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Wazir  (2016)  (Hindi)
Genre: Action, Drama, Suspense, Thriller
Language: Hindi
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Bejoy Nambiar
Production Company: Vidhu Vinod Chopra Productions, Getaway Films,
Music Director: Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari, Prashant Pillai
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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. Read More...

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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In the News
Social media trolls upsets family: Neil Nitin Mukesh (August 16, 2016)
Film career huge motivation for Farhan to stay fit (January 26, 2016)
'Wazir' mints Rs.44 crore in first week (January 17, 2016)
'Wazir' mints Rs.21.01 crore in opening weekend (January 13, 2016)
I'll again try to produce films: Bejoy Nambiar (January 11, 2016)
Being an outsider, I'm working with good people: Aditi Rao Hydari (January 09, 2016)
Aditi Rao Hydari wants to do a dance-based film (January 09, 2016)
Don't want to restrict myself to a particular genre: Bejoy Nambiar (January 06, 2016)
Didn't think I'll ever write a song: Vidhu Vinod Chopra (January 06, 2016)
Kejriwal watches 'Wazir' with star cast (January 06, 2016)
Farhan's 'Wazir' avatar impresses IPS officer (January 06, 2016)
Disability Rights Group condemns 'Wazir' director's views (January 05, 2016)
Love story in 'Wazir' very intense, intimate: Aditi Rao Hydari (January 05, 2016)
Dreams do come true, says Aditi Rao Hydari (January 05, 2016)
Can't make Big B dance in public for film promotion: Vidhu Vinod Chopra (January 05, 2016)
Took me time to convince people about my vision: Farhan Akhtar (January 05, 2016)
No younger actor gets intimidated by me: Big B (January 04, 2016)
'Wazir' is an intelligent, smart and modern film: Big B (January 03, 2016)
Amitabh Bachchan finds it 'tough' to work with Farhan Akhtar (January 03, 2016)
Limiting Big B's persona in wheelchair was big task: 'Wazir' director (January 03, 2016)
Jaya, Shweta applaud Big B's 'Wazir' (January 03, 2016)
Big B plans to spend New Year with family (December 31, 2015)
Farhan, Aditi's lovemaking scenes cut from 'Wazir' (December 29, 2015)
'Wazir' an emotional drama, not thriller: Farhan Akhtar (December 28, 2015)
Big B against aggressive marketing of films (December 28, 2015)
'Wazir' wheelchair stint physically challenging: Big B (December 28, 2015)
Challenge to make films matching global standard: Big B (December 28, 2015)
Aditi Rao Hydari doesn't mix family with work (December 24, 2015)
Wonderful: Farhan on recording 'Atrangi...' (December 16, 2015)
Big B, Farhan record duet for 'Wazir' (December 14, 2015)
Farhan Akhtar sings for 'Wazir' (December 10, 2015)
I get immense joy by performing live: Farhan Akhtar (December 08, 2015)
Vidhu Vinod Chopra turns lyricist with 'Wazir' (December 04, 2015)
Response to 'Wazir' trailer makes Bejoy Nambiar 'ecstatic' (November 27, 2015)
Big B likes to be 'ignorant' about politics, society (November 23, 2015)
Farhan Akhtar considers himself 'mad elephant' (November 20, 2015)
Vidhu Vinod Chopra explains delay in 'Wazir' (November 19, 2015)
Big B, Farhan's tipsy chess tale of 'Wazir' (November 19, 2015)
Farhan 'blown away' by script of 'Wazir' (November 18, 2015)
Action-packed 'Wazir' trailer out (November 18, 2015)
Big B humbled by birthday wishes (October 13, 2015)
Ultimate peak of success is unknown: Big B (October 05, 2015)
Kenyan town makes Farhan Akhtar curious (August 26, 2015)
Aditi Rao Hydari not open to talking about upcoming films (August 22, 2015)
One of the main reasons for entering films was Amitabh Bachchan's work, says Farhan Akhtar (June 06, 2015)
Vidhu Vinod Chopra took 5 years to write the script and characters of 'Wazir' (June 04, 2015)
Amitabh Bachchan starts filming final leftover shots for 'Wazir' (April 27, 2015)
Farhan Akhtar off to Srinagar to shoot for the final schedule of 'Wazir' (March 02, 2015)

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