A rollicking thriller that is mind-boggling, mind-blowing and one of its kind
Belonging to the genre of black comedy thriller, the film justifies both perfectly.
Its genre may be defined, but not its class, because the film has given birth to a new supreme class of films we never knew existed.
There is something crazily good about the film that absorbs us every single minute, we can’t point a single thing, its just that the film is different, very very different.
Watch it If you like -
A film that stays wonderful and thrilling throughout till the very last scene, Performances are way above fabulous, A one of its kind thriller
But Beware of -
Ah well this is going to be tough and format sake, so we will say the second half should have matched the pre-interval’s pace.
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Director Sriram Raghavan makes sure that we don’t rest or relax on our seats, absorption and interest are at peak always.
Full of twists, the director also handles the ones that are predictable or declared. Like the whole twist behind whether Ayushmann is blind or not gets disclosed and yet this part kept us intrigued till the end. There is just no escape from the director’s engaging circle and we loved that.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
Written by Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar along with the director, the story revolves around a blind man who has or hasn’t seen the murder and how can he witness one? He is blind remember. That’s what the trailer showed and lets just keep it to that because we want you to see the film.
“What is life?”
It all depends on the liver.
A question and answer with which the film starts. Didn’t get it? Well, that’s how the director’s world is, random and yet making sense. Things may or may not seem related, things may have multiple meanings, but everything makes sense.
Not just the treatment, presentation and execution were on point, but every scene is organized, and every scene sees an escalation of interest.
Continuing his thriller love, the director takes this one to an intelligent level where even a sure shot prediction seems doubtful. One is super absorbed in the film, and there goes by the first half of the film within no time. The second half drags a bit but then we were wondering what the remaining film will have and we couldn’t think anything like the script was, and a little bit of drag is nothing when compared to creativity.
The finest of elements in the film, twists and thrills continue till the end, humor is effortlessly incorporated, casting is bang on, performances unthinkable, animals surely weren’t harmed during the film and were made a part of the script (wink).
Tabu, the ever so graceful and seductive, and mind it she doesn’t puts any efforts to be, they flow in her blood it seems, the film couldn’t have been this sly, witty and mind blowing. Always doing the most layered roles or adding layers to her role, her magic is matchless.
In an interview, Ayushmann Khurrana, had expressed his desire to fill up the slot vacated by Amol Palekar. Not that anyone can, but boy he is totally trying to do that with the films he is choosing now and with the level of acting he delivered in this film.
With Andhadhun, Sriram takes his liking for older films a step ahead, 70’s star Anil Dhawan, plays a version of himself and we couldn’t have asked for a better casting. Radhika Apte is ultimate as always, where does she get that quirk from?
Ashwini Kalsekar is a firebomb is some scenes, Manav Vij is too good and this is the first we have seen him in a role so different. Zakir Hussain, the lady called as Moshi and guy named Murli were befitting in their roles.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
We didn’t hear of the film’s song before, but with the film, the songs seemed so much in sync and music never-heard-before-sorts.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
While watching the film, adopt a strategy of trusting no one, but for now, trust us and go watch this one heck of a film.
A never seen before thriller.