Directed by: Sriram Raghavan
Produced by: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Matchbox Pictures
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte, Tabu
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 4/5
As it is, making a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seats without being predictable is difficult. To do that along with a healthy dose of dark humour is almost impossible, but Sriram Raghavan manages to do just that with ‘AndhaDhun’. Raghavan’s voice is such that even during morbid scenes, where someone dies, you cannot help but chuckle. His style of comedy is devoid of gags and overacting. That said, it is not the pretentious kind of comedy that requires you to be a genius in order to get the joke.
Unfortunately, we can’t reveal what the plot is, because right from the first scene, the movie takes an unpredictable turn. To reveal that will be akin to ruining your cinematic experience. There’s plenty of twists and turns after that, almost like an Abbas Mustan film.
In his role, Ayushmann Khurrana shines the brightest and he is ably supported by Tabu. The rest of the cast does their job well, but you feel a little cheated to see a talented actress like Radhika Apte play such an inconsequential role. Coming back to Ayushmann, he is an absolute natural. Despite being blind, his sense of swag is infectious.
Another aspect that elevates the film is its music. It was said that the film’s name was earlier ‘Shoot The Piano Player’ and Ayushmann playing some stirring music on the piano is a delight to watch and listen.
There are a few loopholes and even we could say that the murder wasn’t well investigated by the concerned authorities. That said, the movie achieves what every movie aims to achieve – it grips you from the first scene to the last and gives you plenty of pleasurable moments for 2 and a half hours.
Watch the trailer here: