Mrs. Serial Killer: Trailer Breakdown

Netflix released the trailer of its upcoming web film, Mrs Serial Killer today, and we have many opinions on it. Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Mohit Raina, and Jacqueline Fernandez, the film was written and directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Farah Khan as a Netflix Original. It’s all set to release on May 1, and we are pretty pumped about it. I mean, who doesn’t love Manoj Bajpayee in a crime thriller, right?

Here’s the plot: Dr Mrityunjoy Mukherjee has been framed for a series of murders. In order to save his life, his wife Sona Mukherjee sets out to commit a crime exactly like the serial killer’s, in the aim of proving her husband’s innocence. He’s Dr Mukherjee, she’s Mrs Serial Killer. It’s a match made in heaven.

Sounds pretty interesting, right? The names are pretty poignant too–he is Mrityunjoy, the defeater of mortality and death, she is Sona, gold in its purest form. And their story is heart wrenching as well. We all have a soft spot for happy couples, and here’s one who have been victim to wrongful accusations. While Dr. Mukherjee has always had everything, his life is suddenly in shambles. He must rely on his wife, Sona, who appears to be just like every other nice lady–until her circumstances require her to unravel her sinister side.

The trailer

The trailer begins with the end, or so it says. A woman is evidently kidnapped and strapped to a creepy bed in some dungeon. Sona Mukherjee is the kidnapper, and possible murderer too.

Then the narrative backtracks to the cops, led by Mohit Raina, investigating a series of cases where girls have disappeared. Dr. Mukherjee is accused as being a serial killer and is convicted, without any grant for bail.

Darshan Jariwala then shows up (why, I have no idea), and comes up with the masterplan: to save the Doctor, they must prove his innocence. The way to prove his innocence is to provide evidence that the serial killer is still on the loose. I assume that this leads to Sona’s decision of becoming this enigmatic serial killer.

I suppose one thing leads to another? Because the once happy, carefree Sona is suddenly a grotesque serial killer. Totally getting Kill Bill vibes from her, btw. Here’s the thing: it looks like it just might work. We’ve seen all sorts of thrillers on OTT platforms–mafia thrillers, sex thrillers, mill worker thrillers, ghost stories, Bombay underworld thrillers–but we’ve never seen a female serial killer. Does that justify yet another generic crime thriller? Absolutely not, and we sure hope that this isn’t going to be average. We are counting on Kunder to have written the story with complexity, and giving us character development that is believable enough to justify Sona’s transformation into a serial killer. From the looks of it, she really enjoys the gore and the violence!

I’m not really a fan of bloody gore myself, but I am intrigued by the film’s logline and star cast. Jacqueline actually seems slightly expressive too, for once. In two weeks we’ll be able to tell, I guess.

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