Wazir starts off with soothing melody of Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal’s Tere Bin. Bejoy starts the film with a song just because he wants his audience to settle down for the next hundred minutes joyride. Wazir is gripping from the very first scene. It does not leave any chance of distraction for the viewer. First half you are on the edge of your seat. Conclusion of every single scene leaves you with a want for something more. Second half becomes a bit unstable. At times it becomes very slow. First half of the film being so good has its share of slow pace.
Wazir works for its interesting story, nuanced performances and sleak direction. Saying anything about story would lead to spoilers. Amitabh Bachchan is on the wheel chair throughout the film and he acts only with his face and his eyes are nothing short of some kind of magic. Aditi Rao Hydari has given a very mature performance. Manav Kaul is great in the film. Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham are impressive in their special appearances. Farhan Akhtar is the one who beats the entire star cast. Farhan as a helpless husband, guilty father, supportive friend and a brave cop leaves you speechless with his performance. He has killed it in every single shot. Scenes where he has to just give an expression are something to die for. Wazir needs to be seen once just for Farhan. Film was perfectly casted, Seema Pahwa, Vaidehi Parashurami matched their performance with their brilliant costars. Bejoy Nambiar has very well executed Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s story. Editing of the film could have been slightly better. Action in the film was noteworthy. Music perfectly accompanies the film. Background score is good only for few scenes.
Wazir is overall a good film but it has its share of flaws. Film has many good moments along with a few disappointing ones as well. Bejoy managed to get a good star cast for his film but somewhere he compromised his own unique style of film making which was visible in few scenes. Climax leaves you with a feeling of having seen a great film but it’s nothing more than just a fairly good film. Wazir is a one time watch.