Game


Game was released at a time when the of bat and ball is at the peak. At the time of world cup final, movies took a backseat basically when India reached the world cup final after beating Pakistan. Abhinav Deo’s ‘’ was touted to be highly stylish thriller with gang of stars like , Jimmy Shergill, Shahana Goswami, , Boman Irani and Kangana Ranaut. 

 Multi-millionaire Kabir Malhotra () sends handwritten invitation to four different persons  casino owner Neil Menon , politician OP Ramsay (Boman Irani), actor Vikram Kapoor (Jimmy Shergill) and journalist Tisha Khanna (Shahana Goswami) residing in four different parts of the world to his private island of Samos in Greece.  The letter asks them to help him out. The invitation compels and excites all the four to go and find out the truth.

When all the four reached the said venue, they found that all of them are in some way or the other responsible for the death of Kabir’s daughter Maya (Sarah Jane Dias), three years back. But before Kabir could found out the truth of his daughter’s murder, he meted with death which looks very much like a suicide. Arrives detective Sia Agnihotri (Kangana Ranaut) and she holds allof them in the island on suspicion of Kabir’s murder.

Abhinay Deo fails to tell the story interestingly. It fails to convince his viewers. The screenplay written by Althea Delmas Kaushal has many loopholes. The first half seems little boring as if the plot was dragging unnecessarily but in the middle excitement and curiosity took little peak but at the end it dried down totally. But Abhinav Deo has executed some scenes really very well and also he has a keen eye of beautiful locations and moves around Thailand, India, Greece, UK, Istanbul.

What terribly went wrong with the movie is its music. Being a thriller, the music need to be electrifying and full of suspense but Javed Akhtar lyrics and Shakar Eshaan Loy’s music could not done the wonder. The music of the film fails to impress.

Speaking about performances, was outstanding but with gang of star casts, there was no maximum space of projection. Jimmy Shergill, Boman Irani, Shahana Goswami were all fine but each one of them has little part in the movie. was just wasted. He has counted scenes. Kangana Ranaut had this time showed improvement in English diction. She was impressive. Sara Jane Dias had a good start. She was looking good and acted well.

In the nutshell, ‘’ promises to be a stylish and high octane thriller but it did not look so. The box office return won’t be promising.  It lacks twists and turns and could not hold the interest of the audience.