The first domestic trailer for Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 has appeared online ahead of its June 24th Indian cinema release. The film is Kashyap's third to appear in the Cannes Director's Fortnight and the first since 2013's Ugly. Raman Raghav 2.0 appears to be a modern story based on a serial killer who terrorized 1960s Bombay. The new film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Gangs of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox) and Vicky Kaushal (Masaan) as a serial killer and the cop chasing him. From first appearances it appeaers to be a 180 degree spin from Kashyap's last film Bombay Velvet, which was a fascinating experiment with bigger budget spectacle.
This new film, which looks like it was done on a much more compressed scale, appears to tread on the same ground as Kashyap's previous thriller Ugly. The unrelentingly dark tone of Ugly was one of my favorite aspects of that film and Raman Raghav 2.0 looks like it's going to continue that trend. Here's the synopsis from Phantom Films, the production company:
Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s Raman Raghav.
His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young Cop keeps growing as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face to face.
Keep your eyes open for Raman Raghav 2.0 news out of Cannes I'm sure we'll have a review as soon as the film makes its debut. In the meantime, here's the Indian domestic trailer, enjoy!