Top advertising executive Rahab (Nawazuddin Siddiqui ) and political heiress Nivi (Bhumi Pednekar) are caught up in a cruel gossip spread over social media and have nowhere to run. The film, directed by Sudhir Mishra, emphasizes how rumors may put people in peril and upheaval in their lives. And the many hypotheses surrounding the protagonist’s actions contribute to the drama in this timely film.

Rumor is what is meant by the Arabic word awash. The director Sudhir Mishra examines the risks and repercussions of gossip, particularly in the social media age. On social media, gossip and false information can spread like wildfire and negatively affect many people’s lives. The movie emphasizes how readily people accept and distribute incorrect information that supports their prejudices. It also sheds light on how the debunking of rumors that different parties with conflicting interests employ to sway public opinion is influenced by power relations.


The humorous thriller explores how spreading a rumor may upend someone’s existence. Following “Serious Men,” this is Sudhir’s second appearance with Nawazuddin. With his understated performance that nonetheless leaves the desired impact, the actor wins hearts again. Compared to Nawaz’s behavior, Bhumi Pednekar stands out thanks to her bold and arrogant attitude. Sumeet Vyas expertly portrays an opportunistic politician. In their portrayals of villainous characters, Sharib Hashmi and Sumit Kaul, as Inspector Sandeep, can do everything from stage an assault to murder people as part of their cunning schemes. They give great performances.

Even though the conversation is likely to be forgotten, the actors’ emotions in the intense situations show how talented they are at acting. Few phrases in the Rajasthani dialect appear in the movie, which gives the story more realism.

In the first half, events happen very quickly, one after another. But after the break, it feels stretched out. Without giving away the twists and turns, they are all somewhat predictable but entertaining. Cinematographer Mauricio Vidal expertly portrays the Nahargarh Fort and Rajasthan’s gloomy lanes. The profound ring of the Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan and Sunetra Banerjee’s song “Aaj Yeh Basant” highlights the paradoxes of life.

Rating: 3/5

Without a doubt, sloppiness and the propagation of rumors without supporting evidence frequently impact individuals’ lives and society as a whole. Check out this Afwaah and give your beliefs some severe thought. Three out of five was the result of all these details.

Sudhir Mishra is the film’s director. Benaras Mediaworks, Anubhav Sinha’s production company, is responsible for its production. On May 5, 2023, the movie was seen in theaters. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bhumi Pednekar, Sumeet Vyas, T.J. Bhanu, and Sharib Hashmi are starring in it. A later OTT release is planned.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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