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Wazir (2016)

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A grief-stricken cop and an amputee grandmaster are brought together by a peculiar twist of fate as part of a wider conspiracy that has darkened their lives.

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Ruhana Ali
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Wazir
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Anjum Sharma ...
Sartaj
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DCP
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Mahesh
Nasir Khan ...
Rameez (as Nassir Quazi)
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Pammi (as Seema Pahwa)
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Ruhana's Mother (as Dr. Nishigandha Wad)
Saachi Tiwari ...
Noorie
Vaidehi Parshurami ...
Nina
Vivekanand Singh
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Storyline

'Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But there's a mysterious, dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, who is all set to checkmate them. Written by Abhijat Joshi

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This New Year Make Your Best Move


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8 January 2016 (USA)  »

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$586,028, 10 January 2016, Limited Release

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$586,028, 10 January 2016
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The project went through several changes whilst at scripting stage, the project originally was called Fifth Move when Vidhu Vinod Chopra wanted to direct this as an International movie, a few years later it was called 64 Squares. when it was finally ready to take of in 2014 Vidhu Vinod Chopra decided to only produce the film and signed on Bejoy Nambiar as director after working with him a year-and-a-half on the script. Whilst the shooting commenced the project was called Do and finally it was decided Wazir would be a more appropriate name for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Pandit Dhar was driving to go to Kashmir Daanish was calling him and Pandit was disconnecting the call, the phone he used had Android Kitkat styled Dialler but before the explosion when it was explained later on the phone Pandit used had Android Lollipop styled Dialler. See more »

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[If a pawn will fight against the king... then it will die a very dreadful death]
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Written by A.M. Turaz
Produced by Prashant Pillai
Performed by Gagan Baderiya & Prashant Pillai
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I never heard a thing about this movie before watching, but it felt like the long wait is over...
11 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm a chess fan (not a good player however).

One day, while I was playing chess, a thought came into my mind, "What if the game I'm playing is happening for real somewhere?" Then it was obvious, I searched for the movies with similar theme but couldn't get one. The best I could find was "The Seventh Seal" by Ingmar Bergman which was nowhere near to the one in my mind.

I knew nothing about 'WAZIR' before watching, except it was a chess movie. I'm a chess fan, so, I would have never missed this movie no matter good or bad. I wasn't expecting more either. But, after watching it, my mind was completely blown away. My long wait has been fulfilled. THIS is the best chess movie I've ever seen.

At some points, I felt errors in storytelling (wished they hadn't done it this way). But those were nothing compared to the whole package. The performances were good. The whole script is excellent. Technically, it felt real, which is also a good thing. I'm sure this movie will leave a mark in Bollywood, with its significance growing over time.

This movie came as a surprise which made me experience that, if a movie comes as a surprise, that movie is going to be in your best movies list.

Thanks for the whole team of WAZIR for delivering us this movie. Much appreciated.


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