Hide & Seek Hindi Movie Review

Mar 12, 2010 By Ashok Nayak

Hide and Seek is directed by Shawn Arranha on debut and stars Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa, Samir Kochhar and Mrinalini Sharma. No expectations, poor promotion, IPL fever, more than 3 releases this weekend; is Hide and Seek good enough to survive the competition?

It all started as a game on a Christmas Night. But little did the 6 kids think that the game that night would change their lives forever. Twelve years later, while some still wrestled with memories of that fateful night and others left it buried deep within them, it was a past that came back to haunt them again. Twelve years later, someone was bringing them all together. To play that game all over again. But this time it will cost them their lives!

Hide and Seek is a well directed slasher movie (sub genre of horror - usually involves a psychopathic killer involved in graphic acts of murder) with a decent plot. What work for the film is its layered mystery, that unravels beautifully and its length (around 100 minutes).

It starts off well, but as a viewer it does take a while to get into director Shawn Arranha's world. But once in, you begin to enjoy the proceedings surrounded by mystery and plenty of screeching. Some of the dialogues are lame and the production values b-grade but the background music is good enough for a low budget film.

The acting isn't up to the mark either. Purab Kohli doesn't get it right. Arjan Bajwa who did well in Fashion gets a few scenes right but isn't consistent. Samir Kocchar is good. The rest of them just screech and scream their lungs out.

To sum up, Hide and Seek suffers due to low production values and strictly average performances. Wait for the DVD.

Even though <i>Hide and Seek</i> has a decent plot, it suffers due to low production values and strictly average performances.
Rating: 5 / 10
Ashok Nayak

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