“Game Over”– Directed by Ashwin Saravanan, the original Telugu-Tamil language home invasion – psychological thriller is now available for streaming on Netflix in the Hindi language (dubbed).
Upon its theatrical release earlier this year in June, the film starring Taapsee Pannu (Pink) has so far garnered rave reviews for its multi-layered storyline, engaging narration, and performance of Taapsee.
The film kicks off with a suspenseful opening scene that shows a masked man following a young woman and constantly observing her activity.
In the next moment, we see a woman struggling with hands tied and face covered in a plastic bag. Later we see a headless body, tied to an armchair, being burnt and the perpetrator treating the severed head like a football.
With such an opening sequence that is graphic and claustrophobic, “Game Over” makes it clear what to expect from such a film.
The storyline then moves in a different direction with the introduction of Swapna (Taapsee), a video game developer who lives away from her parents. It seems she is addicted to the gaming world. She has a troubled past because of which she often gets panic attacks and mostly fears dark.
Swapna lives with her housemaid and has not visited her parents for long. Her fear of the dark, which in medical terms known as Nyctophobia, is a result of a post-traumatic event. As the story unfolds, we get to know about her past.
Her life turns when she gets a tattoo done on her hand and strangely after a year, she starts getting pain exactly the same place where the tattoo is inked. It is then linked to someone’s death, as her tattoo was created by mixing a deceased girl’s ashes with the ink. Meanwhile, she seems to be the target of a psychopath."Game Over" has a multi-layered storyline with an intelligent piece of narration. The writing and direction have been impeccable, so is Taapsee's performance. Click To Tweet
While the focus of the film is to find out whether or not Swapna manages to overcome her fear, the idea to keep the subject afloat in between multiple genres, also infusing elements of gaming into the storyline, makes the film engaging and interesting.
“Game Over” is now streaming on Netflix in three Indian languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. If you have watched the film, please share your feedback in the comment section below.
Game Over| Hindi Official Trailer | Taapsee Pannu in Lead
Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Vinodhini, Parvathi T, Ramya Subramanian, Sanchana Natarajan, Anish Kuruvilla, David Solomon Raja.
Directed by Ashwin Saravanan
Genres: Hindi-language Films, Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Horror Films, Murder Mystery, Psychological Horror
Release Date/Year: June 14, 2019
Streaming Service: Netflix