By Subhash K. Jha
Film: "Hide & Seek"; Cast: Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa, Mrinalini Sharma, Samir Kochhar, Amruta Patki, Ayaz Khan; Director: Shawn Arranha; Rating: ** 1/2
So whodunit? Put a bunch of assorted men and women into a shopping mall not to shop, but to get bumped off. And voila, the whodunit takes the characters to shop until they drop, one by one.
There's a Santa Claus with a hatchet in hand running around the deathly-still, sparkling clean but eerie mall. The polished surfaces of the mall glisten with a glorious promise of gore. This, we've got to see.
Luckily, the unravelling of the mystery of the murderous mall is not a disappointment. "Hide & Seek" packs in a punch.
Srikant Saroj's camera stalks the corridors with a restless energy. The whole project seems to have been conceived and designed so that an emptied-out shopping mal