Game (2016 film)

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Game Kannada film theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. M. R. Ramesh
Produced byDeshraj Rai (Presenter)
A. M. R. Ramesh
Roopa Deshraj
Written byA. M. R. Ramesh
Manisha Koirala
Narrated byR. Parthiban
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyKrishna Sriram
Edited byK. V. Krishna Reddy C. M. Selvakumar
Akshaya Creations
Distributed bySapphire Movies
Release date
  • February 26, 2016 (2016-02-26)
Running time
125 minutes

Game is a Kannada-Tamil (Oru Melliya Kodu [lit.: A thin line]), 2016 Indian bilingual crime thriller mystery film directed by A. M. R. Ramesh. This movie is an unofficial remake of the 2012 Spanish thriller El Cuerpo also known as The Body,[1][2] and features Arjun Sarja, Shaam and Manisha Koirala in the lead roles. With music composed by Ilayaraaja, the film was simultaneously shot in Kannada and Tamil; the former released first on February 26, 2016 while the later released on July 1, 2016.



Ramesh had narrated the story to Arjun who agreed to work on the film and helped contact Manisha Koirala about playing the film's leading female role. Shaam was selected to play the film's main antagonist, a role initially planned to be played by the director himself.[3] Arjun also helped the makers get in touch with composer Ilaiyaraaja to compose two songs for the film.[4] The team shot in Chennai in February 2015, with Oru Melliya Kodu, a dialogue taken from Gautham Menon's Yennai Arindhaal (2015), adapted as the film's Tamil title.[5]

In April 2015, actress Kushboo was approached to play Arjun's wife in the film but turned down the offer. The actress later sought a public clarification from the team if the story was based on the death of Indian businesswoman, Sunanda Pushkar, and urged the team to narrate the story with sensitivity. Ramesh, however, refused to confirm Kushboo's allegations and turned down her request of divulging the film's plot to the media.[6][7] During December 2015, the director revealed that production was complete and that postproduction and censoring works were ongoing.[8]


Soundtrack album by
RecordedPrasad Studios
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelTrend Music
Ilayaraaja chronology
Ki & Ka
Kannada track listing

All lyrics written by V. Nagendra Prasad.

1."Hoovinda Hoovige Kavana"Karthik, Priya Himesh5:35
2."Ondu Manjina Bindu"Karthik, Ramya NSK5:50
3."Sogasu Sogasu"Ilaiyaraaja1:25
Total length:12:50

Tamil track listing

All lyrics written by Pa. Vijay.

1."Yaar Indha Velvettu"Karthik, Priya Himesh5:35
2."Oru Melliya Kodu"Karthik, Ramya NSK5:50
3."Parandhu Parandhu"Ilaiyaraaja1:25
Total length:12:50


The Times of India wrote that "the film is engaging and makes for a good watch" and "This non-linear narrative holds the viewer gripped."[9] The Hindu wrote "The slow paced narration, which is unusual for Kannada audience, uses sound and visuals to get the needed effect, with Ilayaraja's music score succeeding in creating the mood."[10] Chitraloka wrote "Game is a new kind of film for Sandalwood that will thrill all kinds of audience. Enjoy the show."[11]

The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Notuku Potu in 2017.[12]


  1. ^ "A BODY OF EVIDENCE". Bangalore Mirror.
  2. ^ "Game movie review: A game around 'the body'". Deccan Chronicle.
  3. ^ "Arjun Sarja's Next Game with Manisha". The New Indian Express.
  4. ^ "Chowta out, Ilaiyaraaja in for Game". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Arjun draws Oru Melliya Kodu".
  6. ^ Muralidhara Khajane. "Film based on life of Sunanda Pushkar?". The Hindu.
  7. ^ "AMR Ramesh's Game Puts Pressure on Khushboo?". The New Indian Express.
  8. ^ Nikhil Raghavan. "Cinema Snippets". The Hindu.
  9. ^ "Game Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  10. ^ Khajane, Muralidhara (27 February 2016). "Where every character plays a 'Game'". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Game Movie Review — | Kannada Movie News, Reviews | Image". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
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