Game (Hindi)

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Jimmy Shergill, Kangna Ranaut, Boman Irani

Director: Abhinay Deo

About 30 minutes into the film, when Anupam Kher sinisterly says, “And the Game begins,” you do want to kill him. So it's no surprise that somebody beats you to it because nothing can bring that wasted half an hour of your life back. Director Abhinay Deo seems to be nursing a bad hangover of watching the entire Bourne series back-to-back while listening to Hans Zimmer's Inception score and fumbling through the last few pages of an Agatha Christie novel. Not blessed with a single original idea or a decent screenwriter, Deo tosses up all these elements and pitches it to Farhan Akhtar.

SUDHISH KAMATH

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