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‘Bhinna’ review: A fantastic psychological thriller let down by insensitivity

Film ReviewPaayal Radhakrishna’s performance is the highlight of the film, which derives heavily from the 1971 Sandalwood classic, ‘Sharapanjara’.Theja Ram*Spoilers ahead Some movies give you goosebumps and keep you on the edge of your seat, but leave you extremely disappointed in the end. Bhinna is one such film. The intrigue built up for most of the film falls flat with insensitive references to persons with mental illnesses as “mentally unstable” and a psychiatrist who goads his patient to speak up or suffer the consequences. The protagonist Kaveri (Paayal Radhakrishna) plays the role of a budding actor, obsessed with method acting. The film is a juxtaposition of Kaveri’s life with that of the hallucinations she suffers from. Kaveri begins to have an affair with the husband of the woman her husband is having an affair with. The complicated relationship dynamic aside, Kaveri is unhappy with her husband and

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