Azhar – Movie Review

3 Stars (3 / 5)

The movie is based on the real life story of former Indian Cricket Captain Azharuddin’s life but molded and scripted to make it more of an entertainer and movie oriented script. He is the most controversial sports man in the history of India yet along with various highest records in his game. And he is the one who was embroiled in the first ever match fixing scandal the country witnessed. Director Tony D’Souza did a fantastic job to present the story mixing the flashbacks and screening current times without confusing the audience.


Imran Hashmi, I guess he fitted himself very well into the jersey of Azhar and again proved his acting skills perfectly. We can’t comment over the all-time serious debate about whether Azharuddin was guilty or not as our honorable court closed the case stating unsustainable evidence and lifted the lifetime ban for playing cricket from Azharuddin. Well, the story portrayed in the movie is little cinematic and hard to digest in one go. I believe it is really moulded to make it more sensible and much presentable. Anyway I am nobody to comment over this issue.


Prachi Desai is playing the role of Azharuddin’s first wife Naureen and Nargis Fakhri is playing the role of Sangeeta Bijlani his second wife. One of the most talked controversial relationship in cricket world and Bollywood. Lara Dutta is playing the role of opposition lawyer and a brilliant acting from the defense lawyer role played by Kunaal Roy Kapoor. Well the movie itself created a controversy and lots of people are not happy with it. Naming it few like, Ravi Shastri role played by Gautam Gulati, shown as he was cheating his wife. Manoj Prabhakar shown as a person Manoj without surname as the sole responsible person for team India’s loss in one match. Sangeeta Bijlani is also not much happy about the way she is portrayed in the movie.


Well, it is a onetime watch and to know about the reality of Azhar’s life if whatever shown is truth.

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