Raman Raghav 2.0 (OmdU)

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Raman Raghav 2.0 (OmdU)

Psycho Raman

Anurag Kashyap
Indien, 2016
Fiction, 128min, OmdU

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Raman Raghav 2.0 (OmdU)

Anurag Kashyap
Indien, 2016
Fiction, 128min, OmdU

Cast: 
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Raman
Vicky Kaushal
Raghav
Sobhita Dhulipala
Simmy
Mukesh Chhabra
Kredithai
Screenplay: 
Vasan Bala
Anurag Kashyap
Sound: 
Vinit D’Souza
Camera: 
Jay Oza
Editor: 
Aarti Bajaj
Composer: 
Ram Sampath
Decoration: 
Tiya Tejpal
Costume: 
Shruti Kapoor

Production: 
Phantom Films
Reliance Entertainment
World Sales: 
Stray Dogs
Format: 
DCP
Color

With eerie glowing eyes and a scarred forehead, Raman is easy to pick out in a crowd, especially after he dons his dead sister’s gold earrings. for sound effects, just so he won’t pass unnoticed, he trails a long car jack behind him. he’s also prone to casually confessing his crimes to passing strangers. Though obviously deluded by the voices in his head telling him to kill (which he believes come from God), he lucidly expounds his philosophy in the last reel: namely, that the act of killing is an unparalleled high, hypocritically perpetrated in the name of riots and religion. Instead, a killer should have the courage to murder intentionally, one-onone, just because he wants to. his intention should be pure.
The project started out as a big-budget period bio of real-life killer Raman Raghav, who confessed to murdering 41 people when he was finally brought to justice in the Sixties. Writer-director Anurag Kashyap losely based his dark drama on a serial killer who is chased by a corrupted cop. (Deborah Young)