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Wazir (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 January 2016 (USA)
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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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Bejoy Nambiar

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra (story), Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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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 Anjum Sharma ... Sartaj
Prakash Belawadi ... DCP
Murli Sharma ... Mahesh
Nasirr Khan Nasirr 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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'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 was the 3rd movie Amitabh Bachchan played a character without at least a limb. He played a one-armed army in both Food, Clothing and Shelter (1974) and Swear on India (1999). In this movie he has no legs. 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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Pandit Omkarnath Dhar: Khel Khel While you playfully keep playing this game, you will learn how this game is played; The wins and losses you have when you take chances, will teach you when you need to lose so that you can win; No one follows the code of conduct, deception is the only rule.
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Written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Produced by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal
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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 NebzylSee 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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Country:

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$586,028, 10 January 2016

Gross USA:

$1,124,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,633,588
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