Bhramam Movie Review Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 stars
Star Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mamta Mohandas, Raashi Khanna Ad Ensemble.
Director: Ravi K. Chandrani
What’s good: The makers try to bring at least some exclusivity to the remake of a film that has already been liked and dissected by many. Too, Prithviraj SukumaranHelps with smooth performance.
What’s worse: That the Malayalam industry is not even spared from the ‘remake’ bug. Find a Cure Guys, you have become our beacon of hope to get amazing stuff.
Lou Break: if you have seen AndhadhunTake a lot
See or not?: Now it is completely subjective. I love Prithviraj and he uses his whole body for acting, he does not disappoint. But if you’re talking about the story, you’ve already seen it. So you decide yourself.
Language: Malayalam (with subtitles)
Available at: amazon prime video
Runtime: 152 minutes.
Check out my Maestro review for it! I have run out of ways to write Andhadhun’s summary differently. This is the second remake in a month.
Bhramam Movie Review: Script Analysis
It doesn’t make any sense to me to remake successful films without adding anything to the content. Call it good as a copy-paste job. Even in the remake, the film should talk about the universe in which it is set. The impact on the characters should be according to their ecosystem. Remember when Anjali Menon did the remake of the Marathi film Happy Journey? A classic example of what I’m trying to say.
Andhadhun, one of Sriram Raghavan’s best dark comedies, has come through a melodious remake starring Nithiin and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles. In the interval of the week Bhramam rises, which means a mirage. A film which is another remake of Ayushmann Khurrana and Ether Tabu starrer. Sarath Balan takes the writing credit for the film, no nod to Sriram Insight, or maybe I was just missing it.
Everything starts the same way. To our good fortune, the author sticks to the original source material and doesn’t change the essence in a rage of re-shaping the universe. I still can’t recover from the damage that Ustaad did to the story by changing the climax, my heart hurts every time I see the poster. In confusion, Balan tries to be as close to the original as possible and leaves the job for the director to see new facets.
For example, the rabbit becomes a pig and the stick that runs to the end also changes. But here also there is a drawback. Remember that the rabbit was blind and we could see it clearly. A metaphor that was so strong that the cute animal became a character. In illusion the pig just exists so it can crash the car at the end and end up with another remake. I don’t know if the bullet made him blind or he was already blind. Although full marks for changing that aspect according to the scenario of the film. Plus, the title is clever, at least more than the last one.
Everything else is like Andhadhun.
Bhramam Movie Review: Star Performance
The challenge of playing the lead role in this story is playing a man who is pretending to be blind, only to be truly blind must show more variations. Read it again and try to process. Following the path of Ayushmann, Prithviraj becomes close to the actor. He somehow uses his body to become Ray Mathew and impresses him.
Mamta Mohandas, though a bit mismatched in the beginning, improves with the passage of time. But then he has Tabu’s shoes to fill and there is no one to do so yet. Rashi Khanna is easy to see and does her job well.
Veteran star Shankar, however, does not get what he deserves. He is uncomfortable in his scenes with Mamta and is not as lively as the other versions of her.
Bhramam Movie Review: Direction, Music
Ravi K Chandran tries his hand in Disha for the second time. A remarkable cinematographer, you would have to expect him to make his version of Andhadhun a visual spectacle. And he does so too. More visually complex houses. Lights are used to increase tension. Sometimes to hint at the feeling of the moment and that is its main focus.
Jake Bejoy’s music is fresh and fits the mood of the film. But Amit Trivedi is still on top.
Bhramam Movie Review: The Last Word
My question remains, why? The film pays an honest tribute to its original but it cannot take away the fact that it is a remake and does not add much to the source material.
delusional Releasing on 07 October 2021.
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