Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar and Pooja Ladha Surti have penned the script. Inspired from the French short film L’accordeur [writer and director: Olivier Treiner], the story is so layered that at no point you can guess what’s coming next for you. One major takeaway from the film will be how it made everyone laugh even on the serious scenes. That’s the most toughest thing to perform when it comes to writing, and Raghavan has pulled this off with style.
Akash, a blind pianist (or not?), has a dream of moving to London for some kind of Piano competition. For days he’s trying to complete his piece and then he meets Sophia (Radhika Apte). Sophia helps him to play at a club where he meets Pramod Sinha (Anil Dhawan) who’s has been a star of 1970s. Pramod invites Akash to play for his wife Simi (Tabu) on her birthday.
Meanwhile, a love story starts brewing between Akash and Sophia but it all starts getting complicated when he decides to go to Pramod Sinha’s house. Unknowingly he along with Simi gets involved in a crime scene. I can’t give any spoilers so I’ll not explain the story further, just understand one thing it’s much more than I can ever write in these limited words.
The best of Ayushmann Khurrana’s career, without any doubt. Mind you, he has some outstanding performances in movies like Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. But AndhaDhun has risen him up to another level. This movie proves my point of why someone like Ayushmann Khurrana has still not got his due in Bollywood. He’s one of the BEST actors we have. Just go watch AndhaDhun and send me personal message if you feel I’m wrong.
Despite Ayushmann’s flawless performance, Tabu gets the most fiercely written character. She always has a bone to pick and that doesn’t change till the end. Her character graph is solid because she’ll gain your sympathy and at the same time will backstab you. Radhika Apte has very limited presence but once again she proves her worth of being an outstanding actress. She has got some very funny dialogues to mouth and there are no doubts how she must’ve nailed them.
AndhaDhun is one of the best thrillers to come out of Bollywood. It has been over 12 hours since I’ve watched the film and there still are some scenes which I’m unable to forget. Along with entertaining you, it’ll keep you guessing till the end.