Posts Tagged ‘PlayStation 3’

Ajay Devgn blows up 50 cars at an average, especially when he joins hands with Rohit Shetty, case in point being SINGHAM and GOLMAAL series. Shahrukh Khan too went many steps ahead when he destroyed an entire car yard in RA.ONE. He did show restrain in DON 2 though one waits to see how many explosions Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan create in their upcoming action outings ROWDY RATHORE and EK THA TIGER. However one man who doesn’t wish to over indulge in such brand of action is Saif Ali Khan.

”He as well as director Sriram Raghavan was of the opinion that despite the central protagonist being an agent here, they wouldn’t be blowing cars all over the city,” informs a source attached to the film, ”They were sure that nothing would be a part of the narrative if it was rather unnecessary.”
Another line of thought that Saif and Sriram carried was the familiarity factor that Indian audience are carrying today when it comes to action imports from the West. With dubbed versions of BAD BOYS and FAST AND THE FURIOUS series reaching the nook and corner of the country, the makers felt that it would be futile to try bettering sequences from these films.
”When you are working at a budget which is less than 5% of such films, why try to be over-smart and shoot something for your personal gratification,” adds Sriram, ‘I would rather shoot something that is absolute necessary and takes the story forward. This is what I have done by varying my action sequences in a way that each of them manages its own individuality without seeming overdone.”

An agent who doesn’t overdo his act? Well, we would certainly like to see his modus operandi at play here!

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.“