Murder 2 – Movie Review
Posted by FATEMA H.KAGALWALA on July 8, 2011 | 1 Comment
PRODUCER – Mukesh Bhatt
DIRECTOR – Mohit Suri
WRITER – Shagufta Rafique (Screenplay) Mahesh Bhatt (Story)
CAST – Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prashant Narayanan, Sudhanshu Pandey
MUSIC – Harshit Saxena, Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur, Mithoon
Murder 2 comes with the expected stamp of sex, sizzle and story as is the custom with the Bhatt stables. A sequel to the 2004 hit ‘Murder’, it is directed by Mohit Suri who tells the story of an ex-cop on the hunt of a serial killer. It is dark and sensual and a gripping ride till the end.
The film begins with ecstatic New Year celebrations in Goa with Arjun (Emraan Hashmi) out to grab a serial killer on the behest of a gangster running a flesh trade, who wants to know the mystery behind the disappearance of his girls. A much-in-need-of-money Arjun takes up the challenge and it whets the appetite of the investigator in him. The chase brings him to Dheeraj (Prashant Narayanan) and the case gets tighter as Priya, Arjun’s girlfriend (Jacqueline Fernandes) gets involved in the dangerous game. It is a matter of time until the scales tip.
The film has a number of things going for it. The pace is haunting and the drama edgy, never revealing fully and leading the audience to the conclusion in a shielded manner. The film wears a distinct tone of evil lurking around the corner and takes the rarely done task of painting negative shades in most of its protagonists. There are no easy answers in this world and the fact is captivating.
The film is a suspense thriller that travels the route of a murky entertainer while we hang onto our seats to simply know who-dunnit. The primary achievement here is the take-away of having a satisfying thrill ride at the revelation even as the journey is engaging enough.
The performances of the central characters remain a plus point. What they invest in their roles is primarily what gives the film its finish. Emraan Hashmi continues on his dedicated path of being the favourite serial kisser boy as Jacqueline Fernandes adds enough sex appeal with her presence and attitude. Prashant Narayanan makes for a brilliant watch as he performs with a flair and dishes out a real experience of the shady and twisted. A decent entertainer from start to finish if you are not looking for more.