Synopsis/Plot : 'Azhar' is based on a few highly talked about incidents and facts in former Indian cricket captain Azharuddin's life, who ended up becoming the country's most controversial sportsman yet. From setting world records that are yet to be broken, to getting embroiled in the first ever match fixing scandal the country witnessed, the film traces Azhar's insurmountable highs and his tremendous lows.
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Emraan Hashmi plays a BRILLIANT knock in a totally one-sided match!
the film ultimately belongs to Emraan Hashmi. It is his sincere performance (even though his Hyderabadi accent go on and off as per the convenience of the script), that makes us invest in the film. Even though he doesn�t look anything like the real Azhar, he makes sure he adopts a few mannerisms of ...(more)
Source: Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Director Tony D'souza's AZHAR brilliantly captures the angst, the simplicity, the colossal success, the dual romance, tryst with infamy and an arduous innings of never ending struggle-to-clear-the-name of Indian cricket's heroic, yet arguably the most controversial captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Tony ...(more)
Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama
Watch Azhar for him.
His desire to play a hundred tests remains a pipe dream because he is banned after his 99th nine. Without giving away too much, here one must add that the court-room drama with Reddy (Kunal) defending him and Meera (Lara) against him, is partly banal, partly an eye-opener. Emraan bears no physical r...(more)
Source: Meena Iyar, Times Of India
Azhar is clearly made as an attempt at redemption for the tainted cricketer and India's ex-captain Mohammad Azharuddin.
Emraan plays it with so much sincerity that at times he is the only one who seems to make any sense in this forgettable movie. Full points to him for admirably aping the stylish gait that Azhar was popular for. Then there is Prachi Desai playing Azhar's jilted first wife Naureen. She looks beautifu...(more)
Source: Shubha Shetty-Saha, NDTV Movies
Real or fixed, Emraan Hashmi makes it interesting
The Emraan Hashmi charm mixed with shy Azharuddin mannerism makes it a heady cocktail. You wouldn�t want to put it down without giving it a try.(more)
Source: Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
Bats on The Wet Pitch
The basic premise is good and the movie has been presented in engaging manner. But with the thin line script and bland screenplay followed by lack of intensity, 'Azhar' bats on a wet pitch with no hopes for recovery.(more)
Source: IndiaGlitz , IndiaGlitz.com
The Emraan Hashmi starrer has been made to clear the real player�s name
This could have been a great cautionary tale about a great sport at a time when it was just becoming the arena it has grown into�full of big money and glamour, bigger endorsements and never-ending temptations : it is, instead, an inept �tamasha�, not very different from the stuff Bollywood churns ou...(more)
Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
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|1||“BOL DO NA ZARA”||Armaan Malik||Listen|
|2||“Audio Juke Box”||Listen|
|3||“Tu Hi Na Jaane”||Kumaar||SONU NIGAM , PRAKRITI KAKAR||Listen|
|4||“Itni Si Baat Hain”||Manoj Yadav||ARIJIT SINGH , ANTARA MITRA||Listen|
|5||“Oye Oye”||Anand Bakshi||ADITI SINGH SHARMA, ARMAAN MALIK||Listen|
|6||“Jeetne Ke Liye ”||Kumaar||KK||Listen|