Judgementall Hai Kya Review: An Intense And Mind Boggling Journey With Some Striking Performances!

Judgementall Hai Kya Review: An Intense And Mind Boggling Journey With Some Striking Performances!
Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao
Directed By: Prakash Kovelamudi 

The film is centered around Bobby (Kangana Ranaut) whose traumatic childhood results in her suffering from acute psychosis. This also results her spending sometime in an asylum rather enthusiastically. Bobby works as a dubbing artist wherein she lends her voice for the lead actress. But her psychosis results in her mind storing the personalities of the various characters she has dubbed for. When she dubs a character, she becomes so obsessed with that character that she begans to imagine herself as that person. Filmmaker Prakash Kovelamudi brings out this mental instability of Bobby in the most whacky and quirky way which makes us impatient for more shades of her personality.

We see these glimpses of her psychosis more prominently when she dresses up and clicks her pictures as the characters she dubs for. Bobby's unfulfilled dream of becoming an actress is quite evident in the scenes wherein she chides her manager Varun (Hussain Dalal) to get her to work on films who also wishes for a fling with her. Instead of a relationship, he only manages to get 'grocery dates' with her. Bobby lives in her own nutshell which she designates according to her own will. Her complexed personality fairly sets the tone of the film. 

Her life changes overnight when she meets her new tenants, a lovestruck couple Keshav (Rajkummar Rao) and Rima (Amyra Dastur). Even when all seems perfect, Bobby feels something is amiss in their life. Soon, her suspicion becomes stronger with the onset of  a murder for which she blames Keshav. One is left wondering if Bobby's suspicion is triggered by her psychosis or by some real proof but soon both Bobby and Keshav find themselves as prime suspects for the murder. 

Bobby's wild imaginations pulls her deeper into a web of confusion. But soon all hell breaks loose when she realizes that her delusion may soon clash with the brutal reality. 

Prakash Kovelamudi creates a very unique, quirky and an intricate narrative for the film which is truly compelling. The cinematography by Pankaj Kumar sets the mood of the film which shows a varied interplay of colors and shadows. Similarly, the engaging background score adds as a catalyst to the narrative.

The film also has a unique twist with its futuristic Ramayana twist which is interesting to witness. The film takes on a compelling pace in setting the tone of the plot and the characters in the first half. The screenplay however becomes a little stringent in the second half. This in turn affects the duration of the film. Nonetheless, the climax of the film comes with a twist which is interesting to decode.

The main highlight however are the performances which sees the two power-packed performers Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao brilliantly supporting each other. Kangana effortlessly becomes synonymous with Bobby and provides full justice to the chaotic and complexed nuances of the character. Not to forget, her whacky costumes and the over curly hairstyling brings out Bobby's whacky personality more intricately. Rajkummar Rao hits another high with this one. He leaves you charm and mystified with his intriguing performance as Keshav. There's never a dull moment with him on the screen. Jimmy Sheirgill is a pleasure to watch in his cameo performance. Amrita Puri and Amyra Dastur do justice in their brief parts. Hussain Dalal manages to add some light moments on screen. 

The film is bound to keep you on the edge of your seats till the end. There is an underlying moral that the film thrives on under the dark, psychological premise. Do not miss this one for a risky attempt and the intricate performances.