Game – review
Game is a whodunit movie that is visually appealing, stylishly made but it is like watching a cricket game between Canada and Netherland in Lord’s cricket ground. Now you can picture it!
A billionaire (Anupam Kher) invites four strangers from different parts of the world to his beautiful Island in Greece. That brings together into the plot a stylish casino owner from Istanbul (Abhishek Bachchan) , an ambitious PM in making politician from Bangkok (Bomman Irani) , a Film star from Mumbai (Jimmy Sherjil) and a crime journalist (Sahana Goswami). They land up in the remote Island and realize they have not exactly been invited for a friendly cup of chai. The billionaire has revenge in mind and has set a game but soon he himself is found murdered and the real game begins. That brings into the game, the super stylish cop, Sia Agnihotri (Kangana Ranaut) who belongs to an obscure International Vigilance Squad (or is it service?! Whatever does it matter) so the game is set for suspicion, revenge, twists and turns and the whodunit puzzle!
It is supposed to have all those entertaining mystery thriller ingredients but unfortunately the movie ends up a damp squib.
Yes, the island somewhere in Greece is a picturesque; the locale of Istanbul especially the chase sequence makes up a visual treat. Also, the costumes of Kangana, Gauhar Khan (who comes as secretary of the billionaire) and AB Jr are tastefully done to add to the richness of the visual impact but then the freshness ends there, leaving the script as stale and pain.
This could very well be yet another AB Jr’s flop movie. Debutant director Abhinay Deo has made a stylish movie with no substance. He should understand only looks don’t impress the audience. If we want to see the locales we can very well watch Travel and leisure channels. Music by Shankar Ehsan Loy is uninspiring.
GingerChai verdict: Game – a whodunit movie that makes us wonder why do it?! (The movie)