Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in 'Wazir'Farhan Akhtar/Twitter

Early reviews of "Wazir", the first big Bollywood film of 2016, are out and according to them the film is a roller coaster ride. "Wazir" features Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles.

Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, the film also features Aditi Rao Hydari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Manav Kaul and John Abraham in supporting roles. "Wazir" brings back the "3 Idiots" and "PK" blockbuster trio – writer Abhijat Joshi and filmmakers Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani -- thus making it one of the interesting films of 2016.

Critics too have said that the film has a gripping storyline followed by impressive performances of the cast. "Wazir", standing true to its genre, is an action thriller that will keep you hooked until the end, feel critics.

Wazir special screening in photos 

Aayushi Bhargava of MissMalini.com said that the film is an engaging thriller that will not disappoint moviegoers. "Overall, the movie has the thrill to keep you engaged for a good 102 minutes. And you will NOT leave the theatre disappointed! So, make this your weekend watch," she said.

Maggie Davis of India.com praised the performances of Farhan, Neil, Amitabh and John. "Amitabh Bachchan has expressed every emotions being in a wheelchair. This movie will show how politics and the game of chess are inter-related," the critic added.

Pinkvilla critic said that "Wazir" is an irresistible, sexy, tempting thriller, but the climax is not up to the mark. "It tries to be deceptive but doesn't have enough to outsmart all. It evokes thought, woos you with its brusque, bravado style and its distinct flavour."

Firstpost critic called "Wazir" an emotional and intelligent roller coaster ride which cannot be missed. "This looks like a terrific year ahead for Bollywood. Wazir is a solid start. A gripping thriller anchored by Bachchan and Akhtar's compelling compatibility."

Sreeju Sudhakaran of BollywoodLife.com said that Amitabh-Farhan's performances are impressive, but the film might disappoint viewers. "The film doesn't feel like it's directed by Bejoy Nambiar, as the film lacks his flair for technical finesse as seen in Shaitan and David."

Srijana Mitra Das of The Times of India said that the performances are good, but the film needed more attack and less repetition. "Consistent hard focus over sentimental soft-focus would have let these shatranj ke khiladi blow up that chess board. As it is, they complete their game - but don't check-mate smartly enough."

Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi.com said that the film is predictable, but it has some performances. " If you were planning to watch Wazir as a thriller then no point!"

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