Arjun Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar’s upcoming film The Lady Killer sublimely blends in romance, crime, and suspense as director Ajay Bahl’s new outing goes all out on the neo-noir-psychological-erotic-crime-thriller aspect in the film’s trailer.
The Lady Killer shows Kapoor as a private investigator who enters a massive mansion. Inside the splendid structure, the actor meets Pednekar who seems to be the caretaker of the house and they both end up into a relationship that eventually takes a toxic side. The trailer cuts to a crime investigation by the police for a murder which seems to have a connection with Pednekar and Kapoor.
There is a lot of moroseness in the whole design of the trailer as well as its aesthetic. Perhaps the title The Lady Killer has been used very literally as someone seems to have murdered a lady, but either way the dark and bleak setting here creatively harbours the essence of a toxic and obsessive romance.
This is able to incorporate a feel of a psychological horror as the trailer does not shy away from showing the movie’s graphic erotic scenes which do more than just add spice, but is rather a big point of the movie.
The trailer reminds of Bahl’s 2013 film B.A Pass which was tonally very similar. The Lady Killer will hit theatres on November 3.