“Game” was one of the movies released on 1st April 2011 after a gap of more than a month for the movie industry. It was a gap not because Bollywood suddenly stopped making movies. But instead they realised that it would have been foolhardy to release anything during this period because of the World Cup. Considering that India were the eventual champions, their decision was vindicated. So now lets get back to the movie.

Game is directed by Abhinay Deo and produced by none other than Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. With its slick action and stylish promos and catchy locations shown in ads day in and day out, you go with the hope that it could be a decent thriller at best. But what you get is glossy locations, action that looks like you are in a computer game and horrendous performances. April fool anyone?

Kabir Melhotra (Anupam Kher) is a billionaire who stays in Samos, Greece and one day invites 4 different people from across the world – Boman Irani who is a PM candidate in Thailand, Jimmy Shergill who is a moviestar in Mumbai, Abhishek Bachchan who is a casino owner in Turkey, Shahana Goswami who is a crime journalist in London. His invites all of them to Samos with letters written in calligraphy incentivising them for investments and business relationships. Only when they reach do they realise how they are all involved directly / indirectly in Kabir’s daughter Sarah Jane Dias’s murder. The next day Kabir himself is murdered. And the story goes on………!

The screenplay is horrificly incompetent. The dialogues are corny. The entire crime scene investigation by so called International Viligance Commissioners lead by Kangana Ranaut speaks of ultimate childishness. Is there any story to contend with? The movie starts by showing people across locations in Bangkok, Mumbai, London and Turkey. But what’s the point of such locations when you don’t have a god damn story?

When you see the names Javed Akhtar and Shankar Ehsaan Loy, you really expect the music to have some substance. But you get to hear is a bunch of background scores which seem to have been lifted from some Hollywood thriller flick and lyrics which border on the inane. Only “Maine Yeh Kabhi Socha Tha” by Shaan is hummable.

The lesser said about the performances, the better. Sarah Jane Dias deserves a mention for making one of the most crappiest debuts of all time, a debut which had no expressions, no dialogues and total nothingness.

One of the most horrendous movies ever! Farhan Akhtar really played a huge GAMEwith the audience!

Rating – 0.25/5