As all good movies go, Andhadhun makes you invest in it’s protagonist, makes you care. The script is brilliant, Sriram’s direction flawless, and ensemble cast is marvellous, even the small parts have a nice backstory & character arc in service of the script.
What makes it a phenomenal movie is that the script is flawless & keeps you on the edge of your seat even as you simultaneously guffaw & marvel at Sriram for pulling off yet another slight-of-hand. The cast & crew does not showboat their skill, instead choosing to service the script. It helps that the casting is pitch perfect. Sriram indulges in his penchant for references to old Bollywood movies – it adds to the layers instead of being a distraction.
It has been a long time since I felt this exhilarated after watching a movie – Bollywood, Hollywood, or otherwise.