I came out of the theater thinking what the hell did I just see! Raman Raghav 2.0 for me redefined thriller films in Bollywood.
The moment the film starts it just grabs your attention and you are so much into the film that you wont have a clue of whats going on in your immediate surrounding. There are few genres of films in which Anurag Kashyap masters, & thriller is one of them, especially after Raman Raghav 2.0.
Raman Raghav is a simple story of a psychopath serial killer & a policeman and the cat-mouse race between them. What makes Raman Raghav enjoyable are the brilliant performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Vicky Kaushal and Anurag Kashyap’s direction. You know the turn of events while watching the film but other technical aspects like camera angles, lighting, execution a particular scene and the dedication of the actors will gives you the thrills and chills. I cant remember the count of ‘F’ word I must have gasped while watching the film, simply out of fear. The entire experience of watching Raman Raghav 2.0 is one of its kind.
There is nothing on this planet that Nawazuddin Siddiqui as an actor cannot do. He defines perfection by his performances in every film. If he is a lead of the film he makes sure that he is the star of the film, a shining one. If offbeat films are not your type, leave it to Nawazuddin’s performance to make your experience spellbinding.
Vicky Kaushal is equally superb. Comparatively, he has a shorter screen space but his performance is brilliant. Other cast of the film like Sobhita Dhulipala and Amruta Subhash are flawless too. Anurag Kashyap knows his audience and never disappoints as far as his direction is concerned. Background score of the film by Ram Sampath is beautiful. The pace of the film might seem a bit slow but its the performances and Anurag’s direction that makes you ignore that fact.
Overall Raman Raghav 2.0 is simply awesome and a must watch. Just go and watch it.