By Sayan Roy,
Today’s film Wazir, which is also the first film of 2016 starring Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan in the leads. The film narrates the story of a cop (Farhan), a disabled man (Amitabh Bachchan) and the unusual circumstances that leads to their friendship. The film holds good speed and manages you to stay connected but the thriller is just isn’t as smart as it ought to have been, to be honest the film was quite predictable. Farhan Akhtar plays Danish, an officer of the Delhi Anti-Terrorist Squad, whose perfect life shattered when his child was killed during a shoot-out. His wife Ruhana (Aditi Rao Hydari) blames him for what happened and leaves him. In the following situations Danish meets Pandit ji who also lost his daughter in a so claimed accident. He forms a strong bond with the older gentleman who teaches him to play chess which actually helped him in sorting out the mystery. What really hurts Wazir is the fact that the mystery itself is thin, illogical and predictable.
Coming down to the performances, Farhan Akhtar gives his most emotionally nourished performance in the film and Amitabh Bachchan as usual maintained his class. Bachchan and Akhtar are so effective individually and together that we wonder why they haven’t been cast together before. Manav Kaul’s performance as the Kashmiri politician is definitely appreciable. John Abraham’s key cameo and dark character convincingly played by Neil Nitin Mukesh were unutilised. Director Bejoy Nambiar, who’s two films
Till the end, Wazir remains true to its purpose, of conveying the emotions that underline the action. There’s enough to watch in ‘Wazir’ despite its flaws. The upcoming year for the Bollywood movies promises a lot and Wazir gives a solid start to it. Wazir is definitely a one time watch. Go for it! And stay tuned.