Bhramam: A faithful remake which is watchable!

Bhramam: A faithful remake

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 08 October 2021

Movie Title

Bhramam: A faithful remake which is watchable!


Ravi K Chandran

Star Cast

Prithviraj, Mamta Mohandas, Unni Mukundan

Bhramam, directed by ace cinematographer Ravi K Chandran, is the remake of the brilliant 2018 Hindi thriller Andhadhun, directed by Sriram Raghavan.

Ray Mathews (Prithviraj Sukumaran) is a blind pianist, living in a modest room, with dreams of making it big in Europe someday. He meets Anna (Raashi Khanna) just by chance and she asks him to play music at their cafe.

Then there is Udayakumar (Shankar), a yesteryear superstar, who got married to a much younger Simi (Mamta Mohandas), a wannabe actress. CI Dinesh (Unni Mukundan) is a wily cop, who is Simi's secret lover.

The story takes a rather shocking turn when Ray reaches Udayakumar’s apartment, as the former hero wanted to surprise his wife on their wedding anniversary. This is an almost frame-by-frame remake of the original, which does not deliver anything extraordinary.

Of course, it is never easy to remake a hugely popular thriller and here the effort has been to place the story in Fort Kochi without changing the basic narrative. But it is pretty surprising that the makers of this one decided not to try something new at any point, at least considering the viewers who have loved the original. 

The dialogues are mostly copied from the original and the additions make you cringe at times. You want examples? Listen to the dialogues from the scene where his wife is confronting Unni Mukundan over his illicit affair. 

Though it is difficult to step into the shoes of actors like Tabu and Ayushmann Khurrana, who incidentally won the National award for his role, Prithviraj and Mamta Mohandas have performed in an impressive way. The supporting cast of Andhadhun was top notch too and we would definitely miss that sparkle here. 

Well, in short, Bhramam could be an okay thriller for those who haven’t watched the original. 

Verdict: Watchable





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