You know a suspense-comedy-thriller is really good when in the interval all you can hear are the murmurs of how good the film has been until now. My only complaint with this movie is not with movie makers but with the Bollywood’s ritual of dividing movies into two halves. Personally, I feel the movie is Sholay of its genre. Sriram Raghavan should be bestowed with honours of Sri Sri for this to-be-cult.
A blind pianist who is an optimist meets the love of his life and he feels that his life has changed, but his life changes for worse when he is hired by a rich man for his skills on the piano to please his wife and becomes a witness of the murder. Through all this turmoil he is also suspicioned of faking being a blind man and this is all according to the released trailer. Revealing anything more than this would be considered as SPOILER which is a punishable offence nowadays.
How many people does it take to write a script that will shock you every 7 minutes?
Apparently, it takes 4 brilliant writers teaming up. Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Sriram Raghavan and Pooja Ladha Surti together wrote the script for AndhaDhun. The movie has cliffhangers more than the Walking Dead, betrayals more than Game Of Thrones, and at times funnier than Seinfeld. As any great athlete would agree that medals are not won on track or field they are won in the training, in the gym, in their diet and AndhaDhun’s best work out was done when the writers sat down on scripting.
Now coming to performances by the superbly talented cast. Ayushmann Khurrana, who plays the blind pianist and has a cat for a pet plays his role to the ‘T’ as he does always. The problem with being a good actor like Ayushmann can be well summed in with Joker’s thought where he uses the example “If a truckload of soldiers is blown up no one bats an eye cause that’s all part of the plan” and everyone expects it. And likewise, with Ayushmann, he has been a good actor for a while and so people are no more surprised and they expect it from them. Same could be said about the Netflix-meme sensation Radhika Apte, who plays her role which is kind-off “Muffat” and a trait of Punekars as the story takes place in Pune. The gem of the crown is Tabu. Not that you need me to grace Tabu with adjectives for her acting prowess or even her but in AndhaDhun she takes her labels and converts them into the legacy.
Sriram Raghavan, the guy who can be synonymized with betrayal; Oxford are you taking notes. For me what David Dhawan is to comedy, Sriram Raghavan is to movies with betrayal, deceit movies. In Sriram Raghavan’s Ek Haseena Thi a lover deceives his other half, in Johnny Gaddar business partners deceive each other, in Badlapur the thieves deceive each other. If I was in association with Sriram Raghvan’s friend I would be very careful. One thing that Sriram Raghavan doesn’t betray is his fans expectations. The music and cinematography are well choreographed to not disturb the audience from this gripping watch.
The only boring part of this movie is the interval.
We give AndhaDhun 3 stars with a huge WINK.
You know a suspense-comedy-thriller is really good when in the interval all you can hear are the murmurs of how good the film has been until now. ...3.0