I have no doubt that Anurag Kashyap channelled his inner Lars von Triers while creating this. Raman Raghav 2.0 is like a case study on moral nihilism.
How do you define a character who doesn't prescribe to the ordinary motives of murder such as greed, lust, and so on? Someone who doesn't abide by a moral code yet claims to chat with God? Someone who equates killing innocent people to to the innocuous act of having food?
This isn't a Mindhunter-esque character study on our antagonists, Raman and Raghav. Although hints of their past are sprinkled throughout the film. This is a close look at their daily lives, muddled worldviews, and bizarre objectives.
Wide loomin shots of the Mumbai slums…