T-Series Films, Vedant Films, Super Cassettes Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Handcraft Pictures Ltd.’s Operation Mayfair (A) is a murder mystery. A serial killer is on the prowl. Detective Amar Singh (Jimmy Shergill) takes it upon himself to catch the murderer.
Anthony Khatchaturian has penned a routine story about serial killings. Sudipto Sarkar’s screenplay is engaging in parts only, but it fails to keep the audience’s adrenaline flowing till the end. Even the revelation of the suspense is not too gratifying.
Jimmy Shergill does well as detective Amar Singh. Hritiqa Chheber is so-so as Sonya. Sammy Jonas Heaney lends fair support in the role of Mathew. Chris Wilson (as the police officer), Lee Nicholas Harris (as the armed police officer), Vedika Dutt, Ankur Bhatia, Sneha Singh and the others are adequate.
Sudipto Sarkar’s direction is fair but there’s nothing in the narration or the script to make the viewers sit up and feel some excitement. Savvy’s music and background score are ordinary. Lyrics are nothing to shout about. Choreography (by Tejas Dattani and Stephanie Dattani) is functional. Santanio Terzio’s camerawork is eye-filling, like the locations. Andy King’s action and stunts afford some thrill to the audience. Deepali Garg’s production designing is of a fine standard. Editing (Sandeep Sethy) should’ve been sharper.
On the whole, Operation Mayfair is a dull fare and will flop at the ticket windows.
Released on 24-3-’23 at Movie Time Goregaon (daily 1 show) and another cinema of Bombay thru AA Films. Publicity & opening: poor. …….Also released all over.