- 2 hr 43 min
Players is a thriller movie from 2012, directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The film tells the story of a group of thieves who plan to steal a priceless diamond from a moving train, but things don't go as planned and everyone turns against each other. The movie features an impressive cast, including Vinod Khanna, Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Bipasha Basu. Each actor delivers a decent performance, bringing the characters to life and making them relatable to the audience.
The film opens in Russia, where a group of thieves led by Charlie Masceranhas (Abhishek Bachchan) and his partner Riya (Bipasha Basu) rob a Russian mafia boss of his priceless diamond. After the heist, Charlie realizes that he has been betrayed by Riya, who takes the diamond and leaves him to die. But Charlie manages to survive and returns to India to seek revenge and to retrieve the diamond.
Upon his arrival in India, Charlie meets his old friend and partner in crime, Victor Braganza (Vinod Khanna), who introduces him to his team of thieves- Ronnie (Bobby Deol), Spider (Neil Nitin Mukesh) and Bilal (Sikander Kher). The team plans to steal the same diamond from a moving train that is on its way from Jaipur to Delhi.
To execute the heist, the team needs the help of Naina (Sonam Kapoor), an expert at hacking and a master of disguise. Naina is reluctant to help at first, but she eventually agrees to join the team after realizing that she would be getting a cut of the deal.
As the team sets out to steal the diamond, things start to go wrong. First, they realize that there is a mole in the team who is feeding information to the police. Then, they discover that the diamond is actually a fake and that the real one is in possession of a dangerous criminal named Shomanshaw (Johnny Lever).
With time running out and with each member of the team having their own agenda, the story takes a series of unexpected twists and turns, leading to a thrilling and action-packed climax.
Players is a typical Bollywood masala movie, filled with suspense, drama, and action. The film boasts of some impressive action sequences, including a chase scene on a helicopter and a thrilling train robbery. The music by the duo Pritam and Vishal-Shekhar is foot-tapping and catchy, with the song 'Jhoom Jhoom Ta Ja' becoming a chartbuster.
The movie is visually stunning, with beautiful shots of different parts of India, including Jaipur, Goa, and Mumbai. The cinematography by Ravi Yadav captures the mood and tone of the film perfectly.
Overall, Players is an enjoyable movie that provides two and a half hours of entertainment for fans of action-thrillers. The plot may be predictable at times, but the performances and the execution more than make up for it.
Players is a 2012 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.