A Review of a Film about a Dangerous Game, is about to Begin:
(inspired by the tag line of the movie - A Dangerous Game is about to Begin)
A highly commendable debut from Vipul Shah, based on a Gujarati play, this film surprised everybody with the power of the screenplay and with Amitabh Bachchan playing an out-and out negative role.
Vipul and writer Aatish Kapadia packs in great one-liners for Iliyas (Paresh Rawal), the comic relief of the film, that makes the thriller enjoyable through-out. Even Shailesh (Paresh Ganatra) has some funny lines and moments. Another character who shines, is the bank employee who is Delnaz's boyfriend and keeps saying "Delnaz ne bola haan, to haan".
Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal, both playing blind men, shine in the different role and portray one of their better performances in life. Sushmita Sen also gets an author-backed role than her regular dancing around the trees and malls.
Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Singh Rajput -(he prefers Mr. Rajput than Vijay here) tries to do something new and succeeds quite well, except he goes over the top in some scenes (director saab - please note).
The animated sequence of Rajput's planning of the bank robbery is a-la Mission Impossible and quite well executed by the Graphics team, and may be the first such well defined sequence in Hindi Cinema.
Songs by Jatin Lalit and Aadesh Srivastav is decent, and Aadesh's rendition of Gustakiyaan is bang on. He should sing more often. Don't miss a young, and pre-Iqbal Shreyas Talpade as the chaiwala on the platform.
The ending shows a scope of a sequel.
Aakhen can be a good watch for lovers of good script and who want to see the actors trying something different.
Rating 3.5 / 5