Saturday, February 16, 2013

Movie Review: Murder 3

If you are willing to forget, or do not know, that Murder 3 is a remake of The Hidden Face, this is a pretty good movie if you have the patience to sit through the beginning!

Vikram (Randeep Hooda) is a hot-shot photographer from South Africa, who comes down to India to chase his dream, along with his girl friend, the very hot and sexy Roshni (Aditi Rao Hydari). However, a few months later, Roshni starts suspecting Vikram of having an affair, and disappears, leaving just a short video message for Vikram.

Vikram is devastated, but finds himself attracted to a bar girl Nisha (Sara Loren in a decent debut role), and before long, she's sharing his bed in his huge mansion far from the city's hustle and bustle.

When strange noises and ripples in the water in her tub start frightening her, Vikram laughs it off - but is he hiding something from her? Is the house hiding something sinister in its belly?

If you sit patiently through the first half, the second half will surprise and delight you.
I missed Emraan, but Randeep does a fair job in the type of role he is pretty comfortable with. Sara is decent, looks good, and manages to hold her own. Aditi is amazing - she looks beautiful and hot, and pulls off some very good scenes through the movie - packing humour in distress, something that draws you to her.
The direction and screenplay lacks punch, but Aditi and a very fresh story line makes his movie eminently watchable. Some of the camera work is stunning too - lights and locations really work to attract. The sound track is one-tracked, and none of the songs really stay with you.   Overall, a good watch - and with very watered down action, something you can risk watching at home on DVD, if you don't have the time to catch it in the theatres.

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