Think of I Know What You Did Last Summer or Valentine. All blood-soaked stories about attractive young people. Hide and Seek follows a similar format of chasing a bunch of friends through time, in order to settle a few forgotten scores from the sordid past. It tries to be a Bollywood slasher film, but overall it doesn’t have the requisite thrill-and- chill factor. The plot isn’t half bad and debutant director Shawn Arranha works hard to create suspense and a sense of claustrophobia in the darkened mall. Shawn surprises you in his very first outing. It may not be the most captivating thriller you've watched, but there are moments that keep you hooked to the proceedings. In view of the fact that it is his first film, Shawn does a commendable job. Only thing, he should've simplified a few things, especially the end.
2.5 / 5