The Violin Player

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  • 2016
  • 1 hr 12 min
  • 6.8  (421)

The Violin Player is a 2015 Indian drama film directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji. The film stars Adil Hussain, Ritwick Chakraborty and Nayani Dixit in lead roles. The story is about a struggling musician, who finds himself in a moral dilemma when a mystery woman enters his life. The movie begins with our protagonist, Karthik (Adil Hussain), a middle-aged violinist who is struggling to make ends meet in Mumbai. He is seen playing music in front of a temple, hoping to earn some money from the devotees. One day, a mysterious woman (Nayani Dixit) approaches him and offers him a huge sum of money to play at her home. Karthik, who is desperate for money, accepts her offer and goes to her house to play.

At the house, he meets the woman's husband (Ritwick Chakraborty) who is a successful businessman. The couple seems to be interested in Karthik's music and asks him to play for them every day. However, things take an unexpected turn when Karthik finds out that the couple has a dark secret. As Karthik gets more involved with the couple, he is forced to choose between his morals and his passion for music.

The movie is a slow-burn drama that draws the audience into the main character's world. The film's director, Bauddhayan Mukherji, does a great job of creating a tense and mysterious atmosphere that keeps the audience engaged until the very end. The film's cinematography is also worth mentioning, as it beautifully captures the contrasting moods between the bustling Mumbai streets and the eerie mansion where the story takes place.

The performances in The Violin Player are exceptional, especially that of Adil Hussain who delivers a nuanced and subtle portrayal of Karthik's character. His expressions and body language reflect the inner turmoil that he faces, which helps the audience to connect with him on an emotional level. Ritwick Chakraborty and Nayani Dixit also give convincing performances as the couple with a hidden agenda.

One of the most impressive aspects of the film is its use of music. The violin playing scenes are beautifully composed and add an extra layer of emotion to the story. The music also serves as a metaphor for Karthik's life, which is in a constant state of flux.

Overall, The Violin Player is a thought-provoking film that explores the themes of morality, passion, and the price of success. It has been praised for its gripping storyline and stellar performances, and it is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates a good drama.

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    1 hr 12 min
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    6.8  (421)