Emraan Hashmi’s Azhar Movie Critics Review
Emraan Hashmi-starrer “Azhar” has opened with a mixed response from critics. Emraan has impressed with his performance, but the overall story has let down critics. The film, which is a biopic based upon the life of former Indian cricket skipper Mohammad Azharuddin, features Emraan in the titular role. Prachi Desai plays the role of his wife Naureen, while Nargis Fakhri plays the role of his second wife Sangeeta Bijlani.
Read below what critics have to say about Emraan’s “Azhar”
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: “If you are expecting Hashmi to deliver a captain’s innings here, then you are looking up the wrong film. However, if you are in the mood for a salacious potboiler that buries the real problem then Azhar may work for you.”
Meena Iyer of the Times of India said: “Emraan bears no physical resemblance to Azharruddin. However his mannerisms—the blinking of his eyes and swagger add to a knockout performance.”
Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 said: “Emraan is harmless in white, and puts his collar up in true Azhar style, but he never manages to capture his persona. Azhar is a tough personality to crack on screen, we understand, but Emraan rarely gets it right. “Sports drama ‘Chak De India’ had brilliantly captured the politics of hockey on-field and off it, unfortunately ‘Azhar’ refrains from doing either. It remains, but sadly a story of a fallen hero, “fixed” Bollywood style.”
Just Bollywood reviewer said: “As the tagline of the movie suggest, love him, hate him, judge him, however, if you look at the movie it simply gives the signal that the director only loves Emraan. Well, no one can judge anyone, yet the way the film is made is not par with the expectation of anyone who knows Azhar very well apart from knowing the makers of the movie.”