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Movie: Game Over
Starcast: Taapsee Pannu, Anish Kuruvilla, Sanchana, Ramya Subramanian, Vinodini and others
Written by: Ashwin Saravanan and Kaavya Ramkumar
Music: Ron Ethan Yohann
Editor: Richard Kevin
Producer: S. Sashikanth
Directed by: Ashwin Saravanan
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Punchline: Taapsee Game Begins
Taapsee has been doing some exceptionally good content movies since her movie ‘PINK’ became a cult hit in Bollywood. She has now come up with a chilling horror movie releasing in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi Languages. The film is presented by maverick Anurag Kashyap. Let’s see if the film manages to scare the audience or not.
‘Game Over’ begins with the murder of a girl in 2017 in Hyderabad. The gruesome murder was recorded on video by faceless culprits. Then the movie shifts to 2018 in Kokapet where Swapna is residing. Thus Taapsee’s story, her gaming life, her panic situations start unfolding. It is also revealed that there is a gang that tortures young women who get tattooed. What is the link between all these incidents with Taapsee forms the remaining twists and turns in the story which we don’t want to reveal.
Taapsee has given another spell-binding performance. The way she has portrayed fear and grit is applause-worthy. We can say it’s a one-woman show. Vinodini, the actress who has played the role of Kalamma the housemaid, has given superb performance. After Taapsee, she hogs most space in the movie. Anish Kuruvilla and others have done their parts with conviction.
The film is very sound in the technical department. In fact, sound designing and music are the main pillars of this thriller. Camera work is excellent as it has carried the mood throughout and the background score has elevated the mood further. Sound design is a major asset. Editing is crucial to this kind of movies and the movie with short runtime makes it engaging. Director Ashwin has included the contemporary issues in his game-like revenge drama to provide a new feel and he is a talent to watch out.
The film’s story is completely novel and the narration is crisp and gripping especially in the second half. Taapsee’s impeccable performance, the BGM, camerawork, and direction are the mainstays of the film.
The film is very crisp with a running time of just 100 minutes which is too short for the audience to feel the pain and trauma of lead character. Sometimes we feel, the director should have added more scenes and incidents to create more impact. Except for Taapsee and Anish, most of the faces are unknown to Telugu audience which will take away some of the nativity factor.
Overall, Game Over is a thrilling piece of cinema that is a must watch for connoisseurs of good cinema. In spite of a few hiccups, Ashwin Saravanan has managed to make an out of the box horror movie which will find acceptance among the elite audience.
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