Wazir Falls Short Of What It Pomised

Just like year-end and Eid or Diwali releases are associated with Khan’s movie releases; it looks like year-start is fixed for Big B’s releases. Last year it was Shamitabh this year it’s Wazir. Amitabh and Farhan Akhtar starrer Wazir was in spotlight for some time. The movie has finally released and it’s receiving mixed responses from the viewers all around the world. Let’s see what Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Producer) and Bejoy Nambiar (Director) have to offer after PK and David respectively.

Plot of Wazir is based on 3 main characters Danish Ali an ATS Officer (Farhan Akhtar), Pandit Omkar Nath Dhar (Amitabh Bachchan) a handicapped chess maestro and Yazaad Qureshi (Manav Kaul) a politician. After the mishap in Danish’s life, he befriends with Pandit who shares his own misery with him, while playing chess games. What happens next with these characters is an intriguing tale of check-mates, King and Wazir.


Performance wise, Wazir belongs to Amitabh and Farhan. Amitabh Bachchan beautifully showcases the deep and meaningful performance. He delivers a pitch perfect character that looks tailor made for him. Farhan Akhtar, on the contrary, is very dependable. He delivers a decent and very calculated mature performance. This is one of the typical roles where confusion, love, dissatisfaction and friendship are portrayed with different angles. Kudos to Farhan for making his role believable.


The surprise package of Wazir is Manav Kaul (earlier seen in Kai Po Che). He is confident, chameleon type and easily fits into the character of Yazaad Qureshi. This performance will make you wait for his next release Jaigangajal anxiously. Neil Nitin Mukeysh’s charact is very short lived but at the same time very strong. Audience wants to see more of him, but unfortunately his character is very tiny. John Abraham is okay. Aditi Rao Hyderi is good and effective; with minimal dialogue that’s commendable.


Direction and screenplay of Wazir is stylized yet boring and dragged. The screenplay and script have more than many loopholes. This is one example of hugely talented cast assembled for a below average venture.

Wazir is a nice experiment in the thriller forte and great performances but it fails to impress viewer somewhere.

I would rate Wazir 2/5 stars and that’s only because of the performances by 3 main leads of the movie. Wazir isn’t as effective as it promised through trailers.

Pictures Credit: Wazir Facebook Page

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