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Movie Review: Saat Khoon Maaf (2011)

Saat Khoon Maaf

Saat Khoon Maaf

Director:Vishal Bhardwaj

Producers:Vishal Bhardwaj, Ronnie Screwvala

Star Cast: Priyanka Chopra as Susanna,Neil Nitin Mukesh as Major Rodriques
John Abraham as Jimmy, Irrfan Khan as Wasiullah, Aleksandr Dyachenko as Vronsky, Annu Kapoor as Keemat Lal, Naseeruddin Shah as Tarafdar, Vivaan Shah

Usha Uthup as a Maid, Konkona Sen Sharma in a Guest appearance

Stars: ***

Saat khoon maaf is a thriller, drama and a black comedy film. The story is based on Ruskin Bond’s novel ‘Susanna’s seven husbands. Susanna’s husbands [on reel] Naseeruddin Shah, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Anu Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Vivan Shah (son of Naseeruddin Shah) and the actor from Russia Aleksandr Dyachenko.

Vivan Shah (son of Naseeruddin Shah) is in awe with Priyanka and she gets him educated. He has a soft corner for Priyanka.[Sussana]

Life can be mean to some and they have to relish bad taste in their relationships. So in order to get rid of the unusual relationship and find solace in life Sussana kills her husband’s cleverly by not really committing the murder. Well! The murders of these hubby’s are meticulously managed by Priyanka and her loyal servants. But when she kills the Russian hubby it becomes a little difficult for Susanna to escape. But with the entry of Anu Kapoor who is clean bowled by the beauty of Susanna, helps her get rid of the cold blooded murder. Now wife murdering the husband’s may sound treacherous. But why Sussana decides to kill them forms the crux of the story?

Director Vishal Bhardwaj has intelligently painted the tale on the celluloid. Painting the novel on to the screen, nonetheless, becomes a difficult job. However he has been true to his craftsmanship. Showing older Priyanka and convincing her to look so real must have been so tough but this has surely enabled him to portray her character so very truly. Vishal has done justice to all his male characters. A brilliant job indeed!

Performances of all the actors however is praiseworthy but nothing much to vouch for. John as a druggist has done justice to his character. Naseer was as usual meticulous in his bong character. Irfan performed his usual self nothing great. But the man who remained in the” Not Smooching Controversy was brilliant. Yeah! You guessed rightly Anu Kapoor performed so very exuberantly that his performances will surely leave an undying impression on the audiences. Vivan has ample of potentials. He surely inherits it from both his father and mother. He was excellent in his performances. Vivan as a beginner deserves a pat on his back. Last but not the least Priyanka Chopra enacted well. Her mind blowing performances both as beauty and the beast will kill the audiences

Music: Music is wonderful and the sexy peppy number “Darling… which is already a rave amongst one and all will be liked by the audiences.

Editing: The fast paced editing has added colors to the film However towards the end few scenes could be chopped off to make the film crisper. Cinematography with proper lightings brings the sequences alive.

Flaws: the film could be shorter towards the climax. SKM targets class and International audiences. Minus bollywood ishtyle filmy masala which could restrict the aam junta from coming to the box office windows.

All in all SKM to Priyanka… But Y… for this….. You definitely need to watch the flick at least once.

-Lipika Varma

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Posted by Lipika Varma on 18 February, 2011

John Wants To Beat Hrithik; To Die With A Smile

While John Abraham doesn’t plead with his ladylove to end his life like Hrithik Roshan does in Guzaarish, there are enough outward resemblances between Guzaarish and John’s much-delayed Aashayein to make John press the panic button and ensure that his film about living life to the brim in the face of death, gets to the theatres before the other prestigious film.

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And the desperation to get eyeballs for Aashayein shows. One music track with an accompanying music video featuring Pritam Chakraborty is irrelevantly being used to promote the long-delayed Nagesh Kukunoor drama. This track is not a part of the film. It was never meant to be!

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Posted by Editor on 11 August, 2010

Friendly Bonds of Bollywood Biggies

India celebrated Friendship Day yesterday. Each nook and corner of the country was filled with an air of celebration. Friends tie friendship bands on each other’s hands and embrace each other to make much of the day. A mix of true and fake friendships is aplenty in Bollywood. Some have survived the odds of times while others have come upon the rocks. Even the rivals are friends in public. However, some Bollywood stars have a high time on this specific day. Here is a glimpse of the strongest friendships that the contemporary Bollywood is known for.

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Posted by Editor on 2 August, 2010

John Abraham to perform Dandiya Dance for Abbas Tyrewala

Bollywood director Abbas Tyrewala’s latest film 1-800 Love, which has been reportedly rechristened to Call Me Dil, will make the hot hunk John Abraham dance to the tunes of ‘dandiya’. The movie stars Abbas’ wife Pakhi opposite John.

Initially, the director recorded another song with music maestro A.R. Rahman to picturise on the lead pair. Later, the decision was changed keeping the Dussehra festival in mind, which falls just two days after the release date of the film. The movie is slated to hit the theaters during ‘Navratri’ on October 15 and Dussehra falls on October 17.

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Posted by Editor on 22 July, 2010

No Marriage Plans for John Abraham and Bipasha Basu

It’s a well known fact that John Abraham and Bipasha Basu are one of the hottest couples from Bollywood.

John Abraham and Bipasha Basu have been in a relationship since 2002. It has thus been eight long years of their collective existence and some people might even expect them to tie the knot. However, the couple reveals that they have no marriage plans.

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Posted by Editor on 19 July, 2010

Bollywood at the World Cup Finals

At first, it seemed that like actor John Abraham, Anil Kapoor too would not be able to make it to the World Cup finals. By Saturday evening Anil Kapoor had still not left for the World Cup. And it was unlikely that he would do so.

Finally he did make it.

Sighed Anil, “Some work had come up. It looked like I wouldn’t be able to go to Johannesburg although I was booked packed and had seats in the stadium. But I finally did make it. I am the brand ambassador and this is the biggest sports event. I somehow made it”, said Anil on Saturday evening as he left for South Africa.

Fifa World Cup 2010 South Africa

Another football enthusiast Dino Morea too seemed unsure of making it to Johannesburg. “I’m in London all set to go. But my air ticket is not confirmed. If it doesn’t happen I’ll just have to watch it on television here in London.”

Dino is a huge football fan. “I play football and I love watching it. I was supporting Italy because I am half-Italian. Now I’m supporting Spain because they’ve never won the World Cup.”

The football fever has never been more pronounced in Bollywood. With the World Cup Finals around the corner many stars have taken off for Johannesburg to witness the grand finals.

Sanjay Dutt left his pregnant wife in Mumbai to be with his two non-filmy best-friends from South Africa (name withheld on request) for the finals.

Says Sanju, “I wouldn’t miss the World Cup for the world. I’m a huge football fan. I place it above cricket in my scheme of joy. I watched the silliest of games in the semi-finals. For the finals I had to be here (in Johannesburg)”.

Dutt is rooting for Spain all the way. So is Jackky Bhagnani. Producer Vashu Bhagnani’s son has apparently secured some of best seats in the stadium for himself and his five friends from Mumbai.

Speaking on the eve of the match from Johannesburg, Jackky exulted, “Man, I’ve the best view possible! I could never afford these seats. They are among the best in the stadium. An industrialist friend from Russia got me these seats. I can’t express my excitement. I feel like an 8-year old who has got his favorite toy. My friends and I have our tee-shirts, caps, and flags ready. We’re rooting for Spain all the way”.

Adding to Jackky’s excitement is the fact that this is the first World Cup match he’s attending.

Shah Rukh Khan and Imran Khan have already tweeted about their presence in Johannesburg for the World Cup finals. Shah Rukh’s best friend Karan Johar couldn’t make it. Other football enthusiasts from Bollywood who had to miss the event are Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor who are shooting in Colombo and Delhi, respectively.

–Subhash K Jha/ Sampurn Wire

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Posted by Editor on 12 July, 2010

John’s New Role Model is Aamir Khan

John has found a perfect role model. And it’s Aamir Khan whose career strategies are rapidly becoming the most emulated in tinsel town.

Most of John’s friends and Bipasha Basu think he has given his career’s best performance in Abbas Tyrewala new love story earlier entitled 1-800-Love now called Call Me…Dil after the song in Tyrewala’s film. Now that the date for the film has been locked in — its October 15, John is setting aside a large chunk of the year just to nurture and promote what he considers to be the most important film of his career.

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Posted by Editor on 6 July, 2010

John Abraham to Produce a Film on Soccer

Bollywood actor John Abraham’s love for bikes and football is known to all his fans. His off screen desire has been fulfilled on screen by his films Dhoom, where he is a biker and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, in which he plays a football player for Southall.

Now, the actor wants to produce a film on soccer, which he has been planning for the last two years. A diehard football lover John said that he wishes to produce a film based on any possible sport in the earth.

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Posted by Editor on 28 June, 2010

John-Bipasha Refuse to Endorse a Herbal Aphrodisiac

Bollywood bombshell, Bipasha Basu, and her beau John Abraham have been seen endorsing various products. The couple also appeared together for the Clinic All Clear commercial. The presence of this hot pair increases the brand visibility of any product.

Recently, the couple was approached to endorse an Indian herbal aphrodisiac, but they declined the offer despite being offered a huge amount of money. Bipasha said that they will only promote health and fitness products as a couple.

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Posted by Editor on 25 June, 2010