Posts Tagged ‘Agent Vinod Game’

Saif Ali Khan’s second home production is gearing up for a March 23 release. And as part of the promotional hype that plays an integral part in the marketing of any film these days, the actor-producer is readying a comic book, has tied up with McDonald’s for a line of merchandise and is designing a PlayStation3 game, all of which revolve around Agent Vinod.

The PS3 game is a first person shooter and will take the gamer, a prototype of the secret agent Saif plays on screen, through different levels of difficulty.

“At each level, he or she will be provided with clues to nail the bad guy, who could range from a `chaalu’ (street smart) knife-wielding dada (don) from Mumbai’s dark underbelly to an international mafia kingpin,“ explains Saif, adding, “If the baddie is killed in the shootout, the gamer earns points and moves on to the next level.“

Quiz him on whether this game is for his children, Sara and Ibrahim, and Saif admits that they are not the real gamers in his family. But he admits he is.

“When the first CDs came out, I was hooked. For a week to 10 days, I was lost in this dark virtual space, far away from the real world,“ he reminisces with a smile, confident that the Agent Vinod game too will find plenty of takers.

The biggest thrill for Saif is that the first action sequence seen in level one will open in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum.

“Isn’t that cool?“ he asks excitedly. “If the film works, we are planning to build Agent Vinod into a brand.
And I’d like the sequel to open in Dharavi too.“