The Perfect Murder
While the concept of this movie is not entirely original and has been portrayed before in other movies, the way the story is presented is hypnotic and captivating. The style of writing manages to instill that sense of suspense into the viewer with accurate portrayals of the tragic scenes. When a character feels an emotion, whether it is fear, worry or wrathful anger, the audience can almost feel it too and that is a laudable achievement for the filmmaker.
There are three main characters in this plot and each of them has a well-crafted personality and different point of view. Everyone deals with their own personal struggles. Nevertheless, some are more righteous than others. Neha accepts the fact that her father cannot approve of her relationship with Kabir. However, while she has her suspicions of his infidelity, she chooses not to do anything about it. She thinks that he might prove himself worthy with the new opportunity of opening the office in London, seeing as she can’t go because of her weak heart.
Kabir has to keep the secret of his affair at all costs if he wants to be successful in swindling millions of dollars out of his wife’s family. He even pretends to do something that is in their best interest while also plotting to poison her in his absence. It is said that everything is fair in love and war, but one must think that most viewers would disagree with that assertion after they see what Neha’s husband is planning. Carol has to live with the fact that she is only second place on the list of Kabir’s priorities, even though she does seem to be more conniving and demands her lover to do something about that. She reminds people of the first woman, Eve, tempting her partner to sin, even though what she asks of him is far more gruesome than eating a fruit.
From a technical point of view, there is barely anything to note in the “bad” column. The camera work is pretty solid, the music keeps everything in suspense and the photography is pretty standard for a movie like this. What is a little bothersome is the fact that a scene of Kabir saying “yes” to Neha is re-used three times in a row. He should have said another line like “I understand” or “I agree” and it would’ve worked perfectly.
Plot-wise, the only thing the public might have a problem with is the ending. The chances that Neha would pick up the poisoned pill are very slim, but it is understandable why that had to happen for the plot and for the message the film wanted to convey: Karma always comes back to haunt you!
Let’s be honest: Vikkramm Chandirramani’s film “The Perfect Murder” is far from being perfect. Both the murder and the plot are a little too predictable. The viewers can see the ending coming from a mile away. However, it manages to tell a pretty interesting story without too many clichés and that is commendable in today’s film world.