My expectations from Wazir weren’t quite set when I went for the movie. But the first 15-30 minutes raised my hopes and I thought that it will be an edge-of-the-seat thriller.But that was IT! It was a Sine wave, which never made it up again. The thrill was too predictable and the twist too obvious.
The moment Wazir entered the frame, and we got the first glimpse of an overtly theatrical Neil Nitin Mukesh, I figured it all out. And from there, it all went down the drain. Omkar Nath Dhar (Amitabh Bachchan) is supposed to be a Kashmiri Pandit but his mannerism and accent is far from that. He hasn’t worked at all on his character in this movie. Why the partiality? Didn’t he look, act and sound Bangali in Piku? Why does he appears the same in this character? Since Vidhu Vinod Chopra is from Kashmir, one would have expected more work on character building and maybe a background story too.
Anyhow, moving to Farhan Akhtar, I guess the kind of intelligence he has, he must have not been convinced with the script somewhere, but he still tries to salvage some of it with his acting, specially in the first few minutes as a father who is responsible for his daughter’s death. Aditi Rao Hydari looks pretty and although she has a smaller part, she delivers well.
Manav Kaul, as always is outstanding and shines through in his part. John Abraham makes a small but impressive appearance. Neil Nitin Mukesh tries his best to be creepy, but is just ok. Bejoy Nambiar really needs to up his game and choose and deliver on crisper scripts.
And whoever said “Wazir has a tight script”, was probably ‘tight’ himself.
My Rating: 3/5
(Although am more tempted towards 2.5)