People Can't Get Over How Bad Netflix's 'Mrs Serial Killer' Is
Netflix has been our saviour during quarantine, keeping us entertained with banger after banger in the world of series and films. So we'll let it off for its latest offering, which fallen a little - erm - flat, with viewers.
Mrs Serial Killer, the Indian crime thriller directed Shirish Kunder, has been a real talking point online since it landed on the streaming platform on 1st May... for all the wrong reasons.
Starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Manoj Bajpayee, the film centres on a doting wife who sets out to prove her husband's innocence in a string of murders by committing a copycat murder. And that's just the start of it.
The movie's plot takes some wildly unbelievable left-turns (more on that later) that turn it almost comedic - which we're *guessing* wasn't the intention of producers.
Mrs. Serial Killer is a perfect suspense movie. Why this movie was made is still a suspense.
- Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 3, 2020
Some moments are just so far fetched we can't believe they're not meant to be comedy.
Case in point, there's a scene where a girl is about to get hit by a truck, so she just stares at it for a good 10 seconds in the middle of the road with a pained expression on her face, before one of the characters drives up, reaches out from her car window, and pushes her out of the way of the lorry, saving her life. We can't.
"Mrs. Serial Killer is a perfect suspense movie. Why this movie was made is still a suspense," one viewer witheringly put it.
Another viewer said she found the film "unbearable", adding she couldn't watch more than 15 minutes.
"You know wats worse than lockdown...#MrsSerialKiller ... [sic]" another venomously added.
"I watched Mrs. Serial Killer thinking "how bad can it be?" Turns out worse than you imagine. Can't think of a single redeeming feature. You have been warned," viewed another.
The film currently has 2.8 stars on IMDB, and a 1.9 audience rating on Google. Yikes.
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For some context, let's tell you a bit about the plot. Strap yourself in.
So basically, it begins with six girls in the town going missing. All the girls are unmarried and pregnant, and the killer aborted them and dismembered them. All of their bodies were later found in a house owned by doctor and pillar of the community, Mrityunjoy 'Joy' Mukherjee (Manoj Bajpayee).
Joy - who is married to Sona Mukherjee (Jacqueline Fernandez) - is arrested by inspector Imran Shahid (Mohit Raina), who incidentally used to date Sona.
Sona is convinced her former lover is only targeting her husband as revenge for his lost love. Bear with us now.
After Joy's bail is rejected when cops find evidence against him, Bona hires hotshot lawyer Mr. Rastogi (Darshan Jariwala) for his help, who suggests she carry out some copycat murders to prove his innocence. Legit advice, bro.
Anyway, Sona does just that in desperation, to prove her husband is being framed. The doting wife targets her neighbour Anushka Tiwari (Zayn Marie), an unmarried pregnant girl.
After the news of the copycat murder surfaces, Joy is released from prison after police agree the real killer is still at large. When the couple get home, Sona leads Joy to the basement of his clinic, where she reveals that Anushka is still alive.
Yep, Sona didn't go through with the killing and managed to hustle police by using an unclaimed body and dressing it up as Anushka. *Gasp*.
Anyway, Anushka's boyfriend Sid is following events, as he tailed Sona when she kidnapped her, only he can't do anything to help as he's accidentally locked himself in the bathroom. You can't make this stuff up.
Moving on, Bona wakes up the middle of the night after having a 'feeling' that something was up, to find Joy missing. He rushes to his clinic where he finds Joy about to abort and kill Anusha.
Meanwhile, Sid gets free and rings up detective Shahid who rushes to the scene, but not before Joy takes down Sid and also ties him up. When Shahid arrives, he's also accosted by Joy and tied up.
Finally, Shahid manages to free himself, stab Joy and save the others. Sona wakes up in hospital to hear that Anushka isn't pressing charges, and also that Joy is saved by doctors and manages to escape from hospital, which sets the film up perfectly for a part two.
Erm, we have a feeling Netflix might be skipping the sequel on this one. Just a hunch...
If you want to, Mrs Serial Killer is available to stream on Netflix now.
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