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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Bejoy Nambiar

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra (story), Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Pandit Omkarnath Dhar
Farhan Akhtar ... Daanish Ali
Aditi Rao Hydari ... Ruhana Ali
Manav Kaul ... Yazaad Qureshi
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Wazir
John Abraham ... S.P
Anjum Sharma ... Sartaj
Prakash Belawadi ... DCP
Murli Sharma ... Mahesh
Nasir Khan Nasir Khan ... Rameez (as Nassir Quazi)
Seema Bhargava ... Pammi (as Seema Pahwa)
Nishigandha Wad ... Ruhana's Mother (as Dr. Nishigandha Wad)
Saachi Tiwari Saachi Tiwari ... Noorie
Vaidehi Parshurami ... Nina Dhar
Vivekanand Singh 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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Two players. One alive. One dead. A game unfinished... See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The Earing on Pandit Ji's(Amitabh Bachan) blazer was lent to him for the scene by Ruhana Ali(Aditi Rao Hydari) as the Earing bought by the unit was misplaced. See more »

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When you connect a USB to a LED TV it goes through options of video and doesn't directly play the video as shown in the film. See more »

Quotes

[This is the difference between life and a game of chess... in life you don't get a second chance... but here in the game of chess you get that]
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Written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Produced by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal
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A thriller made better with the performances; a must-watch!
9 January 2016 | by vishakha-78488See all my reviews

Had been waiting for this release ever since I watched the first trailer. It was a pleasure watching Farhan in his role as an ATS officer; he did full justice to it. Big B's performance too was mind-blowing as usual. The supporting actors too made the plot more gripping with their convincing performances. Due to my love for literature, I personally thoroughly enjoyed the chess metaphors used in the movie; unlike others, it wasn't just a pointless thriller. Despite some little flaws here and there, I absolutely loved the movie. My first movie of the year was totally worth it and I really hope Bollywood doesn't disappoint the viewers with mindless drama in the days to follow. Cheers to a new year ahead!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wazir See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$586,028, 10 January 2016

Gross USA:

$1,124,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,633,588
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2.35 : 1
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