When you put Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Abhishek Bachchan in one film, you expect the film to be great. Right? Wrong! In spite of having all these people in one film, director Abhinav Deo fails miserably to get it right.
‘Game’, produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment is a thriller. The film, which boasts of an impressive cast of Abhsihek Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Shahana Goswami, Jimmy Shergill, Kangna Ranaut (the two are fresh from their recent success ‘Tanu weds Manu’) and newcomer Sarah Jane Dias.
The plot revolves around Anupam Kher, who is a millionaire of sorts in Greece and shares strained relation with his daughters Sarah and Shahana. Predictably, the millionaire is duped by someone and before he can find out, he is murdered. The story from there is about how each character in the film is connected to the murder in some bizarre way.
The film has been shot in exotic locales and has a sleek look. But that’s perhaps the only impressive thing about the film. And the actors look lost in such beautiful places. Abhishek tries really hard to play a mysterious dark character, Kangna’s tough cop act is simply sad, Boman Irani tries to portray a convincing politician and newcomer Sarah fails to make any impact. Jimmy Shergill and Shahana Goswami try to hold the fort but with a lose script like that, they can’t do much.
In spite of Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, the music fails to create an impact and is a big disappointment. One expects the team, who produced some soulful numbers in ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Rock On’ to create the same sort of magic but unfortunately they fail to do so.
‘Game’ is predictable and unimpressive. Watch it only if you are a sucker for beautiful locales.
Ratings: Two cheers for this one!