Cast & Cew:
Starring: Tapsee pannu
Production by: Y Not Studios
Directed by : Ashwin Saravanan
Screenplay by: Ashwin Saravanan, Kaavya Ramkumar
Music & Background score by: Ron Ethan Yohaan
Cinematography by: A. Vasanth
Dialogues by: Ashwin Saravanan
Edited : Richard Kevin. A
Game over core story: An enthusiastic gamer, a crippled woman with fear of darkness, a young lady with tattoo has a shocking history of its own, a bottom warrior survived against a serial killer who dismantles his victim’s head and plays football with it while the body is determined to fire.
Movie starts with an shot of a lady being killed in a violent manner. Her head is cut off, and her body is singed. What is striking about this is the manner in which it has been shot. The camera isn’t consistent, the hues are unsaturated. The shots are composed in an unpredictable angle and there isn’t any pattern as such.Plainly, it is genuine. This sets the tone for the remainder of the film
Swapna (played by Taapsee Pannu) is a videogame developer, and she is extremely suicidal. Memories of a scarring incident keep flashing in her mind and she’s unable to overcome that. In addition to this, she is scared of darkness and has panic attacks often. She lives in an isolated house with Kala Amma, played by a more-than-terrific Vinodhini. She’s more than terrific because she overshadows Taapsee’s acting in certain scenes, and Taapsee is terrific throughout. Look out for the scene where she looks out of the window to search for the watchman. Her eyes grow a pair of lips, a tongue, and starts conversing with finesse.
Swapna (played by Taapsee Pannu) is a videogame designer, and she is amazingly self-destructive. Recollections of a scarring occurrence continue blazing in her brain and she’s unfit to defeat that. Likewise, she is frightened of darkness and has panic attacks often. She lives in a confined house with lady, played by a more-than-spectacular Vinodhini. She’s more than marvelous on the grounds that she overshadows Taapsee’s acting in specific scenes, and Taapsee is terrific all through. Look out for the scene where she watches out of the window to look for the guardian. Her eyes grow a pair of lips, a tongue, and begins speaking with artfulness.
With most of the film shot indoors, Ron Ethan Yohan’s score is more minimalistic. He underplays it at certain moments and lets the sound design do the magic. However it is the scenes which work in tandem, that stand out. This is a thriller that has a horror element to it, but the film rarely falls into the tropes of a run of the mill horror. The title ‘Game Over’ actually fits the film quite well. The elements of a video game are smartly juxtaposed with Swapna’s life.
With a large portion of the film shot inside, Ron Ethan Yohan’s score is more moderate. He underplays it at specific moments and gives the sound design do the magic. However it is the scenes which work couple, that emerge. This is a spine chiller that has an awfulness component to it, yet the film once in a while falls into the tropes of a common frightfulness. The title ‘Game Over’ really fits the film great. The elements of a video game are astutely compared with Swapna’s life.
The horror components utilized here are not only for jump scares. Truth be told, there is none. Something as unimportant as exchanging between various CCTV cameras imparts a sense of fear feeling. The film is more grounded to the plot and there is such a great attention to detail. Indeed, even oldgames games like Pacman turns into a similitude to Swapna’s life.
The film’s short time helps its cause in a big way. At just over 90 minutes, there are no extras. Not even a single dialogue. ‘Game Over’ is a thriller you wouldn’t have seen anything like this before. It’s that good. It also addresses mental health in a sensible and matured way and offers a proper perspective on what with deteriorating mental health goes through. Even if one doesn’t get the subtext of the film, it would still end up as a gripping edge of the seat thriller.
The film’s brief time helps its motivation in a big way. At a little more than an hour and a half, there are no additional items. Not even have single unwanted dialogues. ‘Game Over’ is a spine chiller you wouldn’t have seen anything like this previously. It’s that great. It additionally addresses emotional well-being in a reasonable and developed way and offers a sensible way on what with crumbling psychological well-being experiences. Regardless of whether one doesn’t get the subtext of the film, it would even now end up as a grasping edge of the seat spine chiller.
Verdict: ‘Game Over’ is a grasping edge of the seat spine chiller that stays grounded and focussed. Must Watch!