Psychological thrillers are rare to come by in Bollywood. There are very few movies that seemed to strike a chord with the audience, owing to the genre’s complexity and factual viscosity. It is fairly difficult to replicate the real world effects of a psychological disorder in a way that keeps the audience entertained. Tapping into this rather complicated genre, we have Taapsee Pannu starrer titled, “Game Over”.
However, there is more to it than meets the eye. The trailer seems to portray the film as the culmination of horror and nail biting suspense. A brilliant one at that – the trailer has just the right amount of ambiguity to keep us on our toes. Written and directed by Ashwin Saravanan and presented in Hindi by Anurag Kashyap, Game over taps into PTSD and the imminent horror of an unknown assailant. Or is there an Assailant at all? That’s where the magic and suspense of psychological thrillers lies; you will never know what it is until you watch the whole movie.
Keeping up with the times, the trailer also features visuals of video games and it seems that they are a primary element of the film, as the trailer ends with the shot of a burning controller and we also see pac-man. Taapsee is in her element as the film appears to rest on her very capable shoulders. As suggested by the trailer, we are not distracted by love interests and such, but only her struggles of dealing with the “Anniversary Reaction”.
Produced by Y Not studios in association with Reliance entertainment, Game Over will release on June 14.
Watch the trailer here –