Indian trade expert Amod Mehra said, “‘Wazir’ saw average collections since it appeared to be a serious film. The numbers improved marginally over the weekend. The target audience seems to have liked it, leading to brisk business at A-league multiplexes. If it continues to hold its ground during weekdays, it may prove to be a profitable venture.”
Another trade analyst Taran Adarsh said: “Mass centers haven’t reacted too well to the film as opposed to premium plexes in metros. The positive word-of-mouth buzz has aided its collections.”
Talking about Wazir’s collection, Farhan Akhtar said as quoted by NDTV that many people were of the opinion that January is a ‘terrible month’ for the release of Wazir?
The actor said: “But we had faith in the film and the fact that it is doing well this month – which is considered to be a really bad month – it is very, very heartening. Hopefully, now more filmmakers will think about releasing their films in January.”
Wazir, a suspense thriller which has come after a long time in Bollywood, is the first release of the year 2016.
Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, ‘Wazir’ also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh and Aditi Rao Hydari in supporting roles. Amitabh plays a wheel chair bound chess master who joins hands with a police officer for retribution.