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Wazir (English: Vizier) is a 2016 Indian crime thriller film directed by Bejoy Nambiar and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Written and edited by Abhijat Joshi and Chopra, the film stars Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles alongside Aditi Rao Hydari and Manav Kaul. Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham make extended appearances. The film's dialogue and additional dialogue were written by Abhijeet Deshpande and Gazal Dhaliwal, respectively. The music was composed by several artists including Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari, Advaita, Prashant Pillai, Rochak Kohli and Gaurav Godkhindi, with the background score composed by Rohit Kulkarni. Sanu Varghese served as the film's cinematographer.

Wazir
Poster of Wazir
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bejoy Nambiar
Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Written by
Abhijeet Deshpande
(Dialogue)
Gazal Dhaliwal
(Additional dialogue)
Screenplay by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Abhijat Joshi
Story by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Starring
Music by
  • Original Songs:

Shantanu Moitra
Ankit Tiwari
Advaita
Prashant Pillai
Rochak Kohli
Gaurav Godkhindi

  • Background score:
  • Rohit Kulkarni
Cinematography Sanu Varghese
Edited by
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Abhijat Joshi
Production
companies
Distributed by Reliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 8 January 2016 (2016-01-08)
Running time
104 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 35 crore (US$5.4 million)[2]
Box office 78.69 crore (US$12 million)[3]

Based on the original story by Chopra, Wazir follows the story of a suspended Anti-Terrorism Squad officer who befriends a chess player who is a wheelchair user. The idea of the film came to Chopra in the 1990s and he started writing it in English with Joshi over a period of four years starting in 2000. It was supposed to be Chopra's first Hollywood film, with Dustin Hoffman playing the protagonist. However, its producer died and the film was shelved for nearly eight years. Chopra and Joshi later re-wrote the script so it could be produced as a Hindi film. Principal photography began on 28 September 2014.

Wazir opened on 8 January 2016 to mixed to positive reviews from critics who particularly praised the action sequences and the performances of both Bachchan and Akhtar, but criticised the predictable nature of the film. The film performed well at the box office, with approximate worldwide revenues of ₹78.69 crore (US$12 million).

Contents

PlotEdit

Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officer Daanish Ali (Farhan Akhtar) lives with his wife Ruhana (Aditi Rao Hydari) and little daughter Noorie. One day, while Daanish is driving with his wife and daughter, he spots the terrorist Farooq Rameez and chases him. Noorie is killed in the ensuing shootout while Rameez escapes. Ruhana is shattered and blames Daanish for Noorie's death. Daanish later kills Rameez during a police operation, angering his seniors, who wanted Rameez alive to find out which politician he was going to meet.

A grief-stricken Daanish is about to kill himself at Noorie's grave when a mysterious van appears, driving off when Daanish yells at it. Daanish finds a wallet lying where the van was, goes to return it, and meets its owner, a handicapped chess master named Pandit Omkar Nath Dhar (Amitabh Bachchan), who turns out to have been Noorie's chess teacher. Pandit starts teaching Daanish chess and tells him about Nina, Pandit's daughter who also died. Nina had been teaching chess to Ruhi (Mazel Vyas), the daughter of a government minister, Yazaad Qureshi (Manav Kaul), and had fallen down the stairs at Qureshi's house and died. Pandit is convinced that her death was not an accident. Intrigued, Daanish tries to meet Qureshi, but police officers at the minister's office threaten him with arrest. Daanish later meets Ruhi at her school to ask her about Nina, but Ruhi is taken away by Qureshi who threatens her for talking to Daanish. Pandit is later brutally attacked by Wazir (Neil Nitin Mukesh), an assassin sent by Qureshi, who warns Pandit and Daanish to stop chasing Qureshi.

Pandit leaves for Kashmir, where Qureshi is headed. Wazir calls Daanish and threatens to kill Pandit. Daanish frantically chases Pandit's van but Wazir blows it up, killing Pandit. Determined to exact revenge and discover who Wazir is, Daanish makes a plan with SP (John Abraham). During Qureshi's speech, SP detonates explosives, causing a panic, and holds back the police to give Daanish time to act. Qureshi escapes in the confusion and goes to where he and his daughter are staying, but Daanish breaks in and asks him about Wazir. Qureshi claims he does not know anybody called Wazir. Crying, Ruhi reveals to Daanish that Qureshi is not her father – he is actually one of the militants who massacred her entire village and posed as her father when Indian Army troops arrived. Ruhi had told Nina this, so Qureshi killed Nina. Daanish realises that Rameez and the other terrorists had come to meet Qureshi, and kills him.

A few days later, while watching Ruhana's play – based on chess and dedicated to Pandit – Daanish realises that Pandit was in fact the play's "weak pawn" who befriended a "strong rook" (Daanish) who would kill a "wicked king" (Qureshi). Shocked, Daanish finds Pandit's housekeeper, who says that she did not actually see Wazir on the night he attacked Pandit. She gives Daanish a USB pen-drive which Pandit had told her to give to Daanish if he came looking for Wazir. The pen-drive contains a video of Pandit, who explains that Wazir never existed – he was just a persona created by Pandit, who knew that, due to his handicap, he was powerless against Qureshi. Pandit intentionally dropped his wallet near Noorie's grave so Daanish could find it and befriend him. His knife wounds from Wazir's attack were self-inflicted, and he had used voice recordings to pose as Wazir on the phone. Pandit had sacrificed himself to ensure that Daanish would kill Qureshi and get revenge for both of them. Shaken by the revelation, Daanish and Ruhana reunite.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

 
The film uses the game of chess as a metaphor.[4]

The idea of Wazir came to Vidhu Vinod Chopra after badminton player Syed Modi was murdered on 28 July 1988 in Lucknow. However, Chopra has said that the film is completely different from the incident.[5] When Chopra met his eventual co-writer Abhijat Joshi in 1994, he told him about the idea of setting a thriller around two chess players.[6] Chopra described the two characters as "Rakesh Maria and Viswanathan Anand playing chess".[7] The script was later written by them in four years, between 2000 and 2004. It was supposed to be Chopra's first Hollywood film, with Dustin Hoffman playing the protagonist. In 2005, their producer Robert Newmyer suddenly died and the script was shelved.[6]

Chopra saw Bejoy Nambiar's 2013 film, David; he was particularly impressed by the black-and-white portions of it. Chopra subsequently called Nambiar and expressed a desire to work with the director; Chopra had a cache of unfilmed scripts, and Nambiar selected the chess one. Chopra and Joshi then spent two years writing a Hindi version of it.[6]

Both Chopra and Joshi consulted chess experts from America for the film.[5] The cinematography of the film was done by Sanu Varghese, who had previously worked with Nambiar on David.[5] The film's story was tweaked constantly during its seven-month editing period; both writers also served as editors.[5] This was the first time since his 1989 picture Parinda that Chopra had edited a film.[8] Joshi, who edited for the first time on Wazir, believes that "a film is rewritten on the editing table".[5] Visual effects were used to hide Bachchan's legs, to make them look as if they ended below the knees.[9] The makers of the film went through 40 to 50 wheelchairs to find one that would be comfortable for Bachchan over the long shoot.[9] The working titles of the film were Do and Ek Aur Ek Do, and it received its final title, Wazir, in October 2014,[10] based on the character of that name in the film.[11]

CastingEdit

At the screening of Lakshya (2004), Chopra informed Farhan Akhtar about the script of Wazir, and wanted his feedback on it. Ten years later, in 2014, they met again, and Akhtar agreed to do the film because, as he later said, the revised script "moved me to my core".[12] He went through intense training and put on eight kilograms of weight to play the role of an Anti Terrorist Squad officer.[10][13][14] He also changed his diet and met some of his friends who were ATS officers for the preparation.[15] He modeled his character in the film on Vishwas Nangare Patil, an Inspector-general of police from Kolhapur, Maharashtra.[16] Akhtar agreeing for the role puzzled Chopra, who recalls: "At that time, Javed Akhtar (Farhan’s father) and I were engaged in a public verbal duel. When I asked Farhan what made him agree to take up the role, he said, 'The script is so good that I will bear with you'".[5] Chopra noted that while re-writing the film in Hindi, he and Joshi "realised the protagonist can't be American. We had to bring in our own sensibilities. Our cinema is more flamboyant. So the protagonist needed to be flamboyant too. We thought of making the chess master an Indian and approached [Amitabh] Bachchan for it". Bachchan had read the original script, and remembered it when Chopra came to him.[5] Aditi Rao Hydari was cast after Nambiar saw her pictures when she had walked the ramp for a designer and Chopra saw her dancing. After this, she went through three set of auditions: dance, acting and a screen test.[17] John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh make extended cameo appearances in the film.[18]

FilmingEdit

Principal photography commenced on 28 September 2014 in Mumbai. Parts of the film were also shot in Delhi.[19] Chopra claims that "some of the best lines in Wazir are improvised" on the set, including a joke about the Russian vodka and Russian girls between Bachchan and Akhtar.[6] Akhtar did his own stunts in the film.[20] He completed his schedule in March 2015 at Srinagar, while Bachchan filmed his remaining scenes the following month.[19][21][22]

Visual effectsEdit

Amitabh Bachchan's legs were removed below the knee in the film with the use of visual effects to show him handicapped. He wore black socks with marks on them during filming to aid in the eventual creation of the effects.[9] Chopra was not happy with the initial effects work on the legs, so he had changes made to improve the results.[23]

SoundtrackEdit

Wazir
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 18 December 2015 (2015-12-18)
Genre Feature film soundtrack, sufi music, qawwali
Length 26:47
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
T-Series chronology
Hate Story 3
(2015)Hate Story 32015
Wazir
(2015)
Airlift
(2016)Airlift2016

The film's soundtrack album was composed by a number of artists: Shantanu Moitra, Ankit Tiwari, Advaita, Prashant Pillai, Rochak Kohli and Gaurav Godkhindi.[24] The background score was composed by Rohit Kulkarni while the lyrics were penned by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Swanand Kirkire, A. M. Turaz, Manoj Muntashir and Abhijeet Deshpande.[25] The album rights of the film were acquired by T-Series, and it was released on 18 December 2015.[26] "Tere Bin", the first single track, was released individually on 4 December 2015, two weeks prior to the album.[27] The video focuses on Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari; the song is sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal and composed by Shantanu Moitra, with lyrics penned by Chopra.[28] The next two single tracks were released at one-week intervals after the first: "Tu Mere Pass", the second single track, was composed and sung by Ankit Tiwari with lyrics by Manoj Muntashir,[29] and the third, "Maula Mere Maula", was composed by Moitra, sung by Javed Ali and written by Chopra and Swanand Kirkire; its release date of 18 December coincided with the album's release.[30] Fusion rock band Advaita made their film debut with the song "Khel Khel Mein".[31] The track "Tere Liye" was written by A. M. Turaz and composed by Prashant Pillai. It was sung by Gagan Baderiya and Pillai himself.[32] The song "Atrangi Yaari", composed by Rochak Kohli, was sung by Bachchan and Akhtar. The theme track of the film was composed by Gaurav Godkhindi.[33]

Wazir (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)[34]
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Tere Bin" Vidhu Vinod Chopra Shantanu Moitra Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal 04:05
2. "Tu Mere Paas" Manoj Muntashir Ankit Tiwari Ankit Tiwari 03:46
3. "Maula Mere Maula" Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Swanand Kirkire Shantanu Moitra Javed Ali 06:42
4. "Tere Liye" A. M. Turaz Prashant Pillai Gagan Baderiya, Prashant Pillai 02:58
5. "Khel Khel Mein" Abhijeet Deshpande Advaita Amitabh Bachchan 03:59
6. "Atrangi Yaari" Gurpreet Saini, Deepak Ramola Rochak Kohli Amitabh Bachchan & Farhan Akhtar 03:37
7. "Wazir Theme" Instrumental Gaurav Godkhindi Instrumental 03:00
Total length: 26:47

Critical responseEdit

The soundtrack of the film received a mixed to positive response. Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama wrote: "Wazir has a fair mix of songs that are situational and also that could find popularity over a period of time. Though one isn't quite hunting for any solid chartbusters here, the music does work well in the context of the film."[25] R.M. Vijayakar of India-West summed up with, "In short, three decent songs and three eminently forgettable songs makes for a mixed listening experience. Take it or skip it."[35] Aelina Kapoor from Rediff.com commented, "Wazir has good situational soundtracks that don't aim to set any records but go well with the theme of the film."[33]

ReleaseEdit

Wazir was initially set to be released in the middle of 2015, and the first teaser of the film was attached with PK (2014). Its planned release date was moved to 2 October and then further to 4 December,[23] but it was ultimately released in India and worldwide on 8 January 2016.[36] The film was given a "UA" certificate with no cuts by the central board of film certification.[37] The first poster of the film was released on 15 November 2015 via Bachchan's and Akhtar's Twitter accounts, each unveiling the other's look from the film.[38] The official trailer of the film was released on 18 November.[39] Chopra showed the complete film to as many as 70 Indian film programmers and distributors.[36]

In pre-release publicity, Nambiar said, "Casting Mr. Bachchan, who has got such a strong persona, and limiting him in a wheelchair, was a big task for us to get used to". This remark was condemned as "disparaging and extremely condescending" by Javed Abidi, the founder of the Disability Rights Group.[40] Nambiar subsequently apologised for hurting anyone's feelings.[41] The film was released on DVD on 25 March 2016.[42]

Critical receptionEdit

Wazir met with mixed to positive critical reception in its theatrical run.[43][44] The Indian Express gave the film 2.5/5 stars and wrote: "watching Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan joust and manoeuver around each other is this film's high point".[45] Srijana Mitra Das of The Times of India gave it 3.5/5 stars and opened with, "So, Wazir is a smart movie – which could have been way smarter".[46] Subhash K. Jha gave it 4/5 stars, highlighted its "deviously clever script" and added, "In its 1 hour and 40 minutes of playing-time Wazir gives us no time to stop and ruminate."[4] Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times, in a 3/5 review, wrote that "apart from the smart storyline, powerful performances are the backbone of Wazir", and commended both the lead and supporting actors.[47] Baradwaj Rangan characterized the film as "a decent relationship drama, a silly thriller".[48] Shubhra Shetty Saha of Mid Day praised Bachchan's "amazing emotional precision" and said his performance was "the best thing about this film".[49] However, he also decried the film's "lack of subtlety" and ended with "Wazir is a good, one-time watch."[49]

Many critics felt the film started well but failed to follow through. Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today felt that the film had a "taut, gripping narrative" until the interval but "stumble[d]" in its second half.[50] According to Rajeev Masand of News18.com in a 2.5/5 star review, the film was "a consistently watchable but frankly far-fetched thriller that just isn't as smart as it ought to have been".[51] Namrata Joshi of The Hindu called the film "lacklustre": "Despite starting off promisingly with slick production values and good performances to boot Wazir unravels badly, especially in the second half as it heads towards the climax."[52] Raja Sen of Rediff.com gave the film 2/5 stars and characterized it as "obvious"; he said that "none of the character motives in this film actually add up".[53] Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV wrote that "Wazir puts all its crucial cards on the table far too quickly, robbing itself of the shock factor that would have made all the difference between edge-of-the-seat suspense and tame by-the-numbers thrills."[54] Rachit Gupta of Filmfare, in a 3/5 star review, was also unhappy with the film's predictability: "If you pay enough attention to the first half, you'll instantly guess how the end will pan out. So you're sitting in a thriller knowing what's coming up."[55] Gupta added that the climax was convenient and "inane".[55]

Among overseas reviewers, The Guardian's Mike McCahill gave the film three stars out of five, and described it as "a finely poised Bollywood policier".[56] Abhinav Purohit of The National in Abu Dhabi also gave it three stars, and wrote that "overall, Wazir is sure to resonate well with the viewers".[57]

Box officeEdit

Wazir was the first Hindi film of the year. It earned a total of 5.57 crore (US$850,000) on 8 January 2016, the opening day of its release at the domestic box office, much of it from the Mumbai, Pune, Delhi NCR and Uttar Pradesh circuits.[58] The film had a moderate opening at the overseas box office on its first day, and collected 4 crore (US$610,000).[58]

Domestic revenues increased for each of the next two days of the film's opening weekend. On its second day the film earned 7 crore (US$1.1 million),[59] and collected 8.24 crore (US$1.3 million) on its third, for an opening weekend total of 21.01 crore (US$3.2 million).[60] Daily international revenues declined as the weekend progressed, with total overseas collections rising to Rs 7.36 crore (US$1.1 million) after two days,[59] and 10.48 crore (US$1.6 million) after three.[60]

Wazir earned 30.05 crore (US$4.6 million) at the domestic box office in its opening week, and 14.22 crore (US$2.2 million) in the overseas market, for a one-week total of 44.27 crore (US$6.8 million).[61] The film recovered its production budget of 35 crore (US$5.4 million) in that first week. Wazir collected 6.29 crore (US$960,000) in domestic revenues in its second weekend, eventually becoming the first hit of 2016 at the Hindi film box office.[62][2] By the end of its five-week theatrical run, the film had grossed an estimated 58.60 crore (US$9.0 million) domestically and 20.09 crore (US$3.1 million) internationally, for an approximate worldwide total of 78.69 crore (US$12 million).[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Recipients and nominees Result Ref.
9th Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Lyricist of The Year Deepak Ramola & Gurpreet Saini - "Atrangi Yaar" Nominated [63]

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