The New York Times has raped 7 Khoon Maaf so badly that there’s blood all over the floor.
Folks, if we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times, Priyanka Chopra can’t act.
And high time, she stops her gruesome torture of Bollywood fans and settles down to producing li’l Priyankas and Priyans.
Enjoy the excerpt of NYT Review of 7 Khoon Maaf below:
“7 Khoon Maaf,” a meandering black widow tale…floats around, ungrounded in anything like emotional reality.
“7 Khoon Maaf” never seems more than a trifle. That’s mostly because Susanna makes little claim on our sympathies. She’s more conceit than character, and Ms. Chopra…can’t make her cohere.
The film, too, doesn’t really cohere. Full of churches, omens and crucifixes, it wanders right into a Christian ending that is much like the rest of the movie: clever, silly and skillful, but not very satisfying.
Source: New York Times
The Times is hardly the only to pour scorn on 7 Khoon Maaf.
Here is Reuters India dripping acid on the movie:
In what is his weakest film yet, Bhardwaj takes the tantalising prospect of a “black widow”, and turns it into a haphazard story of a woman who seems to have a fetish for murdering her husbands, even when just leaving them would have been enough…..There is not much action and the murders get repetitive, especially because you know they are all going to die in the end. In fact, the last one seems hurriedly inserted just to make up the right number.[Priyanka Chopra’s] face in the last few scenes looks like a wall with peeling paint.
Source: Reuters India