Genre: Mystery, action, crime, drama and romance
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Jhon Abraham, Neil Nittin Mukesh, Nasir Khan and Anjum Sharma
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Writer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
I know that the review is delayed by five days, but better late than never, right?
The movie starts with an interesting twist in the story. All seems engaging, right from Daanish’s (Farhan Akhtar) encounter with a traumatic incident to Pandit Ji (Amitabh Bachchan) and Daanish being friends and playing chess (ALL THE TIME!, you’ll figure out why, if and when you watch the movie) to the final climax of the film. UNTIL the realization dawns upon the viewers that Wazir’s (Neil Nitin Mukesh) physical role was quite pointless and could have been avoided. The story line could, most definitely, have been made stronger.
Apart from NNM, it was rather surprising to see Jhon Abrham as S.P. Surprising because I don’t remember the last movie I saw of his, did he even exist in 2015?
However, except for slightly better acting skills (maybe because he got a few more minutes extra on screen in comparison to NNM) his role in the movie was not as pointless but could have been performed by any other actor. In my opinion, Randeep Hooda or Sonu Sood, would have fit the role better.
The gorgeous Aditi Rai Hydari hasn’t done many movies, but she did an exceptionally great job in this one. I don’t consider myself worthy, yet, of commenting on Amitabh Bachchan’s or Farhan Akhtar’s acting skills, nonetheless, both played their roles all too well, but that’s not new to us!
Unlike most songs in present times, Wazir has no dhinchak item number or tumainteriyobandaxblzm (I mean, PunEnglish rap). My personal favourites are Tere Bin and Atrangi Yaari.
On a scale of ‘meh’ to ‘OMG! I’m so coming back for this’, Wazir is a “I didn’t waste my money”. It was a pretty great one-time watch, won’t really mind watching it on TV a couple of times, either.