Prepare to be completely freaked out.
Anurag Kashyap appears to have made an emphatic return to his gritty indie roots if the trailer of his latest film is anything to go by.
The director had vowed to stick to what he knows best – small films about regular folks who get up to rather irregular stuff – following the disaster that was the entertaining but outrageously expensive ‘Bombay Velvet’ and the first signs indicate he’s done just that.
Kashyap on Tuesday revealed the first trailer for ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ and it is creepy.
The film, which premiers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, stars the peerless Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a psychopathic killer inspired by Raman Raghav, a homeless drifter who is thought to be responsible for the brutal killings of dozens of homeless people in the late 1960’s.
Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of Siddiqui’s character Ramanna who develops a strange obsession with a young cop called Raghavan (Vicky Kaushal) – an obsession which grows as he stalks him.
It’s a harrowing story and one that appears to have been given Kashyap’s famous authenticity. Siddiqui was recently quoted as saying that the role had been “mentally draining”.
Sounds about right, if this is anything to go by: