7 Khoon Maaf

Synopsis: After the passing of his Pondicherry-born mentor, Susanna, Mumbai-based Dr. Arun Kumar Singh narrates his story to his wife, Nalini. With photographs from an old album that he has never shared with anyone, he informs her as to how Susanna caught him stealing; got him to quit his job & enrolled in a Panchgani school, as well as arranged for further education in St. Petersburg. While Susanna herself searched for true love and her marriages with six deceased men - including the abusive Major Edwin Rodrigies; drug-addicted and womanizer guitarist-singer Jamshed Singh Rathore; impotent and abusive Mohammad Wasiullah Khan; bigamist/spy Nicolai Vronski; Inspector Keemat Lal; and Dr. Modhusodon Tarafdar - men who influenced her life, broke her heart - and met with sudden and mysterious deaths.
Director(s): Vishal Bhardwaj
Production: UTV Communications
  2 wins & 9 nominations.
137 min


Susanna Anna Marie Johannes-

Prima facie, suicide

She set ablaze not only

herself but her mansion too

Married to 6 men, and

strangely all of them dead.

She must have been one hell of a lay


I'm sure you've seen

what we've recovered..

Skull, some bones,

ash, make up kit etc

We need to carry out DNA profiling.

Hope you're not too busy?

I'll do it.

It's a priority case

and the police want to

ensure that she's dead.


What are you doing?

How come you never

showed this to me?



Is this 'the Susanna'?

''Saheb.'' [Master]

Now, she's no more.

Detached from life,

and torn apart by love..

My ''Saheb'' was melancholic.

All her life, she was in

search for her eternal love.

She was very lonely.

Just an infant when

she lost her mother..

And before she could become

an adult, her father died.

My senior ''Saheb''. [Her father]

He was her everything!

Friend, mother, and brother.

And after he was gone..

.. she tried hard to find

him in every man she could.

On the day of her father's funeral..

.. in full black attire, she

reminded me of soft snow..

.. rolling off the

mountain in the silent night.

No wonder she radiated in black.

And soon, it became her colour.

Uncle Goonga!

Too much to say, but

unfortunately born dumb.

I was born an orphan!

Don't know if he

adopted me or I adopted him.

My first real competition.

And senior ''Saheb's'' last wish.

The first husband..

Major Edwin Rodriques.


How much longer?


What in the devil is he saying?

He says, everything should be

ready in the next half an hour.

I don't want to see

any of his rats around.


Poet by name, butler by profession

and mocks a Bollywood villain.

Anything else, sir?

What did he say?

Thank you, sir!

If he knew you were calling him

a f***er he'd pull your eyes out.


- Sir!

The third ace in her trio.

Maggie aunty!

Under whose care ''Saheb'' grew up.

She became her mother

and her best friend.

She had a few other friends too.

Venomous, dangerous..

.. but faithful like no other.

It's a Derby, darling!

The jockey is as

important as the stallion.

I don't see any

reason for change, Rod.

Goonga was daddy's

favourite jockey.

What do you think, Martha?

I'm think someone here

may have a better idea.

Right, Tim?

What do you have to say, Mr. Rangan?

Why don't we hire a

professional rider from abroad?

We can afford it and

I know one in Prague.

Affordability was

never an issue, Mr. Rangan.

Professional jockey from Prague..

You boy

What do you think you're doing?


Come here.

Come on.

Show me your hands!

Come on!

Whose rascal is this?

I picked a few for Candy, Sir.

Who's Candy?

Your new horse.

That's a nice name for a horse.


He runs fast when he eat it Sir.

How much have you studied?

Seven and a half.

Anything else?

Yes, ''Saheb''. Candy loves you.

You tik-tok-tik-tok..

him in race, and win 'Dabry'!

Miss ''Saheb'', forgive me!

Thought I'd help this orphan.

Will send this fool

back to the village.

You won't see this rat anymore.

You're right!

He won't be seen here anymore.

Because he'll be

starting school tomorrow.



''Saheb'', thank you!

Snap! My life

changed in a split second.

''Saheb'' picked me up

from a bed of thorns..

and placed me on a bed of roses.

This is the new

admission I was talking about.

She was my goddess.

And I her blind devotee.

All said and done Arun, the

Major was pretty handsome.

Quite a dashing fellow.

The perfect Indian husband.

Boring, possessive,

insecure and a doubting Thomas.

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Matthew Robbins

Matthew Robbins is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. He has worked with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Guillermo del Toro and Walter Murch, and has had cameo appearances in THX 1138 and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. more…

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