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7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 18 February 2011 (USA)
Susanna's quest for love leads to a series of marriages, each ending in the mysterious death of her latest husband.

Director:

Vishal Bhardwaj

Writers:

Ruskin Bond (short story), Matthew Robbins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Priyanka Chopra ... Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes
Vivaan Shah ... Arun Kumar
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Major Edwin Rodriques (1st husband)
John Abraham ... Jimmy Stetson / Jamshed Singh Rathore (2nd husband)
Irrfan Khan ... Wasiullah Khan (3rd husband)
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Nandini Kumar
Alexander Diachenko ... Nicolai Vronsky (4th Husband) (as Alexander Dyachenko)
Shashi Malviya Shashi Malviya ... Goonga
Annu Kapoor ... Inspector Keemat Lal (5th Husband)
Naseeruddin Shah ... Dr. Modhusudhon Tarafdar (6th Husband)
Usha Uthup ... Maggie - Maid
Manuj Bhaskar Manuj Bhaskar ... Department Head
Harish Khanna Harish Khanna ... Ghalib
Ayush Tandon Ayush Tandon ... Young Arun
Sanjay Verma Sanjay Verma ... Police Inspector
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Storyline

After the passing of his Pondicherry-born mentor, Susanna, Mumbai-based Dr. Arun Kumar Singh narrates his story to his wife, Nalini. With photographs from an old album that he has never shared with anyone, he informs her as to how Susanna caught him stealing; got him to quit his job & enrolled in a Panchgani school, as well as arranged for further education in St. Petersburg. While Susanna herself searched for true love and her marriages with six deceased men - including the abusive Major Edwin Rodrigies; drug-addicted and womanizer guitarist-singer Jamshed Singh Rathore; impotent and abusive Mohammad Wasiullah Khan; bigamist/spy Nicolai Vronski; Inspector Keemat Lal; and Dr. Modhusodon Tarafdar - men who influenced her life, broke her heart - and met with sudden and mysterious deaths. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Urdu | Russian

Release Date:

18 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Sins Forgiven See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,770,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$184,872, 21 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$268,662, 6 March 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,187,845, 22 February 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Panther in the film is fully computer generated and created through computer graphics. A white cat which was real and snakes were used in the film. No animals were injured while filming, as stated in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bol Bachchan (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Liye
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Suresh Wadkar
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Priyanka great. Movie as a whole not so bad
19 February 2011 | by ripplesofserenitySee all my reviews

I went to watch 7 Khoon Maaf today. I had been waiting for this movie for quite some time. Based on the short-story by Ruskin Bond's short story "Susanna's Seven Husbands", starring Priyanka Chopra (as Susanna) was enough to get me excited. Susanna, who leaves behind a trail of dead husbands.

Movie was good, not great. But since it is not a clichéd overdone love stories it was fun to watch something different for a change. Before I go and tell you about what I didn't like about the movie, Priyanka Chopa has indeed done an amazing job as Susanna and that it premiered in 61st Berlin International Film Festival, which I think is a big deal.

First half hour of the movie, I was wondering if it was a bad joke. The nightmare of sitting through another "Whats your Rashee" was daunting. But as the movie progresses, it did turn into something amazing. Though I was never too engrossed in the movie or brooded for Susanna or her husbands, it was a good watch. Oh! And now I know what a black comedy is.

For all the moviegoers, I would say go watch it, it is watchable. For those who want something more, it is not worth it.


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