Murder 3 is an official adaptation of the Colombian thriller ‘The Hidden Face’.
‘This Valentine’s Love Will be Murdered’ the tagline of this film describes the film in a gist. Producers of this film – Vishesh Films and Fox Star Studios have officially acquired the rights of the film which was directed by Andres Baiz.
‘Murder 3’ marks the directorial debut of Vishesh Bhatt and it stars Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sara Loren
Vikram (Randeep Hooda) is a hot-shot fashion and wildlife photographer. He gets into a relationship with Nisha (Sara Loren) and then she moves in with him in his palatial house on the outskirts of the city.
This old world house, made almost a century ago is as beautiful as it is scary. It is well maintained and also holds many secrets which Nisha is soon to unearth.
The new girlfriend in this photographer’s life then experiences weird happenings in the house which could lead to the revelation of the mysterious disappearance of Vikram’s former girlfriend Roshni (Aditi Rao Hydari).
The story moves on at a snails place in the first half of the film, then the plot gets gripping, taking us to an unexpected climax towards the end.
There are some unexplained instances in the film, like the camera makes it a point to register a can of Kerosene in Vikram’s car, but what happened to it? We come a bit towards the beginning, where after Roshni has walked out on him, Vikram is so drunk that the waitress Nisha and her friend volunteer to drop him in his car.
There are some striking moments (scary) while Nisha takes a bath in the bath tub, and even while brushing her teeth when she keeps hearing noises and notices ripples in the tub.
Randeep Hooda’s suave personality is just fine, Sara Loren is beautiful and glamorous, but it is Aditi Rao Hydari as Roshni who impresses the most as the possessive girl friend, or while playing pranks and even in her breakdown scene.
It has an apt ending. An unexpected twist in the end.
CREDITS & CREW:
Directed by Vishesh Bhatt
Story – Mahesh Bhatt, Hatem Khraiche
Screenplay – Amit Masurkar
Produced by Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt
Associate Producers – Sakshi Bhatt, Cristian Conti
Executive Producer – Kumkum Saigal
Music – Pritam Chakraborty
Cinematography – Sunil Patel
Production Design – Rajat Poddar
Film Editor – Devendra Murdeshwar
Assistant Director – Pranjal Srivastava
Sound Design – Parikshit Lalwani, Kunal Mehta
Vikram – Randeep Hooda
Roshni – Aditi Rao Hydari
Nisha – Sara Loren