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Review of: Wazir

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On 10/01/2016
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Wazir is a fantastic story on paper, I must say Vidhu Vinod Chopra has written a riveting story. I would love to read a novel based on this story with lot more detailing, developed emotions and if possible some more thrills to give bigger impact to this fine storyline because some where down the line as a film its not that great what it was on paper. I love thrillers and if it has some emotions I vouch for it, definately I liked Wazir, its a good film but not a great one which was expected by me from it. To be honest I expect a lot from Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, both did the screenplay but it some how lacked punch which I realized when the film ended. They also did the editing which is perfect, very much like western films but I thought it lacked the much needed magic in the screenplay. Despite this short coming film looks very good, I would say good progressive Attempt of art. We need this in our cinema, Chopra is trying hard and one day he’ll do full justice I am sure about it. Direction of Bejoy Nambiar is very good, technically it is also very sound, the cinematography by Sanu Varghese is to the mark. Dialogues by Abhijeet Deshpande and Gazal Dhaliwal are nice, Songs are very soulful, its not like the chartbuster ones but very honest and apt lyrics with able music specially the Sonu Nigam sung track Tere Bin which marks the beginning of the film and Yaari song which ends the film, songs are in short very much the integral part of screenplay.


Performances by the actors enhances the impact of this film, Farhan Akhtar as Danish is very earnest. He looks very worked up also to play the role of an Anti Terrorist Squad officer, he is very good in action scenes too. Amitabh Bachchan is not ‘The’ Amitabh Bachchan for nothing, he shines as Chess Master Pandit Ji and steals the show. Aditi Rao Hydari as Ruhana is beautiful and acted well, Manav Kaul as Izaad Qureshi is superb. Jhon Abraham in a small role as S.P. adds star value and Neil Nitin Mukesh in just one scene looks stylish and impactful. The essence of chess is used very nicely, chess lovers will like the way Vidhu Vinod Chopra has used it in the movie. The story supports the chess metaphor quite well. Sacrifice is one of the central maneuvers on the chess board. Just when your opponent thinks that he has killed your prized Knight, it turns out that the Knight was the sacrifice that you had planned all along to lure the king into the trap, this has been used in the film very well. I expected a lot from the film and I came out semi Satisfied from the theatre, must give this film a shot its worth the time and money. I’ll go with 3 stars.

Agam Anand
Agam Anand is a Novelist and a Stand-Up Artist. He has written two Novels, his 1st novel 'A Non-Entity' became an instant hit among youths while his second one 'The Colossal Illusion' ranked in the Top 100 best selling books in a day of its release on Amazon, it also won the TCK Reader's Choice Awards 2019 in the USA, for being the best Romantic Novel of the year. Anand also won the Author of the year award at the NE8x Literature Festival 2019 for 'The Colossal Illusion'. He has graduated from Patna in Accounts and did his Masters from Kolkata but he is more interested in writing, Literature, Philosophy, and the internet. He is a Cinema Buff, Cricket lover, Very Positive and wants to see everyone Happy.

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