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Azhar (2016)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 13 May 2016 (USA)
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Biographical sports drama based on the life of former Indian international cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin

Director:

Anthony D'Souza (as Tony D'Souza)

Writers:

Rajat Arora, Aditi Mediratta (associate writer)
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Credited cast:
Emraan Hashmi ... Azhar
Nargis Fakhri ... Sangeeta
Prachi Desai ... Naureen
Lara Dutta ... Meera Verma
Kunaal Roy Kapur ... Reddy
Gautam Gulati ... Ravi
Sammy John Heaney Sammy John Heaney ... Kid no.4
Mohit Chhabra Mohit Chhabra ... Sachin
Anikie Maguire Anikie Maguire ... Racecourse Spectator
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Nanujaan
Rajesh Sharma ... M.K Sharma
Hemant Chaudhary Hemant Chaudhary ... Ad film director
Shernaz Patel ... Azhar's Mom
Virendra Saxena ... Azhar's Dad (as Veerendra Saxena)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nausheen Ahmed Nausheen Ahmed ... Reporter 1
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Biographical sports drama based on the life of former Indian international cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin

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Love him. Hate him. Judge him.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

INR380,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,521
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Pritam was the first choice of music director.But due to health issues he couldn't do the film and was replaced by Amaal Malik. See more »

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Oye Oye
Written by: Anand Bakshi
Produced by DJ Chetas
Performed by: Armaan Malik and Aditi Singh Sharma
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Certainly a 1 time for many reasons, after long time a good Film from Balaji
13 May 2016 | by SAMTHEBESTESTSee all my reviews

AZHAR REVIEW :- One of the most awaited film of Emran Hashmi's career from its trailer release to today. When i saw the Trailer of Azhar that time only, i decided to watch this film on First Day First Show. Reasons are known, Emran was looking promising after a long period plus i was interested in knowing our Cricketer Azharuddin's controversial life. Finally watched the Film and i am completely satisfied with this product, it completed all my expectations which were not high.

Acting- Excellent job by Emran Hashmi. I haven't seen his some acting oriented movies so i cant decide but still i say it is his Best Performance i've ever seen. His walking Style, Batting style, Dialogue delivery everything was perfect. Not award winning though, but still Kudos for him. Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta failed to match Emran. They didn't have much screen space, may be that was the reason but really their Make up talks louder than their Acting. Other star cast was strictly okay.

Music :- Certainly, not up to the mark. Songs just come and go. Nothing to remember. Same with Background Music.

Cinematography :- Worse. Really some scenes looks like daily soaps, especially Cricket match scenes. Disappointing field for the film.

Screenplay :- Good but not great. Good because of 130 minutes run time, and not great because editing could have been better. Many scenes and especially songs deserves cut. 2-3 loo breaks are there but still Film doesn't make you feel bore.

Dialogues :- Superb ! Clap worthy, whistle worthy and touching. I don't want to spoil much cause it will affect the impact of those dialogues.

Direction :- First of all i want to praise Tony D'Souza for daring to make controversial film like this and want to thank him for revealing some truths about Azharuddin. Direction is very good, surpassed my expectations. Tony crafted film very well, especially Interval and Climax scene.

Final Words :- Overall a good movie which deserved your one time watch for many reasons. We love you 'Fighter Azharuddin' forever. Thanks to Balaji Production for making this film so that we realise some unknown facts about our Azhar. Go for it, and don't watch it as a movie watch it as Azhar's real life story, movies like this comes very rarely. 7/10 stars by me.


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