Review : Wazir (Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari)
Release date : Jan 08, 2016
bollywood3.com Rating : 2.75/5
Director : Bejoy Nambiar
Producer : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Music Director : Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari
Starring : Amitabh, Farhan Akhtar, John Abraham, Aditi Rao
Yet another Bollywood action thriller hits the screens in the name of Wazir. Supporting an excellent star cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari, the movie is directed by ace film maker Bejoy Nambiar. Nothing but best is expected of it. Let’s see what it has in store for us.
Daanish Ali (Farhan Akhtar) is an ATS officer living with his wife, Ruhaana (Aditi Rao Hydari) and daughter, Noori. With his own recklessness in a terrorist shoot out, Daanish loses the life of his only daughter. An upset Ruhaana blames him for everything and leaves him for good.
Drowned in depression, Daanish attempts suicide but is saved at the last minute. As time passes by, he meets Pandit Omkarnath Dhar (Amitabh Bachchan) who too is a grieving father and has lost his daughter. Hearing this, Daanish now takes this as a mission to investigate the death of Panditji’s daughter.
Will Daanish be able to come out with the truth about his and Panditji’s daughter’s death? That forms the rest of the story.
The movie supports a stellar star cast with each actor showcasing the best of their flair. Amitabh Bachchan’s expertise as an actor is unmatchable and the way in which he delivers witty dialogues in a playful tone is applaudable. The camera surrenders to him in the emotional scenes as well, especially the one in which he reminisces his dead wife.
Farhan provides great support to his senior co-star. 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 in 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 will keep you interested.
The movie lacks the required impulsiveness for a thriller. It is extremely predictable and does not manage to create the suspense and curiosity needed. By the interval, the emotional and mushy scenes tale over the whole plot and kind of bore you at times. There are a few action scenes that try to build up momentum, but that too do not last long.
What is shocking here is a preminent director like Bejoy Nambiar can screw it up when it comes to making the perfect thriller. Even though he has managed to induce the elements of action, romance, thrill and drama in this, it is undoubtedly one of Bejoy’s weakest works till date.
There are too many songs in the first half, which hinder the plot. But the songs are good. The cinematography is remarkable but it is the lose script and direction that makes the movie a vague affair.
On the whole, Wazir is a movie that was made with a smart mind and some extremely intelligent actors, but the predictable plot makes it tepid and can be only watched if you have nothing else to do.
bollywood3.com Rating : 2.75/5
Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta