Captivating, thrilling, and different. Those are the three words I would use to describe Wazir.
The film directed by Bejoy Nambiar and written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi was a fantastic film to kickoff the 2016 year of films!
I can’t stop thinking about the easily meshed chemistry between Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan. The way they both individually executed their roles on-screen was electrifying. Every dialogue Amitabh delivered as the role of Pandit Omkarnath Dhar brought goosebumps to my arms. What an evergreen and versatile actor we have in our industry! Farhan plays the role of Danish Ali who goes through a swoop of emotions from beginning to end. Farhan also an actor of many talents portrayed a different persona on-screen today, it was refreshing to see him in an intensifying thriller role, while being a hopeless-romantic.
The other supporting actors added to the suspense mystery story line of Wazir.
Aditi Rao Hydari is playing the role of Farhan’s wife Ruhana Ali. She’s a dancer at heart and has very little dialogue throughout the film. But she still did justice to her supporting role. Neil Nitin Mukesh playing a conniving villain as Wazir, but it’s the twist of his character that brings the film to life. The small role John Abraham had on-screen was another supporting character to help solve the mystery. It was nice to see John on-screen, wish I could have seen more of him though.
So the acting, dialogues, and story were all good. What I felt a bit tiresome was the pace of the film. Even though the film is a bit shorter than a typical Hindi film, it still felt like forever! Every time Farhan and Aditi came eye-to-eye, the scene went into a slow motion mode. At the beginning of the film we’re introduced to both their character with the song Tere Bin, it worked the first time, but this repeatedly kept happening during their scenes and it was a bit annoying to see. Because of this, the film felt dragged and well it would have sped up the story a bit!
The music and cinematography of the film was up to par! I rather enjoyed all the music of the film in-fact. The conclusion of the film really got me at the edge of my seat and by the end I was just at awe.
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