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Game Over – Review by Naveen

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Game Over

– Review

Director Ashwin Saravanan showed a lot of promise in ‘Maya’. In ‘Game Over’, he has proved that he is no one film wonder, but a filmmaker with substance and conviction.

The movie, which has Taapsee in the lead role (she is back in Kollywood after four years), is an engaging eerie thriller that carries a strong message to women.

Swapna (Taapsee Pannu), an avid gamer, confines herself to home due to an unfortunate incident that happened in her life a year ago. She is also affected by nyctophobia.

Her only companion is her maid Kala (Vinothini). Swapna keeps herself busy by playing Pac-Man, and her aim is to beat her own score in the video game.

In the meantime, a string of murders happen in the city and the killer’s next target is Swapna. Also, she realises that the ink that was used to make the tattoo in her hand contains the ash of a girl’s ash.

Who is that girl? Why the serial killer is targeting Swapna? Is she able to successfully overcome all the dangers that she is facing? If so, how she is able to do it? Answers to all these questions lie in ‘Game Over’.

Taapsee has rocked big time in this flick which has brought out her another dimension. She is ably supported by Vinothini, Ramya Subramanian and others.

The script, despite having a few cliches and lengthy scenes, is novel and striking. And it has received immense value addition in the form of Vasanth’s cinematography, Ron Ethan Yohann’s music and Richard Kevin’s editing.

Ashwin has taken the audience on an adventurous roller-coaster ride by presenting a gripping tale with solid research. ‘Game Over’ is a new attempt in Tamil cinema.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5 

By Naveen

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