Is Kangana Ranaut-Rajkummar Rao starrer ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’ worth watching?

RATINGS (3.5*/5*)

Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut’s Judgementall Hai Kya which commenced with some controversies regarding its title which was earlier, ‘Mental Hai Kya’, finally got released in theatres on July 26. Starring Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Amyra Dastur, Jimmy Shergill, Satish Kaushik, is all ready to set fire.

A murder mystery plays eccentric in the film but is filled with suspense. An accident in her childhood leaves Bobby (Kangana Ranaut) diagnosed with acute psychosis in her adult years. She is a dubbing artist for movies, where her mind is an assortment of all the characters she has voiced. Every time she dubs, she gets seized with the character and imagines herself in place of the character. Rajkummar Rao is a macho man type character for who women might fall for in just one sight, which like fresh one and he pulls it off fantastically.

There’s a wall in her house that has photographs of her dressed as every character she has dubbed for which brings out the element of madness in Bobby and shows how deeply she dives into those characters. Keshav and Rima (Rajkummar Rao and Amyra Dastur), her new renters draws her to their love story. But then a crime happens in the dark and Bobby believes Keshav is the one behind the murder. And here starts the real confusion and twisted plot and the audience is left wondering, trying to figure which of the two has blood on their hands.

According to SpotboyeE, “It’s slick, racy and crazy. This Kangana-Rajkummar film deserves a big round of applause. This is clearly Kangana Ranaut’s best performance to date. Her body language is insanely amazing- the way she walks in several scenes constantly looking behind her shoulder. Her dialogue delivery is flawless- she out-pours just what her character requires. You can make out there’s so much of improvisation which she has done beyond what the director demanded.”

According to the Times of India, Prakash Kovelamudi’s narrative style is quirky, edgy and one that absorbs you instantly. The mood is set with shots in dappled light, a play of light and shadows and high contrast shots. The stylization of the scenes, characters and sound design ensures that the atmosphere remains intriguing throughout the story.
Though ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’ keeps you captivated all the way, the screenplay in the second half does go a bit lopsided at times, with some scenes that seem stretched. And the climax, something that you’re waiting for, is hurried. Nonetheless, it is worth the wait.

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