A gritty crime thriller film! That’s what I initially believed Shome Makhija’s film would be about. The opening of Blind is not exactly upbeat. The director is renowned for his suspenseful twist endings and eerie camerawork with blurry visuals, but wait on! Thrillers, especially psycho crime dramas, are at their best when they explore the killer’s obsessions, motives, and final identification, whether it happens early or late in the story. This method enables us to follow the main character as they uncover an intriguing story.
Story : Scotland’s Gia Singh (Sonam Kapoor) works as a police officer. An disagreement in the car leads to their vehicle colliding as they are being picked up by her brother from a performance. Gia is thrown out of the automobile, but her brother isn’t because he was restrained to the handle. Her sibling was killed when another automobile rammed into their totaled vehicle. In the present, Gia, who suffered sight loss in the collision, makes a valiant effort to urge the police to rehire her, but she is turned down due to both her impairment and the careless way in which she used her authority to handcuff her brother to the car’s handle. City females are going missing in the meantime. One evening, a guy (Purab Kohli) posing as a cab driver offers to take Gia home, but the ride becomes eerie when she hears some knocking coming from the trunk of the vehicle. Despite being unable to resist the stranger due to her infirmity, she is nevertheless able to flee. She believes that the stranger who pretended to be the cab driver may have actually been the one who abducted the girls. The main question in the plot is whether she will be successful in locating the psychopath kidnapper with the help of an officer and an eyewitness.
Performances : Sonam Kapoor’s portrayal of Gia Singh is ineffectual. Her attempt to portray a blind character is admirable, but it doesn’t really result in anything significant in the movie.
Vinay Pathak has a great time throughout the movie. He never lets you down. He contributes to some of the comic relief in the movie.
Purab Kohli does a wonderful job of portraying the cold-blooded monster, and he does so well.
The movie’s other supporting characters don’t have anything noteworthy to boast about.
Technicalities: The movie is directed by Shome Mikhaji, who is known for his distinctive eye for chic visuals and lighting contrasts that evoke a spooky mood. Shome loses his way despite taking into account every tiny detail.
The film might have been longer. It’s fascinating if the filmmaker had looked into the pride of the primary character and related it to a more general notion of blindness in metaphor.
Analysis : The movie boasts excellent production design and staging. A couple of the movie’s moments were well-done, particularly a chase scene with Purab Kohli’s character. Sonam Kapoor accurately portrays the characteristics of the blind character she plays. The suspense that a thriller demands is missing in Blind. It is neither engaging nor interesting. The movie can’t come close to having the same impact as its inspiration, in the opinion of the creators. The movie’s portrayal of Sonam Kapoor feels too sluggish. The first phone call she makes to the psychopath is horribly executed. The movie tries very hard to be a good thriller, but because of the bland handling, it can’t keep the audience interested.
Verdict : The thriller Blind is uninteresting and unentertaining. It is a remake of the acclaimed Korean thriller-drama of the same name, but it can’t compare to the original. You don’t experience any of the anticipated jump scares in Blind. This crime drama is mired in the same pattern.
Rating : 2/5