Khufiya Movie Review

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Khufiya Movie Review

Star Cast: Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, Azmeri Haque Badhon, Ashish Vidyarthi, Navnindra Behl

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Khufiya Movie ReviewVishal Bhardwaj collaborates with co-writer Rohan Narula to bring Amar Bhushan’s novel Escape to Nowhere to life. The problem is that he relies on every last word of the book to go page-by-page adaption, cluttering things that could’ve easily been chopped off, things that don’t really add anything substantial to thenarrative. Lying somewhere between a Political and human Drama, this is the proper mix Vishal loves to keep in his projects.

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The routine yet intriguing investigation gets a taut hug from Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi’s atmospheric cinematography to create just the right amount of curiosity while watching some sequences. The brainy build-up begins to bedim the bespokely built belief in the bargain to bullsh*t in the third act. Things start to happen as per convenience & that’s not the VB we have known about.   (Khufiya Movie Review)

We all know how Vishal Bhardwaj adds that little bit of extra passion while writing women characters & this film is a prime example of the same. The crackerjack trio of Tabu, Wamiqa Gabbi & Azmeri Haque Badhon is the soul of this film. All three are significantly different from each other, sharing only one common thing – A boatload of talent.

Tabu, at her routine best, keeps Krishna Mehra alive through her ‘khufiya’ gaze. Gabbi, the most subtle of all three, has stepped up the game to be VB’s favourite muse & this is just the start. The ability of Bangladeshi actress Azmeri Haque Badhon to create the s*xual tension amidst any scene is incomparable to anyone else. She holds a solid presence & I’d love to see more of her, especially in Vishal Bhardwaj films.[This is best Khufiya Movie Review.]

Ali Fazal gets a couple of redeeming scenes in an otherwise pretty monotonous performance. The range from going normal to maniac gets distorted owing to the uneven character sketch. Ashish Vidyarthi is Ashish Vidyarthi.

Another highlight is the film’s music. With poet and lyricist Gulzar, Bharadwaj creates magic again, whether with the melancholic Mat Aana rendered by Rekha Bharadwaj or the energetic and folksy Mann na rangaav by Rahul Ram.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tabu is remarkable in her portrayal of a sharp spy, a lover, and a woman torn between her ruthless job and family life. Atul Kulkarni has a brief but powerful role as her ex-husband. Ali Fazal is in top form as an overindulgent traitor whose life unravels later. Wamiqa Gabbi shines as a loving and dutiful but wife and a mother who takes on a perilous journey to get her son back. Bangladeshi actress Azmeri Haque Badhon does well in her brief role.

Spies have always made for intriguing characters, and here, too, Bharadwaj includes many such steely operatives that will keep you on the edge. The team that’s led by the KM or her boss, Jeev (Ashish Vidyarthi), is as humane as hard-hearted. While Jeev says, “Humaare jism mein dimaag dhadakta hai, dil nahin,” they go to any lengths to prevent their mission from being jeopardised.

Besides the thrill of the elaborate net laid to nab the culprit, the layered narrative also reveals what secrets can do to the spies’ personal lives. Throughout its runtime of 2 hours and 37 minutes, the movie stays its course without too many distractions. However, in the latter half, it loses grip intermittently.[This is best Khufiya Movie Review.]

               The fictional take on a novel said to be inspired by true events tells an engaging spy story. But it’s also the heartbreaking portrayal of personal loss that will strike a chord with the viewer, as the interesting characters and events keep one hooked until the end.

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