7 Khoon Maaf is a 2011 Indian black comedy drama thriller film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead role of Susanna. The film is based on Ruskin Bond's short story Susanna's Seven Husbands and features several male leads in the roles of the husbands. Naseeruddin Shah plays the oldest husband, Neil Nitin
Mukesh as the youngest husband, and John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Annu Kapoor and Russian actor Aleksandr Dyachenko play the others. The seventh husband is a mystery that the viewer will find at the end of the film. Susanna (Priyanka Chopra) is a femme fatale who goes on to kill all her husbands.
7 Khoon Maaf was first scheduled for release on 21 January 2011, but was later postponed to 18 February 2011. The film had its premiere at the 61st Berlin International Film Festiv
This video explains to your tale of the beautiful Anglo-Indian girl Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes (Priyanka Chopra) whom moves on for you to eliminate just about all the woman's partners.
Susanna endeavors to uncover appreciate however six regarding the woman's several partners have a lethal drawback consequently she will kill all of them.
Most of these killings as well as the woman's desire pertaining to appreciate can be explained by means of the belief that she acquired shed the woman's mother with very fresh get older. This tale can be narrated with a fresh forensic medical doctor Arun (Vivaan Shah) for you to his spouse (Konkona Sen Sharma).
Arun features seen Susanna given that his childhood and contains nurtured the technique mash on her behalf. This child owes his whole life for you to Susanna since she funded his schooling as well as built them exactly what he's today. He kicks off by means of filing for you to his spouse that will Susanna features committed suicide departing them an email congratulating them pertaining to his marital life.
The doctor has become in control of credit reporting if the physique found can be Susanna's. Unable to overcome your suffering regarding the woman's death he lets away his feelings for you to his spouse whom listens for you to them patiently.
Susanna's very first spouse Edwin Rodriques (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a great Military Key, as their lethal drawback can be that he can be overbearing, envious as well as possessive. He is crippled as well as struggling to absorb the belief that a good looking girl like Susanna could basically be dedicated for you to them as well as could appreciate them.
At this time there happens an area when he perhaps will begin for you to skepticism his capacity to dad a child as well as removes his frustration about his spouse. Even though she contains your mental do it yourself he topics the woman's for you to 7 days a week, she could not eliminate them pertaining to blinding the woman's dedicated, mime indy keeper (Shashi Malviya) in the beat battle.
He is discarded on a panther searching vacation by using the woman's dedicated cleaning service (Usha Uthup), the woman's servant (Harish Khanna) and also the mime indy keeper. Susanna's minute spouse, Jamshed Singh Rathod (John Abraham), whom rechristens himself since Jimmy Stetson right after their marital life, is really a performer as their drawback can be satisfaction.
This marital life kicks off very well however Jimmy will begin attaining good results as well as misusing his completely new found recognition. He will begin obtaining songs as well as spending some time with various other ladies as well as gets to be influenced by prescription drugs.
Susanna really wants to be fortuitous throughout appreciate your second moment as well as endeavors the woman's best to receive them outside of his habit in vain since he gets addicted to his habit yet again secretly. Eventually she allows on them as well as gets rid of them by way of a heroin overdose. Law enforcement come across feet prints around his physique which in turn indicate that will a person with six toes features committed your hard.
Susanna's 3 rd spouse Wasiullah Khan (a. e. the. Musafir) (Irrfan Khan) is really a smooth as well as polite poet by means of evening, the sado-masochist by means of nights. Susanna endeavors to repay your bruises he allows through the night with make-up.
Her dedicated servants can not tolerate to see the woman's feeling hopeless as well as beaten in place as well as states the woman's to get rid of them which in turn she at some point concurs for you to. He is entombed in the arctic grave throughout Kashmir.
Her 4th spouse, Nicolai Vronsky (Aleksandr Dyachenko) is really a Euro Spy major the two times lifestyle. Whenever Susanna realizes that he features yet another spouse that has paid for them kids, the woman's frustration is aware of absolutely no bounds. He fulfills his conclusion good manners Susanna's puppy snakes. Susanna transits in to part craziness no for a longer time would need to wonder ahead of shedding any person she disapproves.
Priyanka Chopra as Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes (a.k.a. Saheb / Suzi / Sultana / Anna / Sunaina)
Neil Nitin Mukesh as Major Edwin Rodriques (1st Husband)
John Abraham as Jamshed Singh Rathod / Jimmy Stetson(2nd Husband)
Irrfan Khan as Wasiullah Khan (a.k.a. Musafir) (3rd Husband)
Aleksandr Dyachenko as Nicolai Vronsky (4th Husband)
Annu Kapoor as Inspector Keemat Lal (5th Husband)
Naseeruddin Shah as Dr. Modhusudhon Tarafdar (a.k.a. Modhu Daa) (6th Husband)
Vivaan Shah as Arun Kumar
Usha Uthup as Maggie Aunty (Maid)
Harish Khanna as Galib Khan
Shashi Malviya as Goonga Chacha
Konkona Sen Sharma as Nandini, Arun's wife (Cameo)
Ruskin Bond as Church Father (Cameo)
The story is about the beautiful Susanna (Priyanka Chopra) who, over the years, gets married almost half a dozen times. Each of her husbands dies under mysterious circumstances – from the dominating Major Rodriques (Neil Mukesh), to the doped rock-star Jimmy ( John Abraham), to the sadomasochist poet Wasiullah (Irrfan Khan), to the bigamous Russian Vronsky ( Aleksandr Dyachenko), to the exploitative inspector Keemat Lal (Annu Kapoor) to the premeditated Dr Tarafdar (Naseeruddin Shah).
Arun (Vivaan Shah), who had a childhood crush on Susanna and, more or less, has been a part of almost all these stories, narrates each episode to his wife (Konkona Sen Sharma) as the story unfolds to the viewer.
Post a quick and deceptive prologue, Vishal Bhardwaj unveils each marital episode of Susanna through simple and straightforward storytelling. With seven weddings and as many funerals in the offing, the screenplay written by Bhardwaj and Matthew Robbins enters late in each episode and keeps them short and succinct. The chemistry between Susanna and her partners which leads to their subsequent marriage, is cut short throughout, since almost every chapter starts with Susanna being already married or Susanna tying the knot early in the episode. But then the film, essentially, is not about how Susanna gets married several times but, more importantly, about how each of her marriage ends. Also the animosity in each track is as quickly established as their implied chemistry.
None of the husbands are supported by any background accounts and you never feel the need either. Each of them is instantly introduced in the narrative and only to the extent that's essential to the plot. Through each episode, Bhardwaj attempts to touch diverse human emotions from envy, addiction, obsession, faith, lust and greed. The pacing is slow as the director gradually works to add intensity in every frame through the unique shot-takings, dialogues and performances.
While there is no particular attempt to give a period-feel to the film that spans almost four decades in the life of Susanna, the director leaves subtle hints of the changing era using references of national headlines like fall of Berlin wall, Babri Masjid issue, IC 814 hijack and the 2008 terror attack at Taj. With most of the film being restricted to Susanna's farmhouse frontiers, the detailing isn't much demanding either.
The multiple marriages certainly work as a self-realization journey for Susanna. She starts optimistically giving herself several chance, loses hope after a point, has to make compromise with life and finally surrenders to fate. Priyanka Chopra credibly brings out the metamorphosis in her internal psyche though her external transformation (makeup) seems overdone. She is vulnerable yet unforgiving. Much of her cold-blooded cruelness and courage comes from her partners-in-crime comprising of the maid (Usha Uthup), the mute domestic help Gunga (Shashi Malviya) and a concierge. While the murders in the narrative are evident, the motive behind them keeps you glued to the screen. And thankfully they don't seem repetitive.