Wazir (film)

Wazir (Hindi: वजिर) is a 2016 Indian crime thriller film directed by Bejoy Nambiar and written by Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Produced by Chopra, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles alongside Aditi Rao Hydari, Manav Kaul, Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham in supporting roles.
The film tells the story of two unusual friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a grief-stricken ATS officer, who are brought together by a peculiar twist of fate as part of a wider conspiracy that has cast a dark shadow over their lives.[3] The game of chess is a recurring metaphor and forms the backbone of the story.[4] The first shot was taken on 28 September 2014 in Mumbai.[5] The trailer of the film was released on 18 November 2015,[6] and the film was released worldwide on 8 January 2016.[7]
Poster of Wazir
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
Written by
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Abhijat Joshi
  • Dialogue:
  • Abhijeet Deshpande
  • Additional dialogue:
  • Gazal Dhaliwal
Screenplay by
Music by
Edited by
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Abhijat Joshi
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 8 January 2016 (2016-01-08)
Running time
104 minutes[1]

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