Murder 2 is a 2011 Indian psychological thriller film and the quasi-sequel to the 2004 film, Murder and the second film in the series. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez and Prashant Narayanan in leading roles, with Sulagna Panigrahi featuring in a pivotal role. Directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, the film released on 8 July 2011. The theatrical trailer of the film was revealed on 1 June 2011 and also in cinemas with Ready. It was the second film in a series of quasi-sequels released under the Bhatt Banner including Raaz – The Mystery Continues, Jannat 2, Jism 2, Raaz 3D and 1920: Evil Returns, each of which had nothing to do with their respective prequels, but somehow fell into the same genre following a similar story. Murder 2 is an uncredited remake of South Korean film The Chaser (2008), with the only major difference being the addition of a love interest for the protagonist. The film did well at the box office and was declared a "blockbuster" by Box Office India. It is one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of 2011.