Bejoy Nambiar is out with the first Bollywood movie of 2016, Wazir! The director has previously given the industry a number of good films like Shaitaan and David, so with Wazir having the never seen before combination of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, the expectations from the fans are really high!
So the time has come now, to find out if Wazir starring Big B, Farhan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham and Manav Kaul is as good as the trailer or is it a let down? Read further to find out!
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Wazir starts off on a happy note, introducing the happy family of ATS Officer, Danish Ali (Farhan Akhtar), his Kathak dancer wife Ruhana (Aditi Rao Hydari) and their 4 year old daughter. All is going well till tragedy strikes and Danish goes from being a happy father to that of a grieving a vengeful man!
The narration of the story is so realistic, that we connect with Danish's tragedy! He soon meets Pandit Omkarnath (Amitabh Bachchan), a handicapped man who teaches kids to play the game of chess and the two connect like soulmates. Their sadness, grief and emotions brings them closer and slowly the two start spending more time with each other!Their individual tragedies is what connects the two and soon the duo hatch the perfect plan to take revenge of what they faced!
John Abraham is seen in a cameo role of an investigating officer and Manav Kaul is essaying the role of a Kashmiri Pandit!
Coming to the performances, Amitabh Bachchan essays his role brilliantly! In spite of he being restricted to his wheelchair, the man emotes his character to such perfection that we begin to feel like he was really an handicapped duo avenging his grief.
The other hero of this film, Farhan Akhtar has given his second best performance in Bollywood post Bhaag Milkha Bhaag! With Wazir, he has once again shown how multi-talented he is! Farhan shines through out the movie, first with his happy act, then with his grievance and finally with his angry young man performance!
Aditi Rao Hydari is the only ray of sunshine in this otherwise dark, brooding film, but her role has very less screen time, thereby making us forget her! John surprises us with his apt performance that really tied the plot together and special mention goes to Manav Kaul who in spite of having a small role, gives such a mesmerizing and powerful performance that we just cannot forget him! Manav shows people, that it is not the quantity of the role in the movie but the quality of your performance that really matters.
Apart from Amitabh and Farhan, the thing which really shined was the script of the movie! Written by producer Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi, the script of Wazir really stands out and their original story is exactly what the Bollywood industry needs! Thanks to them, Hindi Film industry is off to a good start this 2016 with their brilliant plot!
Dialogue writer, Abhijeet Deshpande and Gazal Dhaliwal too have done a fab job with their clever and impressive dialogues. While most of it seems like the language of chess, it makes perfect sense with the plot! Thanks the script, performance and dialogues, as viewers, we connect with the characters and feel the need to know more about them.
But director Bejoy has kept everything crisp, thereby not elaborating too much on the characters and focusing more on the twists and turns that you least expected!
Some may find the climax tad stretched but for those who love Bejoy's style of direction, his way of showing realistic scenes in a dramatic way will love the movie!
All in all, Wazir doesn't give you much time to think with its intelligent script and face paced story-line! It keeps you on the edge of your seats, keeping you entertained with this emotional thriller.
Wazir is a good movie and a great one time watch!