The story of this film is very common and we must have seen many other films like this one, in Bollywood’s and also in Hollywood’s. But what I believe is no matter how old the story is or how it is being inspired by some other film, unless or until it entertains me. “Hide n Seek” is more or less the film which we may have seen en-numerous times in our life. But now let’s see as a mango people, how much it does entertain us.
This is the story of about six friends; Om Jaisawal, Abhimanyu Jaiswal, Jaideep Mahajan, Imran, Gunita & Jyotika. Two of them are real brothers in the story and remaining four are friends. Now something happened in their past before 12 yrs, and all of them were separated. Om was declared as mental and was in the hospital for 12yrs. Remaining all carried on with their life and were big public personality in the society. Now one fine day all six of them were kidnapped and were taken into a close shopping mall in the Christmas mid night. Now one Santa came in one of the LCD screen present at the mall and ordered them to play the same game “Hide n Seek” which was started 12yrs ago and now today this game will be end. Nobody was being able to go out as all the exit doors were locked. To come out from this problem they all finally agreed to play the game. Now as the story moved on further, the history behind their 12yrs ago past was being revealed to the audiences slowly-slowly. And so one by one everybody was getting killed.
So finally the question remains that, who is that Santa Clause and why is he killing everybody, and what exactly is the history behind this 12yrs ago past.
Thought the story is very old tale and is repeated this type of story en-numerous times, still it all depends now how the director is executing it. Also the major minus point of this film is that right from the earlier 10mins of the film, you will get to know that who is the real killer and why is he killing everybody. So in short, the story is old, there is no suspense left from the beginning, so you would definitely think that then what is the use of watching this crap? The answer lies on my earlier point, and it’s the execution given by the Director “Sean Arranha”. I would say a good start up as a debutant Director.
First plus point in the film was the time limit given to the film, hardly 1hr and 40mins. So every scene was cut to cut and very short that it keeps an interesting grip to the audiences. Though there were many drama scenes regarding past situations and all, which were looking like a stretchy thing, but still overall the film does entertain you a bit.
I also liked the Cinematography work and the Editing work in the film, which were very tight as compared to have in any thriller films, and that made me impressed above all. Music and Back ground score were also good as per my view, and so do the performances given by all the characters; including the six young ones, but not that much.
This one can be seek for a change, but it’s definitely not that bad film to hide it from all the audiences.
2.25 / 5