‘Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But there's a mysterious, dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, who is all set to checkmate them. The game of chess is a recurring metaphor and forms the backbone of the story.
The movie is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the movie stars the megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles alongside Aditi Rao Hydari, Manav Kaul, Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham in supporting roles. It is directed by Bejoy Nambiar and written by Abhijat Joshi.
Wazir is held together by Amitabh Bachchan who shows why he is the Grandmaster of this game. Neil Nitin Mukesh is also convincing as the character edging with psychopath bend. Wazir's lead performances, its glassy cinematography, its haunting sound design, work well. While, Wazir is definitely a smart movie but, it could certainly have been way smarter. It was low on attack, and less in defence, and more on repetition. However despite few smaller flaws and the slightly botched up ending, the film is definitely worth a watch.