THE GONE GAME
It has been around five months that the country has been in a state of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Well to be fair, things are opening up and the shootings are being resumed but everything was shut during the grueling quarantine season. Yet, The Gone Game, the webseries that I have just watched was conceptualized and shot entirely indoors during the lockdown period. And this is a murder mystery. Sounds thrilling? Come lets find out on how it fared.
The Gone Game is the story of a member of the Gujral family who is presumed dead due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but certain clues suggest that he has been murdered. What is the truth? The story is novel and thrilling. The screenplay is also extremely taut and well penned. A couple of years back there was a movie called Searching that has this unique immersive experience. You witness a similar experience here, if anything this is not entirely shot on a desktop or a cctv camera, but it is still thrilling and effective. The dialogues will keep you guessing. The BGM is pulsating and will keep you engrossed. Director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat has done a phenomenal job here, keeps the audience hooked and booked throughout.
Lubna Salim as Barkha is good in a cameo. Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Chaudhary is outstanding in an under written character. Milind Adhikari as the investigating officer is good. Indraneil Sengupta as Prateek is quite restrained. Rukhsar Rehman as Suneeta has her moments to shine. Shriya Pilgaonkar as Suhani is such a natural and is in excellent form here. Arjun Mathur as Sahil is such an underrated actor and he is phenomenal here. Likewise, Sanjay Kapoor as Rajeev is brilliant! Pick of the actors for me is Shweta Tripathi Sharma as Amara who is outstanding and someone that I would love to watch in her future endeavors too.
The Gone Game is a unique watching experience. A taut thriller that will keep you guessing throughout. An outstanding effort by the whole team during lockdown. Available on Voot and Highly Highly Recommended!