Movie Review: Azhar (2016)

Box Office: Avg.

azhar-movie-poster-emraan-hashmiAzhar (Emraan Hashmi) is an introvert who’s instilled with only one aim in life by his grandfather (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) and that is to play 100 test matches for his motherland India. The journey of success is dotted with his marriage to the lovely Naureen (Prachi Desai). Their angelic love story smeared with lighthearted funny moments moves like a swift breeze. The life of Indian cricket team captain makes him cross flower-laden path with the gorgeous actress Sangeeta (Nargis Fakhri) who was nursing a broken heart. The introvert Ajju becomes the more outgoing, suave Azhar flashing expensive watches and stylishly lifted collars. The tongues start wagging, the match fixing scandal takes the country by storm and in his quest for clearing his name and the ignominious life ban, Azhar decides to take the battle to the Court where he’s represented by his under confident lawyer friend Reddy (Kunal Kapoor) while the prosecution lawyer is the fiery Meera (Lara Dutta), an erstwhile diehard Azhar fan.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “AZHAR is a superlative watching experience. Don’t miss it for anything!”
3.5 “One has also to be blind, not to be able to see the similarities between Azhar’s life and this film. “
3.5 “Whether you’re a cricket fan or not, Azhar will keep you glued to the seat. Go for it.”
3.0 “Director Tony D’Souza’s Azhar is a vanilla look at a story that could’ve been both riveting and hard hitting.”
3.0 “Not a biopic but Emraan Hashmi gets it right”
3.0 “A quick recap of Mohammad Azharuddin’s controversial innings!”
3.0 “Tony D’Souza film works solely because of Emraan Hashmi. The actor pours in his heart and soul into playing Azhar, being Azhar.”
3.0 “The Emraan Hashmi charm mixed with shy Azharuddin mannerism makes it a heady cocktail. You wouldn’t want to put it down without giving it a try.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “You walk out of the theatre with no emotions, no sympathy, except for remorse at having wasted another two hours of your life on a strictly mediocre film.”
2.5 “AZHAR is entertaining in bits. It is a good one time watch if ever you were a fan of the wristy Hyderabadi cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin. “
Negative Reviews
2.0 “All Gimmicks, No Guts”
2.0 “A Big Let Down For All The Cricket Fans Out There!”
2.0 “Azhar is a film that glorifies Azharuddin as an underdog.”
2.0 “Azhar could have been bad-ass, controversial, exciting, masaledaar… alas the simplistic safe treatment leaves it pretty bland.”
1.5 ” Such a wasted chance!”
1.5 “The Emraan Hashmi starrer has been made to clear the real player’s name.”
1.0 ” It’s a brave but pointless attempt to make a fallen star look less fallen. “

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