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Movie Review: 'Murder 3' is a taut thriller

Watch Murder 3 for its twists and performances
By Naresh Kumar Deoshi
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 14:43:57 GMT
 

The ApunKaChoice movie review of Murder 3. The son rises at Vishesh Films with the promise of a better tomorrow.

Firstly, the banner has rightly chucked out the old, unacknowledged habit of ripping off films from the world over (spanning from Hollywood to S. Korea) without caring to give as much as a grudging but due credit. Secondly, they have sexed down their winning formula of untamed lust and lasciviousness and tilted more towards the pure thrill of suspense and drama that any well-structured plot guarantees. With Murder 3, Vishesh Bhatt -- son of Mukesh Bhatt and nephew of Mahesh Bhatt -- has taken on the reins of the banner’s future with aplomb and delivered a notable, creditable debut directorial effort. Welcome!

An OFFICIAL remake of the Colombian thriller “The Hidden Face”, Murder 3 tells the story of a wildlife photographer Vikram (Randeep Hooda), who’s now given to clicking, not animals, but hot models. One sloshed evening in a bar introduces him to the lounge waitress Nisha (Sara Loren). She drives him home after he’s downed one too many and marks the start of a torrid affair with a steamy make out session in bed in Vikram’s old, palatial, eerie house.

Turns out that the lovers’ no-holds-barred and few-moves-spared romp has a secret watcher. Strange, scary happenings spook Nisha out of whatever wits she has. Soon, a secret tumbles out of Vikram’s closet: he had a girlfriend, antonymously named Roshni (Aditi Rao Hydari) who dumped him unceremoniously and thereafter went missing. Cops probing the case regard Vikram as a suspect behind her disappearance, and what begins as a haunted house drama turns into a roller-coaster of interesting twists and turns with an explosive revelation in the finale.

Murder 3 may not be a perfect thriller, but it’s taut enough to keep one interested throughout its run time. True, it relies on the clichés of the genre -- water going mysteriously down the plughole in a bathtub, strange cracking sounds, lights going off suddenly, et cetera -- yet one can’t deny Vishesh Bhatt’s firm grip over the narrative. A great deal of credit should be reserved for cinematographer Sunil Patel’s camera, Rajat Poddar’s production design, and Mahesh Bhatt’s writing that, for a change, has greater role for the ladies and abstains from gratuitous display of skin and sexuality just to grab the eyeballs.

Rising to the need of the script, the actors, particularly Randeep Hooda, come good in their respective parts. Randeep plays a grief stricken lover with a few skeletons in his cupboard and he lends a searing intensity and lingering suspicion to his character in right measure. Of the ladies, Aditi Rao Hydari is both incendiary and vulnerable while Sara Loren just about manages not to make a hash of her role.

In a nutshell, Murder 3 is a thriller that banks more on emotions than on lust, more on content than on gloss. So do make time to watch love getting murdered this Valentine season. Not just in South Africa, but in Indian theatres as well.

Rating: ***
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