Filmy Friday: Aayush Sharma's ‘LoveYatri’ Vs Ayushmann Khurrana's 'AndhaDhun'

| October 5 , 2018 , 10:28 IST

‘LoveYatri’, a film produced by Salman Khan that marked the debut of his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Ayushmann Khurrana's 'AndhaDhun' released on Friday. 

Both the films have been able to make a buzz ever since their music release. On one side there is LoveYatri with the peppy, high on energy garba songs and on the other AndhaDhun with the euphoric, romantic, and plaintive numbers.


Loveyatri has the Navratri festival in Vadodara as the backdrop. Aayush Sharma as Sushrut is a classroom dud who shines on the dance floor (at least that is what he believes). 

Sushrut's ultimate dream was to set up a garba training academy. On the other side, Londoner Michelle played by Warina Hussain who stayed in the United Kingdom was at the top of her class, but she wished to return to her motherland, India. Her father (Ronit Roy) reluctantly agreed to her and they came to Baroda and extend their stay to celebrate Navratri on the insistence of his imposing Gujarati family.

During the ‘festival of dance’, Susu fell in love with Michelle at first sight. He became the typical lover boy who literally runs in circles, to follow his heart.

The second half of the movie is set in London, where Sushrut woos Michelle all over again. Sam (Ronit Roy) who runs a laundry chain named Lord of the Rinse, is the movie’s token villain, although some viewers might share his disquiet over his daughter’s choice.


Sriram Raghavan's sly, smart thriller AndhaDhun also released on Friday.

The plot is inspired by a duly acknowledged French short film, Olivier Treiner's L'accordeur (The Piano Tuner, 2010), about a young musician.

It is a structured crime drama that involves feigned blindness, a cold-blooded murder, cover-ups, and conspiracies that go awry and many other vicious instances of omission and commission in the film.

Lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been able to create an intriguing arena. Tabu, too, is impressive as a woman who exudes as much charm as deadly intent. Radhika Apte, playing markedly less tortured than she has been in most of her recent screen outings, has effortlessly nailed it. Supporting cast members Chhaya Kadam, Zakir Hussain, Manav Vij, and Ashwini Kalsekar also add substance to the film.

The film, an absolute treat for thriller aficionados who like the genre seasoned with wry wit, bears testimony to the director's uncommon storytelling skills on the one hand and his abiding attachment to 1970s Hindi film music on the other.