Director: Shome Makhija
Star cast: Sonam Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Shubham Saraf, Danesh Razvi, Purab Kohli, Lillete Dubey, Javed Khan
Bollywood Bubble ratings: 3/5 stars
Sonam Kapoor starrer Blind Movie Review
Blind Movie Review Ratings
Sonam Kapoor starrer Blind Review:
Before I review, Sonam Kapoor starrer Blind, I would like to tell you that it is a remake of the 2011 Korean film of the same name. In the movie, Gia Singh (Sonam) is a cop who loses her vision after an accident. However, years later, she becomes a witness to a case and gets into an investigation when she found some girls are going missing from the city. She teams up with a police officer Prithivi Khanna who investigates the case with her help as she is a witness. Later, a young kid named Nikhil also becomes the prime witness in the case. The trio then try to find out the main culprit but it gets messy and dirtier.
Due to an accident, Gia Singh goes blind. She then retains her life and becomes strong to survive on her own despite being a visually impaired person. But when she becomes the sole witness to a heinous crime, she unwittingly enters a deadly game of cat and mouse with a dangerous criminal.
What’s the best about Blind:
What didn’t work for Blind:
The pace of the film can be a little tedious for you. It started on a very slow note and I was hoping the pace will pick up in the second half. But that was not the case as I thought it could have been a little cohesive instead of being dragged and stretched.
The other thing that can be a major drawback is Villain’s backstory. Honestly, I don’t know if I could call Purab Kohli’s character a psychotic killer or a serial killer or what? It is so confusing. Whenever you see a psycho person as a villain in a movie, you’re always shown a backstory of the person. Well, there was none in Blind. I don’t know his backstory, I don’t know why he was abducting the girls, and I don’t know what he was doing with all the girls. There were so many loose ends that it didn’t make sense to me at all.
As it is a remake of a Korean movie and I have not watched it, I asked someone who has watched the original film. I asked the person if there are any similarities. Well, the answer was yes; however, the one thing that didn’t match was the villain’s story.
Sonam Kapoor plays a visually impaired person in the movie and must say, she delivers a promising act. She has impressed with her performance and will surely make an impact on you. It is challenging to play a blind person onscreen; however, Sonam did a commendable job. From using the white cane to moving around with the feel, Kapoor looked quite convincing in her performance.
Vinay Pathak plays the police officer who investigates the case in the movie. However, somewhere I felt his character was written half-heartedly. Given the fact Vinay is a brilliant actor, even he couldn’t bring out the brilliance in this character. However, Vinay tries his best and I would give it to him for that.
Talking about the antagonist Purab Kohli, he is shown as the psychotic person who was abducting girls. He tries very hard to look like a villain but somewhere he lacks that power. Well, it can be a little difficult to break the cute boy image but Purab manages to pull off the bad guy look in the movie. I’m not saying he is bad but he delivers a decent performance.
Shubham Saraf plays Nikhil – an eye-witnessed in the case who gets stuck with the case. I don’t know why but the entire time I was thinking why this person resembles so much like Ayushmann Khurrana. Nevertheless, he did put up a good performance in the movie.
Other supporting stars like Danesh Razvi as Adrian Pereira, Lillete Dubey as Aunty Maria, and Javed Khan as DCS Tarun Bedi have done a good job in their limited screentime.
Concluding Blind review, Sonam Kapoor shines in this movie whereas Vinay Pathak and Purab Kohli also deliver a commendable act. Blind’s pace and half-cooked screenplay can a little problematic. Shome Makhija’s directorial venture is a nice story but the execution is weak, it lacks intensity and meaning.
Watch the Blind trailer after the review