8 April 2016 (India)
100 million INR
| 4.3/10 |
40.4 million INR
| Mukesh Bhatt
Tara Alisha Berry
Tara Alisha, Gaurav Arora, Patralekha, Hiten Tejwani
Love Games is a 2016 Indian urban-thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt. The film stars Patralekha, Gaurav Arora and Tara Alisha Berry in the main cast. It was released on 8 April 2016.
Ramona Raichand (Patralekha) is an edgy and adventurous woman. Thrill is all she wants in life, and Sam (Gaurav Arora) is her boy toy. Sam is perpetually depressed and resorts to self-harm for temporary relief. The closet couple decides to take their escapades a notch higher by playing love games. As per the rules of the game, Ramona and Sam need to find the happiest couple in a page 3 party and then seduce one of them to bed. They meet a successful criminal lawyer Gaurav Asthana (Hiten Tejwani) and his surgeon wife Alisha (Tara Alisha Berry). The wife’s vulnerability against her abusive husband only helps Ramona and Sam’s plan. However Sam eventually falls for Alisha. Ramona isn’t willing to let go Sam, and their relationship becomes sour. Ramona’s obsession takes the center-stage and Sam becomes the victim.Patralekha as Ramona Raichand
Gaurav Arora as Sameer Saxena (Sam)
Tara Alisha Berry as Alisha Asthana
Hiten Tejwani as Gaurav Asthana
Alisha Farrer as Sonia Kamat
Rukhsar Rehman as Sameer's psychiatrist
The trailer and first poster of the film was released on 2 March 2016. Trailer became viral and crossed a million views on YouTube in few days.
The first song titled "Awargi" was released on 5 March 2016 where as the complete soundtrack consisting of seven tracks was released on 8 March 2016 under T-Series. It also had English songs. It was composed by Sangeet Siddharth and the lyrics were given by Kausar Munir and Vikram Bhatt.
The film was released on 8 April 2016 under the production banner of Vishesh Films and was distributed by T-Series in cinemas across India.
The film mostly gained negative reviews from critics. Mohar Basu of Times of India gave the film 2.5 out of 5. He said: "Vikram Bhatt's Love Games tries to be a tempestuous tale about temptations. But his bright concept is far from being well-fleshed out. There were a bunch of interesting ideas which never intertwine with the narrative." Sarita A Tanwar of DNA India said that If you love games, stay away. After watching this one, you wouldn't come close to even board games. He rated the film 1 out of 2. Zee News rated the film with 2.5 stars out of 5. Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV Movies said "Love Games is a Vishesh Films offering. So it does not lack surface gloss. But it simply isn't enough to hide its lack of depth. Best avoided" He rated the film with one and a half star out of five. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave a half star to the film.
1AwargiSangeet Haldipur - Rasika Shekhar4:33Love Games (film) Wikipedia
2Love GamesAanchal Shrivastava4:21