Wazir (2016)

Hindi 1 hrs 42 mins Drama
68 %
Total Reviews: 67
Sahi: 45 Nahi: 22

Review Summary: Wazir has inspired moments, some great acting and haunting music but fails to strike gold despite the amount of talent involved.

Average Critic Rating: (2.86)
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Est. Budget: 50.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 36.0 CR

Plot: Wazir is an upcoming 2016 Indian action thriller film directed by Bejoy Nambiar and written by Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and is produced by Chopra. It stars Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in lead roles alongside Aditi Rao Hydari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Manav Kaul and John Abraham in... Read more

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Having said that, this is a movie that should encourage more filmmakers to go all out, and take on thrillers without reducing them into song-and-dance projects. And, for that, we are thankful for 'Wazir'.
Emirates 24 X 7
So on an overall basis, 'Wazir' is a good dramatic thriller with loads of emotional connect and fantastic performances. The movie could have been in the list of top thrillers from our country only if the screenplay wouldn't have been bit predictable and convenient towards the end.
Cine Markets
Fortunately, Bejoy concentrates on dramatic presentations of realistic scenes
Watching Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan joust and manoeuver around each other is this film’s high point
Indian Express
You guessed right. The powerful, taut Amitabh-Farhan chemistry is the best thing about the film
Hop on board Farhan, Amitabh's emotional, intelligent roller coaster ride
First Post
Wazir is at best a one-time watch, if only for the academic interest of viewing Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in the same film.
. But the writing is King of the game in a film. The technique is merely a pawn. You can sacrifice the pawns but not the King.
This thriller isn't merely predictable, but depressingly drab
'Wazir', is a solid start, a gripping thriller anchored by Bachchan and Akhtar’s compelling compatibility
First Post
I’m going with two-and-half out of five
Rajeev Masand
Wazir' is a good, one time watch.
Wazir is a missed opportunity. It is a story that could have been gripping but suffers from a bad treatment, thus leaving you disappointed.
Koi Moi
दमदार एक्टिंग और शानदार डायरेक्शन के लिए देखें 'वजीर'
Though simple, it is effective in its storytelling with some packed performances by its cast and crew
वाकई शतरंज का खेल है 'वज़ीर'
‘Wazir’ is a preposterous but punchy thriller about chess and revenge
This Wazir Fails to Capture One's Heart
So, Wazir is a smart movie - which could have been way smarter
Times of India
Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar are IMPRESSIVE in this predictable game of chess!
Bollywood Life
The film still belongs to Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan, thanks to their chess-inspired histrionics. A good film to watch for Big B fans
अद्भुत खेल, तेज रफ्तार और सटीक चाल
Aaj Tak
Shortest soundtrack for a Bejoy Nambiar movie yet, but the man’s sense of quality remains intact as ever
Music Aloud
Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan's chemistry steals the show
India Today
It’s a fun game to watch
The Guardian
Farhan holds his own amazingly well against Amitabh in the frames, that is creative tension that makes the film worth watching
The Times of India
Amitabh-Farhan Shine In This Captivating Thriller
Filmi Beat
Danish Ali (Akhtar) is an earnest policeman who is recovering from the loss of a loved one
Planet Bollywood
A thin and predictable mystery
Hindustan Times
Bejoy Nambiar’s Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar starrer may not be a terrible film, but fails to create the fireworks expected from this collaboration
Wazir builds tension like a grandmaster
The National
Both Akhtar and Bachchan flesh out a beautiful relationship between Danish and Panditji very convincingly
And then with the second half of tiresome explanations and almost laughable action sequences, the film simply freefalls into tediousness.
Now Running
We'd have loved to lose to the storyteller and have all our guesses proved wrong by the time the end credits rolled, but sadly, this game leaves a lot to be desired
Deccan Chronicle
Wazir boasts of fine performances from Amitabh Bachchan & Farhan Akhtar but it isn't really the taut thriller that it could have been.
Desi Martini
In a nutshell, I would say the film that showed some initial promise could not maintain the same tempo till the end. Still as a thriller and as a Director’s film, Wazir is a recommended film from me with a personal rating of three out of five.
Film Dhamaka
Amitabh, Farhan rise above film’s flaws
Hindustan Times
With a runtime of 102 minutes it holds your attention even if it doesn’t have you on the edge of the seat all the while. If not outright enthralling it’s no way a disappointing fare.
Tribune India
If you are planning to watch WAZIR (I suggest you do), track every move, analyze every act on screen; it will help you decipher the Wazir: the winning move that wins the war!
Glam Sham
Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan perform brilliantly in this intense game of chess!
The endearing Amitabh-Farhan relationship overrides the film's clear flaws
First Post
Bejoy Nambiar is one preeminent filmmaker, who Bollywood has always been proud to have. From 'David' to 'Shaitaan', Bejoy has proved his worth every time and this time around, he comes up with a action thriller in the name of 'Wazir' supporting a stellar star cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari. The movie hits the theaters today and no less is expected from it. But, to ours and everyone’s shock, 'Wazir' can easily be called a below average work of Bejoy. Why? Read on to know...
India Glitz
The game of Chess is the backbone of 'Wazir', but the writers didn’t use it to its potential
Cinema Glitz
‘Wazir’ may not be impactful as a thriller, but certain sequences and the convincing performances makes it a watch-worthy movie.
It’s an emotional thriller with an ending that you can see from a mile yet is impactful. Watch it once. It won’t hurt.
With actors who looked promising, Wazir could have been a well-executed drama if the narrative wasn't a mixtape of bullet shots and raging background sounds
Monorama Online
'Wazir', has all the makings of an irresistible, sexy, tempting thriller that comes together in its climax but doesn't roll out as convincingly as expected
On the whole, Wazir is a movie that was made with a smart mind and some extremely intelligent actors, but the predictable plot makes it tepid and can be only watched if you have nothing else to do.
Daanish is also distraught and seeks revenge by killing Rameez.
Wazir Is An Engaging Thriller With Complex Characters
Miss Malini
Bollywood has begun the year on a thrilling note with the first big release Wazir promising a power-packed ride.
On the acting front, Amitabh Bachchan nails it as he usually does and Farhan Akhar is competent. They could have done wonders with a better script.
Navhind Times
On the whole, WAZIR, despite boasting of some of the great performances, reasonably fails to leave the desired impact because of its convoluted script
Bollywood Hungama
Both John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh seemed to be not so up to the mark. Cinematography is very good, editing is horrible, as there are several scenes which can be cut off. Music is not up to the mark and the production values are ok. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi, the people behind the prestigious movie like PK, have failed to put an exquisite movie on screen, this time.
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Farhan is the Badshah, but Bachchan is mechanical in Vidhu Chopra's laborious gimmick
First Post
A tight script and a capable cast makes it an absorbing watch
Economic Times
Amitabh Bachchan- Farhan Akhtar Add Soul To A Stylish But Predictable Thriller
Business of Cinema
This one is worthy of a single watch, but only for Akhtar, who is relentless and determined in his efforts to make this film work
Bangalore Mirror
Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar steal the gripping show!
Zee News
What keeps you immersed to this film, is the captivating story, tight plot and powerful performances, 'Wazir', is a must-watch
Santa Banta
Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar sparkle in this game for two
What keeps you immersed to this film, is the captivating story, tight plot and powerful performances. "Wazir" is a must-watch.
Deccan Herlad
This was an opportunity wasted, perhaps
If this one qualifies for a single watch, it is only for Akhtar's determination and ability to take this film through.
Pune Mirror
Starts promisingly, unravels badly
The Hindu
The only thing catchy and sensible was that the title of the movie Wazir was used a lot in the film by connecting many scenes of the movie to the game of chess
If you can survive the boredom of the weaker moments in the movie, you might just be left intrigued with the power of its crackling climax.
Pink Villa