8 Reasons Why ‘Andhadhun’ Is That One-Of-A-Kind Thriller You Won’t Be Able To Take Your Eyes Off Of
We’d like to show you notifications for the latest news and updates. You can manage them any time from your browser settings. Thank you for Subscribing to ScoopWhoop Notification Life sucks, we know. Once you are 18 we promise to show you this content but not till then! © 2017 ScoopWhoop Media Pvt. Ltd Hey there, are you 18 years or above? Login to verify your age. Connect with This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. © 2017 ScoopWhoop Media Pvt. Ltd X Advertisement Oct 08, 2018 at 20:02 8 Reasons Why ‘Andhadhun’ Is That One-Of-A-Kind Thriller You Won’t Be Able To Take Your Eyes Off Of by Srishti Magan Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu starrer Andhadhun has been earning rave reviews ever since the premiere aired. From celebrities to cinephiles no can get over the comic thriller that Andhadhun is. And let’s just say, the movie deserves every bit of praise coming its way. Source: IBtimes An intriguing story backed by adept performances, a creatively unusual background score, and enough turns to keep your eyes glued to the screen for every millisecond makes this a thriller that you absolutely must watch. Here is why watching Andhadhun is a thrilling experience we can’t thank director Sriram Raghavan enough for: SPOILERS AHEAD 1. For performances that are a sheer joy to watch. Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu are the breathing, electric, taut with tension souls of the movie. Their chemistry redefines natural performances, despite the fact that they are sharing screen space for the first time. Source: firstpost Tabu is easily the queen of layered characters, where what’s on the surface is never as simple as what the character is actually thinking. Even as her character’s practical self is dealing with a murder, her emotions find an expressive but silent outlet – so that the ‘blind’ piano player never guesses what the real situation is. Source: YouTube Ayushmann Khurrana also shines through as he finally sheds the ‘boy-next-door’ image to emerge as the struggling artist hiding a secret or two and employing unique ways to let creativity strike. Source: freepressjournal Radhika Apte and Anil Dhawan are characters whose interactions with their respective partners lends the movie the much needed recreational moments, tinged with relatable drama. Source: scroll The rest of the supporting cast that includes Zakir Hussain, Ashwini Kalsekar, Manav Vij, and Chaya Kadam also nail their roles, ensuring that not a single character, dialogue, or scene feels extra or out of place. 2. For extremely clever writing. This movie rests completely on the shoulders of the script – and what an intelligent story! From the basic premise – of a blind man caught in a situation that is as tricky as they come – to the dialogues that manage to bring alive the tension and introduce comic relief at the same time, this is a movie where the story is the definite king. Source: YouTube 3. For managing to turn even the expected into a shocking, and at times comical situation. The movie manages to take you on a ride along with its characters. Which is why there are moments when you are gripped with genuine shock, just like the character, because a scene unfolds so unexpectedly. Source: YouTube At other times, you as the audience are privy to information that certain characters are not. And that is what infuses even the most shocking or thrilling events with humor that is intelligent and slightly morbid at the same time. Source: images Covering up a murder is perhaps the oldest trick in a thriller movie. But there is nothing old in the way the scene unfolds in the movie – and without a doubt, it is one of the most hilarious yet shocking scenes; even as it introduces us to another pivotal character in the story. 4. For making even the absurd seem absolutely believable. There are definite moments when you feel that there are a little too many twists. The thought – that this situation would not hold up in real life – definitely crosses your mind. And yet, at the next second the situation is one you can easily believe in. Source: YouTube Suspension of disbelief is a tool that mostly fantasy movies employ – and yet the clarity with which the story unfolds in this story makes the fictional world completely real. 5. For a soundtrack and background score that enhances the movie and takes the story forward.
Even as Ayushmann as Akash plays the piano to display his talent, including renditions of classic Bollywood love songs, Tabu as Simi works her way around the apartment – cleaning up a killer mess! Source: youtube
There is no loud score to introduce a potentially scary situation. There is no funny track to trick the audience into laughing. And yet, from collective gasps to loud laughter – the audience definitely has natural reactions to the scenarios being unfurled. Source: YouTube To manage that by playing a soundtrack that is at times traditionally in contrast to the situation being showcased is an incredible feat to achieve, but the movie nails it. 6. For creating a story arc where it is absolutely impossible to predict what happens next. Predicting the end result of a thriller movie is the most obvious activity that the audience indulges in. But with Andhadhun , your guesses are never going to be absolutely spot on – and that is exactly where the genius of director Sriram Raghavan shines through. Source: YouTube Even if you may guess a part of the story, it is impossible to figure out the complete scenario. And the way each individual trick and twist is linked makes it impossible for the audience to judge the complete story or the final outcome, even if we may figure out a small clue. 7. For the kind of editing and cinematography that makes this 2-hour film appear like a 20-minute joy ride. A good thriller is one that does not let you get distracted at any second. Just like Andhadhun . It is fast paced and manages to relate the complete story without missing a single beat. In fact, it would be a cardinal sin to miss the first or last scene of the movie – so make sure you reach on time and don’t skip the end at any cost! Source; YouTube But while the writing, acting, and the background score is flawless – it is the editing and cinematography by Pooja Ladha Surti (also a co-writer) and K. U. Mohanan respectively that flawlessly ties the elements together to make for one hell of a thriller story! Source: YouTube Bollywood does not always get its thrillers right. But with Andhadhun we finally have a chance to gloriously reclaim the genre. And trust me when I say, the end will keep you guessing long after the movie is over and make you believe that when it comes to fate, there are no blind spots!
Venom Sets New Box Office Record, Despite Poor Reviews
Venom Sets New Box Office Record, Despite Poor Reviews Venom 2 now seems more likely. Last updated by Eddie Makuch on October 7, 2018 at 7:17PM Thank you for signing up for our newsletter! Click To Unmute Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos. This video has an invalid file format. 00:00:00 Sorry, but you can’t access this content! Please enter your date of birth to view this video
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The new Venom movie starring Tom Hardy might not have gotten the best critical reception, but that hasn’t kept the film from performing exceptionally well at the box office. The movie pulled in $80 million in the US and Canada for the Friday-Sunday period, according to EW . That sets a new all-time October record, destroying the $55.8 million that the previous record-holder Gravity made in October in 2013.
Venom ‘s strong performance exceeds expectations, as industry projections estimated that the film would make somewhere in the $55 million-$70 million range for its opening weekend in the US and Canada. Venom also opened internationally this weekend, and it made a combined $125.2 million from all international markets, pushing its global haul to more than $200 million after three days.
With a reported budget of $100 million, it appears Venom is already a commercial access. The end credits bonus scene in Venom strongly hints at the sequel and its main villain–you can read GameSpot’s end-credits scene breakdown here to learn more. Director Ruben Fleischer told GameSpot that this scene was meant to lay the groundwork for Venom 2 .
Movie critics generally did not enjoy Venom –it has a lousy 32% on Rotten Tomatoes and 35 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic –but audience scores were much higher. The movie boasts a B+ CinemaScore rating , which is strong and suggests that second-weekend box office will stay strong with word-of-mouth. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more on Venom ‘s box office performance.
Venom ‘s success was expected given that the film enjoyed the highest Thursday night preview in history for October. It brought in more than $10 million , which also outpaces both Ant-Man ($6.4 million) and Doctor Strange ($9.4 million).
Venom finished the October 5-7 US/Canada weekend easily in the No. 1 position, beating out the other high-profile newcomer, the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga musical A Star Is Born . You can see the full Top 10 list below.
In our Venom review , Michael Rougeau wrote, “Venom has all the ingredients of a decent superhero movie–10 or 15 years ago. With spotty CGI, poorly drawn characters, tonal inconsistency including forced ‘edginess’ and awkward humor, sidelined female characters, and even cringeworthy licensed musical cues, it feels like a relic from the distant, pre-Marvel Cinematic Universe past. That may in part be attributed to the fact that it’s been in production in one form or another since at least 2008 . But its problems go way past simply being ‘old school,’ and ultimately, Venom lacks the charm, clarity, and ambition superhero fans have come to expect.” October 5-7 US/Canada Box Office Venom — $80 million A Star Is Born — $23 million Smallfoot — $14.9 million The House With a Clock in Its Walls — $7.3 million A Simple Favor — $3.4 million The Nun — $2.6 million Crazy Rich Asians — $2.06 million Met Opera: Aida (2018) — $1.2 million
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If Every Year Of Your Twenties Were A Different Disney Villain
Accurate. 20: Captain Hook Disney The big 2-0! At this age, you’ve begun – or are continuing – to make interesting style choices as you try to figure out who you are. You’re very proud that you’re not a teenager anymore, and you look down on them as if you weren’t just one. You’re super into campus events such as “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” and your hobbies include trolling the internet. You’ve gotten pretty good at skipping classes but still getting As. You’re smart, but a bit rebellious. And you’re TERRIFIED of crocodiles!
21: Gaston Disney You’re 21 now! Yay, you can legally drink, so you LOVE going to bars. You should have your own bar! Decorated with antlers! You have no idea how dating works, to be honest, and you can come across as quite clueless in this area. For some reason, you haven’t figured out how to use your indoor voice yet. You’re goal-oriented, but sometimes your goals need to be more practical. In front of others, your self-esteem is through the roof, but like us all, you’re insecure inside. That’s 100% okay, just don’t kill a beast because of it!
22: The Evil Queen Disney You’re 22 now and still trying to understand yourself. You feel you need to present yourself as a perfect person with no flaws because in this time of growth, there’s so much pressure to be “cool.” You feel the need to keep up an image on Instagram as the fairest of them all. You thrive on gossip and being petty like everyone around you, but honestly, you’re just trying to get through life like the rest of them.
23: Cruella De Vil Disney During this year of your life, you’re feeling a bit lost; you’re almost in your mid-twenties but you’re still a little older than those fresh into their twenties. You feel a bit wiser than you were at 22, but you understand you’re still clueless. So, what do you do? Well, dye your hair crazy colors, of course! Go out on the town! It’s okay to be a bit of a mess. Maybe meet some new friends too! Some puppies, perhaps? BE NICE TO THE PUPPIES THOUGH!!!
24: Jafar Disney At 24, you’re unsure of your place in the world but still want so much all at once. The angst is flowing like water from your kitchen sink, which always seems to be filled with dirty dishes. Having gotten through the more confusing ages of 20-23, you feel you’re a full-fledged adult who deserves more responsibility at work, though it may not be the right time for that now. You’re very smart and able to analyze the people around you. You’re starting to define your aesthetic, trying out more dramatic styles than you had before. Suddenly you’re seeing subtle wrinkles around your eyes and that is causing you to FREAK OUT and become an evil genie (okay, maybe not the second part).
25: Scar Disney Ahh, the year of the quarter-life crisis. Many changes in your life have suddenly taken hold all at once, causing you to try to take control as best you can, and possibly lash out as a result. One or more significant losses may occur in your life at this time, and things might feel like they’re spiraling out of control, though you’ll keep an appearance of total control at all times. It’s important to be prepared , because 26 will be much of the same.
26: Maleficent Disney 26 is kind of, like, well, 25 but… more . The quarter-life crisis is still raging, and all the unexpected life experiences continue to snowball. Because of the stress, changes, and everything else, you start experimenting with your style again, this time taking on more of a gothic vibe. You feel major FOMO every time you see your friends did something without you. This is one reason why you’re still kinda petty. Overall, you’re just doing your best and looking fabulous.
27: Ursula Disney You’re now 27 and after years of people asking you what you want to do with your life, you’re starting to actually know the answer. You feel more confident than ever before, and that has helped you in your dating endeavors and social situations. You have charisma, style, and interesting personal hobbies. You’re extremely devoted to your close friends, and they, in turn, are very devoted to you. Though you still have some emotional growth to complete, you’re well on your way toward domination of an entire kingdom – I mean, uh, becoming mature and responsible.
28: Hades Disney You’re firmly in your late twenties, and you’re feeling pretty chill about it. You still have a lot to work out in your life, but you know how much you’ve grown throughout the years. You have a good sense of humor that can sometimes be a little self-deprecating, but it’s all in good fun. You’re generally self-assured, even during difficult moments.
29: Lady Tremaine Disney As a 29-year-old, you’ve reached the point where you just don’t give a damn what people think anymore! On top of that, you somehow feel SOOO OLD compared to anyone younger than you, even if the age difference is only a few years. Somehow that’s enough to start saying “I’m soooo old!” and “You’re sooo young!” Still, you feel a bit bitter towards those younger than you, and you have anxiety about turning 30. Suddenly, tons of grey hair has started to crop up from the stress of the previous years. You’ve finally let go of the pretense that going out all the time is better than staying home, and you embrace relaxing nights in with your cat.