Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar
Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte
The Crime thriller, Andhadhun (2018) is about a series of mysterious events that change the life of a blind pianist who now must report a crime that was actually witnessed by him (because he wasn’t visually impaired). The story of ‘Andhadhun’ is inspired by the French short film L’ACCORDEUR (writer and director: Olivier Treiner). However, a lot of changes have been done which are praiseworthy.
The suspense is nail-biting, but Andhadhun makes you laugh even during its most tense moments with its dark humour, which comes out beautifully and that helps the film from becoming too gory or disturbing.
Everything in Raghavan’s story (written with a team of writers) is there for a reason, even the opening scene of a rabbit being chased through cabbage fields by a hunter.
As crisp as the first half is, the only problem with AndhaDhun is that in the second half it stretches itself a bit too much. It suddenly decides to give its characters a lasting journey, hampering the story’s elasticity and adding tiresome repetition to a film that is already 139-minute long. In fact, the first and second halves seem like two different stories altogether. The climax is interesting; it’s worth watching out for the final scene!
A review by Sukanya Basu Mallik