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Wazir  (2016)  (Hindi)
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Rating:  2.4/5
Nowrunning Critics: 2.4/5 | External Critics: 2.5/5 | Users: 3/5
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Nowrunning Reviews
Wazir surprises us with a brilliant beginning and Amitabh Bachchan emoting with just his face and Farhan's seething passions are near short of a miracle, you think. And then with the second half of tiresome explanations and almost laughable action sequences, the film simply freefalls into tediousness.

Wazir Review RatingManisha Lakhe | Read Full Review

Wazir is a predictable suspense thriller with superb performances. Not quite worth being seen at on the big screen.

Wazir Review RatingShishir Gautam | Read Full Review

External Reviews
Suprateek Chatterjee (The Huffington Post)

An ill-advised move, ultimately, given that Wazir is an insufferably dumb thriller with little-to-no emotional impact. It's a terrible start to the movie year. Wazir is a con job, endeavouring to show us layers that it chooses to do almost nothing with.  Read Full Review

Tanul Thakur (Firstpost)

The main problem with Wazir is not that it's silly but that it tries too hard to be profound. However, it can't be denied that there was a promising story buried deep within this mess: two men, deeply scared by the loss of their children, trying to find solace in a friendship where one tries to find closure for the other.But Wazir's so unreal, so dumbed down, so predictable that there's nothing redeemable about it.  Read Full Review

Wazir Review RatingSaibal Chatterjee (

Despite classy cinematography (DOP: Sanu John Varughese), a few moments of pure inspiration crafted by the lead actors and some effective punchlines (dialogue: Abhijit Deshpande and Gazal Dhaliwal), Wazir comes nowhere near checkmating the audience. It has its share of twists and turns, but barring the final gambit that spins the tale on its head, none of it is particularly startling.  Read Full Review

Wazir Review RatingShweta Kaushal (Hindustan Times)

Apart from the smart storyline, powerful performances are the backbone of Wazir. The film's most interesting part lies in the fact that it is a revenge drama but the protagonists are not angry. Despite the smaller flaws and the slightly botched up ending, the film is definitely worth a watch.  Read Full Review

Wazir Review RatingShubra Gupta (The Indian Express)

There's enough to watch in 'Wazir' despite its flaws. It reaffirms something we've always known: that there's nothing to beat a plot-driven film. That the supreme importance in a thriller is to keep it going. And that strong performances are the pivot of any film: watching Akhtar and Bachchan joust and manoeuver around each other is this film's high point.   Read Full Review

Wazir Review RatingRaja Sen (

Bejoy Nambiar's Wazir based on a script by producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, stacks the pieces interestingly enough to begin with. It has competent moments, but is too generic to be memorable, and that's a shame for it could so easily have been a winner. As it stands, Wazir is the one thing a chess player can never afford to be: Obvious.  Read Full Review

Wazir Review RatingRajeev Masand (IBN Live)

Director Bejoy Nambiar, working from a script by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi, keeps things taut and well paced in the film's first half. In the end Wazir is moody and atmospheric, and gripping for a large part. What it needed was a tighter script with fewer holes.  Read Full Review

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