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Mirror Game - Ab Khel Shuru Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, June 2, 2017 • Hindi ]

Expectations

Thriller genre is one of the toughest genre in our country. Very few directors have able to crack this genre and managed to give us some nail-biting thrillers. While most of them aped some international film, style or format. There were few who dared to do something different.

Along with these big thrillers, there have been some small films belonging to this genre and have managed to deliver a decent product. 'Mirror Game', also looks like one of these film, which could end up on a surprise note. The trailer is interesting and that's the only reason for ones expectations as the movie fails to have some big names attached to it.

Story

'Mirror Game' is a story of a professor Jay Verma (Pravin Dabas), who is struggling through his rough marriage with his wife Tanya Verma (Shanti Akkineri). Jay is approached by Ronnie Bhanot (Dhruv Bali) to mentor him for his thesis related to psychological disorder. Jay agrees to help Ronnie, but puts up a condition to kill Tanya. Ronnie agrees and does everything what Jay had asked him to do. But, the game turns against Jay as the investigating officer, Detective Shenoy (Sneha Ramachander) and a psychiatrist Dr. Roy (Pooja Batra) feels that Jay is suffering some mental illness and Ronnie is just the fragmentation of his mind. Jay is confused between the real and the illusional world.

The 'Glitz' Factor

The story is interesting as well as engaging. The mild twist at the time of the crime is interesting and involving. The middle portions are engaging when Pravin is in dilemma. The finale track is good and has some decent twist and turns.

The cinematography is good and presents the film in total international manner. The background music is average.

Director V.Sharma tried to create a good suspense drama with psychological angle attached to it. Many directors love to treat such subjects with slow pace narration and V. Sharma also follows the same.

Parvin Dabas does his part with total grace, but ends up being a victim of half-baked character. Omi Vaidya and Sneha Ramachander lend good support. Mandi Sindhu and Shanti Akkineni were fine in their parts.

The 'Non-Glitz' Factor

The first half takes a lot of time to come on the right track. The treatment is super slow and lethargic at times. The thin line script has been highly stretched and unwanted scenes have been added at regular interval. Sadly, all the positive points get diluted due to the snail pace treatment of the film. The minimal happenings and forced confusion ruins the impact of the film.

The main reason of the movie is not properly justified. The scenes are long and boring at times. The moment you get engrossed in the film, the weak screenplay ruins it all and keeps you dissociated with the film. If only the pace was well maintained and the screenplay had been bit tight, the impact would had been much better.

Till the time the mystery gets unveiled, the intensity gets diluted due to its treatment. Dhruv Bali overacts. Pooja Batra is barely seen in a couple of scenes. She looks good, wished she had a better and a meatier role.

Final 'Glitz'

'Mirror Game' is just like the game of Ludo, where there is good amount of excitement but with lots of waiting.

Rating: 2 / 5.0

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