Tapsee Pannu’s performance is the icing on the cake in this impactful thriller.
By Chetan Mehrishi
Bollywood has always been cruel to thriller films. Either such films are not made at all. Or if they’re made, the story is not as intriguing. Needless to say, I wasn’t much happy while going to watch Game Over. To my surprise, I was bowled over by the latter. The concept, though looks and feels cliched, has a fresh twist to it. Here’s our review for this week’s Game Over for you to decide whether or not to watch it.
What’s The Story Morning Glory?
The film begins with a gruesome murder of a young girl in the fashion of the old school slasher films. The premise shifts to Swapna (Pannu), an avid video gamer obsessed with beating her own score in PAC-MAN. Swapna lives in a desolate house with nobody around but her house help, Kalamma (Vinodhini Vaidyanathan).
Swapna is cripplingly afraid of the dark and her own dark past to deal with. Oh! And also she suffers from something which is termed in the movie as “Anniversary Reaction” and can only be concurrent with PTSD. And this time, she’s got visitors. Let the games begin!
On the Upside
The story of the movie and use of concept of PTSD is commendable. The film is not of a specific genre as Writers Ashwin Saravanan and Kaavya Ramkumar have managed to rapidly shift the story from being a slasher to home invasion to an out and out psychological thriller. But the icing on the cake definitely goes to Tapsee Pannu. She has really matured as an artist and delivers a convincing performance.
On The Downside
The only thing that doesn’t work in this movie are a certain sequences which seem out of sync from the rest of the story. Had a little more attention would’ve been paid to editing, the movie would certainly be one of the next Indian cult thrillers.
All In All
The suspense has been well kept and makes you bite your nails until the end of the film. A heavy portion of the second half has been inspired from “Edge Of Tomorrow”, but is captivating. Tapsee’s character is weak, vulnerable but when she sees the danger, she takes the challenge. That’s worth all the praise. All in all the movie worth your time and all the attention. Here we are with 5.3 out of 5 stars for Game Over. An inspiring script for all aspiring writers.