Andhadhun (2018)

Action, Drama | 98 Min
Andhadhun Movie Review

Movie Info

  • Release Date: 05 Oct, 2018
  • Release Date: October 5, 2018
  • Genres: Action, Drama

Movie Story

Andhadhun :  ( directed by – Shreeram Raghavan )


Coming straight to the point – This is a damn good movie and you will like it if you have liked Johnny Gaddar OR  Ek Hasina Thi which were both written/directed by Shriram Raghavan’s. Akash, (Ayushmann Khurrana) in the lead role is a revelation, a piano player pretending to be visually-impaired, unwittingly becomes entangled in a number of problems as he witnesses the murder of a former film actor. If you like a movie which is worth watching then you can’t ignore our Andhadhun Movie Review.


This is straight from the same school of thought/presentation.


It’s very hard to write a review/analyze a film like this because every little bit of detail can be a potential spoiler.


Shriram Raghavan is a master of thriller films and has been known to reference older Hindi films and as well as great thriller writers like James Hadley Chase. Very few filmmakers manage to crack this genre and Sriram is adept at it. His film smartly questions your faith in ‘seeing is believing’.


This film is no different. His style is so distinct, and he weaves his characters which are inherently quirky, eccentric and “ sanaki Type “.  He is too good at it.


There are genuine moments of tension, which is just like 100% James Hadley Chase story’s gold class material.


Tabu is outstanding as always in a conflicted role that expects her to be erratic, vulnerable and deceitful. Tabu is as elegant and “foxy” in her usual high style quotient.  Ayushman Khurana displays enough to restrain and gives a very nuanced performance. Shreeram Raghavan’s regular actors, Zakir Husain and Ashwini Kaleskar deliver brilliant performances along with Manav Vij. Sairat (Marathi blockbuster) actress Chaya Kadam and Ashwini Kalsekar leave an impact.


Radhika Apte is a kind of a star/actor who combines the potency of Zeenat Aman & glamour of Parveen Babi in one character.  She just dazzles in her performance. In the events leading up to the climax, when the car blows up with Tabu in it, as a bullet meant for a rabbit hits the windshield and the vehicle overturns as a result, Ayushmann’s character is seen standing by the side of the road. … In a comic turn of events, he lands up at the scene of the crime, not once, but twice!


Sriram Raghavan’s co-writer and editor Pooja Ladha Surti keeps the film very tight, which doesn’t let you breathe outside the world of this film.


Amit Trivedi’s music gives a haunting edge to the film. Sriram Raghavan uses O. P. Ralhan’s style of using background score intense situations quite similar to what he did in Johnny Gaddar as well.


In this thriller, you cannot predict what’s going to happen next similar to what he did with Badlapur. All in all, this is one heck of a film which will leave you breathless with tense situations and laughter. What are your views about our Andhadhun Movie Review let us know through the comments section.


Don’t miss it.


© Milind Ghangrekar


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