Director: Anthony D'Souza
Cast: Emraan Hashmi as Mohammad Azharuddin/Azhar, Nargis Fakhri as Sangeeta Bijlani, Prachi Desai as Naureen Azharuddin, Lara Dutta as Meera Verma
Azhar is a sports drama film based on the life of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. The film begins with Azhar scoring a century in a test match. But soon he starts facing allegations of match-fixing. He named started getting linked to a London based bookie M.K. Sharma. Due to these growing allegations, The Indian Crickets puts a life-ban on Azhar from playing cricket. The story then sets back to the early life of Azhar. Azhar's grandfather always dreamed of Azhar playing 100 tests for Team India. Azhar goes to Indian Team Selection and on the match day, he receives his grave news of his grandfather's death. But he still participated in the match fulfilling his grandfather's wish.
Azhar gets married to Naureen. He started performing well in the matches and soon was promoted as the captain of Indian team. Azhar then at the peak of his career falls for a former Miss India and Bollywood actress Sangeeta. They soon started a hidden relationship which was soon exposed by a gossip magazine. Azhar accepted their relationship and divorces Naureen to marry Sangeeta. Azhar continues to shine on the field. His expensive lifestyle gets the attention of match-fixers. Azhar is then approached by M.K. Sharma, a London based bookie who offers Azhar a sum of 1 crore to underplay in the match. Azhar hesitantly accepts the offer. The film then shifts to the present date when he was banned for life. what follows next are interesting twists and turns and Azhar's struggle to prove his innocence.
Azhar received mostly positive to mixed reviews. Being made on a budget of 35 crores, Azhar managed to collect 56.8 crores at the box office.