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Azhar Movie Review

Azhar Movie Review Hindi
Review for the film " Azhar"
Runtime: 2 Hours 12 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 13-05-2016
Genre: Biography, Sports
3.25 / 5.0



The movie Azhar has the performance by Emraan Hashmi as the much-celebrated cricketer Azharuddin. The famous cricket star Azharuddin was known for getting involved in scandals both in his professional and personal life. Azhar was known for his extramarital relationship with a Bollywood actress, and also was involved in a match-fixing scandal in his real life. So, the movie might raise many expectations among the fans. Whether or not the movie has sufficed the expectations, one has to read the review and know.


The movie opens up with a disclaimer that says that the movie is not a biopic about the much-celebrated cricket star who got himself into scandals both in professional and personal life.  There are courtroom scenes in the story, song sequences with attractive women.  As the story meanders ahead, one would feel like it is indeed a biopic of the former Indian Captain. 

Star performances  

It was indeed a herculean task for Emraan Hashmi to fit into the shoes of Azharuddin. Emraan Hashmi bears the least resemblance to former cricket Azhar. But, his body language is good to watch. Nargis Fakhri has done the role of the second wife, and her performance tests the audience’s patience. Prachi Desai, who appears as the first wife, has done her role up to the mark. Lara Dutta is seen wasting her time on the screen throwing comments in the courtroom.


The moviemakers had got the approval from Azharuddin before the movie was made, and disclaimer says that it is not a biopic. But, there are shades of a biopic as one watches the movie.  The long sequences meant to be courtroom discussions appear very obsolete.  Much time has been wasted in glorifying Azharuddin as a self-made man.  If the dialogues were good, the movie would be worth a second view.  

What is There?

  • The music composition is quite okay and makes the audience hum the tunes.
  • Performances by Emraan Hashmi and few other actors is worth an applause.
  • The effort to make a movie out of the cricket star is worth a cheer.

What is not there?

  • Tony D’Souza is a good director but has failed in making as an outstanding piece. 
  • The screenplay and story fail to evoke interest among the audiences.


The movie, which claims not to be a biopic, unravels some secrets. So, it is better for a single view in the theater.