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MOVIE REVIEW: Merry Christmas

By Gitanjali Chak Email By Gitanjali  Chak
February 2024
MOVIE REVIEW: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Starring: Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanjay Kapoor

Director:​ Sriram Raghavan

Music Director:​ Pritam

Beneath all those Hitchcockian twists and turns, Merry Christmas is actually a poignant tale of love and urban loneliness. Starring Katrina Kaif and South Indian star Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles, Sriram Raghavan’s thriller reinforces the belief that seemingly odd star pairings can sometimes work wonders on the big screen.

Drawing inspiration from Frederic Dard’s 1961 novel, Le Monte- Charge, Merry Christmas is a story about two lonely strangers— the unhappily married Maria (Katrina Kaif in great form) and the mysterious Albert (Vijay Sethupathi)—whose paths cross one Christmas Eve in Mumbai, then called Bombay. One thing leads to another and a night of romance turns into a nightmare.

The charming onscreen chemistry between the ‘different as chalk and cheese’ Katrina and Sethupathi will take you by surprise. While Katrina brings to Maria a simmering stoic sadness—much like Kareena Kapoor in Jaane Jaan—Sethupathi excels in delivering humor-laced lines with a straight face. The actor is a delight to watch.

Merry Christmas boasts of a stellar supporting cast too. Special mention to standout cameos by Sanjay Kapoor an Radhika Apte. The camera work and background score work together seamlessly to transport the viewer to a world of mystery and intrigue.

Merry Christmas, despite the slow first start, never loses its grip on the audience.


  1.  Pehle Bhi Main (Animal)
  2.  O Maahi (Dunki)
  3.  Chaleya (Jawan)
  4.  What Jhumka (Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani)
  5.  Tu Hai Toh Mujhe (Zara Hatke Zara Bachke)
  6.  Main Nikla O Gaddi (Gadar2)
  7.  Va Va Voom (The Archies)
  8.  Ishq Jaisa Kuch (Fighter)
  9.  Leke Prabhu Ka Naam (Tiger3)
  10.  Hone Do Jo Hota Hai (Kho Gaye Hum Kahan)





  1.  Animal
  2.  Dunki
  3.  Tiger3
  4.  Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani
  5.  Gadar2
  6.  12th Fail
  7.  Sam Bahadur
  8.  Kho Gaye Hum Kahan
  9.  Jaane Jaan
  10.  The Archies




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