Players (2012) Review Aggregator
Abbas – Mustan’s ‘Players’ that stars Abhishesk Bachchan, Neil Nithin Mukesh, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and several other actors has been released. The film has been inspired by the Hollywood classic ‘The Italian Job’, and critics believe that the directors have done a decent job of it. Well, almost!
The Times of India gives the film a whopping 3.5 Stars: “All you brave Indian filmmakers, do pick up classics, but first, get a bit classic yourself and learn about cult film making which is so much different from commercial cinema. You’ll find the difference.”
Gomolo is all appreciation for directors Abbas and Mustan: “what makes Players click, despite having a barrage of flop actors like Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bobby Deol together, is that the film managed to surprise me with good twists and turns.”
Bollywood Hungama doesn’t share the enthusiasm however: : “Players rides mainly on the clout of its credible director duo [Abbas-Mustan], daredevil stunts and stunning visuals. But, most importantly, it is deficient of a captivating screenplay. Also,the film could have done with judicious trimming for an enhanced impact. I for one went in with colossal expectations, but came out feeling downcast and disheartened.”
Tags: Abbas - Mustan, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Players, Sonam Kapoor