New Delhi: The Bhatts are back with their popular franchise 'Murder'. When the first of the series came out in 2004 with complete no-starrers (It had lesser known actors like Emraan Hashmi, Mallika Sherawat and Ashmit Patel) no one expected the erotic thriller to do well. But to everyone's surprise, the film went on to become one of the biggest hits of that year and subsequently led to Murder 2 and now Murder 3.
Known for making gripping thrillers which are high eroticism, the Bhatts have carved a niche for themselves in the industry. Debutant filmmaker Vishesh Bhatt's 'Murder 3' is also a psychological thriller and an official remake of a spanish film the 'The Hidden Face'. The original film was tight thriller and brilliant example of how a gripping whodunit should be. It would be interesting to see if Vishesh Bhatt is able to make 'Murder 3' as gripping as its original film.
When 'Murder' released, it catapulted Emraan Hashmi into the big league and also earned him the tag of a 'serial kisser. Hashmi went on to do similar thrillers but none could make that much of an impact as 'Murder' did at the Box Office. Hashmi also starred in 'Murder 2'. But the Bhatts roped in Randeep Hooda for the thrid installment of the franchise- a shift that could be a risky one. While Hooda's acting prowess has been proved in films like 'Jannat' and 'Sahib Biwi and Gangster', 'Murder 3' would be his first major film as a solo lead. The film is important for Hooda as well as its heroines- Aditi Rao Hydari, who till now has been doing art house films mostly and Sara Loren, whose Bollywood debut opposite Himesh Reshamiya in a film called 'Kajraa Re' sank without a trace.
Will the film match up to the success of 'Murder'? Shomini Sen of IBNLive.com was inside the theatre to live tweet the experience.
10:15 AM: It's Friday and we are the movies to live tweet the new releases. First up is Vishesh Bhatt's #Murder3.
10:20 AM: Starring Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sara Loren, #Murder3 is the third film of the popular franchise Murder.
10:24 AM: It's an official remake of spanish film 'The Hidden Face'. #Murder3
10:35 AM: And it begins. #Murder3
10:40 AM: A waitress volunteers to drop a drunk customer home. Drives his car and readily agrees to take him wherever he wants to go. #Murder3
10:55 AM: Both Aditi Rao Hydari and Sara Loren are looking extremely glamourous. #Murder3
11:05 AM: Most of Bhatt camp's films have good music. #Murder3 also has nice tunes. Composers Pritam and Mustafa Zahid have done a good job.
11:12 AM: Lots of scenes in the bathroom! Lots! #Murder3
11:18 AM: Where in Mumbai do you have such palatial houses and open gardens? #Murder3
11:30 AM: Sara Loren's expressions are same in all scenes. #Murder3
11:40 AM: Just half an hour before the interval, the story has picked up pace and showing signs of it being a thriller. #Murder3
12:00 PM: First half had Sara Loren. Second half is all about Aditi Rao Hydari. #Murder3
12:15 PM: Not divulging anything, but the reason behind Aditi Rao Hydari and Randeep Hooda's separation seems really lame. #Murder3
12:35 PM: All important conversations happen standing in front of the mirror. #Murder3
12:40 PM: The ending is a bit abrupt and open ended. #Murder3
12:45 PM: Of the three lead actors, it is Aditi Rao Hydari who shines the most. #Murder3
12: 42 PM: #Murder3 is an exact copy of 'The Hidden Face'. Smart thing, that the makers declared beforehand that its a remake of the spanish film.
12: 45 PM: The story has many loopholes, lacks logic in several places. #Murder3
12:48 PM: The music, perhaps, is the high point of the film. #Murder3
12:50 PM: Should you be watching #Murder3? Only if you are a die-hard Aditi Rao Hydari fan. Also, if you haven't watched 'The Hidden Face'.
12:55 PM: Thanks for being with us through the tweet review of #Murder3. Have a good day.