Souten—The Other Woman v/s The Other Woman: A Comparative Study of Twin Psychological Thrillers
Dr. Monica Joshi

The paper depends on how the two things selected to compare actually relate to each other. It reviews twin psychological thrillers. The first one is a Hindi film titled Souten—The Other Woman, produced in 2006 by Naveen Tak, written and directed by Karan Razdan. Both of them happen to be Indians. The other is an English debut novel titled The Other Woman by British author Sandie Jones which was published in 2018, a very recent attempt. Both the works are based on a love triangle and have some similarities, yet they are not so similar after all.Psychological thrillers often incorporate elements of mystery, drama, action and horror, particularly psychological horror. They are usually books or films and have gained popularity in recent times. Common usage of „other woman‟ is a woman who is having a relationship with a married man or in a serious relationship with someone else. First known use of „other woman‟ was in 1855, in the meaning defined here. There is a twist towards the end in both the works being discussed here and an attempt has been done to unfold a mystery: Can this „other woman‟ be someone else, not falling into the usual category?

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