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Murder 3 has a drawn-out set-up. It draws up to 90 minutes. That's when the real story begins. The last 30-40 minutes of disclosure might just make it worth a DVD/TV watch.Read more
No one is expecting anything new out of this one from the Bhatt camp, is there? Same old combination of a few steamy scenes, a photographer/artist protagonist, and some fake spook. It's not because of the 'Murder' franchise, as it is because of the look and feel that the trailer carries. A very typical B-grade horror movie feel.
In fact, after Murder 2, it wouldn't have been surprising if Murder 3 took horror to the next level. But, then again Murder 2 was horrifying mainly because of Prashant Narayanan's performance. We don't have him here. Randeep Hooda does do the sinister look alright here but it is too in the face. I am assuming he's not going to be that bad after all and this is just the makers' way of getting us to believe that he's the villain.
Interestingly, the music has had extreme reactions from reviewers. They have either hated it or loved it. I think it'll be a success if the film matches up even that.
Apun Ka Choice - "4/5"
Bollyspice - "1.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "5/5"
Bollywood Life - "2/5"
dunkdaft - "doesn't offer anything new and noticeworthy"
glamsham - "3.5/5"
IBN Live - "4/5"
Milliblog - "Vishesh Films perhaps needs a relook at their musical strategy."
- meeta, a part of the audience
You wait for the thrills and shrills to begin. You wait and you wait and you wait. Finally, an hour and a half later, you don't get the shreiks alright - thank goodness for some mercies - but you get a very interesting premise to hook you in. Too late? May be. Too little? May be.
Just way too much time is spent on establishing a flaky love affair. You don't know why one has fallen in love with another or why stays in love either. Given the number of things to cause mistrust the love should've have fallen apart a couple of days into the relationship.
Anyway, so, much-too-much love happens in South Africa, Goa, Mumbai and I'm sure a few other exotic locations. There is an air of mystery but as an experienced audience you have an inkling it's misleading. When, the real mystery is unveiled, you sit up. A world of possibilities opens up. A lot of test-of-character is bound to occur. These opportunities are utilized well too.
The question then is whether or not you can forgive the time spent in getting there. Here, you should be warned that even the events of the last half hour are a tad predictable. Not necessarily because you are a step ahead of the makers or have seen it before, but because you are given that extra thirty seconds to guess what will happen next. And you are more likely than not going to guess right.
Aditi Rao Hydari's performance too makes things engaging. I just hope she gets a role soon, that can use the talent she seems to have. Randeep Hooda and Sara Loren carry typical plastic expressions I associate with this genre of horror/thrillers produced. Randeep a little less than Sara, because of Sara's drone-like dialogue delivery.
The background music tries hard to create spook and fails. The camera doesn't try to pull anything outside the box. The songs are like any other recent product from the Bhatt factory. Why are the makers not willing to let go of these clichés? Why is it so difficult to go beyond? Especially when they have willingly accepted that they are drawing from another film - La cara oculta, Spanish this time.
You cannot but help think - given a combination of a woman's instinct and her insecurity and a physical atmosphere of claustrophobia, Murder 3 ought to have arrested us.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...To tell you the truth, I even saw few couples moving out of the theater at interval and I personally requested all of them to stay. One of those couples obliged to my request and then especially came forward to say thanks in the end, for not letting them leave the movie in the mid way.... full review
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...A film-maker is only as good as the story he tells and Vishesh seems to have done his homework well. What he creates in MURDER 3 is creditable, contemporary, besides working on the look and sound of the film as much as its content. ... full review
Thumbs up, by IANS, Buzz in Town : ...In terms of visual and emotional fluency and in connecting the supernatural content to a compelling context, 'Murder 3' moves far ahead of the first and second instalments of the franchise. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ... As for the ‘Murder’ franchisee, this movie lacks big time on music and erotic moments. But, once you bear these pains the relief comes with total satisfying results in the second half.... full review
So-So, by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost : ...There’s also a pretty good twist conceptually in the second half, but it isn’t executed with enough tact or sincerity to make it a truly gripping story.... full review
So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...if Vishesh can break away from that mould too, giving newer music directors a chance, we just might see the Bhatt banners coming up with content and concepts that surprise us. ... full review
So-So, by Roshni Devi, koimoi : ...Murder 3 is the official remake of the Colombian thriller, The Hidden Face. Arturo Infante and Hatem Khraiche’s story gets just about satisfactory justice in the pens of Mahesh Bhatt and Amit Masurkar ... full review
So-So, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...Randeep smoothly builds tension with his silent and mysterious performance. Aditi's deranged act and traumatic breakdown at betrayal is impressive.... full review
Thumbs down, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ...The Vishesh Films banner, associated with top-class music soundtracks, doesn’t deliver anything to sing home about. Raju Singh’s background riffs are at least easy on the ear buds.... full review
Thumbs down, by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini : ...The Murder franchise (if it can be called a franchise) worked with the audience because of three things. An interesting plot, eroticism but mainly Emraan Hashmi. Murder 3 offers none of these... full review
Thumbs down, by Roy D'Costa, Desi Martini : ...Vishesh Bhatt makes a forgettable debut and the only good part about his direction is that he doesn't make the film last more than 2 hours.... full review
Thumbs down, by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today : ...Randeep Hooda survives a bad hairstyle to deliver some screen presence, something that wholly goes missing from what Aditi Rao Hydari's on-the-edge role demanded.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ... This third 'Murder', an official remake of South American thriller 'The Hidden Face', has all the Vishesh ingredients, but they've been ordered clumsily : just one mildly spooky moment, and lines that are fall-down-funny, belying what's meant to be a tense build-up. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Murder 3 is the kind of movie that aims for mediocrity, because this is apparently what appeases a majority audience and what makes tickets sell. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.... full review
Ziddi_Armaan: mahesh bhatt.. only u could think this way !! i liked murder 3.. but imraan would have been a better choice..
xpateSJ: vishesh bhatt murder 3 was awesome
vitejchauhan: Murder 3 was a brilliant movie, very good concept, not realistic, but definitely worth a watch but I didn't understand the U/A certification
twittingchic: Murder 3 is superb :)
SKTB_FanClub: Murder 3 is an interesting movie where the suspense will keep you hooked to your seats till the end. But still... http://moviereviewsbysameervalecha.blogspot.com/2013/02/murder-3-review-by-sameer-valecha.html
shridev123: Murder 3 must movie thi yaar must watch it.........!!!
shail_shakya: A Must Watch Mve....MURDER -3!!!!
salmanhassan61: murder 3,mindblowing thriller,3.5/5
Salman438khan: murder 3.superb flim..after a long time.i have seen a good flim.bole tho ek dam rapchik..5 out of 5
sachinbanshpal1: murder 3 is good film and vishesh bhatt is so telanted director.....
rukamanee: Murder 3 is a good movie to watch. Best part is story building and presentation :) #Murder3
RamanShera: Murder 3 is nice movie. Congrt bhatt
RajDesa82659622: "Murder 3 is nice movie. i saw this movie 3 tym in 3 day..." — raj desai http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Bollywood/Critics-review-Murder-3/Article1-1012062.aspx#comment-802694436
PromitX: murder 3 a fantastic thriller
PreetGill__: Wow..Murder 3 was actually really good, liked it way better then 1 & 2
parth_sahni: Enjoyed Murder 3 on Friday with friends!
pardeep5386: murder 3 was awesome!
pankajg86124148: murder-3 awesum movie mast
o_teriii_MAHOL: murder 3 simply awsome...... bhai hoodda kamaal kitta
neerajbdsimt: Murder 3 is very good movie.............
neeraj_booster: Murder 3 nice sequelae of a nice movie.....
Natwar_rathore: I'am so happy to see @RandeepHooda in #murder 3 i love this movie and #hoodasakr #loveyou <3
msnindia: 'Murder 3' is a slick thriller that delivers knockout after slow start. Read the movie review here:... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151244351816876&l=4970b37dc0
monicaaaaXO: nonetheless, 'Murder 3' was a such a GOOD movie! Such a brilliant and unique storyline...the Bhatts hit jackpot again
melroserocks7: Murder 3 movie was awesome!! ;)
luckylaraib: Just watched Murder 3 and it was awes0me :-D
kambliamol: Murder 3 ....nice muvee ;))
javedkhan78665: special 26 "murder 3 "really funtastic movie......i........like...
I_aM_ShAhNoOr: Murder 3 was an awesome thriller, loved it
Frantic_Soul: 3.5/5 to Murder 3 from me.
emilysparks8: A must watch film -MURDER 3..i hav no words for d movie!...!LUV CAN BE BETRAYAL....!
drmalvika6: Finally a movie from Bhatt Camp that I liked.4*!My Only doubt is why d movie is named Murder 3 when dere is nt even a single murder in it.!!
diva_tweets: #Murder 3 A refreshing change from the bhatt camp..... an all woman movie that gets u thinking .........A must watch!!
debug_mode: Murder 3 is awesome movie..... I loved this movie !!!!!
bollywood_metro: #Bollywood Metro: Murder 3 : Slick thriller that delivers knockout after slow start (Review) http://bollywoodmetro.com/reviews/murder-3-slick-thriller-that-delivers-knockout-after-slow-start-review/ #AditiRaoHydari
bollyaddatoday: #Murder3 Movie Review by @Manyukan Ratings - ***1/2. http://www.addatoday.com/2013/02/murder-3-movie-review-ratings-355.html @MaheshNBhatt
bindaas_chic: MuRdeR 3 must watch movie.. Thanx tO @siddhesh bhatt
benish_: Wow mind blowing story of MURDER 3
batvoman: Okay Murder 3 was awkwardly funny but REALLY good..I'd give it a 4/5!
BabesRitz: Watch Murder 3 ....... It's a awsum muvie .......!!! <3
avtargill69: Murder 3 is good :)
assathyendra: Murder 3 is good
anibhoot: Murder 3. I liked it. Doesn't matter if it is a copy of a lesser known Colombian movie.
adler_swenson: Movie review 'Murder 3': Finest thriller from vishesh films
Actor_Chai: Murder-3 : Gud mve.. :-) total 2nd half highlight.. Neww concptt
aaryansingh17: murder 3 ..great story...full of thrill n suspense...impressed!!!!
Aakashsinha13: murder 3 is a good movie.so go &watch it.
aadilhbk56: Murder 3 has awesome suspens randeep play a fantastic role in the movie
Aadii_: Murder (3) is done and dusted, unlike other squeals this one is "Good"
Urv_Twitt: Murder 3---Its a gud film....but after INTERVAL....I'll rate ths moviE by 3.5 star..if it was not copy of Spenish Film...!!!!
shikharrraj: Murder 3 not too bored but full of suspense..;)there is no murder in Murder3
savitakaus: Agreed but I liked concept & AditiRH “@aanchalraghav: Movies like Murder 3 shldnt me made! The person who wrote the dialogues shld be shot!”
PArvikar: Murder 3 is not so good movie...... But randeep's acting is superb..!!!!!
maximaminima: Watched Murder-3 out of sheer boredom, and I can't say I hated the movie! *hides*
Jatinpb11: watched MURDER 3.....suspence is DAM gUD.....bt ending is ok-ok............
jadhavruturaj77: #Watched Murder 3...... ...That wasn't thrill film...... Mysterious and I think COMEDY...!!! :P ...Watchable...
adukianidhi: Murder 3. .ok ok types!
wickedpuja: Murder 3. Major flop.
VishnuBaabal: Murder 3 - totally bekar movie.
Tickle_Hearts: Murder 3 is way away from being as good as the 2nd and 1st !!
Thep1nky: The most outrageously pathetic movie. - Murder 3.. An advise, do not waste your time and money on this one.
thedakiyaa: Murder 3 is more idiotic than erotic - Mahesh Bhatt http://www.theindiasatire.com/2013/01/murder-3-is-more-idiotic-than-erotic.html http://www.theindiasatire.com/2013/01/murder-3-is-more-idiotic-than-erotic.html
Taamra_: Spoiler alert: Murder 3 and that Vivek Oberoi movie are both rubbish.
Suruchitrivedi: Couldn't have done more damage to my weekend #Murder 3
sumanta48: Murder 3..bakwaas..no Imraan Haasmi no murder..
SumanSharma: After Bhatts have made Raaz-3 & Murder-3, they really need to be murdered and its reason be kept a raaz!!
styloxxdixit3: murder-3 .... ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz................. zzzzzzzz !!! :P :D
SimplyIrfan: Murder 3 boring movie ....
ShivnathGawde: Murder 3..........kya bakvas movie hai solid flop murder 3 mai ek bhi murder nahi !!! kyu banaya ye falatu movie... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=584169661612950&l=1ddb4e2a4e
ShivaniShah93: There was no murder in murder 3 Horrible
shivalika1: ppl jaaiye murder 3 dekh ke aaiye!!! Interval ke 5 min baad he aap hasna shuru karenge n movie ke end tak bus haste he rahenge:P
sameerskh: Pakao mvie Murder 3..As compare to prvious both.
Rukmini0706: Murder 3 was more of a comedy than a thriller.
rocksvalley: Murder 3 being a gud enough reason 2 murder all my plans 2 view any forthcoming series from d bhatt banner...Aditi's acting d only saviour!
rjroopam: Murder 3 to me, aint worth it! Or I guess, Murder 2 was extra-ordinarily good to make this film look stupid and boring.
rjanup: Mirchi Bioscope Murder 3 : 2/5 Mirchis http://www.facebook.com/anupuae/posts/339729789481182
PratishthaM: Just saw #Murder 3. Fifteen minutes of the movie are nice. & the rest tickles your laughing bone. Too much.Are thrillers supposed to do that
patilu130: HEY GUYS MURDER 3 IS JUST A BORING MOVIE NO SIGNS OF HORROR IT JUST A FICTION WITH NO PERFECT STORY AND ALSO IT JUST MOVES SLOWLY
palak75: I wish #Vishesh Bhatt nvr attempt another movie to direct ! Most creepy movie ! #Murder 3
p01gnant: Murder 3 *pukes* dispirin bi kaam nahi aayegi guru... Mat dekhne jaana
nirbhay1: Murder 3 : how could smone torture to that level???
nilkudalkar: Neither horror nor suspense .... Not even any single murder... Full of comedy... :p..#Murder 3.
MumbaiyaChori: Murder 3 #ShittyMovie
mukta_pathak: Murder 3--bad music too.....
Mukesh_CA89: Murder 3 is doubly mysterious, 1 there is no murder in movie which contradicts the name, 2 it commits murder of carrers of all 3 lead actors
Mozdareyn: Murder 3 #boring
MinorityReview: Murder 3 movie review – Horrible first half, the second half comes too late to save it - Minority Review http://www.minority-review.com/murder-3-horrible-first-half-the-second-half-comes-too-late-to-save-it
MasalaBai: Between Sudhir Mishra and Mahesh Bhatt, can't decide who should be gagged. Ab maaf karo sirji. Inkaar& Murder 3 are god level films. Happy?
mansinghm10: Watched Murder 3.........That wasn't thrilled film...... Mysterious and I think COMEDY...!!! :P...Watchable...
MaiKameeni: Murder 3 dekh ke ayi aaj. Mahabakwas movie yar :(
lyricistmeenu: Murder 3 " such a irritateing subject :((
LungiMainMungi: Murder 3 - Terrible acting. Pathetic script. Bad direction. Very good music. Disappointing.
lionking2278: Murder 3- too bad. Vishesh u just need to concentrate on ur school n parties. Direction is not ur cup of tea.
lalainshah: tanha mard ke aankhon mein aansoo mujhe pasand nahi hain” . total storyline of murder 3! waste of time! Atrium Cinema with Mama!
kushvatsa: murder 3 ............. bullshit :) .... it's a valentine day insult .............. hooda ... yuck ..:) :P :P :p
KrackyJacky: Murder 3 » how to murder a movie thrice. Such bore
KaavyTigress: Murder 3.wonder what was scarier.The movie,mr hooda's acting or the chic's costumes. #murder3.ps:Randeep Hooda is Not Hot!
its_maitreya: Murder 3..Neither murder nor mystery.....like a slow TV serial with vulgar scenes......
HRHWaleed: The couple in the row ahead were far more entertaining in their make out session than the lead pair in Murder 3.
hmdanish92: Murder 3 iz a boring melodrama & a mush in frst 15 minz while trying to become a mystery.. flop of d year
HetalDS: Murder 3 is the most pathetic movie I have ever seen...
HelenofBay: Murder 3 is horribly boring... U can skip it...
gopaldubeynsui: Finaly i saw murder 3 :-):-):-):-) (duretion of the movies time two hours) i feel three times murder my self............:-)
Ghaati_Lover: Saw 2 movies today... ABCD and Murder 3. I did not like either.. They just don't make movies like they used to!
gauravpunjabi83: murder 3 is a 3 hour ""torture""
Farayous: Murder 3 big time fail @MaheshNBhatt very disappointing script
faizquickwitted: Murder 3 behencho paise kharab hogaye.
dorkerside: I watched murder 3 cause someone told me it was a horror movie turns out, it wasn't! It was comedy instead!
Donluvsbebo: Murder 3 is all about the murder of the only 3 people who came to watch this movie.. :D
DhwaniiShah: Saw Murder 3 . And guess what no one is murdered in that film . FLOP :P
devilloveheart: Murder 3 movie copied from a spanish film ' the hidden face'. total waste and bakwaas........phir na kehna bataya nahi ..:D
debratnanag: Murder 3 - Brilliant plot, not so brilliant anything else; no wonder it is a copy of a foreign movie.
carla_filmigeek: .@manishalakhe on Murder 3: "so bad, you end up laughing until there’s cola coming out of your nostrils" http://www.filmorbit.com/t/c4e45bde25c67d548ad08338265006fb/murder-3/2013/Hindi#foreview_1611873
Arwa006: Murder 3-what a waste of time! -___-
ankur_Hani: Murder-3 is about the Murder of the only 3 people who turned up to watch the show in the theater.
Ankitjalan4: Part 3 movies hve truely no meaning - Raaz 3 has no Raaz n so Murder 3 has no Murder... :-)
anil25_anil: Murder 3 is bakwas movie yar so boring
ameeshaprabhu: FM 93.5 Murder 3 : listeners review .....bakwas! Issme toh murder haaej nahin!! #Murder3
ali143nain: Murder 3:faltu movie, waste of tym
Akshat_trivedi: Murder 3 or we can say murder of three :Money, Time and Effort...!!
aditiahuja15: Murder 3.. Thumbs down!
A_Mayan_Boy: Murder 3 is the most pathetic movie I have ever seen...Iska naam hona Chahiye Chutiyapa Vishesh Bhatt Ka...#WTF
618meg618: murder 3 ,,, waste of money ,waste of time ...stop making nonsense bollywood
_rungta_: #Murder 3, @MaheshNBhatt such a waste ! wonder why do they allow to make such Non Sense
Not Interested in Watching, by Anuj
Yay! Thumbs Up, by bollybindass : Overoll Movie is Little Good
Yay! Thumbs Up, by John Adams
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Table No 21 Review : Overoll Movie is Good
So-So, by Suman
Nay! Thumbs Down, by latestmoviez : ‘Murder 3’ is a sappy entertainer, which can be watched only if you have plenty of free time.
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