Andhadhun is all about a blind pianist Akash (Ayushmann Khurrana), a bar owner’s daughter Sophie (Radhika Apte), a yesteryear Bollywood star Pramod Sinha (Anil Dhawan) and his much-younger wife Simi (Tabu).
Sparks fly as Akash and Sophie meet, but things take an unprecedented turn when one day Akash goes to Pramod Sinha’s house to play and tune. Pramod is murder as he enters his own home, a bottle of red wine drops, the spilled beverage mixes with blood and the bright red compound that forms, as a result, trickles across the floor. Uff!! This is just too much.
Andhadhun unfolds primarily in three distinct spaces in Pune – a middle-class bachelor’s pad on Prabhat Road, an upscale Magarpatta City apartment of a former movie star, and a popular watering hole frequented by the well-heeled.
Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun is inspired by the French short film L’Accordeur or The Piano Tuner (2010) by Olivier Treiner.
However, Andhadhun boasting of a brilliant screenplay and masterfully crafted narrative by Raghavan, the story’s audacious characters and constant twists, keep you riveted. Atmospheric and moody, an underlying fear of what lies ahead grips your imagination.
Talking about performances, well, what can I say, as everyone is perfectly cast in their parts. From Tabu to Ayushmann Khurrana to Radhika Apte, everyone is almost flawless in the film. Along with them, supporting cast members like Chhaya Kadam, Zakir Hussain, Manav Vij, and Ashwini Kalsekar also add their mite to the film.
One also needs to applaud the Pooja Ladha Surti for editing the film so beautifully and fiving it the pace that is needed for a narrative like this. Kudos to you girl.
The best part of this film is the fact that it will keep you on the edge through its runtime. Andhadhun is a must watch as I am sure that this film will entertain you through and through.
Rating: Four Stars