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Wazir Movie Review: It makes the right moves

Wazir plays out like a game of chess, every move played in a symphony akin to the game, as the story unfolds towards the amazingly crafted climax. The build-up is strong enough to make you believe that you’re in for a good ride in this amazingly well written story. By the time you’re nearing the end, you’ve already enjoyed an amazing story which captivates you from the first shot. And then, in the end, Wazir hits you, you’ll end up replaying the movie from the start to grasp-in the beauty.

Wazir is like a puzzle which is interesting while you’re out solving it, but only becomes perfect when you’ve finally finished it.

Wazir Movie Review

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How wrong can you go when Sonu Nigam fills the life into the slow-motion prologue for the romance between Farhan and Aditi, with “Tere Bin”, playing in the rain-filled backdrop. The song sequence brushes you like how a calming drizzle makes you feel on a hot day. The camera work is brilliant in the movie, but this sequence remains my favorite. Terming Ruhaana and Danish’s love story sweet would be an understatement.

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ATS Officer Danish Ali , played by Farhan Akhtar, redefines the Angry young man with charm and earnestness, while essaying this role alongside the original Angry young man. Farhan ensures you’re by his side as he makes you travel through the transition of how a happy family man’s life goes downhill with just one wrong move. There is a certain easy-to-the-eye effortless performance delivered by Akhtar through Danish Ali’s character. You won’t find Farhan but only Danish.

Farhan Akhtar in Wazir

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Pandit Omkar Nath, played by Amitabh Bachchan, moves around in his wheelchair due to his paralyses. His eyes bring out the pain irrespective of whether he’s joking around with his friend, Danish, while playing Chess or being angry while remembering his daughter. Amitabh gets the best dialogues of the movie. This man, delivers another splendid performance after Piku.

Aditi Rao Hydari acts as gracefully as she looks, and her chemistry with Farhan is effortless. With Wazir, she finally gets a good role to boast about.

Aditi Rao Hydari in Wazir

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Roles played by Manav Kaul (Yazaad Qureshi) and of course the mysterious Neil Nitin mukesh (Wazir) convert the storyline into a powerful narrative.

But the real hero of the movie is in its direction by Bijoy Nambiar. The entire buildup would have been lost, the great content could have been wasted, actors like Mr. Bachchan and Farhan not utilized, but no, none of this happens (thankfully). We can all thank Bijoy for that. From showing the happy side of the rains when the film startsoff, to a weeping father about to shoot himself near the graveyard of his daughter, the contrast value of rains has been effectively captured by Nambiar.

The beauty of the movie is when you’ve seen it all, and you just replay it in your mind and you immediately understand how solid an effort this was. It sets a benchmark for dramatic thrillers for Bollywood movies. The dialogues are intelligent and not pushed-in. The camaraderie between Farhan-Bachchan, or Atrangi Yaari, as they call it, brings out some of the best dialogues from the movie.

The Background score lends the perfect balance to the story as it moves from one Chess move to another. The fight sequences have been done brilliantly. The first fight features a sleepy-headed Farhan who completely owns it with his performance. This is his first action movie and he just hits the right notes.

The only visible flaw is how a few scenes have been dumbed-down to suit the audiences for a mass appeal. An extra dialogue to explain a few things or an extra scene to make sure everyone is on the same page. Something which the Hindi remake of Drishyam is also guilty of doing as compared to its original, Malayalam version.

But even with that, this is a movie which is based on a powerful story and can be appreciated in its entirety. Expect a good climax in this action-packed thriller. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.

I’m going with a 4/5 for this Farhan-Amitabh starrer Wazir. Khel Khel me, khel khel ye aajaega!

Boss: My Review

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakrabarty, Aditi rao hydari

Director: Anthony D’souza

Runtime: 150 Minutes

Boss surely has a good star-cast to boast off, the storyline isn’t weak for starters and the actors don’t let you down either. But its’ not as rosy as it sounds, too much of sanskar-laden dialogues, the 60’s masala twists with comedy to make it look cool and simply nothing new on the platter to entertain you. Boss, simply put is another level of boredom inducing capsule which you take to remind yourself that you still watch the typical bollywood movie, which tries to make too much sense.

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One good thing about Akshay Kumar, who plays Boss in this remake of South hit Pokkiri Raja, is that he doesn’t repeat the mindless movie acting that he has regularly been associated with, but then this is obviously not some great improvement as such.  One parkour sequence looks better than the hero-does-it-single-handedly fight stunts scattered around the length.

The long list of actors include Mithun Chakraborty who plays the dad of Boss (Akshay Kumar), Balraj Sahni (his uncle), Shiv Pandit (his brother), Danny denzongpa (Big Boss to our Akki boss), Ronit roy (Playing the bad cop), Aditi Rao hydari (Playing the love interest of Shiv and sister to Ronit roy) and although, you cannot individually find faults with any of them, yet collectively they seem to be a misfit in some order.

Ronit roy, although is one shining star of the movie, doing full justice to the kind of role he was made to portray. He can be real bad, and he leaves no stone unturned in achieving the same. Actors like Johny lever and Sanjay mishra were wasted, where they could have brought in the comic element act just as fillers.

The background music is terrible in visually syncing certain emotional scenes as well as in making the action-packed scenes become interesting. The songs are not only mis-placed but only try to somehow bring up the dancer in Akshay out (No, don’t search for it, you won’t find it).

Anthony D’Souza, as director does makes the actors, who are masters of their craft act, but fails to stitch it up and fails in this big department. And the dialogue and Screenplay team doesn’t help either.

The movie isn’t a comedy, or action or even drama but tries hard to fit in bits of everything. The dialogues are perhaps copied from movies and soap operas of yesteryears and been put in, because the ones coming out from the character’s mouth, surely makes you want an aspirin to ward of the headache from the sanskar-overdose.

It’s better not to indulge in something which has nothing exciting to it and with a length of 2 hours and 30 minutes, takes a lot of effort for you to take interest in what is going on the screen.

I’m going with 1.5/5 for Akshay Kumar starrer Boss. Worth a Miss.

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