Murder 2 Replays Sex, Violence, and Suspense
Renowned Bollywood film producer Mahesh Bhatt is ready to titillate audiences with the follow up to his erotic thriller Murder, which was modeled after popular Hollywood horror franchises like Saw and Hostel.
Emraan Hashmi stars in Murder 2 as Arjun Bhagwat, an ex-cop trying to make ends meet by doing odd jobs. Extreme poverty compels Arjun to accept nearly anything that comes his way, and he soon finds himself entangled with a seedy Goanese gangster by the name of Sameer.
Sameer’s resume includes pimping prostitutes, but business has been suffering, because his girls have been disappearing. Determined to get to the bottom of this, Sameer offers Arjun a huge sum of money to find out what’s been happening to his girls.
Arjun begins unraveling the mystery through many ominous and unpleasant clues. The situation is further complicated by his love interest, Priya played by Jacqueline Fernandez. Priya is an aspiring model who is deeply in love with Arjun but conflicted by his fixation with money.
When Arjun finally determines all the missing women have been victimized by a brutal serial killer, it’s up to him to save the day before Priya becomes the next victim.
Murder 2 is artfully directed by Mohit Suri. The film has been given an ‘A’ Rating by the Indian Censor Board for scenes of strong violence and sexuality.
The theatrical trailer for Murder 2 was released June 1, 2011, and the film is scheduled to arrive in theatres July 8, 2011. Murder 2 is not a continuation of its predecessor, but a new tale that extends the genre and feel of the original Murder.
While Murder received fair critical reception, there were a few people who noted the movie seemed a scandalous remake of Hollywood’s Unfaithful, starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane.
Perhaps the biggest suspense is whether Murder 2 will live up to the success of its predecessor. Watch for the opening week reviews to find out.