch in every way. Farhan offers great support to his senior co-star and manages his intense look and expressions throughout the film. He is so convincing that we forget to notice the confusion going on in the background. He manages to maintain the passion and intense look that is needed for his character, throughout the film. Aditi looks stunning, but does not get much screen space. Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham, who are seen extended cameos provide the necessary amount of antagonism to the film with their menacing performances.  Manav Kaul is an actor with some expertise and throws a power-packed performance.

The intriguing chess and dance parts are nicely shot and keep will keep you interested.

But to out bad luck, the above is the only good part about the film. Bejoy's direction, the script and the screenplay nothing is worth mentioning. Being a thriller, there are no scenes where we could expect some suspense coming our way. The movie is predictable and does not manage to create the curiosity needed. The emotional sequences are mushy and extremely over the top. They come at a point where the whole plot seems to falls flat and the story become boring. A few action scenes and a few twists here and there are worth a mention. The first half is fast paced and maintains a story line, but has too many songs, and the second half is mere bewilderment. The sequences of chess and dance are interesting.

In all, 'Wazir' is one game of chess, which will bore you to the core. However, it is only the players that make us sit through the course.

Rating: 2.50 / 5.0

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