‘Wazir’ Movie Review – Bollywood Bubble

Directed by: Bejoy Nambiar
Produced by: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manav Kaul and Neil Nitin Mukesh
Duration: 1 hours 46 minute
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3/5

2016 has begun for Bollywood with the arrival of its first film ‘Wazir.’ The film is anticipated for many reasons especially the first time pairing of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar on the big screen. So is this film the right move pick for you? We quite think so!

It starts on a happy note with the couple Daanish and Ruhana Ali living a happy martial life with their daughter. But suddenly an unfortunate tragedy strikes in causing a rift between them. Meanwhile, Daanish who is an ATS officer gets suspended from his duty and through a connecting link from his little daughter he meets a wheel chair bound person Pandit Omkarnath Dhar. They meet and become friends through the game of chess which is mastered by Omkarnath. This chess master is going through a loss of his young daughter. An accident for the police but a murder for him. The person behind this incident is indeed an influential man. So, will Daanish help his new friend? Will Omkarnath get justice? Who is this person Wazir behind them? These questions form the plot of an interesting mind game thriller film ‘Wazir.’

‘Wazir’ is written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi with an absolute brilliant and tightly written screenplay. The dialogues written by Abhijeet Deshpande and Gazal Dhaliwal are equally impactful.

Coming to the performances, Amitabh Bachchan proves yet again his stature as an actor, with the amount of intensity he has put into his character. Pandit Omkarnath is perhaps the best performance in the film. Farhan Akhtar also impresses with the blend of sorrow and anger inside him. This balancing act of emotions makes Daanish Ali one of the most noticeable performances he has delivered. Aditi Rao Hydari shines in her role of Ruhana Ali, but has very less screen timing considering the plot doesn’t provide Aditi much to showcase her acting skills.

The supporting cast is not behind lending such a good support to them. Actor Manav Kaul as the evil crooked politician is getting better and good with each film he does. Neil Nitin Mukesh as Wazir has very less scenes but his worth as an actor is proved with the menacing power he brings in after his entry which is left with you after his exit as well. John Abraham as SP is decent in his cameo.

The film directed by Bejoy Nambiar, has really proved his merit as a filmmaker. Bejoy known for his previous flicks like ‘Shaitan‘ and ‘David‘ has certainly not disappointed with his perfect shots and handling of this much intelligent content with his own style of film-making never losing the pace.

The music of the film is good with songs like ‘Tere Bin’ and ‘Maula’ . Both are very different compared to the atmosphere going on, but both strike the correct cord when they come. Rests of the tracks are fine.

The technicians like Sanu Varghese (cameraman), Rohit Kulkarni (Background Music) can be called the strong pillars of this movie. Special mention to the writing duo Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi who have edited this movie as well which is very crisp and holds on the grip for audiences with not a single moment to blink your eyes specially in the second half.

There are some instances which are very uncertain and also leave a question not answering at all, for example how the character of Amitabh Bachchan can drive a car? Apart from such small queries the main plot of the film doesn’t get affected which is a plus point.

‘Wazir’ is an attempt on the part of geniuses like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Abhijat Joshi and Bejoy Nambiar to bring out a film which completely immerses you in and ends up being with you after its ended with a smile perhaps a tear.

It’s surely a recommended film for all who love to see entertaining yet engaging cinema.