Prakash Kovelamudi’s psychological thriller-black comedy Judgementall Hai Kya, starring Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut, released yesterday and has opened to good reviews. On its first day, the film collected Rs 5.40 crore on its first day and made 8.02 crore on its second day, bringing its total collection to Rs 13.42 crore. The film is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 29 crore.
Judgementall Hai Kya clashed with Kriti Sanon and Diljit Dosanjh’s Arjun Patiala. However, it raced ahead in terms of collections as Arjun Patiala made only around Rs 1.25 crore on its opening day.
Bollywood filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who has worked with Kangana before in Simran, praised the film and tweeted, “Kudos to @ShaaileshRSingh and @ektaravikapoor for believing in #JudgementalHaiKya and letting it’s very hard working team create an unusual, dark and trippy film. Rare to find producers who don’t shirk away from the unusual.”
Mehta also complimented the lead actors and wrote, “Once again I marvel at how Rajkummar Rao builds characters within the given screen time and creates nuances that go beyond mere histrionics. I’ve directed him in 5 films and worked with him on a show. I’ve watched all his films. Yet he is never Rajkummar. He is the character.”
Judgementall Hai Kya is a dark comedy that revolves around two people, Rao and Ranaut, whose lives swivel between reality and illusions. Bobby (Kangana) finds new tenants in Keshav (Rao) and Rima (Amyra Dastur) and is is attracted to their romance. However, a murder occurs and Bobby is convinced that Keshav is behind it. Is that so, or whether it’s her imagination, that’s for the viewers to find out.
India Today reviewer Charu Thakur gave the film 3.5 stars out of 5 and wrote, “Judgementall Hai Kya plays with the mind, and that’s its USP. Kovelamudi’s narrative is quirky, trippy, crisp and keeps you on the edge throughout. It’s not your usual whodunnit thriller because Judgementall Hai Kya moves beyond suspense and delves into something deeper. Through Bobby and Keshav, Kovelamudi gives an insight into a world that many are unaware of. An unapologetic acceptance of oneself.”