Silence / Nishabdham (2020) - Movie Review

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Anushka Shetty and Madhavan starrer 'Silence' has been directed by Hemanth Madhukar and produced by Kona Venkat who also wrote the screenplay. The movie released in Amazon Prime video across 200 countries world-wide.

Nishabdham also features actors Anjali, Subbaraju, Shalini Pandey and Srinivas Avasarala in pivotal roles.


The movie begins with a shot of a secluded villa in Seattle, US followed by a couple dancing for a song holding a glass of wine each. The eerie camera moves to reveal something startling has been set. The scene ends with the couple getting murdered and crucified in the basement of the woodhouse villa. This incident happens in 1972 and hence the place is termed as a haunted villa.

49 years later, Sakshi (Anushka Shetty) is a dumb and deaf artist who impresses Anthony (Madhavan) through her skills. As Sakshi’s wish is to get her hands on a painting which is stuck in a haunted house, she takes Anthony’s help and moves on to the job, only to realize that he has been killed by the force inside the house. Sakshi teams up with Maha (Anjali), a Seatle P.D. to trap and pin down the killer, and to unveil the truths behind the tale.


With no emotional heft, 'Nishabdham' becomes unpalatable by the time the big reveal arrives. The screenplay is bland, with the scenes being riddled with lazy acting at times.

2.25 / 5 ()
Screenplay is the biggest let-down. Anushka looks alluring. Maddy exudes charm and grace. Songs are soothing, they really don't seem to add much value to the proceedings.

2 / 5 ()
A thriller that engages partially. ‘Nishabdham’ barely scratches the surface of a potentially engrossing story. The glaring missteps make Nishabdham underwhelming.

Sangeetha Devi ()
Silence feels like a dreary dubbed film. The acting is uninspired all round.

2 / 5 M Suganth ()
Silence is a mess. The Climax is too passable and the supporting cast is just ok.

1.5 / 5 ()


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