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Judgementall Hai Kya

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Critic Rating

6.5

28 Reviews
22 Ratings
86%
in favor

Audience Rating

7.0
2 Reviews
2 Ratings

Movie Info

Running Time

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

When Bobby meets her new tenants, a young married couple, their perfectly normal life leaves her really curious. But then a murder takes place and Bobby suspects Keshav has a role to play in the crime.Wikipedia

Judgementall Hai Kya Reviews

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

6

This is the kind of movie which will sharply divide audiences. And that’s as it should be. Once I began seeing it as the murmurings of a different mind, I bought it as a caper, as burlesque, where nothing is as it is. I had problems with some of it, but I really liked the rest of it.

Raja Sen
Hindustan Times

8

Watch this film. As evidenced by a man Bobby sees carrying homilies on placards on a street corner, Judgementall Hai Kya knows the difference between accepting and determining something. It is a film about malicious misdirection, and the validity of our narratives — especially those labelled incorrect. It’s okay to jump at a cockroach even if you’re the only one who sees it. From the right angle, a bug is a feature.

Anupama Chopra
Film Companion

-

Judgementall Hai Kya dips and soars. Like Bobby, the film can be exhausting. But like her, it’s also a true blue original. And you should give it a shot.

Kangana Ranaut’s Bravura Performance Steals the Show...Kangana Ranaut once again turns in a bravura performance- sincere, believable and watchable all the time.

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Deccan Chronicle

4

The film plays out as psychological thriller with many twists and turns, but these twists are more abysmal than real shockers.

Judgementall Hai Kya is a wild move but works because of how assured its cast is before and its crew is behind the camera...

What is commendable is that Judgementall Hai Kya delivers the message without turning preachy or self-conscious. The breezy flow of the narrative, which isn't broken until parts of the second half begin to seem a tad indulgent, ensures that we are invested in the plight of the characters all the way through.

Kovelamudi stuffs his scenes with absurdist elements and dark humour, but the script is too shallow to support these devices. At best, “Judgementall Hai Kya?” is an ineffective thriller with an obvious villain.

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Times Of India

7

'Judgementall Hai Kya' keeps the element of suspense alive all the way till the end.The film pushes the envelope as a dark,psychological whodunit,with a social message weaved in that can’t be ignored.

7

The film deserves applause for pushing the envelope of a quirky thriller that goes beyond a basic whodunnit.

7

Prakash Kovelamudi deserves applause for pushing the envelope with a quirky thriller that goes beyond the basic realms of a whodunnit, and makes people think and absorb. It treads into a zone Bollywood rarely ventures into. Leave your judgements at home and watch this film.

This isn’t a normal movie. From its treatment to the narrative, everything screams madness. On a brighter side, the story is strong enough to back the wacky side of it. Kangana Ranaut is definitely the queen, but this deck of cards have multiple aces to offer.

...is a well-made film with powerful performances from both Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao. At the box office, it will cater mainly to the multiplex frequenting audience.

7

Rear Window (1954) by Hitchcock made the unreliable narrator narrative popular in Hollywood. Thanks to films like Gone Girl and Girl On A Train, it's getting a resurgence in the West. In Bollywood, the recent Badla gave us an example of how twisted such narratives can be. Judgementall Hai Kya is carrying the torch forward. It's another female centric film that leads you across numerous red herrings before finally reaching the denouement. 

Whether or not you're easily drawn to this alternate world (let alone its conclusion), what can't be denied is how brilliantly Kanika Dhillon carves out a fine suspense-thriller.

5

If you have not yet seen the film, then know that Judgementall Hai Kya is based on an interesting concept, it is often funny and fascinating, but in the ultimate analysis, it does not make the grade.

Audience Reviews for Judgementall Hai Kya

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    194 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    'Judgemental Hai Kya' is the most entertaining thriller I have seen in years. It sparks a fire in the layered genre it belongs to, and at the same time, it has nondearth of emotional psychology. Kangana Ranaut just lives Bobby with a smart obviousness, while Rajkumar Rao is very funny despite being sensible as Keshav, with element humor. Writer Kanika Dhillon proves that she is a woman with a hardcore metal, designing a captivating first half that pretty much stays with you despite an unfunny and largely unrealistic first half. But this is two and a half hours of joyous drive, and Prakash Kovelamudi has designed it with sincerity. It's the most layered, funny thriller I have seen in years, and it is a full-bodied original. I am going as far as to say that after 'Gully Boy' and 'Article 15' it is the best Hindi film of the year.

    October 18, 19
  • Yusuf Abidin
    Yusuf Abidin
    2 reviews
    Member
    7

    This psychological thriller has ONE murder, TWO suspects, ONE potential victim, TWO backstories and a lot of ambiguity which sparks thrills and add fuel to this unconventional whodunnit mystery. The writing and the treatment of the film is fresh and astute, Kangana does an impressive job as a patient of acute psychotic disorder, the film flows smoothly throughout having a potential to go beyond the ordinary but then the makers chose to take the easy road back home.

    September 06, 19