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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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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 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:

64 Squares 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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Trivia

Farhan Akthar he went through intense training and put on eight kilograms of weight to play the role of an Anti Terrorist Squad officer. He also changed his diet and met some of his friends who were ATS officers for the preparation. See more »

Goofs

Ruhi (Qureshi's daughter) is supposed to be 13 years old. If she was 13, she should be in 7th or 8th grade, but clearly her notebook says 5th grade.The two grade difference could possibly be explained by the fact that she was probably part of a new schooling system. See more »

Quotes

[If a pawn will fight against the king... then it will die a very dreadful death]
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Soundtracks

Atrangi Yaari
Written by Gurpreet Saini and Deepak Ramola
Produced by Rochak Kohli
Performed by Amitabh Bachchan & Farhan Akhtar
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Well written and Performed by Amitabh and Farhan.....
10 January 2016 | by rkdaiyaSee all my reviews

This one really got off a flying start for 2016. Wazir has its own way of doing it. It's spontaneous, catchy and the characters grow on you all the way. Bejoy has perfectly directed Chess based thriller with amazing performance by Chess Master Big B and ATS Farhan. Script was short and precise hence it make really good Climax. Cinematography was brilliant specially in Kashmir sequence. Music and background score were brilliant. Aditi Rao Hydari is decent and carries off her character effortlessly like always. Don't bat your eyelid lest you might just miss out on the intense plot that unfolds between Big B, Akhtar, and Neil Nitin Mukesh. This one's a must-watch for its intensity and stellar performances.


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