Mrs Serial Killer spoilers follow.
Netflix India’s latest release, written, directed and edited by Farah Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder, is supposedly a suspense thriller.
In its opening scene, in a dimly lit hospital-looking room, a petrified woman is strapped to an operating table. Ominous music. Another beautiful, menacing-looking woman with a sharp weapon says “Tortura tumne abhi dekha kahaan hai?” (still not seeing the actual torture) and slashes the screen.
We didn’t realize he wasn’t talking to the other woman: it was a legal notice to the public. The real torture started from that moment on.
Jacqueline Fernandez plays Sona, a nervous and always idle woman, Mohit Raina plays Imran, a cop who tries hard but is still unconvincing, and Manoj Bajpayee plays Mrityunjoy, a loving and polite husband.
The story revolves around Sona, a devoted wife of Dr. Mrityunjoy, and his journey to prove his innocence after he was arrested on suspicion of being a serial killer. She is convinced that her former boyfriend, policeman Imran, set him up in revenge.
Sona seeks the help of the great lawyer Rastogi, played by Darshan Jariwala, who suggests the masterstroke of killing a copycat to make it look like the killer is still at large. The killer’s characteristic victims are unmarried women and pregnant women. As luck would have it, Anushka (Zain Marie Khan), Sona’s acquaintance and neighbor, is single and also carries a bun in the oven. Voilà! The perfect candidate.
Now, at the hospital, it is revealed that the doctor is still alive but unconscious. The policeman runs to watch him but he is gone. The high level lawyer and his wife rescued the doctor and helped him escape. But why, why did the lawyer help the doctor, were they partners, what happened to Imran and Sona, will he kill again?
With all these questions, writer, director, editor and music composer Shirish Kunder left the ending open with the hope of a sequel. But we doubt that many people are curious enough to know.