Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 Review: This is Irrfan Khan’s Unreleased Movie for a Reason

Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 is a 2009 movie directed by Navneet Baz Saini and stars Irrfan Khan, Ranvir Shorey, Lucky Ali, and Deepal Shaw, alongside other cast members. The movie is around 120 minutes long.

Zee5 describes the movie as:

When a businessman’s wife gets kidnapped, the investigating officer finds something unusual about the case. Will the officer solve the mystery?

– Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 review does not contain spoilers –

Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 looks like a movie made 10 years ago, because it was. Marketed as Irrfan Khan’s unseen and unreleased movie, this is a treat to watch because of how bad it looks. The production quality is indicative of its low budget and the over acting from Lucky Ali and the supporting cast can get on your nerves.

First and foremost, the moment the movie starts, Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 proves its budget problems. It doesn’t have to be an issue because even low-budget indie movies can be great. Regardless of the budget though, you’re movie doesn’t have to look and feel like the maker’s afterthought. The movie looks so bad, unfortunately, that it is distracting and makes you feel like you’re watching a B-movie. The dated feel is evident and in-your-face.

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Next, the characters are just so flat. Not one character has any depth to them and are uninteresting to the highest degree. Add to that the below-average acting and you have a movie that is almost difficult to sit through. Lucky Ali’s character overdoes it so much that he’s annoying. He tries to be the quirky cop character but just turns into an annoying mess. The supporting cast is just as bad and either overact or underact. There is no in-between.

The movie is around 2 hours long. The runtime makes it even more tiring to watch this movie because you’re forced to endure random moments stretched out to the maximum, making it almost horrible to watch. Moreover, the melodrama is heightened to such a notch that you’d want to stab something. There’s also the weird and awkward need to make this a creepily raunchy movie. It just made my skin crawl.

Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 follows a non-linear storytelling that doesn’t really impact the narrative in any way. The movie doesn’t add any mystery or intrigue in its story for you to care about what’s going on and even if you want to, you’d be too confused to understand. Anything and everything happen without much rhyme or reason. The twists that the movie produces are fine, I must say, but aren’t new to require praise.

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Summing up: Murder at Teesri Manzil 302

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This movie is a cringe watch. There’s nothing that this provides that will give you happiness in any way. The movie is extremely uncomfortable to sit through and its runtime adds to the annoyance. If you’re in the mood for watching Irrfan Khan, I’d suggest some other movie by the late actor. He’s a treat to watch, just not here.

Murder at Teesri Manzil 302 is streaming on Zee5.

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Murder At Teesri Manzil 302 is not a testament of Irrfan Khan's talents... or literally anyone else's.


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