‘Nishabdham’, starring popular actors Madhavan, Anushka Shetty in the lead is the latest thriller to have released on OTT. This whodunnit thriller, which also marks the reunion of adorable romantic pair Madhavan and Anushka Shetty after a long gap of 14 years, totally falters due to its faulty story line and the biggest let-down of the much-hyped movie is its script. An incredible performance by Anushka and some wonderful acting by supporting cast, however, fails to rescue the movie.
This movie narrates how tragedy struck a young a couple, Sakshi (Anushka) and Anthony (Madhavan). Anthony died under mysterious circumstances in a haunted house in Seattle when the lovers were about to get married, and Anushka was the sole witness to his mysterious death. The fact that she is deaf and mute makes matters even complex, but the movie fails to explain clearly all that events that unfolded on that fateful day of his death. There are a lot of grey areas the makers willingly left open in the movie that confuse the viewers.
The Seattle Police department begins an investigation under Anjali and Maddison to find the culprits, but it soon reaches a dead end, leaving the answer to viewers only. What actually happened to Anthony? What is the mystery behind Sakshy’s silence? These are some of the questions that remain unanswered even after watching the movie!
Anushka Shetty once again showed her acting skills with her portrayal of a multi-layered personality, who has been hounded out in this thriller. Probably, the only saving grace of the movie is her role as the vulnerable Sakshi. Madhavan’s talents have been wasted by the makers who failed to give the real meaning to casting him for the role. Similarly, a number of good characters like the investigations officer, Maddison have been reduced to caricatures. Probably, the biggest setback of the movie is that makers got confused if the story is happening in India or in US. However, technically speaking, the movie gives some good moments to take home by offering a good camera work and some soothing songs. Yes, the crew deserves a pat on their back, despite being let down by the director and a faulty and unrelatable script.
Cast: R Madhavan, Anushka Shetty, Shalini Pandey, Anjali, Direction: Hemant Madhukar