Game Over Tamil Movie
Game Over - An imposing thriller with riveting content!
Amongst many known habitual thriller content, GAME OVER is unquestionably fresh on its content - A minimalistic and captivating thriller that touches on Nyctophobia (extreme fear for darkness), Anniversary effect (an impact of unforgettable/unpleasant incidents occurred during the same period of time in previous years) and psychopath killing.
The thriller starts with a psychic and brutal murder of a young woman during Dec 2017 and the continuing mystery of many young women being murdered around the city with the same modus.
Taapsee on the central role as Swapna, a young video game designer with troubled past suffering on extreme Nyctophobia and Anniversary effect, lives an isolated life along with her caretaker Kala Amma (Vinodhini)... due to an unpleasant incident, she had to experience during New Year eve of 2018 and the negative impact it made her go isolated, keeping away from family, friends, and public.
The anniversary effect kicks in during the month of Dec 2018 and troubles Swapna until the New Year of 2019. An interlaced subplot between the first murdered young woman and Swapna is a contemporary content with the finest emotional touch.
Taapsee delivers more than a meritorious performance and this role will be a milestone on her career! Brilliantly supported by Vinodhini as her caretaker.... especially in the second-half, they both bring in the true "edge-of-the-seat" thriller effect with their radical act.
Taapsee 's charming beauty is well captured during Tattoo making scene during a small flashback and an interesting plot made using that Tattoo.
Director avoids spoon-feeding the viewers on the reasons for the current state of Swapna and the motive behind Psychopath killers... leaves it for viewer's judgment and makes them think are they really into playing the game, as the thriller gets intense during the second half (or) is it all an imaginary world emerging out of Anniversary effect of Swapna (or) viewers getting emerged into the central character experiencing these thrilling scenario.
With limited resource and location, A Vasanth Kumar's scintillating cinematography makes the viewer hooked on to the screen. The crisp edits by Richard Kevin need a special mention as well.
With a running time of 1 hour and 40 minutes, little lag feel could not be completely avoided during the first half which runs for an hour. The real GAME ON is only from the second half!
BGM work by the promising Ron Ethan Yohann is the main technical USP of this movie... without which the game would have not made such an impact. Looking forward to more of his work in the future!
Ashwin Saravanan like directors should be celebrated and encouraged for this "out-of-the-box" thinking content and brilliant execution! Such directors elevate the taste of movie watching experience for the audience and bring them out of the usual circus circle!