Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor-director Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Wazir’ is year 2016’s big release hit screens today (Janaury 8). Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, ‘Wazir’ is an action-packed thriller and its makers are hoping to start the year on a good note.
‘Wazir’ has a lot of intriguing factors that includes its interesting storyline, the characters and the ensemble star cast.
Amitabh Bachchan plays the character of a wheelchair bound chess grand master in the movie. It will be interesting to see Big B playing the role of a paralysed chess grandmaster on the big screen.
Director Bejoy Nambiar had said it was daunting for him to direct Big B in ‘Wazir’. “It’s very daunting and intimidating when you work with such a star cast. At no point they made me feel like I am a newcomer or less experienced. I have to forget I am directing Big B and Farhan. I have to do justice to what Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat have written,” he had said.
Farhan Akhtar will be playing the role of an ATS officer in the film and this is the first time Farhan will be seen doing hardcore action scenes. From the trailer, the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag actor’s performance looks quite impressive.
‘Wazir’ is about the unusual friendship between a paralysed chess grandmaster named Pandit Omkarnath Dhar (Amitabh Bachchan) and Danish, played by Farhan Akhtar.
Apart from the suspense and action, the movie also showcases an intense love story and loving chemistry between actress Aditi Rao Hydari and Farhan. Aditi Rao Hydari, who is the youngest of all the star cast, said she was greatful working in the film.
Talking about her chemistry with Farhan, Aditi had said that the love story portion of ‘Wazir’ is a very intimate and very intense and being Farhan’s fan she was happy that she got this opportunity to work with him.
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has produced the film and had initially planned to make the film in Hollywood, has been promoting and marketing his film in a slightly different way. He has shown the entire film to nearly 60-70 programmers who distribute films in India.
‘Wazir’ also features Neil Nitin Mukesh in a negative role and John Abraham in a small but key role.