What's common between EK HASEENA THI, BEING CYRUS and OMKARA? Well, each of these three films had Saif's characterization ranging from being out rightly black to at best gray. Now add RACE to the list where he is touted to carry on his mean streak with much panache!
Ever since he went all out to play an evil man in Sriram Raghavn's EK HASEENA THI, Saif has been hailed for his versatility. In spite of BEING CYRUS being made entirely in English with Saif enacting a highly complex role of a man out for vengeance due to a disturbed childhood, the film turned out to be a reasonable success. And OMKARA would always stay on to be a jewel in his crown.
Now with RACE, Saif's performance is said to belong to 'watch-out-for' category as he plays a man out to outwit his younger brother (Akshaye Khanna). With a declaration of 'playing always to win rather than just concentrating on defeating the opponent', he plays a man with a purpose.
With the kind of vibes that this Abbas Mustan thriller is generating, RACE appears all set to make it four in a row for Saif!