Murder Story

Whether its Anu Malik's tune-lifting or Mallika Sherawat's costume-shedding, <b>Mukesh Bhatt</b>'s Murder has been making news since quite some time now. With the promos of 'Murder' on the small screen, one thing is for sure - Bollywood is going through a revolution with each passing day. Offbeat themes are IN and to add to the spice is the uninhibited body display that seems to be the flavor of the season. After an unsuccessful story on the theme of adultery <i>'Tum'</i>, comes yet another story about a married woman who looks for pleasure outside her home. The lady in question is Mallika Sherawat who sizzled in <i>'Khwahish'</i> with her hot smooching acts. Others in the cast include one-film old actors (in the Bhatt-camp itself) - Ashmit Patel (<i>Inteha</i>) and Emraan Hashmi (<i>Footpath</i>). <br><br>

Supposedly a <a href=http://www.indiafm.com/scoop/04/mar/1103unfaithful/index.shtml>remake</a> of the Richard Gere - Diane Lane starrer Hollywood flick Unfaithful, Murder is the second directorial venture of <b>Anurag Basu</b> who earlier directed ?Saaya? for the Bhatts. <br><br>

Sudhir (<b>Ashmit Patel</b>) and Simran (<b>Mallika Sherawat</b>) are a happy couple settled in Bangkok. Engrossed in business and chasing his dreams, Sudhir ignores his wife. In an alien land and novel atmosphere Simran gets terribly bored and longs to pursue new horizons. <br><br>

At this juncture she meets an old buddy Sunny (<b>Emraan Hashmi</b>). Their loneliness brings them together and ignites a passion blinded by desire. Subsequently they cross all boundaries. Soon, they get obsessed and addicted to each other and Simran's adulterous affair begins to show off. <br><br>

Infuriated by the deteriorating state of his marriage, Sudhir confronts Sunny. And this very meeting leads to devastating results for them all. <br><br>

Others in the cast of Murder include <b>Raj Zutshi, Uday Tikekar, Sheeba Chaddha</b> and <b>Shabnam</b>. <b>Anu Malik</b> has composed <a href=http://www.indiafm.com/musicreview/04/murder/index.shtml>tunes</a> on lyrics penned by the <b>Rahat Indori</b> and the Bhatt regular <b>Sayeed Quadri</b>. Cinematography is by <b>Fuwad Khan</b> (who earlier handled the camera effectively in <i>Jism</i> and <i>Saaya</i>), action by <b>Abbas Ali Moghul</b> and editing by <b>Akiv Ali</b>.<br><br>

Murder is slated for an April release.