“Magic of thrillers will return with film Game,” claimed the debutant director Abhinay Deo. Lets analyse if the magic is back.
When we think about suspense thrillers there are few things that viewers want to see in the film. First and foremost is holding on to the audience interest till the last moment of the film. The identity of the killer should come out as a shock to the viewers and finally the logic behind each action should be convincing enough for the audience to believe in the script. But, unfortunately, Game misses on the main elements of a whodunit.
Game is a story of four strangers- Neil Menin (Abhishek Bachchan), O.P. Ramsay (Boman Irani), Tisha Khanna (Sahana Goswami) and Vikram Kapoor (Jimmy Shergil), who are invited by a billionaire Kabir Malhotra (Anupam Kher) to his private island of Samos, Greece. While, Neil is a businessman with several legal and illegal investments. Ramsay is a politician from Thailand. Vikran is a well known Bollywood superstar and Tisha is a crime journalist. All the four of them including the owner of the island are strangers to each other. The very next morning all the four will wish they had never come to that island.
The second half of the film leaves you bewildered and struggling to get the connections between each actions occurring in the film. In fact, Game has a direct resemblance from the 1960s and 1970s cinema, which doesn't go with today's mindset.