Andhadhun Movie Review


Release Date  : 05/10/2018

Genre              : Thriller

Cast                   : Ayushmann Khurana, Radhika Apte, Tabu

Director          : Sriram Raghavan

Duration         : 2 hrs 20 mins

Language        : Hindi

Sriram Raghavan is known for his knack of dishing out twisty neo-noir, and he lives up to his reputation with AndhaDhun – a dangerously wicked thriller with dollops of dark comedy. Very few filmmakers manage to crack this genre and Sriram is adept at it. His film smartly questions your faith in ‘seeing is believing’. Honestly, blind protagonists make for scrumptious thrillers and Raghavan ensures he doesn’t miss a beat either. Inspired by a French short film L’Accordeur or The Piano Tuner (2010) by Olivier Treiner, AndhaDhun is a nerve-wracking tale of fear, deceit and crime, that keeps you on the edge of your seat as it teases your mind.

The story of Andhadhun is long and winding. It involves a blind man, a married woman, and a murder. The trailer gives away that much with a more confusing plot. Residing in Pune, Aakash a blind pianist (Aayushmann Khurrana) is privy to an aftermath of a murder. His conscience urges him to report the crime he has technically not ‘witnessed’, but is there more to him than meets the eye? Without giving away much, we can safely say that Andhadhun is a complete package.

Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role is a revelation. While he lends that effortless ease to every role he portrays, AndaDhun is the most definitive role of his career so far, that proves his versatility. Tabu is outstanding as always in a conflicted role that expects her to be erratic, vulnerable and deceitful. Amit Trivedi’s music gives a haunting edge to the film. The interesting background score adds as a perfect layer to the ongoing proceedings. Don’t miss it!