How long has it been since we had a song less film in Tamil? The last I remember was Kurudipunal. Indian cinema is still one full of songs and dance and it is as inevitable as Lallo to indian politics (read it as necessary evil). Yesterday me and my friends saw "My wife's Murder". The plan was to go to Madagascar, but unfortunately there were no tickets (Do so many people watch animation movies in chennai?)
It was a simple story of Ravi patwardhan (Anil Kapoor) who is married unhappily to a nagging Suchitra Krishnamurthy. She keeps suspecting that he is having an affair with his assistant Reena(Nandana Sen). She tortures and nags him so much that as an audience u yourself could have ended up murdering her.
In one fit of rage Ravi slaps her and it turns out to be a real killer blow (Literally).Fear as they say is a very dangerous ally and Ravi ends up dumping her somewhere. Now how he covers it up and what happens next forms the rest of the story.
Its been ages since i saw an Anil kapoor movie, let alone in theatre. He fits the bill perfectly as the common man on run. Nandana Sen looks good and doesn’t overdo her role. Boman Irani as the cop investigating the murder is a refreshing change from the over the top cops in the rest of the movies. He keeps eating in the movie and I wonder that that must have formed most of the production cost.
An RGV (ram Gopal Varma) product is always technically slick and this one is no different. The sound effects are good and the girl on our back seat kept screaming for the slightest THUD. The absence of heroism punch dialogues, songs and item numbers, overacting villains, crude comedy may make an average film goer feel uncomfortable.
If u r an audience who wants to just watch an unusual movie without masala, this could be your ticket. Overall...a laudable ok effort.