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A film starring a bunch of newcomers, headed by a debutante director might not sound so captivating to catch the viewers' attention. Moreover, when it is thriller, chances are that you hardly believe in a new director' s skills to handle the genre. Meanwhile, director Shawn Arranha surprises you with his first venture. Hide & Seek may not be one of the most fascinating thrillers you have witnessed, but it sure holds some unique jump-in-your-seat moments. Also, the suspense part of the film keeps you guessing till the end to find out who the offender is. This is in a way the winning side of the film.
However, on the down side, production of Hide & Seek could have been better. Writing and bad camera work is also on the flip side.
To start with, Hide & Seek, on the lines of I Know What You Did Last Summer is a story of six friends Om, Jaideep, Abhi, Jyotika, Imran, and Gunita. None of them is aware that a small game played years back might come back to haunt their lives. When most of them had chosen to forget the night, someone with dark memories of the past still brings them back together and makes them play the game once again. Now, the six friends turn enemies, when they meet in a shopping mall.
As said above, Hide & Seek may not be the best thriller you have watched, but if do not use your brain a lot, you might love the film more. There are some sub plots which are unconvincing like how a person kidnaps his friends in one night on his own without anyone' s help. If you sideline some flaws, the proceedings of the film are interesting.
Meanwhile, as the film goes back and forth, you might take time to get used to the narrative. At times, you may wonder what the director is trying to show. However, you will get answers to most of your queries in the second part of the film. Well there might be chance that the end will confuse you too.
Considering the film as his first venture, Shawn Arranha has done credible work, except the climax which could have been different. Talking about performances by the lead stars, actors Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa and Sameer Kochar have done a fabulous job. Ayaz Khan, Mrinalini Sharma and Amruta Patki also had given decent performances.
On a final note, HIDE & SEEK is an entertaining suspense that keeps you engaged till end. It may not be a super duper hit, but surely deserves one watch, especially because of the performances by the promising actors like Purab Kohli and Arjan Bajwa.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Apoorva Lakhia, Laxmi Singh
Hide & Seek Reviews by Twitter Users:
Cafe Bharat reviewed on 2010-03-12 at 16:01:27Z
HIDE & SEEK Rating: 3/5
KoiMoi.com reviewed on 2010-03-12 at 13:44:00Z
Review : Hide & Seek. It is the audience which will play hide & seek with this movie.
Bobby Talks Cinema reviewed on 2010-03-12 at 09:37:58Z
HIDE & SEEK - Movie Review : Keep hiding from this tacky thriller.
Fame reviewed on 2010-03-12 at 07:33:09Z
Hide and Seek: Rating 3 stars: Review: There' s enough pizzazz to keep the adrenaline pumping here.
Asim Bandyopadhyay reviewed on 2010-03-12 at 07:14:30Z
Hide & Seek is a fantastic murder mystery
indiefilmkiosk reviewed on 2010-03-12 at 06:23:51Z
Movie Review: Hide N Seek | The film revolves around six friends Om (Purab), Abhi (Sameer), Jaideep (Arjan), Imran ..
ProKerala reviewed on 2010-03-12 at 06:17:37Z
Hide N Seek- A must see for thriller fans Rating: ...
Saif Diwan reviewed on 2010-03-12 at 02:04:51Z
" Hide n Seek" review: Some friends are stuck in a mall! They decide to play hide n seek- they play hide n seek! Review done! Rating: 1 star
Santa Claus reviewed on 2010-03-11 at 16:54:36Z
" Hide and Seek review: Slash this off your list!"
Rahul Nanda reviewed on 2010-03-10 at 11:59:53Z
Hide N Seek is your run of the mill masked killer movies. Nothing new or thrilling about this one. Although Arjan Bajwa and Purab were good.
Jubin Desai reviewed on 2010-03-08 at 07:10:46Z
Saw ystrdy Hide N Seek...a very nice psychotic thriller movie....Purab & Arjan both were really good in d movie...
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