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Murder 3 Movie Review

MURDER 3 Movie Review : A neat twist in the end!

 Murder 3
Director :  Vishesh Bhatt
Music :  Pritam and Mustafa Zahid
Lyrics :  Sayeed Quadri
Starring :  Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sara Loren

February 16, 2013 10:33:00 AM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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MURDER 3 is a pleasant surprise. And that is some real good news for the Bhatt camp, who although have had some recent 'hits', have something new in their latest flick. And this, I guess, has more to do with the infusion of fresh blood, more than anything else.

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Young Vishesh Bhatt seems to have understood where the flaw lies in the recent films from the Bhatt camp and has had the gumption to break the shackles of their 'hit formula' to come up with a film that leaves you with a lot many questions that do not really have answers. And if a viewer is sent away from the theatre wondering what could have been or should have been, the director I believe has scored big time.

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MURDER 3 scores on this count. The end is not what you thought it would be. It also scores on the brilliance of Aditi Rao Hydari, who, as this trusting girlfriend, chucks her career in South Africa to be with her boyfriend Vikram (Randeep Hooda) who is getting his big break as a photographer in India.

But things begin to crack in their relationship with Vikram getting immersed in his work and spending more time with his hairdresser than his girlfriend. Doubts creep in, and this is what brings about a big question mark in the mind of Roshni (Aditi Rao Hydari). Did she do the right thing by chucking everything for the man she loved?

Suddenly, one fine day, she leaves Vikram asking him not to try tracing her. She vanishes. Just like that!

So is Aditi back in Cape Town, South Africa? Has Vikram killed her? Or is the 'other woman' to be blamed for Roshni's disappearance? These and other questions keep you on hold as the film unfolds on screen. Vishesh, for his first film, seems to have got a tight grip on the narrative.

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From the time Roshni disappears, to Vikram's brooding, to his immersing himself into another relationship to forget the pain of the past -- everything falls in place.

What doesn't, however, are the sequences with the detectives investigating Roshni's disappearance. That could have been better handled. And I still don't understand, why in a taut thriller, one has to bring in a reference of another film. It's trivializing your own content. In this case, its D K Bose and DELHI BELLY.

The songs have that typical Bhatt signature tune. Now, if Vishesh can break away from that mould too, giving newer music directors a chance, we just might see the Bhatt banners coming up with content and concepts that surprise us.

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MURDER 3 is worth a watch for its thrill, twist and the ultimate end.

Like I mentioned in the beginning, I was pleasantly surprised. Frankly, I did not expect to come out so thrilled at my time having been respected by the makers of the film.

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