Monday, February 21, 2011

7 Khoon Maaf Review

My last post was about the trailer of 7 Khoon Maaf and how I was looking forward to it and it promised a review of TMK.. well the review says don't watch it, and now I will jump to the review of 7KM!

The trailer promises the story of a crazy/insane/psychotic woman who has killed seven husbands. The movie doesn't deliver this. Instead it tries to justify her reasons for killing each of them and that is the reason why I was disappointed by the movie.

I went in expecting to see flashes of madness with zero remorse or guilt or a split personality at the very least. If the reasons were there, at least they should have been petty, albeit some were but then some were enough to contemplate divorce rather than murder. Maybe my expectations were high based on the trailer and the dialogue : "Next time... I'll drink his blood" but for the first time I came out of a Vishal Bharadwaj mmovie feeling let down.

The music is brilliant. All the husbands and the narrator are brilliant in their roles. Priyanka is her usual self. One would expect her to raise her performance in such a meaty role but that is not be.

In general this movie fails more because of the weight of expectations than a flaw in the movie itself.

My rating : 3/5

1 comment:

  1. Well, she does drink his blood in the end! And has all her seven murders forgiven. So the movie does deliver what it promises!