Murder 3 is the official adaptation of the Spanish thriller The Hidden Face (La Cara Oculta). Has Vishesh Bhatt brought to life the expectations of a thriller from Bhatt camp? We bring you the critics' review.
Film: Murder 3 Cast: Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hyadri, Sara Loren, Rajesh Shringapure, Shekhar Shukla, Bugs Bhargava Director: Vishesh Bhatt Producer: Vishesh Films, Fox Star Studios Writer: Mahesh Bhatt, Hatem Khraiche Music: Sachin-Jigar Plot: A top fashion and wildlife photographer Vikram (Randeep Hooda) gets into a relationship with a waitress from a lounge, Nisha (Sara Loren). Nisha moves in with Vikram to his palatial house outside the city, which is as beautiful as scary it is. The house has several secrets that Nisha will soon discover, about the life of the man who made it and Vikram, who is dealing with the mysterious disappearance of his former girlfriend Roshni.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama The defining success of Murder (Anurag Basu; 2004) and Murder 2 (Mohit Suri; 2011), therefore, has led to monumental expectations from Murder 3. But unlike the first two parts, which had a high quotient of erotica, the focus is less on erotica, more on emotions in Murder 3.
A quick clarification before I proceed further! Murder 3 is the official adaptation of the Spanish thriller The Hidden Face (La Cara Oculta), but the Bhatts are known for their strong ingenious sensibilities when it comes to adapting foreign films for the pan-Indian market. Vishesh, the scion of Vishesh Films, seems to have imbibed this thought. For, as the reels of Murder 3 unfold, you realize, Murder 3 may have sourced from the Spanish movie, but Vishesh has Indianized it so damn well. It is not a cut and paste job! One is uncertain about the genre of Murder 3 in the first hour. There are spooky moments and you question yourself, is it about a haunted house? Is it a horror movie? Just when you're about to give up, the variation happens at the onset of the second hour as the chunks begin to fall into place skilfully.