Andhadhun Movie Review: An Extinct Genre Revived By The Director
Andhadhun is another thriller in Sriram Raghavan's directorial and my god this one is quite something which most of us didn't expect to turn out like this.
Thrillers happen to be the extinct genre in Bollywood and they were only famous during the black-&-white era which was proven to be quite successful. As years passed by, the frequent genres of the industry like action, romance and comedy started to die down and then Sriram Raghavan came from the oblivion and made films like these. Andhadhun is something which is quite unexpected from the director who has a craft of keeping the audience hooked with his stories.
The film revolves around Akash (Ayushmann Khurrana) a blind pianist, who lives his life to the fullest despite his disability being an obstacle. His perfect life involves Sofie (Radhika Apte), who tends to fall in love with his musical creations. One fine day, he is invited by a yesteryear actor (Anil Dhawan) who carries a deep lust for his wife Simmi's (Tabu) crab delicacy to play a piece for them. Trouble lurks when a murder is committed and the witness is none other than Akash. While watching the film, you get to see a myriad of characters ranging from a cop investigating the murder, his boisterous wife, a corrupt doctor which tend to create an impact.
Ayushmman Khurrana had a track record of playing a lead in most of the satirical comedies so far. This film is completely out of his comfort zone and he breathes into the skin of a blind pianist, ranging from the style of walking to playing the piano like a pro. This man has a very bright future in the industry.
Radhika Apte has not been given proper screen time compared to her previous ventures which have been loved by most of the fans. But she does give justice to her role. She particularly shines the best in most of the romantic moments with Ayushmann and their chemistry is quite sparkling and hot as lava.
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Tabu has a knack of giving mostly critically acclaimed roles in her two-decade career and this is the standing proof that she is prepared to impress the critics with her unique style of acting. With this film, she acts naturally when she seduces her husband while cooking a crab delicacy for him.
Anil Dhawan looks comical in most of the scenes when he makes a grand entry at his home with flowers and wine with a gun in his other hand. This scene follows with a sequence of jazz music which is the main core of the film and it keeps the energy of the film fueled.
The director has utilized every bit of frame in his latest venture and he never fails to impress us, not even in one bit. During the film, especially the murder sequences, instead of the usual score we tend to hear some classic songs of Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi in the background which denotes the style of neo-noir filmmaking. We wish to see more films like this in the near future.
The songs are quite awesome especially, the theme song which is present throughout the film and the title song sung by Raftaar adds a unique punch into the film. You can listen to them frequently on repeat if you love these awesome songs.
Overall, this film is a must-watch to every suspense and edge-of-the-seat thriller lovers in India.