Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the brilliant actors of our time. He has proven himself again and again with his intense and genious acting. Raman Raghav 2.0 directed by Anurag Kashyap is 5th movie of Nawazuddin and Anurag working together and they both have performed their roles very well this time too.
This Anurag Kashyap’s film is based on the character of original raman raghav who threatened Bombay city in 1960 with 41 murders and later he was put behind bars with the punishment of life time imprisonment.
Raman Raghav 2.0 features Nawazuddin in a petrifying role of a cold blooded psycho killer who roams around streets of Mumbai with a wheel changing wrench and later just an iron rod as his murder weapon.
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During an interview Nawazuddin said “Every time I spoke those despicable lines of Raman and carried out his horrible acts of violence I felt unclean, compromised… something died inside me,”
He added “How could I be speaking and acting on behalf of a man so reprehensible? I ended up in hospital. I felt I was suffocating from inside. One day, I just fell unconscious while doing a scene.”
He says “When I was taken to hospital, I was told I was muttering Raman Raghav’s lines in my semi-conscious state.” He is never going to play any voilent and Psycho character like Raman again.
Coincidentally, once Dilip Kumar went through the same thing after playing the maniacally depressive Devdas. In fact, the Thespian had to seek psychiatric help to snap out of his suicidal melancholy.
Nawaz says, “I am aware of what Dilipsaab went through. After Devdas, he played light-hearted roles in Azad and Kohinoor.”
“After Raman Raghav, I am doing Sohail Khan’s Ali which is a complete stress-buster for me.”
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Raman Raghav also features Vicky Kaushal in the role of Raghav who was last seen in the award winning movie Masaan. Although his character was poorly sketched but he played it very well.
Raman Raghav 2.0 has its own eccentricity and had a strong hold with unmissable dark humour but certainly its script lacks depth with weak background stories.
Raman Raghav got 7.8/10 rating on IMDb and an average rating of 3/5 from all big sources.