Part of the Hoop-Tober campaign.
The essential black widow parable of the Sub-Continent.
Musician, director extraordinaire, Bhardwaj, who brings Shakespeare to film and disguises it with Indian/Sub-Continental clothes and countryside; the English language is replaced either with Urdu or Hindi and the director does not compromise when his actors tone down the stage-play for film yet harbour raw emotions similar to the source material. It is then for the actors to exercise restraint and deliver with sullen yet potent nuances.
'Omkara, 2006' (Othello) and 'Maqbool, 2003' (Macbeth) are two of his best. Priyanka Chopra, our anti-hero for 'Maaf' has previously collaborated with Bhardwaj in 'Kaminey: The Scoundrels, 2009'. A pair of Jeremy Irons-like dead-ringers get into trouble with drugs and…