An internet battle for the best film released in the past few years saw ‘Andhadhun’ and ‘Tumbbad’ pitted against each other.
On Tuesday, the names of these movies were among the top trends on Twitter in India.
The sudden internet stir came after producer Manish Mundra asked people on Twitter to “single out one Hindi film that has left one stunned and speechless...which one can call ‘masterpiece’ in the last 3/4 years.”
“This survey is just to prove myself wrong that quality of Hindi films are facing extinction,” the award-winning filmmaker posted.
This sent the Twitterverse into a frenzy with people jotting down their favourites. It is now mainly between two Bollywood films — Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Andhadhun’ and ‘Tumbbad’, directed by Rahi Anil Barve and Anand Gandhi.
Following the thread, one user wrote: ”Tumbbad! Andhadhun!! Ship of Theseus!!!”
“I think #tumbbad is fully underrated. The way the movie is shot and background score. The image of the movie left for 2-3 days after watching. Should have been an oscar entry for India. Awesome direction and act by #sohumshah. Other movies are andhadhun, article 375, pink,” wrote another.
Pitching in for the Ayushmann Khurrana-led ‘Andhadhun’, another user tweeted: “Some people say that Andhadhun is overrated film. I just want to say them that they have no knowledge of movies. Andhadhun is one of the best thriller films ever made in India. It was possible only for the great story, screenplay, and actors... Loved the film.”
“#Andhadhun or #Tumbbad both are oscar deserved movies but some these are underrated bcoz of no big superstars in there....,” said a Twitter user.
Other movies such as ‘Badla,’ ‘Article 15’ and ‘Pink’ were also mentioned as ‘masterpieces’.