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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.

Director:

Bejoy Nambiar

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra (story), Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay) | 7 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 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
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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This New Year Make Your Best Move


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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$586,028, 10 January 2016
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Vinod Chopra Productions See more »
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Trivia

Bejoy Nambiar worked with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akthar for the first time. 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 »

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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Wazir Theme
Produced by Gaurav Godkhindi
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A God Awful Shame!
10 January 2016 | by Atrey DourySee all my reviews

When the story writer comes out in press and says that the screenplay has been 20 years in the making with him, then one has a solemn right to expect some sort of competency in movie's storyline. But Wazir's script seems to have been conjured up over a vomit-strewn napkin as one seeks to gain a handle over a bad hangover. It is such a shame. The premise is explosive, intense and engaging. Yet failure to exercise grey cells by the so-called professionals engaged in making this film results in a movie that comes across as amateurish albeit visually competent. The director seems to have given up and just focused on wrapping it all up without spilling the feast. A movie apparently about a foxy game of chess is not even interesting enough to merit comparisons with Chinese-checkers. VC ought to be ashamed at having wasting such an interesting premise and idea with this god-awful excuse for a motion picture. Absolute waste. Whatever rating I have assigned to it has been purely for competent acting and high production values particularly in photography. As far as story and screenplay is concerned I ought to demand some rating credit out of VCs pocket for wasting my time.

Ridiculous.


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