Azhar, a Bollywood movie, hit the screens on 13th May 2016. Day one onwards it is getting lot of great reviews from critics and amazing response from the audience.

This movie is a biopic based on the life of Mohammad Azharuddin, a former Indian Cricketer who was once charged with match fixing. If you are still confused about the movie and wondering whether to watch it or not, then let me give you 12 reasons to watch the movie this weekend.

Azhar Movie Rating – 3.5/5

1Azhar’s story motivates you to get up and get going

The very first reason to watch this movie is that it is a sports biopic like Milkha Singh and Mary Kom, so you can expect that movie that will ultimately give you positivity and motivation to fight adverse situations.

2Cricket – Is one thing that we all understand, and anyone who has been followi history of cricket would like to see a historical cricket element on the screen

This movie has one of the favorite element of India and that is Cricket. Cricket is a religion in India and mix of this element in themovie make it must watch for all cricket lovers. So you will get a chance to see some good strokes.

3You will see Mohammad Azharuddin rise

The movie shows how successful Mohammad Azharuddin was as a cricketer. He even captained the Indian Cricket team in many matches.

4You will see what it feels to fall from the peak, and the ones who loved you give you the cold shoulder

This movie shows, how it feels when someone throw you from the peak of success by tainting you with wrong charges. How people and fan react to this controversy and how Mohammad Azharuddin has faced it. This is the main focus of the movie.

5Mohd Azharuddin is a quiet man. Azhar lets you get a glimpse in his life

In this movie, you will not only see the Mohammad Azharuddin as a successful cricketer or tainted cricketer, but you will get a glimpse of his personal life as well especially his love life.

6Emraan Hashmi gets a standing ovation for pulling off the role with panache

The other reason to watch this movie is definitely Emraan Hashmi who is famous as serial kisser of Bollywood. But he has pulled off the Mohammad Azharuddin role very well in the movie.

7Naureen’s character was absolutely made for Prachi Desai 

After doing an item song like ‘Awari’, Prachi Desai will play the role of a simple Muslim lady Naureen, first wife of Mohammad Azharuddin, in this movie.

8Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai are seen together after Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, and they look amazing together

The other best thing about this movie is you will see Emraan and Prachi romancing on-screen once again after the movie ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’. Both make amazing pair together, so this is definitely a good reason to watch the movie.

9Nargis Fakhri has executed finesse of the character well

In this Nargis Fakri will play the role of Sangeeta Bijlani, a love interest and second wife of Mohammad Azharuddin. Like always Nargis Fakri will look in her hot avatar.

10Lara Dutta in a serious role after her string of comedies has played her part well

You will get to see Lara Dutta playing a role of advocate in this movie. After the comic role of ‘Singh is Bliing’, it will be interesting to see Lara playing such a serious role in it.

11Guess who plays Ravi Shastri? Big Boss Season 8 winner Gautam Gulati

With this movie, Big Boss season 8 winner Gautam Gulati will also debut in Bollywood movies. He is playing a role of an Indian Cricketer namely Ravi Shastri.

12Tony D’Souza has done a fantastic job with Azhar

The other reason to watch this movie is that it is directed by Tony D’Souza. Tony D’Souza has written few award winning books such as Whiteman, Mule, and The Konkans. It is the first movie of him but he has done a fantastic job and handled the whole story very sensibly.

Azhar Box Office Collection on Day 1

Azhar Box Office Collection on Day 1 was 6.3 crore.

Day 1 box office collectsions of previous movies of Emraan Hashmi

Raaz 3 – 10.25 crore
Jannat 2 – 8.5 crore
Ghanchakkar – 7.4 crore
Murder 2 – 7.1 crore


So many reasons to watch this movie. Then what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now!

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