Andhadhun vs Maestro: 10 things that didn't work in the Telugu remake

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Telugu film Maestro hit the screens on Disney+Hotstar on September 17. The film starring Nithiin, Tamannaah and Nabha Natesh, is a remake of the Bollywood blockbuster, Andhadhun.

Maestro (R) is the Telugu remake of Andhadhun.

Maestro (R) is the Telugu remake of Andhadhun.

Nithiin, Tamannaah and Nabha Natesh’s Maestro released today, September 17, on Disney+Hotstar. As reported earlier, Maestro is the official Telugu remake of the Bollywood superhit venture, Andhadhun. The Hindi film, directed by Sriram Raghavan, features Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte in lead roles.

Maestro was initially slated to release in theatres. Due to the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the makers of Maestro decided to release the film on Disney+Hotstar. Critics and the audience who watched the film said that Maestro stayed true to its original, Andhadhun.

However, there are minor changes in the Telugu remake, which diluted the effect of the original. Let us take a look at 10 things that didn’t work in Maestro.

The core of Andhadhun has been retained. However, certain emotional sequences have been added, which makes Maestro a watered-down version of Andhadhun.Ayushmann Khurrana’s restrained performance was apt for the film. However, Nithiin, with a limited range of expressions, fell a little short.Tamannaah looked the part and delivered a decent performance. However, her Telugu dubbing failed to create an impact. Alas, she is no Tabu.Andhadhun had subtle dark comedies that made the film enjoyable. However, Maestro was devoid of such dark comedy elements.Nabha Natesh stepped into the shoes of Radhika Apte in Maestro. Though she delivered a neat performance, her character lacked the maturity that Radhika Apte brought in to her role.Maestro takes a safe route and it shows in the way the scenes are staged. For example, when Nithiin witnesses the murder, the effect of intrigue is missing.Maestro lacked technical finesse. In many places, the music tells you how to feel even before the scene begins.The scene where Nabha Natesh can be seen slapping a kid could have been avoided.Maestro’s story is set in Goa and like every other Telugu movie, everyone magically knows Telugu and enjoys songs in the Telugu language.Andhadhun worked because of its wild script. Since director Merlapaka Gandhi took the safe route, Maestro lacks the wildness.

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