India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Game: This one’s a washout


game1Everybody loves a good murder – and unfortunately, Bollywood doesn’t do too many of them. Abhinay Deo’s “Game” tries to fill that void, with a murder mystery about a tycoon who is shot dead on his private island.

Anupam Kher plays the dead man, Kabir Malhotra, one of the world’s richest men who mysteriously invites four strangers to his private island in Greece, because he believes they have something to do with the death of his abandoned daughter Maya (Sarah Jane Dias).

Abhishek Bachchan plays one of the four — casino owner Neil Menon with a shady past. The other three are a crooked politician (Boman Irani) from Thailand, a Bollywood actor from Mumbai (Jimmy Shergill) and a troubled crime journalist (Shahana Goswami). Of course, each of them have a troubled past that leads them to the island and that is dispensed off pretty quickly and without going into too many details.

The next morning, Malhotra is found dead in his room and International Vigilance Agency (whatever that means!) agent Sia, played by Kangna Ranaut, arrives on the scene.