Murder 2 movie review

Director : Mohit Suri

Music : Harshit Saxena, Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur and Mithoon

Lyrics : Sayeed Qadri, Kumaar and Mithoon

Starring : Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prashant Narayanan and Sudhanshu Pandey

Story : Ex-cop Arjun has crossed over on the other side of the law and prefers to earn his living the underhand way. But life begins to change when a pimp hires him to nab a serial killer who is murdering his girls. Danger threatens to strike home when the killer sets eyes on Arjun’s girlfriend (Jacqueline Fernandes) and bookmarks her as his next target.

Movie Review : For all those who loved Murder, a word of caution. Murder 2 lacks the mellifluity and the passionate chemistry between the lead players. Of course, there are a lot of intense physical encounters between Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandes, but their relationship is essentially a lame duck, with Jacqueline begging for more (love) and Emraan insisting `Enough!’ In fact, you even have the girlfriend groveling in the streets, pleading for his attention. This is so unlike the sizzle and hiss between Mallika Sherawat and Emraan in the first film.

Actually, there’s enough in the film to raise the hackles of diehard feminists, but obviously this potent cocktail of sex and violence was never meant for the feminists. So, we’ll set aside this issue altogether and move on to another plane. Murder 2 works primarily due to its pace. The first half is racy and scuttles through as the grotesque killer closes on his sundry kills. The second half does have Emraan meandering aimlessly on a futile search for a victim and he does take too long to close in.

But any sluggishness in pace is made up by the performances. While Emraan is his usual edgy self, Prashant Narayanan is absolutely riveting. Jacqueline Fernandes replays her role as succulent eye candy and the rest of the ensemble cast are competent.

There may be nothing original about the story, yet Murder 2 has enough to give the masses a mast time.

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