“Andhadhun” meets a John Le Carré spy thriller.
New Delhi, the winter of 1993. A deaf and mute young man is arrested by the “Bureau” and accused of being a spy. A sign language expert is brought in to act as an interpreter for the Government’s Agent and the “spy”. The unravelling of the mystery is the journey that sucks the sign language expert into the dark vortex of rivalry between intelligence agencies, deceit, and corruption where the horizon line between innocence and guilt gets hazy.
The New Delhi of 80’s and 90’s was a flourishing display of Brutalist architecture, pushing the idea of European socialist imagery. It is this visual backdrop that populates the film. In winter it adds to the tension and suspense as gray from nature merges with the gray of the concrete. In the tradition of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”, this triller drama weaves the same closer to home in New Delhi, the seat of politics and bureaucracy, seeing the city in a first of its kind visual interpretation while covering an exciting time in the history of the country.