Blind Movie Review: A Missed Opportunity for Sonam Kapoor’s Thrilling Comeback

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Purab Kohli, Vinay Kohli, Shubham Saraf

Director: Shome Makhija

Rating: 2/5 stars

We all love a thrilling story about psycho killers on the loose, especially when it’s supported by strong performances. However, Shome Makhija’s Blind, a remake of the 2011 Korean film, fails to deliver the suspense and excitement that make a thriller truly captivating. With sluggish writing, an incomplete plot, and uninspired execution, this dark and dramatic tale falls short of its potential, leaving audiences wanting more.

Blind starts off with an intriguing premise, but unfortunately, it quickly becomes predictable. The screenplay tries to incorporate suspense and mystery, but it fails to keep us on the edge of our seats. Instead of delivering unexpected twists and turns, the film feels slow and lacks the thrilling moments that we crave.

One of the highlights of Blind is Sonam Kapoor’s return to the screen after a four-year break. As Gia Singh, a Glasgow police officer who lost her sight in a tragic accident, Kapoor brings a fresh perspective to the character. However, her performance has its ups and downs, struggling to convey the necessary emotions in the film’s intense moments.

Purab Kohli’s portrayal of the villain falls flat, lacking the menacing presence we expect from a sadistic predator. His character fails to evoke the fear and intimidation needed to make the audience truly invested. On the other hand, Vinay Pathak delivers a sincere performance as the investigating cop, but the playful tone given to his character feels out of place, diluting the seriousness of the story. Additionally, Lillete Dubey’s Aunty Maria feels underdeveloped, contributing little to the overall plot.

Blind misses opportunities to explore the psychological depths and motivations of its villain. The film hints at metaphorical blindness and potential traumas but fails to fully delve into these themes. Instead, it simplistically attributes the villain’s actions to depression, anxiety, and childhood trauma, leaving the audience wanting a more nuanced exploration.

While the screenplay disappoints, the cinematography by Gairik Sarkar manages to salvage some visual appeal. The chosen colour palette, featuring black, pink, and red tones, adds a touch of drama to certain scenes. The depiction of the orphanage and the mansion where the kidnapped women are held showcases stunning historical architecture. However, the editing by Tanupriya Sharma fails to enhance the narrative, lacking strategic placement of sequences.

Blind had the potential to be a captivating thriller, but unfortunately, it falls short of its ambitions. Despite Sonam Kapoor’s return and some sincere performances, the sluggish writing, incomplete plot, and uninspired execution prevent it from becoming the thrilling experience it aims to be. While it may still appeal to die-hard thriller fans, Blind serves as a reminder of the challenges faced when a thriller fails to hit the mark. It lacks the suspense and excitement that make a good thriller truly unforgettable.


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