Khufia Movie Review
Cast: Tabu, Ali Fazal, Vamika Gabbi, Ashish Vidyarthi etc.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Author: Vishal Bhardwaj, Amar Bhushan and Rohan Narula
'Khufiya'...this spy thriller film of Netflix has hit the OTT platform. It has great actors like Tabu, Ali Fazal, and Vamika Gabbi. It was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Tabu and Vishal Bhardwaj have given films like 'Maqbool' and 'Haider' to the film industry. Now he has brought 'Khufiya' based on the book 'Escape to Nowhere' written by former RAW Unit Chief Amar Bhushan. How is this movie? How much suspense and thrill are there in it? Read our review to know all this.
Khufia movie story of the film is like this:
The story of 'Khufiya' is set in 2004. A person sitting in RAW headquarters in Delhi is leaking valuable information to the enemies. Senior intelligence RAW agent Krishna Mehra alias KM (Tabu) gets wind of this. She keeps an eye on her partner Ravi Mohan (Ali Fazal). Tabu is completely suspicious of Ravi Mohan.
But, Ravi Mohan (according to the trailer) is not a traitor but a patriot. Then is his simple-looking wife Charu (Vamika Gabbi) betraying her country? Is she leaking RAW intelligence? To know the answers to these questions you will have to watch the film.
Khufia Movie Actors Performance:
There is no doubt that Tabu is a brilliant actress. She plays every character with great precision. But, I don't know why she failed to attract the attention of the audience in 'Khufiya'. It cannot be said that he has acted poorly because a great actor can never cheat with his acting even if he wants to. But, his acting in the film 'Khufiya' was somewhat similar to the work he did in 'Drishyam' and 'Bhola'. Perhaps that is why she could not emerge this time like every time.
Vamika Gabbi stole all the limelight in Tabu's presence. In the recent web series 'Charlie Chopra and the Mystery of Solang Valley', the character played by Vamika Gabbi was somewhat similar to the character of 'Khufiya'.
But, Vamika Gabbi beautifully presented both the characters in a different way. He showed his every side in 'Khufiya'. Added a touch of glamour, comedy and suspense. Talking about Ali Fazal, he has done a decent job. He had full opportunity to play with his character. However, he could not fully enjoy her.
Khufia Movie Analysis:
Vishal Bhardwaj has directed more than 15 films in his entire career. He has made classic films like 'Maqbool', 'Haider' and 'Talwar'. He has done equally excellent work in this film also. They can be given full marks in direction.
However, he failed in writing. 'Khufiya' is a spy thriller film. Before 'Khufiya', there were spy thriller series like 'The Night Manager' and 'The Freelancer'. There was a lot of thrill in both these series. However, there was no thrill in Khufia. Many questions remained unanswered. Many actions were not justified.
See it or not?
If you like to see Tabu in a strong character then you can stream it on Netflix. If you want to see Vamika Gabbi's work then you can watch this film. If you are fond of films full of suspense and thrill, then this film may disappoint you.