Kaushal conveys just the right amount of millennial restlessness in his first ‘light’ role. His Bollywood-style chemistry with Dhar forms the backbone of a film that’s often guilty of turning its Mumbai-ness into a cultural stereotype.
Kaushal infuses the showy North Indian character, Vicky, with both pathos and heartbreaking immaturity, even when he becomes the toxic ex-boyfriend in an equation that refuses to antagonize him.
Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi is very much an Alia Bhatt movie. But without Vicky Kaushal – and his shy-boy-trapped-in-army-officer reading of Iqbal’s masculinity – Raazi might not have added up
Masaan provides the first glimpse of Kaushal’s uncanny talent to be someone else by being the most empathetic version of himself.