AndhaDhun Trailer Review: Does It Not Give Away the Suspense?

AndhaDhun Trailer Review: Does It Not Give Away the Suspense?

Ayushmann Khurrana’s next looks interesting but a lot of it is already said in the trailer
AndhaDhun Trailer Review: Does It Not Give Away the Suspense?
'AndhaDhun' movie still

Okay, Ayushmann Khurrana is  only pretending  be blind in  Sriram Raghavan’s  Andha Dhun. If that is a spoiler then don’t blame me. It is  in the trailer. In two places in the well-cut but eventually phoney  trailer, Ayushmann playing  a blind pianist, gives us  broad hints that he is  not what he seems.

One scene  has him reaching  out into Radhika(Omnipresent) Apte’s bag of popcorn while they watch a  movie together in a theatre (which one, Blind Faith?).

Apte looks suspiciously at her ostensibly unseeing  movie partner. We can’t blame her. How many blind people “see” films and  know exactly where to  put their fingers(in the bag of popcorn).

At  another  crucial spot in the  restless trailer  while Ayushmann (Sightless) Khurrana is driven by Tabu ,the vehicle stops suddenly. Ayushmann asks Tabu if they have an autorickshaw in front of them which has a picture of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in  the back.

I can swear Tabu gives  Khurran exactly the same  look that Apte did in the movie theatre. Did Radhika Apte and Tabu attend  the same acting school?  More to the point,  why is the incandescent Tabu being relegated to ‘character’ parts? Sure, she brings a lot of character  to her parts. But is that reason enough to  pair her with, of all people, Anil Dhawan, as Andha Dhun does?

Many won’t recognize Anil Dhawan under that hideous wig. (Hint: he is director David Dhawan’s younger brother and Varun Dhawan’s Chachu) . Anil Dhwan was once  a handsome  leading man in the 1970s to Jaya Bhaduri in Piya Ka Ghar and Annadata .In his comeback film he is Tabu’s husband and she seduces him with crab which she claims has aphrodisiacal qualities.

“Don’t ask me to spell ‘aphrodisiac’. But I can show you what it means,” Tabu says in her  huskiest tone. Anil Dhawan looks like he has just been offered a lead by his brother in a remake of  Manmohan Desai’s Chacha Bhatija with Varun.

I want to see Andha Dhun just for the  pleasure of  watching Tabu seduce, giggle, Anil Dhawan. Oh yes, the trailer  tries to be funny about blindness. “See you,” Radhika waves airily to  her blind  lover-boy. Then she adds, “I mean I will see  you.”

Errr, ‘See You’ is always  about the person  saying it. So what’s the joke?

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