Judgementall Hai Kya (2019) – Movie Review

Judgementall Hai Kya is a black comedy and a psychological thriller film produced by Ekta Kapoor and directed by Prakash Kovelamudi.

The film follows Bobby (Kangana Ranaut), a quirky, working vocal artist with a mental disorder based on the events of her traumatic childhood. Bobby is leading her peculiar life by living in solitude, but things take a weird turn when Megha (Amyra Dastur) and Keshav (Rajkummar Rao), a happily married couple, arrives at her house to stay as paying guests.

This film is a mashup of so many things that to weigh in on one particular thing is difficult. As per the trailer, the film revolves around a murder-mystery, with two strange characters as suspects, and with a little flavor of comedy. And Yes, the film is about that, but it’s just the undercurrent of the film, and there are so many other sides to this story, which are really surprising and unexpected to take in. The film has a very unique narrative, which is never explored before.

When the film starts, it thanks to Sriram Raghavan, and at that point, the first thing which popped to my mind was Andhadhun (2018), and this film also gives a similar edgy crime-thriller vibe. The film has its drawbacks like the film has many aspects, but it doesn’t give justice to all of it, and secondly, the ending of the film was just satisfactory and not that great. The film does try to give some social messages through its narrative, but towards the end, those get lost somewhere. The film also feels lazy and slow-paced.

The performances in the film are one of the best parts of the film, no character or the performances feels out of place. In particular, Kangana, who is the central character in the film, keeps the film interesting with her comedic yet grounded performance. On the other hand, Rajkumar Rao just steals the show every scene he is in. I mean, his character has multiple shades and he just nails it with perfection. And this perfect duo just makes us forget everything else. Along with these powerful performances, the film also keeps the audience engaged until the end and gives the edge of the seat experience.

Verdict : Not a typical Bollywood film but a really good attempt with a totally fresh content and engaging performances. Go for it.

Rating : 3.8/5

Check the trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BywLe4m2j2I

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