Director Bejoy Nambiar has once again nailed it with ‘Wazir’. The astounding performances by film’s lead actors Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, along with enthralling plot is something that will keep you hooked till the end.
With Farhan and Big B sharing screen space for the first time, this movie is definitely a wonderful start to year. Produced by ace filmmakers Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani, ‘Wazir’ gives you a blend of emotions, actions, suspense and off course the much intense game of chess that brings together two unusual characters.
In this much awaited thriller, Farhan Akhtar plays the role of Danish Ali, a dedicated ATS officer. It is just for a little time he is leading a joyous life with his wife Ruhana (Aditi Rao Hydari) and daughter Noori. But things change instantly for him when his only daughter Noori gets killed in a terrorist shootout. His wife decides to live alone blaming Danish for all the loss in their life. Being too difficult the fact, Danish decides to take revenge from the terrorist and later tries to kill himself at his daughter’s graveyard. That’s when Pandit Omkarnath Dhar a.k.a. Panditji (Amitabh Bachchan) makes his entry.
Panditji is a paralysed chess grandmaster. He makes ways where Danish ends up at his place. With time their bond grows as Panditji starts teaching him the mind game – chess! Eventually, Danish learns that even Panditji lost his daughter and his wife. It was said that Panditji’s daughter had fallen from the stairs of the Welfare Minister Yazaad Qureshi’s (Manav Kaul) house. But more than an accident, it was claimed a murder by the grandmaster. Danish who was suspended takes the call to investigate his dear friend’s daughter’s case which was almost closed by the officials.
As Panditji tries to confront the Welfare Minister, the villainous Wazir (Neil Nitin Mukesh) makes his entry. Neil’s screenplay is ought to leave you stunned. During this investigation that is revolving like the game of chess, Wazir attacks Panditji. And this grandmaster is sure, that his unusual bond with Danish will help him find justice but how? How is Wazir connected to Panditji? What is it that made Panditji pull Danish into his life? Why he wanted Danish to understand the special Omkar style chess game? This thriller action is ended by the ‘Real Wazir’ in a classic way and that is something you got to watch out for!!
Romance: Despite having a limited part in the film, Ruhana (Aditi) plays an important role. Her passion for dance, concern for the family and affection for her husband Danish (Farhan) is expressed beautifully through her eyes. Farhan and Aditi’s never-seen-before chemistry is something that you will really love. The duo have played a perfect couple in reel life.
Friendship: The intense bond that Danish and Panditji shares is unusual. It shows that there is no age for friendship and one could go to any extent to save that bond. The respect for this unusual friendship that built over the game of chess, makes the main plot of the movie.
Special Appearances: The performances by Wazir (Neil Nitin Mukesh) and S.P. (John Abraham) had literally limited screen time, but it played the main part of the story. Undoubtedly, the two were marvelous.
Performances: More than the plot, the brilliant performance delivered by the lead actors will leave you amazed. It never looked that Farhan and Big B were working together for the first time. Every emotion and action is executed exceptionally.
Music: The songs in the movie have been beautifully written, composed and sung. In fact it relates to the scenario that is happening throughout the film.
Our Verdict: This is definitely a must watch movie. Without any doubt this game of chess would be loved and leave you surprised for sure.