Abhinay Deo’s forthcoming whodunit murder mystery, Game, is taking its title seriously. As part of its promotional hype, the makers of the desi Bend and Bourne movie are in the process of releasing around four games before its April 1 opening. Producers, Excel Entertainment, launched the first in the series — The Trivia Game —at a press conference in Mumbai two days ago.
“We’ll now take the q-and-a game to five cities, including Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Chennai,” says producer Ritesh Sidwani. “At every launch, a winner will be announced on the spot. This person will then get to travel with to the film’s international premiere in Dubai with its cast and crew.”Abhishek Bachchan, present at the event, was happy to be on the other side for a change. ‘This time I get to quiz the media," he chuckled, and fielded queries about the film with his trademark humour.
The next game will be launched online, on zapak.com, a site that has a database of 8 million users. “I haven’t locked on the concept yet but I am planning to get it out soon,” says Sidhwani. “Another online game pertaining to the film, is also under development. We may also have a bowling competition with gifts galore.”
The film’s plot revolves around the protagonists from five different countries — UK, Greece, Turkey, Thailand and India — receiving an invitation to an island. Once they land there, they find themselves entangled in a cat-and-mouse game.