Wazir Movie Review – Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Bejoy Nambiar » Film Dhamaka

Movie: Wazir
Direction: Bejoy Nambiar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham
Music: Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari
Cinematographer: Sanu Varghese
Editor: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Abhijat Joshi
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating: ∗∗∗

Beautifully narrated and presented till the halfway mark, Wazir directed by the talented Bejoy Nambiar looses the grip in the second half to end just as a watchable film. The build up was highly promising and could have gone to be a taut thriller but that commercial angle in the latter stages takes away that shine from the film.

Still I would say, Wazir deserves a chance to be watched especially for its making and directorial approach as well as some notable performances from ever reliable Amitabh Bachchan and an equally competent Farhan Akhtar.

Daneesh played by Farhan Akhtar is an ATS officer (Anti Terrorist Squad) who lost a precious belonging from his life that make him mentally unstable. By chance, he meets Omkar Nath, a retired chess player who is fondly called as Panditji. They became friends but their meeting and subsequent friendship had something more to do with their life. What is that purpose and how that unfolds is what is Wazir all about.

A dark thriller with action and terrorism in the backdrop, Wazir is presented as a game just like chess where each move has a counter attack with lot of surprises to offer.

Bejoy Nambiar, whose earlier works David and Shaitaan had received rave reviews from critics but at the box office they could not make much of an impact. May be on that thought, he has gone in for some commercial makeover to Wazir in the post-interval stage adding twists and making the game a little more spicier bringing in the character of Wazir.

It hasn’t worked out well totally but the making and direction definitely stood out with good support from the technical side. Good cinematography and crisp edits and also engaging background score are the major highlights. Songs credited to more than one music director have a melodious tone to it and is definitely worth hearing a second time.

On the performance side, Amitabh Bachchan playing Panditji excelled himself pushing his performance one step further as always. Farhan Akhtar matched his senior counterpart with a controlled acting display. Aditi Rao Hydari as his better half was not a bad choice in that role though she didn’t have a major part to play in the overall game.

In a nutshell, I would say the film that showed some initial promise could not maintain the same tempo till the end. Still as a thriller and as a Director’s film, Wazir is a recommended film from me with a personal rating of three out of five.

Movie: Wazir Direction: Bejoy Nambiar Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham Music: Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari Cinematographer: Sanu Varghese Editor: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Abhijat Joshi Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery Rating: ∗∗∗ Beautifully narrated and presented till the halfway mark, Wazir directed by the talented Bejoy Nambiar looses the grip in the second half to end just as a watchable film. The build up was highly promising and could have gone to be a taut thriller but that commercial angle in the latter stages takes away that shine from the film. Still I would…

Wazir Movie Review – Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Bejoy Nambiar

Wazir Movie Review – Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Bejoy Nambiar

2016-01-08

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