I came out of the theater thinking what the hell did I just see. Raman Raghav 2.0 is redefinition of a thriller film. The moment film starts it just grabs your attention and you are so much into the film that even if a person sitting next to you is getting an heart attack you wont be concerned. There are few genres of films in which Anurag Kashyap masters like no one and thriller is one of them especially after Raman Raghav 2.0.
Film has a very simple story. Its about a psychopath serial killer, a policeman and the cat and mouse race between them. Things in Raman Raghav 2.0 that makes it such an enjoyable are brilliant performances of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal and Anurag Kashyap’s direction rather execution to be precise. You know the turn of events while watching the film but its other things like camera angles, lighting, Anurag’s take on executing a particular scene, and five hundred percent dedication of the actors in it gives you thrills and chills. I cant remember the count of F word I must have shouted 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 performance in every film. If he is a lead of the film he makes sure that he is the star of the film that too a shining one. If such films are not your types, Nawazuddin’s performance will make this film a worthy watch. Vicky Kaushal is superb. Comparatively he has shorter screen space but his performance is brilliant. Other cast of the film like Sobhita Dhulipala and Amruta Subhash are just flawless. Anurag Kashyap knows his audience and never disappoints them as far as his direction is concerned. Background score of the film by Ram Sampath is perfect. 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.