A serious no no for the faint hearted ones.

While India is still not over the controversies that his 'Udta Punjab' brought in a week back, Anurag Kashyap is back with another hard hitting drama, this time a thriller. He himself wore the director's hat to portray the story of psychopath killer in the most hard hitting and grueling manner. In the mid 1960s, Mumbai faced the wrath of a man called 'Raman Raghav' alias Sindhi Dalwai, who would kill people just for the heck of it. He was later declared by the court to be of unsound mind.

Kashyap's film is the current version of his story and is sure hyped to give it cinematic grandeur. MURDERS, yes that's what the film is about but kudos to Kasyap that he stays away from showing the bad act on the screen. Infact, bodies of the victims too are hardly seen. He's crisp and flawless writing brings in thrill without getting too literal. And the credit for this equally goes to his co-writer Vasan Bala.

Nawaz plays the title role and there's no doubt about the fact that whatever he does, nobody can come closer to him. His baritone adds to the thrilling effect and you are actually scared of him. Vicky Kaushal is another gem that Kashyap weaves in to his narrative. Nawaz has the capability to overshadow any actor but Kaushal makes his mark with his exceptional body language. Others in the supporting roles, from Sobhita Dhulipala to Amruta Subhash are not too far away. Or probably, it's Kashyap who gets the best out of them with his direction and clearly defining their character sketch as a writer.

Technically, the film is an ace, written well, shot well (Jay Oza) and edited (Aarti Bajaj) well. The background score sets just the write pace and Ram Sampath's music gives you Goosebumps.

Now, for Kashyap's fans, this is totally his type of a film and if you missed watching his disturbing yet so real dramas, do not miss this one. However, there are a few of us who watch films like these with half of their faces covered with their hands, well, we too wouldn't regret watching it. But this one is a serious no no for the faint hearted ones.

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