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Why is this spoof serious?

Game (Hindi)

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

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, all at the same time.

Not blessed with a single original idea or a decent screenwriter, Deo tosses up all these elements and pitches it to Farhan Akhtar whose fertile imagination probably saw the delicious potential (Akhtar has also written the dialogues for this film) to produce this film. Loosely adapted from And Then There Were None / A Study in Scarlet and scores of Hindi and Tamil films for the dramatic surprise revelation of the hero's true identity before the end, this suspense thriller is as exciting as making up a limerick that should rhyme with Game because all those words that have just come to your mind are the obvious ones to describe the film — Tame, Lame, Shame.

SUDHISH KAMATH

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