The Buckingham Murders, a 2023 Indian crime thriller directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shobha Kapoor, and Ekta Kapoor, has captivated audiences with its engaging story, intense performances and thought-provoking themes. The film stars Kapoor Khan as a grieving British-Indian detective who is assigned the case of a murdered child in Buckinghamshire. As she delves deeper into the investigation, she uncovers a dark web of secrets and confronts her demons.
|Kareena Kapoor Khan, Keith Allen, Chris Wilson, Ash Tandon, Haqi Ali, Adwoa Akoto, Ranveer Brar
|Balaji Telefilms, Cars on Film, Mahana Films
The official trailer for The Buckingham Murders was released on September 15, 2023, and quickly gained a positive response for its intense, suspenseful tone and the glimpses it offered into the dark world of the film. The trailer effectively captured the film’s central themes of grief, loss, and the pursuit of justice.
The story revolves around the gruesome murder of a 10-year-old child in the quiet town of Buckinghamshire. Detective Jasmeet Bhamra, haunted by the loss of her son, is assigned to the case. As she uncovers the child’s tragic backstory and the dark secrets that surround his death, she becomes increasingly consumed by the desire to bring his killer to justice. However, her grief and personal struggles threaten to unravel her own life.
Box Office Collection and Budget
The Buckingham Murders had its world premiere at the 67th BFI London Film Festival on October 14, 2023. It opened theatrically in India on October 27, 2023, and had a successful run at the box office, grossing over ₹100 crore (US$12 million). The film’s production budget was estimated at around ₹50 crore (US$6 million).
OTT Release Date
The Buckingham Murders was released on the streaming platform Netflix on November 1, 2023, making it available to a global audience. The film’s release on Netflix expanded its reach and cemented its place as a critical and commercial success.
The Buckingham Murders is a gripping and thought-provoking crime thriller that will stay with you long after the credits roll. Kareena Kapoor Khan delivers a powerful performance as Detective Jasmeet Bhamra, a woman haunted by her tragedy who finds redemption in her pursuit of justice for another. The film’s well-crafted plot, suspenseful atmosphere, and exploration of complex themes make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.