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Raman Raghav 2.0

News Helpline | May, 26 2016

Raman Raghav 2.0 Cast & Crew:


Phantom Production Reliance Entertainment.

Release Date

24 Jun 2016




Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyapn, Vikramaditya Motwane.


Anurag Kashyap.

Star Cast

Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Vicky Kaushal
Sobhita Dhulipala

Executive Producer


Media Relations

Publicity Designs




Music Director










Music Company



Production Designers

Movie Review

Rating :

Verdict : A good watch

At the point when viewing an Anurag Kashyap film, you know you have agreed to be a witness to a violent, criminal and corrupt world. However, with his most recent directorial venture, you may not be ready for the horrific facts and dreadful turns in the story. That’s what Raman Raghav 2.0, flaunted as a psychological thriller which leaves us with a film that turns into an extreme walk in view of its sheer inhumanity.
Story: Based on the infamous serial killer Psycho Raman from the 1960s Mumbai, Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 traces the life of a fictional psychotic killer Ramanna (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). He calls himself Sindhi Dalwai and finds a partner in Raghavan (Vicky Kaushal), a druggie cop who is more of a devil than he knows. Through eight chapters (Quentin Tarantino style) – Locked Man, The Sister, The Policeman, The Hunter, The Hunted, The Son, The Fallen and Soulmates – Kashyap builds his characters to a tall dark shadow that scares us out of our wits.
Performances: Raman Raghav 2.0 highlights Siddiqui at his creepiest best. Both Nawaz and Vicky are brilliant and deserve applause for their performances. Kaushal displays a lot of brave acting, including a terrific confrontation scene with his father (Vipin Sharma in a brief appearance). Debutant Sobhita Dhulipala is praiseworthy.
What’s Hot: Kashyap rarely shows violence on the screen. Much of what the audience thinks they have seen is coming from their own imagination. That is true in Raman Raghav 2.0. Without really showing the killings, Kashyap leaves the brutality of the murders to our imagination, using a strong sound design, and then showing traces of blood on the floor, or dripping from the metal rods that Raman uses. 
Cinematographer Jay Oza tactfully shoots Raghav’s lovemaking scenes and keeps the shots of him consuming drugs very authentic. The scenes where Raman slaughters people have been shot brilliantly. Music by Ram Sampath is ‘trippy’ especially ‘Behooda’ song which goes well with the flow of the story. The film is technically very good, but without a plot, it does not serve the audience any purpose.
What’s not: Kashyap’s latest film is a return to familiar dark territory — moving hand-held camerawork in the slushy slums and narrow alleys, which he has been using since Black Friday, whose unforgettable chase scene is replicated here too, but not with such acuteness.
The biggest hiccup of the film is that the first half of the film is all about how Raman kills people and in the second half, the story completely shifts focus to Raghav and his sex life, which frankly annoys us to a certain extent. 
Overall, Raman Raghav 2.0 is no Bollywood-style revenge or angry man plot, it is just pure sadism. The film has good performances and if you are an ardent Nawazzudin Siddiqui or Anurag Kashyap’s fan, Raman Raghav 2.0 is a good watch for you.

Raman Raghav 2.0 is a 2016 Indian thriller film directed by Anurag Kashyap. It is based on the notorious serial killer Raman Raghav who operated in Mumbai during the mid-1960s. The title character is played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, while Vicky Kaushal plays the role of a cop in the film. Anurag Kashyap announced via Twitter that the film is set to release on June 24, 2016. On April 19, 2016, it was announced that the film would be premiere at the 2016 Cannes Directors' Fortnight. The film premiered at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight to a rousing reception, raising hopes of a good show at the box office.

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