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ANDHADHUN is a deliciously deceitful tale!

Springing up surprises every few minutes, ANDHADHUN is an exciting drama that unfolds at a quick pace, keeping its viewers on the edge of their seats all the time. Sharp and taut, this one’s a twistedly delightful treat that just can’t be missed. Highly recommended!

The film revolves around the life of a blind pianist Akash (Ayushmann Khurrana). After a series of mysterious events take place in his life, he must report a crime that he never actually witnessed.

Unconventional approach is the trademark of writer/director Sriram Raghavan. His plot doesn’t really keep any secrets and all the facts are disclosed as and when they happen leaving no scope for any suspense in the drama. However, the way the events unfold one by one, create the enigma which is immensely engrossing. The way he explores the dark side of human nature in this film, is seldom seen in Indian cinema. You can easily compare this film with a David Fincher thriller, ofcourse with the relevant discounts that Indian cinema deserves.

The screenplay is so riveting and so enjoyable that you don’t even feel like flapping your eyelid, fearing you’d lose out on something. The quick pace keeps the tension alive and emerges as the biggest strength of this thriller. Some scenes that seem irrelevant in the beginning, connect their dots eventually. This film has that beguiling quality that keeps you hooked. It never misleads, yet its deceitful in the most entertaining way. There’s a scene involving a murder which sets the ball rolling and the chain of events that follow are too interesting to resist. There are yesteryear songs that make the proceedings amusing.

The performances are the key here. None of this would’ve worked if even one of these super performances faltered, as each character in this film has a key role to play in the larger scheme of things. Ayushmann Khurrana brings on his A-game with a performance which is probably his best till date. Despite such a phenomenal act, he’s overshadowed by the super-talented Tabu. She is the real pull of this film and her twisted ways and means form the core of this thriller. She elevates an already good film to another level altogether. Even Manav Vij gives a wholesome performance, which is really effective. Radhika Apte appears briefly, but truly makes her presence felt. Anil Dhawan is casted immaculately and does a great job too. Ashwini Kalsekar and Zakir Hussain deserve special mention for their terrific performances.

To sum up, ANDHADHUN is probably the most enjoyable film of the year so far. It’s sharp, thrilling, and definitely worth your time and money. Go for it!

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