Hide & Seek is a suspense and thriller film directed by debutant director Shawn Arranha. In General the film starring relative newcomers and helmed by a first-time director comes with zilch expectations. Debutante director Shawn Arranha surprises you in his very first outing. It may not be the most captivating thriller you’ve watched, but there are moments that keep you hooked to the proceedings. Also, a suspense saga works if you continue to play the guessing game till the end and in this case, you can’t tell who the culprit is. That is nothing short of a victory for this film!
The film unfolds the story of six friends Om, Abhi, Jaideep, Imran, Gunita and Jyotika. They were kids And it all started as a game on a chilly Christmas night. But little did they expect that night that the game 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. Six best friends turn into worst enemies when trapped in a shopping mall.
Performance wise, all the newcomers did a wonderful job. All of them played their part very well. Purab Kohli is superb, as always. Arjan Bajwa gets into the skin of the character. Samir Kochhar leaves a strong impression. Ayaz Khan is decent. Mrinalini Sharma springs a pleasant surprise with a ’spirited’ performance. Amruta Patki impresses as well.