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7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Priyanka Chopra in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Seven Murders Forgiven

Kill 7 Bill

Saat Khoon Maaf

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Vivan Shah, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John, Irrfan, Dyachenko, Annu Kapoor, Naseer

Director: Vishal Bharadwaj

“Shaadi se bada haadsa hua hai insaan ke saath?”, asks Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes anglo-indian protaganist of Vishal Bharadwaj’s inky, devilish, thrilling perfect-imperfect film you will see this year, ominously titiled Saat Khoon Maaf.  Probably by our best working director Vishal Bharadwaj’s black widow romances and then kills each one of her husband. Priyanka Chopra is having a dream run for an actor aging from 20-65 tying the knot seven times only to marry her next victim. It unfolds with Indian and global historical events forming as backdrop (Indira Gandhi’s Operation Bluestar, fall of Berlin wall, India’s nuclear test, Kashmir Riots) while Anna Mari Johannes aka Saheb goes over the marital distress, trying best to making it last but inevitable bell tower strikes announcing when she has enough of it. Closing the chapter with help of three loyal servants in her gothic mansion it’s almost a horror film.  And it’s astonishing for a film that’s riddled with murder, blood, sickness is narrated by calm and composed voiceover narration (by Vivan Shah).

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