The concept of a sequel or even franchise was long abandoned by Mahesh Bhatt and his ilk when they started randomly churning out follow-ups to their commercially successful movies. So other than maybe an actor or two you'll find as much similarity within the Murder, Raaz, Jannat, Jism franchise movies as much as between chalk and cheese. So Murder 3 has nothing in common with the earlier movies and is instead a direct â€œremakeâ€ of the Spanish movie called 'The Hidden Face', which I haven't seen.
A wildlife photographer turned fashion photographer (Randeep Hooda) whose girlfriend (Aditi Rao Hydari) leaves him when she suspects him of having an affair. To sooth his aching heart he starts an affair with a zombie..err waitress (Sara Loren) at a bar he frequents. Zombie waitress moves in with him and starts hearing, seeing, and imagining strange things. His first girlfriend is still missing and the mystery remains as to her remains.
The plot is an excuse to fit in some lame duck songs, crummy dialogues, bland narrative and loads of faux erotica. When the movie begins to pack in the horror movie shenanigans, replete with odd sound effects, you know where things are headed and boy do things get repetitive quickly.
Sara Loren has a range of expressions that rival those of a spoon, while Hooda looks like he desperately needs to clear his throat all the time. Aditi Rao Hydari is the only one who comes out of this train-wreck with an ounce of dignity.
I'd say watch it with a group of friends and marvel at the pinnacle of bad acting that is Sara Loren, if you though Esha Gupta was bad, then you haven't seen anything yet.