Friday, April 15, 2011

Game



Rating : 4/10
Release Date : 1st April, 2011
Time : ~140 minutes
Director : Abhinay Deo ; Writer : Althea Delmas Kaushal ; Music : Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Starring : Abhishek Bachchan, Kangna Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Sarah Jane Dias, Jimmy Shergill, Boman Irani, Gauhar Khan, Shahana Goswami


All the cool threads, exotic locations, expensive yachts, slick photography and interesting camera angles cannot mask the lack of soul in this film. A convoluted plot, with twists & turns thrown in almost as if to fulfil a quota, actors who sleepwalk, terrible music and a feeling of déjà vu, of having seen bits and pieces of this film in several other films, ensure that you are applauding for the wrong reasons by the time this film ends.



Four people are brought from different locations under different pretexts to his Greek island by billionaire, Anupam Kher. He has evidence of wrong doing on three of them. There is a murder. The chief investigating officer, Kangna Ranaut is determined to catch the killer, even against the wishes of her boss. Her chief suspect gives her the slip. Some predictable, some unbelievable twists and a couple of hours later, will she get her man ?



The actors possibly took themselves too seriously. The smile, the flair, which are key ingredients to make a thinly plotted film enjoyable, are conspicuous by their absence. The locales are stunning, the styling & clothes amazing. I found issues with the make-up and lighting in some scenes but am possibly being over critical. However, there is very little to like in what we see. Everything is just too pat, falls in place too neatly as it can only in films.



Disappointed that this is the first real turkey I’ve seen from this production house and wondering if this is a case of style overshadowing all substance so dramatically that the entire thing falls flat ?

3 comments:

Lime(tte) said...

Why does this film seem to turn out so bad? I haven't read a single good review on it, but I'd been so excited for it :(

arukum17 said...

The fact that Amitabh continues to find work for his son (who has no looks, no talent and a poor work ethic) in this industry is surprising. My prediction that he would be "put down" for good after his performance in Raavan has proved to be wrong.

Surely this will be his last?

Nisheeth said...

Its been really so long i have seen a good hindi movies..The quality of movies are reducind day by day..