Murder 2 Review
Among the many sequels gracing the cinema halls over some weeks comes yet another sequel of the 2004 Anurag Basu directed Mallika Sherawat, Emraan Hashmi starrer superhit thriller Murder. Starring Emraan Hashmi yet again alongside the superhot Jacqueline Fernandez, Murder 2 has been in news for the bold scenes and the chartbusting music. So let's find out whether this film will work or not.
Set in Goa, Murder 2 revolves around a former cop Arjun Bhagwat (Emraan Hashmi) who is irreverent and earns his living doing odds jobs for pimps, gangsters etc. He is in a non-committed relation with a model Priya (Jacqueline Fernandez) who loves him too much but is lovelorn as he doesn't reciprocate. A certain pimp assigns him a task to find the call girls from his racquet who have gone missing over a few months. How Arjun's investigation to find the missing girls leads him to a serial killer Dheeraj Pandey (Prashant Narayanan) is what forms the rest of the story.
Murder 2 can't quite exactly be called a sequel to the Anurag Basu directed predecessor. It has different characters, different setting and different storyline too. Unlike Murder, Murder 2 happens to be quite gory and spine chilling. The film appears to have drawn inspiration from Hollywood's slasher flick Hostel and has the same method of the multiple heinous assassinations. However, it is a little less grisly in comparison to the Hollywood flick. What may turn out to be a deterrent for the film is the faulty storyline. The manner in which the case of the missing call girls is handled is very sketchy filled with a lot of cinematic liberties taken by the filmmaker just to come to the conclusion.
It is just the blend of thrill and erotica that might work with the audience. What also works in the film's favour is the short length which makes the story punchy and edgy and the acting of Prashant Narayanan. After a very long time there's come someone who's enacted the role of a villain with such finesse. His character of a neurotic killer is what outshines in the entire flick. Emraan Hashmi is his usual self. Jacqueline Fernandez is hot and looks at ease in the bold scenes with Emraan Hashmi.
Overall, Murder 2 works in parts. It is edgy and spine chilling in some parts but faulty in others.
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