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Kareena Kapoor looks all shades of Mare of Easttown in first poster of Hansal Mehta's The Buckingham Murders

Oct 17, 2023 02:00 PM IST

The Buckingham Murders, a detective drama starring Kareena Kapoor in the lead, will have its Indian premiere at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival on October 27.

Hansal Mehta's directorial The Buckingham Murders received a standing ovation from the audience at its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2023. The makers have followed that up by releasing the first official poster. Kareena Kapoor, who plays a detective, looks all shades of Mare of Easttown, the Emmy Award-winning HBO drama that reportedly inspired this film. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor wanted to play this character ‘for the last 23 years’, shares stills from Hansal Mehta's next)

Kareena Kapoor looks intense in the first poster of The Buckingham Murders
Kareena Kapoor looks intense in the first poster of The Buckingham Murders

Kareena's intense look in first poster

Looking absolutely gritty and gripping, the first official look poster of The Buckingham Murder has truly accelerated the excitement to watch the film. Featuring Kareena Kapoor, caught by two cops, it would definitely be a very different experience to watch the actor essaying the character of a detective and mother.

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Mare of Easttown, much?

The black-and-white look of the poster lends it an old-world British appeal. The film is completely shot in London and is 80% in English and 20% in Hindi. The intense ache on Kareena's face, along with her all-black wardrobe, may allow the internet to compare hers to the solid performance of Kate Winslet as the titular character in Mare of Easttown.

Indian premiere at MAMI

While The Buckingham Murders enjoyed a positive response at its world premiere in London, the official X (formerly Twitter) handle of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival announced the detective drama as its opening film on Tuesday. The festival will start on Friday, October 27.

Kareena about the film

Kareena has revealed in multiple interviews now that she signed this film when she wasn't getting any good parts to play. She also said she coincidentally watched Mare of Easttown six times and fangirled over Kate's performance, before she was offered a very similar part of a mother and a no-nonsense detective by Hansal in The Buckingham Murders. She quickly hopped on board, and also decided to co-produce it. She added that her recent digital debut with Jaane Jaan and now, The Buckingham Murders, mark a turning point in her career.

About The Buckingham Murders

Starring an excellent ensemble cast of Kareena, Ash Tandon, Ranveer Brar, and Keith Allen, The Buckingham Murders is directed by Hansal Mehta, written by Aseem Arrora, Kashyap Kapoor, and Raghav Raj Kakker. It is produced by Balaji Telefilms and TBM Films alongside Shobha Kapoor, Ektaa Kapoor, and Kareena herself.

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