WAZIR – Movie Review
Posted by Vivek on January 27, 2016 | No Comments
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, ManavKaul, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Aditi Rao Hyadri
Screenplay: Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi.
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Background: Ankit Tiwari, Shantanu Moitre.
DoP: Sanu Varghese
Wazir is the cinematic return of director BejoyNambiar, who gave us the highly entertaining, Shaitaan. Bejoy maintains his pace and thrill in Wazir. A solid watch that keeps you on your seat.Fine performances by all and especially ManavKaul, who as the main antagonist, manages to hold his own amongst the very experienced actor cast.
From a story element, the mystery unfolds simplistically, but with a new layer at every peel, to keep the audience interest alive. As the main female, in a male heavy cast, Aditi shows a lot of promise. Visually this film takes us to the finest parts of our capital city and the intensity is maintained right through the film.
The main let down is the big explanation given by Amitabh’s character, primarily for the benefit of the audience, but this was unnecessary, as most of the audience have figured out the film till then. Leaving it out would have made for a more compelling watch.
The music and the photography keep pace with the story and this is perhaps the first time that Bachchan has played a physically challenged character, doing so with a degree of effortlessness.
Farhan’s character could have been used a little less and the others a little more, to have made this film even better, as seeing the same actor in frame after frame, sometimes robs the film of its “unusual” appeal.
Having said that the audience will not get bored watching this film.