Director Anurag Kashyap's take on the serial killer genre falls far from his previous efforts ('Miss Nobody', 'Bombay Velvet') and despite a dynamic turn by Nawazuddin Siddiqui it wears out its welcome long before its finish. The main problem is the aimless turn by the other lead Vicky Kaushal as the so-called mirror image police detective (who never actually seems to do any work whatsoever).
A disappointing film from Kashyap. Aside from a few bits, it largely lacks his pairing of gonzo style with a deeper substance that made his epic, Gangs of Wasseypur, a masterpiece. Siddiqui may give an intense performance, finding the balance between contained psychopathic menace and the capability for explosive violence, but his character is dramatically static. Contains good scenes, but leaves one cold too often.
CANNES 2016 Quinzaine : 12th film viewed. Take a mad director, a sublime actress in her first film, a horrible villain & a handsome rotten cop in plain clothes, & you will have BAD LIEUTENANT 3.0, in Mumbay. === Prenez un jeune réalisateur dément, une actrice sublime dont c'est le 1r film & un horrible mauvais, doublé d'un beau flic pourri en civil, & vous aurez BAD LIEUTENANT 3.0, à Mumbay. === Pump Up the Volume !