Game Over (2019) – Movie Review

Game Over is a psychological crime thriller film written by Ashwin Saravanan and Kaavya Ramkumar and directed by Ashwin Saravanan. The film is shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu languages.

The film centers around Swapna (Taapsee Pannu), a professional game designer, and a nyctophobic who is also suffering from a disorder called as ‘anniversary reaction’ – a condition which triggers unsettling feelings around the anniversary of a traumatic past event. Because of the horrific event which happened with her on the last New Year’s eve, she chooses to lead a secluded life with Kalamma (Vinodhini Vaidyanathan), a housemaid who stays with her. Her mental and physical fighting spirit is put on a test when her house is invaded by the infamous serial killer.

The film has a really interesting and never seen before plot, which uncovers in a very gripping manner. The first half of the film is completely captivating; And in the second half, when the things are uncovered and the film reaches the mind-blowing climax, then the things become pretty predictable. Till the climax, the film can keep the mystery factor alive, and gives the edge of the seat experience. The screenplay and direction add the flavor of a suspense thriller.

I like films, where the central character is completely broken and vulnerable; And in dangerous situations, they have to overcome their fears. Taapsee Pannu weighs the whole film on her shoulders. Her performance as this destroyed character is so authentic, and the struggle and trauma which she goes through feels real. In the end, the film becomes a little cartoony and gives a satisfying conclusion to the story. The film is available on Netflix.

Verdict : The mind-blowing fresh story with a really good execution. If you don’t like violence and gore, then please stay away.

Rating : 3.9/5

Check the trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY-R6NcnkbE

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