7 Khoon Maaf Movie Reviews


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  • Nikhat Kazmi

    4.0

    Nikhat Kazmi | Times of India

    Vishal Bhardwaj takes a leap from Shakespeare to Greek tragedy. After having successfully rendered Othello and Macbeth in a purely desi idiom, the avant garde film maker transforms Priyanka Chopra into a Medea-like inferno who is hell-bent on revenge, after she fails to get her due from love and life. Is this leap successful too? First things first. 7 Khoon Maaf is an intensely dark film which unfolds in shadows and silhouettes. So, if you aren't mistakenly
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  • Aniruddha Guha

    4.0

    Aniruddha Guha | DNA India

    ‘I, Susanna Anna Marie Johaness...’ Susanna reads out her wedding vows for the fifth time. The words come out with practised ease, and end with the ominous ‘... till death do us part.’ That’s the bit Susanna takes a little too seriously. The only way to part from her husbands — each with a fatal flaw — is death, and she isn’t the one set to die. So she kills them instead. “There were two ways to get to school,” explains Ghalib (Harish Khanna, fantastic)
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  • Blessy Chettiar

    3.5

    Blessy Chettiar | DNA India

    “I will kill him and drink his blood,” joked a salt-and-pepper-haired Susanna in the promos of 7 Khoon Maaf. Okay, so we all know the story of Susanna And Her Seven Husbands, a shortstory by Ruskin Bond. And when Vishal Bhardwaj (sometimes called India’s Quentin Tarantino) decided to bring Susanna Anna Marie Johannes to life on the silver screen, there was bound to be added interest in the woman (Chopra in the film) who kills six of her husbands
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  • Gaurav Malani

    3.5

    Gaurav Malani | Indiatimes

    A different, daring and darling attempt, 7 Khoon Maaf is killer stuff. Before coming to Susanna's central story, let's highlight a small backstory of hers. As a kid, she had the option of two equidistant roads that led to her school. She always chose the same street from the two. When a mad dog started troubling her on that street, rather than changing her path, she chose to shoot the dog. This trivial background account justifies Susanna's quest
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  • Nikhat Kazmi

    3.5

    Nikhat Kazmi | Times of India

    Serious, sensitive and stirring, 7 Khoon Maaf is a whole new cinematic experience. Watch how Indian cinema is metamorphosing into something more substantial and glocal.
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  • Taran Adarsh

    3.0

    Taran Adarsh | bollywoodhungama.com

    The very thought of watching a Vishal Bhardwaj film excites a movie buff no end. Right from MAKDEE to KAMINEY, Bhardwaj's body of work stands out from the rest. The forward-thinking film-maker's fixation for adapting novels and plays is known to all and sundry by now. Continuing with his practice of adapting from the written form, the supremely talented storyteller now adapts Ruskin Bond's short story 'Susanna's Seven Husbands' for his new outing
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  • Karan Anshuman

    3.0

    Karan Anshuman | Mumbai Mirror

    Considering all that it has going for itself - Vishal Bhardwaj's masterful handling of the mise-en-scene; dark, alluring images that stay with you; and the lovely Priyanka Chopra in a majestic role - you have to dig deep to answer why 7 Khoon Maaf doesn't quite leave you with that sense of satisfaction of watching a film that stays memorable. The strength of the film lies in its style and telling. Each scene is bursting with originality and pulsing with energy
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  • Shubhra Gupta

    3.0

    Shubhra Gupta | Indian Express

    Based on a Ruskin Bond short story in which a woman’s string of spouses die suspicious deaths, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ sets out to faithfully replicate that arc : Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes starts with the first as she means to go along, and fetches up, decades later, at the same place. She’s trapped , she wants out, and she goes at it, full tilt. As one of her life-long retainers who helps in such crucial things as disposing of evidence
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  • Mayank Shekhar

    3.0

    Mayank Shekhar | Hindustan Times

    I know, the next time you miss your husband: you’d unlock the gun. Reload the bullets. Aim again! Sorry for that poor Internet joke. But yeah, you needn’t miss this partly captivating movie either.
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  • Shubhra Gupta

    3.0

    Shubhra Gupta | Indian Express

    ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ succeeds in engaging you at every point. Given a choice, darrrlings, I will take a Vishal Bhardwaj film with all its flaws everytime, because it is a cinematic experience in the true sense of the word : this film gives us a story, characters, and an urge to ask that age-old question– and then what happened?
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  • Taran Adarsh

    3.0

    Taran Adarsh | Bollywood Hungama

    On the whole, 7 KHOON MAAF is a dark film that has its share of positives and negatives. However, the film will meet with diverse reactions – some will fancy it, while some will abhor it. The film will appeal more to the critics/columnists and the festival circuit. However, it is not the kind of cinema that will set the box-office ablaze. Ideally, I would’ve given a two star rating for this film, but I am going ahead with an extra star for Priyanka Chopra’s sterling performance!
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  • Pankaj Sabnani

    3.0

    Pankaj Sabnani | Glamsham

    A captivating story and excellent performances make 7 KHOON MAAF a bloody good film. Make sure you attend the weddings.
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  • Anupama Chopra

    2.5

    Anupama Chopra | NDTV Movies

    7 Khoon Maaf, based on a short story by Ruskin Bond, is about a woman’s quest for love. Only this woman, Susanna played by Priyanka Chopra, unerringly manages to find and marry the worst candidates, not once but six times. She walks down the aisle with cheery optimism and the knowledge that if it doesn’t work, there’s always the other option. Why doesn’t she just leave or opt for divorce? Because, as her faithful butler explains, that is her nature.
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  • Rajeev Masand

    2.0

    Rajeev Masand | ibnlive.com

    Saat Khoon Maaf', directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is a dark and daring film, but one that's ultimately disappointing. Fleshed out from a short story by Ruskin Bond titled Susanna's Seven Husbands, the film stars Priyanka Chopra as a woman whose unending search for love takes her into the arms of men that are wrong for her. Half a dozen spouses that are bumped off one by one when they fail her. The original story by Ruskin Bond is fertile ground for a thrilling
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  • Raja Sen

    2.0

    Raja Sen | rediff.com

    Once that you've decided on a killing,' sang Sting back in 1983, 'first you make a stone of your heart. And if you find that your hands are still willing, then you can turn a murder into art.' Tragically, Priyanka Chopra is the kind of actress that painstakingly -- and painfully -- tries to spell out just how stony her heart is, something far better conveyed through deed rather than affected mannerism. Eyes well up with hurt, thick lips quiver
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  • Bryan Durham

    2.0

    Bryan Durham | Mid-Day

    This tale of myriad murders begins in Pondicherry where Sussanna (Chopra) resides and owns a ranch of sorts. She is the kind of femme fatale you definitely do not wanna mess with. She's confident, beautiful and knows it, and knows how to get her way. But her taste and judgment in men is quite flawed. She begins her killing spree with the pehla pati, her dad's choice, Major Rodrigues (Neil). The guy a cruel cad gets exceedingly frustrated
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  • Roshni Mulchandani

    2.0

    Roshni Mulchandani | Bollyspice

    This unfortunately, is a disappointing giving from the Vishal Bhardwaj house. For the most part 7 Khoon Maaf fails to live up to the otherwise exquisite and honestly different genre of films that Vishal always tends to throw our way. For a director who has promised to be different, this is awfully lackluster and disengaging. You can’t help but question if, in fact, Bhardwaj has lost the spark he once possessed because this film cannot ask for maafi from us.
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  • Komal Nahta

    NR

    Komal Nahta | Koimoi

    7 Khoon Maaf traces Priyanka Chopra’s journey in search of true love and marital bliss. Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan...
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  • devenpatel

    3.0

    Seven short stories

    devenpatel, 5 years ago
    This is nice movie. I liked it.
  • markpaul12

    4.0

    7 Enough Reasons….

    markpaul12, 5 years ago
    Super hit movie. I loved everything about this movie.
  • hindicritic

    3.0

    Cannot be Maaf, but cannot be Hanged also!

    hindicritic, 5 years ago
    This is nice movie. I liked it.
  • prakashreddy9

    2.5

    Saat Khoon Maaf:No maafi for wasting a good plot..

    prakashreddy9, 5 years ago
    This is nice movie. I liked it.
  • thomas.richard

    3.0

    Mixed Emotions

    thomas.richard, 5 years ago
    This is nice movie. I liked it.

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