“Mrs Serial Killer” Review: Save Yourself The Horror & Avoid It Completely

Mohnish Singh |May 05, 2020

Mrs Serial Killer stars Bollywood bombshell Jacqueline Fernandez in her digital debut. Manoj Bajpayee and Mohit Raina also play the lead characters in the film.

Mrs Serial Killer, after a long wait, finally premieres on Netflix on 1st May. It has been directed by Shirish Kunder, who has some tacky movies to his credit. Kunder is the writer, director, editor and co-producer of Mrs Serial Killer, which simply means that he had full control over the project. But does he make the most of the opportunity? Hell, no! The movie just adds to his repertoire of some badly made movies.

Story:

Mrityunjoy (Manoj Bajpayee) and Sona Mukherjee (Jacqueline Fernandez) are a happily married couple. Their lives take a 360 degree turn when Sona’s ex-boyfriend, inspector Imran Shahid (Mohit Raina), frames Mrityunjoy for the murder of six young women. Determined to prove her husband innocent and free him from jail, Sona decides to commit a copycat murder. What happens next forms the crux of the film.

Performances, Story & Screenplay

The basic premise of Mrs. Serial Killer sounds intriguing enough to keep you hooked, but the execution and treatment of the film is so ineffectual that it turns you off almost immediately. It is a very confused film to say the least, with no idea of what it is trying to achieve. If you are a fan of crime thrillers, trust me, you would have never seen a film as dull and slack as Mrs Serial Killer.

The main problem of the film lies with its poor writing and slapdash screenplay. Writer-director Shirish Kunder has never really been known for writing out-of-the-box concepts, but Mrs Serial Killer is a new low in his writing career. While watching the film, you keep wondering if you have signed up for a crime thriller or a comic-caper. Ironically, it does not even let you laugh heartily.

Mrs Serial Killer
Mrs Serial Killer has Manoj Bapyee in an important role

Coming to performances, Jacqueline Fernandez plays the title role in the movie. You can never figure out what led to her selection as the leading lady. Hers is a Bengali characters in the film and, as well all know, the actress still struggles with her Hindi, let alone playing a Bengali character to perfection. Fernandez does not fit the bill at all. Her dialogue delivery is a big turn off.

As far as Manoj Bajpayee is concerned, he also fails to elevate the film with his performance. The National Film Award-winning actor has several powerful performances to his credit, but here in Mrs Serial Killer, he seems totally uninterested. Mohit Raina tries to arrest your attention, but a poorly written character in a poorly executed film spoils the game.

Overall, there is hardly anything that works in the favour of the film. From writing to direction to performances, everything here is insipid.

Technical Analysis:

The makers seem to have spent a good amount of money on the making of the film, as visuals and production design are rich.

If we talk about one more positive aspect of the film, it has to be the cinematography by Ravi K. Chandran and Kiran Deohans.

Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez makes her digital debut

Highlights:

Production design
Cinematography

Drawbacks:

Screenplay
Performances
Editing

Did I Enjoy It?

No

Final Verdict:

Mrs Serial Killer is undoubtedly the worst film of 2020 so far. It is not even unintentionally funny. In a nutshell, it is a cringe-fest all along. You better save your data to watch another film or webseries on OTT. I am going with 1 star.

Movie Credits:

Banner: Three Company Productions
Director: Shirish Kunder
Cast: Jacqueline Fernandez, Manoj Bajpayee, Mohit Raina
Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating:
1*

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