The trailer for Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 was uploaded on Tuesday evening and, well, you probably shouldn't watch it if you have a legitimate fear of serial killers (yep, that exists).
The upcoming thriller, which also stars Vicky Kaushal and Sobhita Dhulipala, marks for Kashyap a return to his 'urban underbelly' roots after his last outing, the big-budget period drama Bombay Velvet (2015), crashed and burned both critically as well as commercially. Later this week, Raman Raghav 2.0 is slated to have its world premiere at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival under its Director's Fortnight section, in which two of Kashyap's previous films — Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) and Ugly (2014) — have debuted in the past.
Loosely inspired by the crimes of the serial killer Raman Raghav aka 'Psycho Raman', who committed a number of murders in Mumbai in the '60s, this thriller looks like an entrant in the classic cop-killer 'cat and mouse' genre, set in the present.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a psychotic serial killer, whose eyes gleam like those of a fox, and if the trailer is anything to go by, it looks like yet another acting showcase for one of Hindi cinema's most popular character actors. Vicky Kaushal, who made an impressive debut with Masaan (2015) last year, plays a bit of a tired cliché: a cop weighed down by relationship and substance abuse issues.
Watch the full trailer below:
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