Raman Raghav 2.0 Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Raman Raghav 2.0 Hindi Movie Review

Raman Raghav 2.0 Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 13
Average Rating - 5.8/10
Yes - 7
No - 2
Neutral - 4
Watchable? - 83%

Critic Reviews Raman Raghav 2.0

  • Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-8/10
The story moves at a steady pace through chapters, but loses steam slightly after the interval. There are a couple of murders which really didn’t need to be part of the story. At times it can feel as if you are being bludgeoned. But Kashyap’s thriller will keep you glued to your seat in spite of an expected end.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-6/10
Raman Raghav 2.0 doesn’t bring anything blazingly new or original to the serial killer genre. I'm going with three out of five. It's consistently engaging, but doesn't get under your skin like some of Kashyap's other films, particularly Black Friday, Gangs of Wasseypur, and the criminally overlooked Ugly.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-7/10
The stylized thriller makes the most of its eight-chapter structure as it hurtles episodically through the nihilism and all-encompassing darkness of Mumbai's criminal underbelly. It deals, broadly, with two shades of moral deviance. One manifests itself in the disturbing actions of the crazed serial killer. The exercise yields a gripping, visceral genre film that intermittently strays into fuzziness only to lift itself up forcefully enough not to lose momentum.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Mohar Basu Rating-5/10
The biggest problem with Raman Raghav 2.0 is that it glorifies the gore. The climax monologue will run your patience thin. Can you buy the logic that killing for insanity is better than killing in the name of religion? It is crude, callous but in trying to whip up suspense, it loses sight of vulnerability.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-7/10
Unlike Gangs of Wasseypur, there isn’t anything light about Raman Raghav 2.0. This movie scares you with the threat that there are demonic tendencies in everyone. In true Anurag Kashyap style, there is no violence onscreen. You don’t see anyone killing, you see it all in your head and that’s what scares you the most - you own capacity to imagine evil.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Aseem Chhabra Rating-5/10
Raman Raghav is tightly framed, with strong performances, and a sinister background score (an excellent job done by Ram Sampath) that adds to the dark mood, it has an overall nihilistic feel to it. There is real good cinema in that scene towards the end of the film, and also a reminder that Kashyap has a lot of talent. He just needs to stop making films that are very similar.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-6/10
Nawazuddin Siddiqui the saving grace in the end, and he handles this responsibility like a boss. Raman Raghav 2.0 is to be watched if you wish to dive into the convoluted mind of a serial killer. If you’re not interested in that, you can give this one a miss. It’s a 2.5-star film in my opinion, but the excellent performance from Nawazuddin Siddiqui forces me to turn the rating into 3/5 stars.

  • Masala | Review By -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-4/10
There are no shades of grey, there are no human dilemmas, there are no cross roads, no tussle between right or wrong, good or bad. There are just murders, one after the other, each one gorier than the other. There are more murders in this film than the number of songs in a Karan Johar film.

  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -BH Network Rating-5/10
The film's editing (Aarti Bajaj) is loose and scenes drag endlessly. To be more specific, had the film been trimmed by almost 15-20 minutes or so, it would have been a different story altogether. On the whole, though RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 promises to be an edgy thriller, the film fails to deliver. It is only Nawazuddin's brilliant performance that helps you sit through this 140 mins long film.

  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Tushar Joshi Rating-5/10
The first half holds your interest for a bit, but once the pace slackens you will be left twiddling your thumbs. There are very few light moments that provide relief. By the time you reach the climax that leaves you high and dry, there is very little that stays with you as you leave the theatre. Perhaps had the focus stayed on Nawaz’s character we could have got a better film.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6/10
It is dark, very dark and deprived of even a shred of dignity. It makes you feel nauseated at the shocking spread of depravity served to you. But then again, it is unique storytelling. Go for it, if you have the suitable palate.
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  • India Today | Review By -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-8/10
Raman Raghav 2.0 is another triumph for Anurag Kashyap. It sure is not a Gangs of Wasseypur, but the filmmaker knows what to do with his viewers. Shocking people, disturbing them, stirring them come naturally to this man as killing comes to Ramanna. Watch the film. 'Sa-prem'!
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4/10
There are some mesmeric bits in here, which belong to Siddiqui. But those are not enough. Without those crucial elements, the film is rendered atmospheric yet hollow, and we are turned into cringing voyeurs, into reluctant participants, without redemption.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Vipin Sharma, Amruta Subhash, Sobhita Dhulipala, Ashok Lokhande
Anurag Kashyap
Vasan Bala
Anurag Kashyap
Jay Oza
Ram Sampath
produced by: 
Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane
Crime, Thriller
run time: 
140 minutes
censor certification: 

Plot Synopsis
Ramanna (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a scavenger, who also serves odd jobs. He is subjected to be responsible for the murders of pavement dwellers over the course of time. He has been under constant observation and scrutiny. Ramanna is delusional and has a superiority complex. He claims to be in direct contact with God. For him, crime is a natural urge and a service to humanity, as opposed to what the world deems it to be. He is unapologetic about his actions, proving it through his strong philosophy and self-conviction.

Set in Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s Raman Raghav.
His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young cop keeps growing as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face to face.