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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) | 7 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
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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$586,028, 10 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$586,028, 10 January 2016
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When the shooting started it was titled "Do". See more »

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Daanish goes to park in search of Wazir after listening call tapping of Qureshi. There he received phone call from Wazir (Pandit Dhar), but how Wazir knows that Daanish is searching for "Wazir" there. See more »

Quotes

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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Produced by Prashant Pillai
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Best Casting
10 January 2016 | by shreekara-1995See all my reviews

When two acting experts who had marked their name by setting milestones and redefining the acting in their own way are bought together to play two pivotal roles, it just adds extra fun to the flow, when the casting is made well then the half work is done, 2016 release 'Wazir' has perfect casting and its beautifully narrated movie that keep its viewers seated till the credit flow, with strong stiffen plot along with powerful characters this movie holds back its viewers and indulge them in the flow, though the plot seems bit obvious it upholds the quality by presenting the story along with play of chess which runs like a metaphor, the brilliance of blending the symbol with the plot gains extra standard shade to the flick.

Amitab Bachchan with his acting excellence presents himself as a full fledged quality performer, his character filled with pain, brilliance, mystery and with slight touch of fun creates a mark on viewers, Farhan Akthar as an ATS officer renders his best acting, his serious and tough shaded role suits him perfectly, John Abraham cameo has good prominence in the flow, Neil Nitin Mukesh with the dark shade tremendously presents himself, Aditi Rao Hydari with her strong performance fills the intensity of the flow, Farhan and Aditi chemistry worked very well, intense BGM glorifies the suspense of the plot and tunes the scene perfectly, editing is very sharp and crispier, director Bejoy Nambiar handled the work very perfectly and his attempt of combining two good actors worked very well.

Overall 'Wazir' is a worth watch with exemplary casting and powerful plot that for sure never disappoints the thriller movie fans, not too exaggerated with perfect start and proper end film seems very well made.


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