Wazir movie review : Competently made could have made a better move!
Wazir is an action thriller directed by Bejoy Nambiar , written by Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and is produced by Chopra.
Lead roles-Amitabh Bachchan (Pandit Omkarnath), Farhan Akhtar(Danish), Aditi Rao Hyadri, Neil Nitin Mukesh(Wazir).
Supporting roles- Manav Kaul(Welfare Minister), John Abraham.
The story promises exploration of loss and grief of two unusual friends —a paralysed chess grandmaster and a grief stricken ATS officer. These two fathers lose their young daughters, and forge an unlikely friendship. Anti-Terrorism Squad officer Daanish Ali (Farhan Akthar), loses his daughter while chasing terrorists. Former chess master Omkarnath/Panditji (Amitabh Bachchan), who had lost his wife and his two legs in an accident, approaches Danish to investigate the mysterious death of his daughter Nina. Both of them collaborate to catch a fearsome villain. Pandit Omkarnath Dhar (Bachchan) is convinced that the much-loved Welfare Minister (Manav Kaul) killed his chess-teaching daughter in mysterious circumstances.
In a remarkable deviation from the typical Bollywood style, Wazir’s characters do not delve into the sadistic pleasure of avenging a wrong but concentrate on the final target. Unfortunately, the mysterious dangerous opponents will set them a checkmate is a remaining story. . The game of Chess is a recurring metaphor and forms the backbone of the story. It is all about a conspiracy that casts a dark shadow over the lives of Daanish and Panditji. How will Danish uncover the truth behind Nina’s murder? Who is Wazir? The answers to these questions form the crux of the story of “Wazir”.
In the end Wazir is moody and atmospheric, and gripping for a large part. What it needed was a tighter script with fewer holes.
The idea of Wazir came to Vidhu Vinod Chopra after badminton player Syed Modi was murdered on 28 July 1988 in Lucknow. However, Chopra claims that this film is completely different from the incident. a well-written script ensures you are on the edge of your seats. From a well-shot and perfectly edited shootout to the build up to an innocent friendship, the director keeps us on the tenterhooks as the story unfolds. There’s a lot to appreciate in the film, particularly the performances of its leading men, and the brisk unraveling of its plot.
In a film like this, where the story plot is the mainstay, there is hardly any space for music. Despite the film boasting of an array of music directors (Shantanu Moitra, Advaita, Ankit Tiwari, Prashant Pillai, Gaurav Godkhindi, Rochak Kohli), the songs fail to leave an impact. It is actually the music that slows the pace of the film. At the same time, the film’s background music (Rohit Kulkarni) is impactful and effective. While the film’s cinematography (Sanu Varghese) is decent, the film’s editing (Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Abhijat Joshi) lacks style and substance.
Though it is not a weekend spoiler, but watch it for some exquisite performances and its unique plot without expecting much of a thrilling suspense.Wazir is not for all. People those who are interested in suspense and slow pace movies this is for those.
– By Prachi Nagar