Despite having a small role, Pooja Batra stands out. The only hope is critical acclaim and good word-of-mouth publicity.Rating: Director: Vijit SharmaCast: Parvin Dabas, Pooja Batra, Omi Vaidya, Dhruv BaliDirector Vijit Sharma marks his directorial debut with ‘Mirror Game – Ab Khel Shuru’. The ‘Hollywoodish’ treatment of the film may prove to be the biggest obstacle in wooing Indian viewers.Vikram (Omi Vaidya), a friend of Jay’s, is not in favour of his deadly plan but Jay pays no heed to his advice. For it is too soon for a Bollywood flick to introduce the untouched genre of no nonsense filmmaking that is beyond the sensibilities of a regular Indian movie goer, but, again, there has to be a beginning.It is certainly a brave attempt on the part of the makers to invest on such an experimental subject. Lack of marketing is one of the glaring factors that should be blamed for it. This 100-minute film doesn’t have any interval, adding brownie points to the film. The transformation of debutant Dhruv Bali from a timid student to a violent player is too good for his first film. Will Jay prove his innocence or Ronny turn his back on him by revealing their plan of action to the cops? This is what you have to find out in ‘Mirror Game – Ab Khel Shuru’. A song-less thriller is what Bollwood needs right now and ‘Mirror Game’ has broken free from the traditional way of Indian filmmaking.The best part of Vijit Sharma’s film is that it is so layered that it surprises you at regular intervals. Vijit has made a fairly decent attempt at making a psychological thriller, sans ‘masala’ and nach gaana’, which is typical to Bollywood thrillers, in a surprisingly good fashion. The professor, who exhibits symptoms of schizophrenia, avoids medication for over two months.Jay (Parvin Dabas), a professor of psychiatric genetics, is trying to validate his research on psychiatric genetics. Shonali (Pooja Batra), a psychiatrist by profession, meets Jay to monitor his behavioural changes. But around the same time, his marriage hits a rough patch. Omi Vaidya does not have much to do in the film and is a passable character, an add-on.On the whole, ‘Mirror Game’ is an interesting watch but with six other films releasing this Friday along with it, the film is highly likely to meet with a very poor fate. As planned, Ronny kills his wife but, unfortunately, Jay gets embroiled in police investigation. ‘Mirror Game – Ab Khel Shuru’ is purely a Parvin Dabas film, where he plays the role of a troubled professor, quite well. The film, which deals with the subject of psychiatric genetics, is engaging till the last frame but the treatment of it lacks commercial value. Ronny (Dhruv Bali), Jays student, wants him to help with his research thesis but, in return, Jay asks Ronny China bathroom vanity to kill his wife and after much persuasion, Ronny finally gives in to his sadistic demand.
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