Bhramam is the second southern remake of the Bollywood hit Andhadhun. Maestro that was launched earlier made me query the purpose of remakes when filmmakers don’t have anything of worth so as to add to them. After struggling by means of the Telugu remake, I dreaded the considered sitting by means of one other model of Andhadhun. I questioned what recent angle would Ravi Ok. Chandran have to supply to the viewers.
In contrast to the Telugu remake Maestro, the makers of Bhramam haven’t altered the very DNA of the unique, by turning this film right into a hero’s journey. As a substitute, Bhramam doubles down on the amorality of the protagonist, reinvigorating the narration with some much-needed freshness.
Ravi Ok. Chandran has tipped the steadiness of energy principally in favour of Ray Mathews (Prithviraj). In contrast to Akash in Andhadhun, Ray seems extra answerable for the scenario that occurs within the aftermath of the lack of his imaginative and prescient. Ray doesn’t have excessive ethical causes to cease Simi (Mamta Mohandas) and her beefed-up lover Abhinav (Unni Mukundan). He’s merely motivated by his have to survive and get even with those that wronged him. There isn’t any helpless woman within the nook ready for Ray to seem in his shining armour as we noticed in Maestro.
The truth is, Ray is extra depraved than Ayushmann Khurrana’s Akash. The unique movie was a narrative a couple of man who pretends to be blind to guard him from otherworldly temptations that would disturb his focus from music. Ray, nonetheless, acts like a blind man to use the social and financial advantages earmarked for folks with disabilities. He’s upset that he misplaced a instructing job to a lesser certified particular person solely as a result of he has the reward of sight, which the latter didn’t. He’s so much meaner and egocentric than the earlier two variations of his character.
Ray is so nasty that he’s prepared to precise a heavy toll on Simi for blinding him by overtly expressing his curiosity to reap her cornea for his personal sake. This express wickedness of Ray provides an edge to the narrative.
Ravi Ok. Chandran has additionally packed little surprises that kind of subverts our data of the unfolding story. For instance, Ray’s true intention behind pretending to be blind. Or the parkour abilities demonstrated by an unheroic character. There are little issues that boost our expertise and even subvert our expectations. These new additions additionally level in direction of the mindfulness of the makers to innovate with the fabric as a lot as they might.