The highly talked of sports biopic “Azhar” is finally here in theatres Worldwide. The film written and directed by Tony D’Souza is based on the life facts of former Indian International cricketer “Mohammad Azharuddin”. Find out through our exclusive review if the film justified the wait of fans and movie goers.
The film released with great enthusiasm seeing from fans and positive response from critics and audience. Cricket is a religion in India so we are expecting a grand opening for the film with amazing weekend box-office collection numbers.
The viewers might have seen many sports biopic but seeing a one based on the life of an Indian cricketer is something different as India is home to many, many and many more cricket lovers.
It looks like the actor Emraan Hashmi has tried to break the image of his ‘serial kisser’ with this release and its worth noting that he has done complete justice to his titular role of ‘Azhar’ not only with his looks but with the right attitude and good acting.
The film makers specify that its not a biopic so we are also leaving the imagination completely upto its viewers.
The film makers have tried to touch upon all the major incidences from Azhar’s life including his childhood days of Hyderabad, leading Indian cricket team, his first wife ‘Naureen’, controversial personal life with his second wife ‘Sangeeta Bijlani’ and action packed tenure of cricketing days.
Emraan can seen swinging his bat and hitting fours and sixes in the first half of the film. Azhar with right twist and tale surely impress the viewers.
The onscreen chemistry between Emraan Hashmi and Nargis makes the romantic part of the movie a treat for the audience. The various ups and downs in the protagonist’s life makes the story a lot more engaging and interesting.
Prachi (wife Naureen) plays a simpleton, while Nargis (Sangeeta Bijlani) has played a fashionable new girl. Like the life of the cricket, the film too faced many controversies with Azharuddin’s former wife Sangeeta Bijlani and cricketer Manoj Prabhakar are set to sue the makers of the film for showing them in a bad light.
Nevertheless watch Azhar on big screen and get ready to “love him, hate him, judge him” from 13th may, 2016 onwards.