The Long Take

Oct 5 2023 • 21 mins

Khufiya, the new spy movie on Netflix, might just be one of the worst things that Vishal Bhardwaj has ever done.

We discuss the film’s tonal inconsistencies, incoherent plotting, odd performances, and most of all, that wild second-half.

We also talk about the background score and how completely out of step with its story; the strange decision to include full musical interludes and introduce entire subplots that lead nowhere.

We also delve into how secondary Tabu feels to the film, which replaces her character as the protagonist halfway through with Wamiqa Gabbi.

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