Published: Mon, July 29, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Town Filmmakers Praises Judgementall Hai Kya

Town Filmmakers Praises Judgementall Hai Kya

Thus, it is earnest, thrilling, and buoyed by charismatic performances, both by Ranaut and Rao, and succeeds in holding your interest throughout. The choice of lighting, sound, composition, and camera movement in Judgementall Hai Kya really speaks volumes about his confidence as a filmmaker. But that most movies exploit the idea of domestic violence - they use it as a device, showing only a scene of a woman yelling and screaming - to get away without explaining its own plot or characters. Even the highly controversial electroconvulsive (shock) therapy is shown as the "help" Bobby gets - like so many people in real life. The two characters are then swept into a gripping conspiracy theory, laying the groundwork for the film's tagline: "trust no one". But Prakash Kovelamudi's film Judgementall Hai Kya is a welcome surprise. The film would be directed by AL Vijay. The second half is a bit toned down, with Bobby arriving in London, but unable to shake off the ghosts of her past.

Judgementall Hai Kya had been one of the most anticipated films of the year, thanks to the lead cast of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao.

A series of suspicious instances pits Bobby and Keshav against each other as the story moves to a whodunit and we are left wondering who is sane. Kangana Ranaut hails from himachal Pradesh so she believes that she never got affected by the glitz and glamour of B-town. Once she accuses him of murder, a race to outwit each other begins between the two of them. But despite a genuinely invested performance by Ranaut that makes it impossible at times to take sides, the trouble with Judgementall Hai Kya is that it never plays its cards close to its chest.

The film takes a dramatic shift when Bobby's tenant Reema dies, plunging her world into a dark pit of paranoia. At best, "Judgementall Hai Kya?" is an ineffective thriller with an obvious villain.

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