Mohammad Azharuddin’s official Bollywood biopic, Azhar has got off to a flying start on day one of its release with viewers showering high praise on the celluloid depiction of the former Indian skipper’s life. The multiplex we visited today saw a sizeable number of audience turning up for the morning show. And they sure looked hooked for the entire duration of the film. (Azhar movie review: The Emraan Hashmi starrer has been made to clear the real player’s name)
Impressing viewers with his performance was actor Emraan Hashmi who plays Azhar in the biopic. Those who we spoke to expressed their admiration for Emraan’s Azhar act and the majority unanimously agreed that the actor did complete justice to the character onscreen. Right from his gait to his walk and talk, viewers felt he resembled the real Azhar to the T. Also coming in for high praise were the two lead actresses especially Prachi Desai whose measured performance as Azhar’s first wife left audience impressed. The chemistry between Emraan and Nargis Fakhri(Sangeeta Bijalani) too delighted many.
While Azhar has managed to hit a sixer on the first day at the box-office, it remains to be seen if the movie will stand the test of the time and score a century in the days to come.