Andhadhun – A Tale of Nine Twists

 

First of all, the spoiler alert! This is not a conventional well-meaning, nice-hearted review. If you have not seen Andhadhun so far, let me declare that I am going to analyse the story below, revealing the “suspense”. Hence, please skip if you are planning to watch the movie. For people who have seen the movie, read on, and count with me the number of Twists in the Tale…and the last one in the bushy tail…

The movie had nine twists, when my wife and I counted them last…twists were normally accompanied with a collective “aaahhh” or “ohhhh” from the theatre crowd (at one point, “Oh shucks” too)…

· Twist One…When you have almost started commiserating with the happy-go-lucky blind musician, Ayushman Khurana, and revelling in his peace, and he reaches home and takes out his grey lenses and “sees normally” …what the…? Why…?

· Twist Two…Dead body No. 1 while playing piano in front of Tabu…will AK be able to control his reaction ? Love his calm stamping in the pool of blood while going to the bathroom.

· Twist Three…Man in vests and with a gun inside the bathroom in Tabu’s home…seriously ? As if the Body outside was not enough…2 twist sin 2 minutes…auricle and ventricle both gone…

· Twist Four…Sitting in police station and starting off with an attempt to complain about a murder…and out walks the Man in vests but now wearing a senior police inspector’s uniform…screwed!

· Twist Five…Murder No. 2 “witnessed” by the blind man…it’s raining bodies!!

· Twist Six…Tabu whips out her gun to shoot AK in his home after realising he is not blind, but AK realises that she has poisoned him with the laddoo – don’t tell me this is one of those films in which the hero kicks the bucket mid-film and then Ms Netflix will take over…

· Twist Seven…AK lives – poison doesn’t seem lethal…but…he is blind now…really…True Hate makes Blind…

· Twist Eight…The Doctor, Murali and Lottery Woman turn out to be scavengers of body parts…aankh bi gaya…kidney bhi jaayega…yeh to art film hai yaar!!

· Twist Nine…Tabu forgives AK because of him being nice at heart as he had asked the Doctor to forgive Tabu…but then changes her mind…and turns the car around to run AK down…the b****h

· Twist Ten…The flying rabbit…however cruel I am, I shall leave this one for you to see for yourself (for those funny people who have not seen the movie but have read this post till here)…

Andhadhund in Hindi BTW means “relentless barrage” or “fast set of movements”…Andadhun is of course a cheeky play on “Blind Man” + a “Tune” symbolising the music he played.

Why does AK keep on pretending to be blind in Europe too ? Well, am guessing that he is a complete whacko, a crack-pot, a loco…pretending to be blind for the sake of enhancing his music skills …after all these enhancements, bugger is still singing in shady clubs and bars there too…

How did he get his eye-sight back is not important…mostly the effect of the poison wore off…or Dani helps him with his eye operation in Europe.

The Vesty Inspector of course is rescued from the elevator in the under-construction building because his wife knows the address to where he is going to kill the ransom-seekers. When they hear about Tabu’s accidental death, they decide to shut up about everything and go on with their lives…taking a chance that AK will not return to Pune…but full life, he will keep an eye out for the blind.

Chhotu should have not got a smartphone at this age, no? He has to take care of Rani, the cat after that…which has nine lives…

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