NEW DEHLI: Coming to theatres on Friday, 7 Khoon Maaf has received an adult certificate on its screening in Pakistan. The film unveils the story of a sinister woman who knocks off her husbands one after another.
Based on Ruskin Bond’s Susanne’s Seven Husbands, the film tracks the story of a beautiful young girl Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes (Priyanka Chopra) who ends up tying the knot seven times following mysterious, untimely deaths of her hapless husbands. Of course, Susanna becomes the prime suspect.
Produced by UTV Spotboy and Vishal Bharadwaj himself,the film stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Annu Kapoor and Russian actor Aleksandr Dyachenko. Shah’s son Vivaan also plays one of the husbands in the thriller.
The film opens with Susanna falling for Major Edwin Rodrigues. Post-Edwin’s death, Susanna marries several other men who end up dying mysteriously. The police start taking keen interest in the case and police officer Keemat Lal enters Susanna’s life. He not only persuades her to marry him but also makes it impossible for her to say no. After the death of Keemat, Susanna is attracted to Dr. Modhusudon Tarafdar. Shah’s son Vivaan plays the seventh husband, the end of that story is kept under wraps.
In the film, Chopra’s character ages from 20 years to 65 and good-looking men are her weakness. For the role, Chopra had to go through seven different age makeovers, for which prosthetics played a vital part.
Bharadwaj had hired Hollywood special makeup effects artiste Greg Cannom of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button fame to create seven different looks.
It is also being said that to make Chopra look like a 65-year-old woman, the makeup team used Chopra’s grandmother’s photograph for ideas and Bharadwaj has composed the music for the film.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2011.