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Game  (2011 - Hindi)

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  • Not a bad match ….

    Game rating: 6 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 01 Apr 2011)

    Thrillers and Murder Mystery are among those genre of films which cannot be attempted by everyone. In out Hindi film industry we had some great makers like Raj Khosla, Vijay Anand, Raja Nawathe and many more till the recent timers like Abbas Mustaan. In between there have been several attempts by many directors, few got it right and rest failed to even shake you. On other side we as the audience too have grown up in our movie watching sensibility that a movie having just one twist or one suspense seems too light. Either shake us completely or give us so many twist and turns that we don’t need to think. So now if a film maker gets us a Thriller or a Murder Mystery, they need to be sure that they have enough material to take care of its audience. So let’s find out what does Film Makers like Ritesh, Farhan and Abinay Deo have to offer us in their latest thriller/mystery film ‘Game’.

    “Game” starts with a business tycoon Kabir Malhotra {Anupam Kher} invites four strangers to his private island. The four strangers are Neil {Abhishek Bahchan} a casino owner from Istanbul, O.P.Ramsay {Boman Irani} a politician from Thailand, Tisha {Shahana Goswami} a press reporter from London and Vikram Kapoor {Jimmy Shergill} a actor from Mumbai. Kabir accuse Neil, Ramsay and Vikram for murder of his daughter Maya {Sarah Jane Dias} and wants to punish them, but next day morning is found dead in his study room. Thus enters investigation officer Sia Agnihotri {Kangana Ranaut} who feels that it’s a murder and not a suicide case. Thus starts her investigations which is full of twist and turns leading to a interesting climax.

    Story has some shades from lots of Hollywood and our Hindi films like Shalimar, Gumnaam and more. But those are just some reference point as the overall plot is total different. Screenplay has some interesting moments especially in the first half, where the story starts building. But the movie falls flat after the interval for some time. Later it finds it rhythm and comes back on the right track , thanks to some good twist and turns. I won’t say those twist and turns are the best, but not bad also. The final climax might be predictable for all the lovers of this genre, but for rest it might be interesting. The films is sleek and stylish and thus gives you a feel of a Hollywood film. There are some interesting scenes like Abhishek’s Entry, Anupam Kher meeting all the main characters at his home, The whole suicide scene, Abhishek chase scene, Boman getting caught, Abhishek and Kangana’s faceoff and the whole anticlimax twist and turns. On the flip side Kangana Ranauats character getting suspicious without any proof, The whole abhishek romance part and film slowing down after the anti climax, spoils the fun. Thecnically the film is brilliant, all the shots, locations, camera angles, editing, feel, style of the film is perfect. Wish they had worked little more over the story especially the climax part.

    Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy is a biggest negative point from the film. Though I a falling in love is nice track, but we don’t expect this type of average music from the trio who along with this banner gave some fantastic albums. Thanks to them the movie failed to create the initial buzz which was required for the film. Background music is good.

    Abhinay Deo has tried his best to make the movie out and out thriller or a murder mystery. Sadly he fails at the Murder Mystery part and in the thriller part he is above average. As said earlier the audience who loves this genre will find the movie level quite easy to moderate. You cannot make a movie with just one final climax, you need lots of anti climax to make your film interesting. Still a decent job as a debutant director. Just a suggestion, kindly learn to capture the pulse of Indian audience who love such gene from Abbas Mustan who too started out with one major climax revealing type films, but as time changed and audience frame of mind grew, they too started having multiple twist and turns with multiple climax in their film, which on most of the occasion have been loved by the audience.

    Abhishek Bachchan looks cool due with his style and appearances. Check him out in the chase scene where he outshines everyone. Kangana looked fake and was not at all impressive as investigation officer. Jimmy, Boman and Sahana along with Anupam Kher and Gaur Khan does their part perfectly. Sarah as a debutant looks beautiful and does her part with ease. Mohan Kapoor and Benjamin Gilani are wasted.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Kopdi’ iss film mein kitna hai dum?

    Dum hai , accha khaasa dum hai, but as the movie goes ahead you need some more extra power in the film. Maybe few more twist and turns with some fine editing would have made this movie more interesting. Also in a mystery film if you are able to guess the murderer all the fun is gone, and out here many might find it. Still it’s an enjoyable film, with some stunning visual scenes from various locations, followed by decent first half and some nice twists towards the climax of the film. So overall not a bad match, wish it could had been better, much better.

    Ratings : 3/5

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