'Mirror Game' is a smart thriller: Parvin Dabas
Parvin Dabas has done comedies, dramas, horror movies and now he is trying his hands at thrillers with \"Mirror Game\", which the actor says is an intelligent movie without being too smart.
New Delhi: Parvin Dabas has done comedies, dramas, horror movies and now he is trying his hands at thrillers with "Mirror Game", which the actor says is an intelligent movie without being too smart. The project has been directed by debutante Vijit Sharma and Dabas says he decided to do the film because of its gripping script. "I just could not put it down. I read it from start to finish. What I liked about the film was that there are a lot of layers without it being over-intellectual.
"There are a lot of psychological films which fail because they try to be too smart or too intellectual.
That is where they lose the audience. This is a smart film but not an oversmart one. It is a really good thriller," Dabas told PTI during a visit here. The actor says Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is one of the best thrillers because the director took a simple concept of dreams and added layers to it. "I am not comparing our film but I want to give the example of 'Inception', which is a really good psychological thriller.
It is a very smart film - dream within a dream - its not overly-intellectual. They just layered that." "Mirror Game" is about a psychology professor in New Jersey going through a turmoil in his personal and professional lives. The film also stars Pooja Batra, who plays a psychologist. "I decided to be part of the film because thrillers are not very common and secondly I have never played a psychologist, so the combination kind of drew me to it. I really liked the script," Batra says. The trailer of the film has drawn comparisons with director David Fincher's 2014 psychological thriller "Gone Girl" but Vijit says there is nothing common in both the films as his plot is completely different from the Hollywood hit.
"I did not want to make a typical Bollywood movie and use the 'masala' elements. I wanted to make it very Hollywood-ish. It is not a copy of any film. People are comparing it to 'Gone Girl', which is nice but we have nothing in common with that. "I wrote this film because it's challenging to write a thriller especially a psychological thriller. There is science in it, there is human psyche in it. It was nice to challenge myself. The reveals in the story are the USP and I think that is what people will find refreshing." "Mirror Game" releases on June 2.