January 4, 2012 07:04:47 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
DHOOM 2 is still remembered for the bravado displayed by Hrithik Roshan when he performed a heist of the lifetime on the top of a moving train. The sequence is still remembered for its grandeur but if the makers of PLAYERS are to be believed, the kind of action as seen in this film centered on gold heist would outshine the sequences seen in DHOOM 2.
Though Abbas-Mustan aren't willing to get into any comparison mode, they are quite gung-ho about the action in their film which has been shot across places as far off as New Zealand and North Pole. Says Abbas Burmawala, ''Yes, PLAYERS has been made at an altogether different scale. If you remember THE ITALIAN JOB, it had opened with a sequence set in a canal. Here we have started with trains. Of course there have been films where action has been shot atop trains. However, we have done it differently because there are two trains involved. Visually, the entire sequence has come across as really stunning.''
''We really felt that it would be great to shoot at some virgin locations there. When two trains pass through snow and there is action happening around it, the entire sequence elevates to a different level altogether,'' adds Mustan. ''Even places like Auckland and New Zealand look superb on screen,'' Mastan emphasized.
While location as well as narrative has already gone through a changeover in Abbas-Mustan's version, how about the characterisation? Ever since the film went on floors, there has been immense speculation surrounding the cast members.
''Now that's a part of some major twists and turns in the movie so let me not say anything here. There would be no charm in watching PLAYERS if you get to know everything beforehand,'' quips Abbas.