7 Khoon Maaf Movie Preview – A Potential Masterpiece

The king of adaptations, Vishal Bharadwaj (also directed Kaminey) is back with another potential masterpiece – 7 Khoon Maaf (Seven Murders Forgiven). The ace director/music director/dialogues writer/lyricist has earned quite a name for himself by carrying out the unenviable task of translating adaptations (mainly Shakespearean) into the silver screen with unusual dexterity and finesse. Most of his previous directorial ventures, notably Makdee (2002), Maqbool (2004), Omkara (2006) and The Blue Umbrella (2007) have been successful book adaptations, garnering rave reviews from most Hindi film critics.

Release Date: 18 February, 2011 Director: Vishal Bharadwaj Star Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Aleksandr Dyachenko, Annu Kappor, Vivaan Shah Story: Matthew Ribbons, Vishal Bharadwaj Music: Vishal Bharadwaj Cinematography: Ranjan Palit

7 Khoon Maaf Preview

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Priyanka and Nassuradin Shah from 7 khoon maaf
Bharadwaj’s latest movie 7 Khoon Maaf is a thriller based on Ruskin Bond’s famous short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands. The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vishal Bhardwaj. UTV Motion Pictures and VB Pictures Pvt. Ltd will be the banner under which the movie would be released on February 18, 2011.

7 Khoon Maaf revolves around an Anglo-Indian woman named Susanna, played by Priyanka Chopra, and her decision to go on a rampage and murder all her seven husbands, one at a time. The seven male leads have been played by Neil Nitin Mukesh (as Major Rodricks), John Abraham (Jimmy), Irrfan Khan (Wasiullah), Aleksandr Dyachenko (Vronsky), Annu Kapoor (Keemat Lal), Naseeruddin

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Shah (Tarafdar) and Vivaan Shah. The film also starts famous playback singer Usha Uthup as a maid and Konkona Sen Sharma in a special appearance.

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Priyanka in 7 khoon maaf

As is the case with all Vishal Bharadwaj movies, expectations are sky high from 7 Khoon Maaf. Vishal is known for making ordinary scenes look spectacular with his Quentin Tarantino-styled direction, effective camerawork and compelling background score. Many scenes in his previous directorial venture Kaminey were absolute brain teasers, particularly those shot in the hotel. Like his other flicks, Vishal has composed music for his new film as well.

Little Known Facts about 7 Khoon Maaf

Within the stage of production, 7 Khoon Maaf has already witnessed a couple of name changes. The film was previously titled Seven and Ek Batta Saat. Also, Bharadwaj had initially approached southern superstar Mohanlal to play one of Susanna’s husbands. However, the actor declined the offer for unrevealed reasons. His role was then bagged by John Abraham. Not a bad actor to replace at all!

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7 husbands of Priyanka in 7 Khoon Maaf

Another interesting fact about the movie is that Priyanka Chopra would play characters whose age ranges from 20 to 65. As a result, the Bollywood actress had to undergo several makeovers throughout the course of the movie to look like the wife of seven differently aged men. Prosthetics played a big part in the movie for which, Vishal hired the Oscar winning make-up artist Greg Cannom (of The Curios Case of Benjamin fame) to develop seven distinguished looks for Priyanka.

Not surprisingly, Priyanka found it extremely challenging to get the look of a 65-year old woman, and even used her grandma’s picture to that end. In addition, the actress chose not to eat or drink anything during the scenes involving prosthetics, which means that she used to starve for hours together. The challenge was only compounded by the fact that the director asked Priyanka to gain some weight to fit the bill. The shooting of 7 Khoon Maaf commenced on March 24, 2010 at Sri Nagar’s pristine Shalimar Gardens. Other places where the film has been shot include Delhi, Coorg, Mysore, Pondicherry and Mumbai.

The trailer of 7 Khoon Maaf has finally been launched and is already creating ripples for its interesting ‘look and feel’. We see an interesting tune based on Russian track Kalinka playing in the background even as Susanna plots to kill her seven husbands. If the trailer is anything to go by, 7 Khoon Maaf looks like another well-made film from a skillful director.

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  1. Mahe Talat says

    Seems like a good movie. Nice preview. More than watching the movie, I feel like reading Bond’s story LOL.

  2. Carla Y. Brown says

    I am looking forward to seeing this film. I happened to be looking for some Bhangra music and came across the trailer. It has alot of great stars that I am familiar with and my feet can’t wait to run to the theater to see it. I just wish we could get more theaters and more time to these films viewed by more of the population. Hollywood to me is dead. Long Live Indian Films.

  3. says

    priyanaka u need a serious lip surgery even if i have to pay 10 crores for it.which i was going to pay for charity but now i believe that it is going to an even better cause.kamini mere shahid ko chodh de varna meri aatma zindagi bhar tere aas paas mandrati rahe gi!!!!!!!!!!
    kareena kapoor!

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