New Delhi, March 28 (Calcutta Tube) Big movies are back in business with ‘Game’. The action thriller, releasing Friday, is the first big-budget and big starrer to hit the screens after a dry spell of more than a month, thanks to the cricket World Cup matches and the board exams.
If the film is important for actor Abhishek Bachchan as two of his highly anticipated films ‘Raavan’ and ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ bombed at the box-office, it is an acid test for first time director Abhiney Deo. He had been in the news for helming Aamir Khan’s production vetnure ‘Delhi Belly’, but ‘Game’ is his first directorial venture to hit the screens.
‘I don’t think there has been a release since six weeks now. So I would like to believe that the audience is hungry to get back to the theatre. And it’s nice that ‘Game’ is going to be the first release after a long time. I hope they like the film. I enjoyed it. When I saw the first print, I was very happy with it. We made what we set out to make. Now it is upto the audience,’ said Abhishek.
Another high point of the movie is that it is launching former beauty queen Sarah Jane-Dias in Hindi movies.
The drama starts when four strangers Neil Menon (Abhishek), O.P. Ramsay (Boman Irani), Tisha Khanna (Shahana Goswami) and Vikram Kapoor (Jimmy Shergill) are invited by Kabir Malhotra (Anupam Kher) to his private island in Samos, Greece. The meeting leads to a thrilling journey of love, revenge, retribution and a murder, where everyone is a suspect and every suspect has a motive behind whatever he or she does.
In the film, Abhishek is a casino owner from Turkey, who has invested in various businesses, some legal, some not. His involvement in crime is likely to threaten his existence.
Shahana is a crime journalist from London, with a career that is going nowhere. But her life turns around when she is offered a scoop. Boman is a politician from Thailand and Jimmy has been cast as a superstar from Bollywood.
The film also stars Kangana Ranaut as detective Sia Agnihotri from London who stumbles upon the case of her lifetime.
The slick and edgy crime thriller, co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, will see former Miss India-World Sarah as Maya, who is the only connection between four strangers.
The film has some intimate moments between Sarah and Abhishek, which the debutant found difficult to enact but thanks her co-star for making it a cakewalk.
‘Abhishek went out of his way to make me comfortable, which is tremendous because there is lot of physical proximity that I have never shared with anyone on screen,’ she said.
This is Abhishek’s first film with Farhan, who has penned the dialogues for the film, and the actor is quite excited himself.
‘Game’ has been shot in exotic locations of Istanbul, London and Bangkok. It has already created a lot of buzz with its promos and songs. Two of its songs ‘Mehki mehki’ and ‘Maine yeh kab socha tha’ have become quite popular.
After ‘Drona’, this is Abhishek’s first action film and co-incidently his next, ‘Dum Maaro Dum’, also belongs to the same genre.
Considering Abhishek’s ‘Raavan’ and period drama ‘Khelein Hium Jee Jaan Sey’ poor performance at the ticket windows and no other big release, ‘Game’ may hit the bull’s eye.