Judgementall Hai Kya
02 Hours 01 Minutes
Star Cast: Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao
Directors: Prakash Kovelamudi
Producer: Ekta Kapoor
In Theaters: 26 July 2019
Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao Judgementall Hai Kya hits the silver screen this week and before you catch the film in the theaters watch the movie review by Senior Journalist and Author Bharathi Pradhan. Take a look.
It's so quirky that you wouldn't want to be in a room alone with Bobby Grewal who's psychologically scarred after a traumatic childhood.
A dubbing artiste who gets so into the character she's playing that it becomes a fetish. Her wall is lined thick with photoshopped pictures of her dressed up like the motley characters she has dubbed for. There are more than a dozen characters running around in her head. And when Keshav and Rima, a married couple turn up as her tenants, photoshopping herself in Rima's place is entirely in keeping with her messed up weirdness.
Obsessed with killing cockroaches and collecting dark articles on murder and death, Bobby suffers from acute psychosis where she could get violent. Which has already won her a stint in an asylum.
So when there's a murder and she's obsessed with the idea of the husband killing the wife, Bobby's paranoia is at its crazy worst.
To director Prakash Kovalemudi's credit, for most part of the film, he holds your attention. You're intrigued like one is when watching something fascinatingly weird unfold. Along with writer Kanika Dhillon who specialises in unconventional women, Kovalemudi makes this dark film which is held together by Kangana Ranaut.
Kangana has a flair for the quirky and she goes the whole hog, even looking the part with crazy hairstyling. Rajkummar Rao, always reliable, plays Keshav with just a whiff of menace to keep up the intrigue. Hussain Dalal as Varun, Bobby's manager who's waiting with condom in pocket to get some action, breaks the tension with his gift for well-timed comedy. Jimmy Shergill brings dignity and pleasantness to director Shridhar.
Weirdness has no logic but at some point it all begins to go too far. Why Shridhar, the director of a play in London would instantly want someone as unpredictable and unreliable as Bobby as an understudy for the main part, in fact why anybody would want a wacko like her around the stage, is quizzical. Her being allowed to roam free on the streets of London after an accident on set is equally questionable. When the people she has conjured in her head become a comfortable part of her existence it gets wackier.
But where it all leads to is pretty neat. It leaves you asking whether the people who seem normal in contrast to Bobby are really the ones to watch out for.
Noir cinema isn't everybody's cup of tea. Bobby's addled brain won't be either. But for the critic in the chair and the slim percentage that likes exploring dark spaces, Kangana and her outre would be the ideal weekend watch. Let's also give it to Ekta Kapoor for backing thiswacky experimental.
Disclaimer: We are proud that LehrenTV reviewer Bharathi S Pradhan has been appointed an advisory member of the prestigious CBFC. However, her reviews reflect her personal appraisal of a film and do not in any way speak on behalf of the Censor Board.
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