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Murder 3 critic rating (Indian Express): 1.5
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Murder 3 critic rating (Reuters): 2.5

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Murder 3  (2013 - Hindi)

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Murder 3 cumulative rating: 2.75 out of 52.75/5 (170 users)

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  • Good things come to those who wait…

    Murder 3 rating: 6 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 15 Feb 2013)

    I never saw ‘Murder’ or ‘Murder 2’; thus was in dilemma whether to watch the third franchisee – ‘Murder 3’ or not? Then I remembered that this is a sequel series from the ‘Bhatt’s’ camp where none of the sequels have anything to do with its predecessor {Raaz, Jannat, Jism, etc}. Thus went to see this part with zero expectations. All I knew about the initial ‘Murder’ films that they had fantastic music + good amount of skin show with some decent twist & turns. So let’s find out whether this latest part of the ‘Murder’ franchisee has all those promised features which its initial parts had or might be another one of those films basking on its past glory.

    ‘Murder 3’ is story of Vikram {Randeep Hooda} and his lover Roshni {Aditi Rao Hydari} trying to settle down in India. Due to some reason Roshni leaves Vikram and disappears. After a while Vikram tries to forget her and thus enters Nisha {Sara Lohen}. Vikram asks her to move in with him in his house situated outside the city limits. Nisha finds something suspicious there and the story goes on.

    Story has shades of few hollywood thriller and thus has total hollywood style attached to it. The screenplay moves at a snail pace in the first half with minimum moments happening around. But post interval the movie is total opposite of what you see in the first half. It moves with total jet speed with few good twists. Almost all the scenes in the second half starting from the whole Aditi story along with Sara’s reaction and the concluding part are nail biting and the best scenes of the film.
    On the flip side the first half of the film moves with total lethargic speed and has plenty of repetitive scenes. The director tries to confuse its audience with the horror element, which seems bit funny after a while. For people expecting erotic scenes, this movie is a big time disappointment. One might find plenty of loopholes in the writing along with the final scene which appears bit hurried and abrupt. Camera work is good and locations covered gives fresh feel to the film. Editing is weak in first half, but crisp in the second chapter.

    Music by Pritam and Roxen is weak in comparison with the earlier series. ‘Murder’ is still known for ‘Beeghein Hoth Tere’ and ‘Murder 2’ for ‘Dil Sambhal Ja Zara’. But here there’s not even a single song worth remembering or mentioning. It’s a big let down on the music part. Also, the songs make the film look like a never ending saga in the first half of the film.

    Debutant director Vishesh Bhatt comes with a huge baggage of the ‘Bhatt’ name and the whole ‘Murder’ series. He initially takes time to settle down and tests our patience. But, as your expectations get low from the film towards the interval part, he gives his best, which entertains you from then on. The final scene is bit hurried and could have been much better.

    Randeep Hooda is a great actor and does full justice to his character. Aditi Rao Hydari gives a fantastic performance. Sara Lohen looked like some B-grade actress with no acting background. Rajesh Shringapure overacts. Rest all are average.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ iss film mein kitna hain Dum?
    Dum hain, total dum hain but only in the second half of the film. Till then you have to go through plenty of boring songs, unwanted scenes, weak performances and bad writing….. . As for the ‘Murder’ franchisee, this movie lacks big time on music and erotic moments. But, once you bear these pains the relief comes with total satisfying results in the second half. At that point of time, you might remember the popular phrase - Good things come to those who wait…

    Ratings: 3.25+/5

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