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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.

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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

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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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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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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The first trailer of the movie was released on 18 Dec 2014 alongside PK (2014)which is also made by same production team. This is a common strategy with Vinod Chopra Films to release the trailer of their forthcoming film alongside their current release. 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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[If a pawn will fight against the king... then it will die a very dreadful death]
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Written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Produced by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal
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An interesting plot that's not gripping, but the ending steals the show.
8 January 2016 | by ankitcomSee all my reviews

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Looking at the movie timeline and the thrilling theme that it portrays, it feels that it's crisply made. But often this short movie feels long. You will always want it to proceed further despite it being not irritating at any point. The plot is very interesting but not gripping. It's very little that the film justifies itself but the awesome ending says it all. All the thrill, story, cinematography steals the show because of the brilliant finish.

Farhan Akhtar not really enters completely into the role but still portrays a well focused ACP. Amitabh Bachchan had a great acting success last year and is always a treat to watch. This time he's effective but nothing more than that. All other actors supported the cast well.

I'm a fan of Bejoy Nambiar's direction style. He successfully places his style in this one as well. He is brilliant in parts but also below average in many. Like his last ventures, again he goes above average but it's time for him to go beyond that.

Overall, an interesting plot that's not gripping, but the ending steals the show.


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