Operation Mayfire Crime Thriller
Operation Mayfair is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film directed by Sudipto Sarkar and produced by Dinesh Vijan under his banner Maddock Films. The film stars Jimmy Shergill, Hritiqa Chheber, and Vedieka Dutt. It follows a former police officer who is called back into action to investigate a series of murders that are eerily similar to a case he failed to solve years ago.
The film was released on Netflix on March 24, 2023. It received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for Shergill’s performance and the film’s suspenseful plot, but criticism for its predictable ending.
Here is the plot of the film:
Amar Singh (Jimmy Shergill) is a former police officer who is now a professor at Oxford University. He is called back into action when a series of murders are committed in London that is eerily similar to a case he failed to solve years ago. The killer, who calls himself Kevin (Ankur Bhatia), is targeting young women and leaving behind cryptic clues at the crime scenes. Amar teams up with Detective Lisa Varma (Vedika Dutt) and psychiatrist Sonya (Hritiqa Chheber) to try to catch the killer before he strikes again.
As the investigation progresses, Amar begins to suspect that Kevin maybe someone he knows. He also begins to question his own sanity, as he starts to see visions of the killer. With the clock ticking, Amar must race to catch Kevin before he claims his next victim.
Here are some of the reviews of the film:
- The Times of India: “Operation Mayfair is a well-made crime thriller with a strong cast and suspenseful plot. Jimmy Shergill is excellent as the former police officer who is called back into action to solve a series of murders. The film is a bit predictable, but it is still an enjoyable watch.”
- The Hindu: “Operation Mayfair is a stylish and suspenseful crime thriller that is sure to keep you guessing until the very end. Jimmy Shergill is in top form as the former police officer who is called back into action to solve a series of murders. The film is well-made and the performances are top-notch.”
- India Today: “Operation Mayfair is a disappointingly predictable crime thriller. The film has a strong cast and a suspenseful plot, but it is let down by its predictable ending. Jimmy Shergill is good in the lead role, but he is not given enough to work with. The film is also too long and slow-paced.”