Reviewed byNebzylVote: 9/10/10
I'm a chess fan (not a good player however).
One day, while I was playing chess, a thought came into my mind, "Whatif the game I'm playing is happening for real somewhere?" Then it wasobvious, I searched for the movies with similar theme but couldn't getone. The best I could find was "The Seventh Seal" by Ingmar Bergmanwhich was nowhere near to the one in my mind.
I knew nothing about 'WAZIR' before watching, except it was a chessmovie. I'm a chess fan, so, I would have never missed this movie nomatter good or bad. I wasn't expecting more either. But, after watchingit, my mind was completely blown away. My long wait has been fulfilled.THIS is the best chess movie I've ever seen.
At some points, I felt errors in storytelling (wished they hadn't doneit this way). But those were nothing compared to the whole package. Theperformances were good. The whole script is excellent. Technically, itfelt real, which is also a good thing. I'm sure this movie will leave amark in Bollywood, with its significance growing over time.
This movie came as a surprise which made me experience that, if a moviecomes as a surprise, that movie is going to be in your best movieslist.
Thanks for the whole team of WAZIR for delivering us this movie. Muchappreciated.
Reviewed byshreekara-1995Vote: 7/10/10
When two acting experts who had marked their name by setting milestonesand redefining the acting in their own way are bought together to playtwo pivotal roles, it just adds extra fun to the flow, when the castingis made well then the half work is done, 2016 release 'Wazir' hasperfect casting and its beautifully narrated movie that keep itsviewers seated till the credit flow, with strong stiffen plot alongwith powerful characters this movie holds back its viewers and indulgethem in the flow, though the plot seems bit obvious it upholds thequality by presenting the story along with play of chess which runslike a metaphor, the brilliance of blending the symbol with the plotgains extra standard shade to the flick.
Amitab Bachchan with his acting excellence presents himself as a fullfledged quality performer, his character filled with pain, brilliance,mystery and with slight touch of fun creates a mark on viewers, FarhanAkthar as an ATS officer renders his best acting, his serious and toughshaded role suits him perfectly, John Abraham cameo has good prominencein the flow, Neil Nitin Mukesh with the dark shade tremendouslypresents himself, Aditi Rao Hydari with her strong performance fillsthe intensity of the flow, Farhan and Aditi chemistry worked very well,intense BGM glorifies the suspense of the plot and tunes the sceneperfectly, editing is very sharp and crispier, director Bejoy Nambiarhandled the work very perfectly and his attempt of combining two goodactors worked very well.
Overall 'Wazir' is a worth watch with exemplary casting and powerfulplot that for sure never disappoints the thriller movie fans, not tooexaggerated with perfect start and proper end film seems very wellmade.
'Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But there's a mysterious, dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, who is all set to checkmate them.