Game Over, released in 2019, is a captivating Indian psychological thriller film helmed by director Ashwin Saravanan. The movie is a production of YNOT Studios and Reliance Entertainment, featuring the talented Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. Pannu portrays a character grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as she courageously defends her home against enigmatic intruders.
Game Over Telugu Movie 2019 Cast, Plot, & Release
Simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu, Game Over is a film that transcends language barriers. The intriguing storyline captivated audiences not only in the South Indian film industry but also attracted the attention of the Hindi audience when it was dubbed in Hindi and presented by the esteemed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
Game Over opens with a chilling and intense scene, where a mysterious serial killer, whose face remains concealed, begins stalking a young girl afflicted with cancer. The tension builds as the killer eventually takes her life in a gruesome manner, wrapping her head in plastic and binding her hands before disposing of her body in an abandoned field, setting it ablaze.
The narrative then transitions to focus on Swapna, portrayed by the talented Taapsee Pannu. Swapna is a gifted game designer and an independent young woman. However, she carries deep-seated fears and psychological scars. Her profound fear of the darkness is rooted in her traumatic past, specifically a harrowing incident of rape that occurred on a previous New Year’s Eve.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Vinodhini Vaidyanathan||Kalamma, home maid of Swapna|
|Parvathi T.||Dr. Reena|
|David Solomon Raja||Inspector|
|Krishna Raj||Coffee shop guy|
With a small but significant role, Sanchana Natarajan has been receiving positive reviews for her work in Game Over.
David Solomon Raja
Actress Taapsee Pannu makes a comeback to Tamil cinema after a four-year break in this film. On 10 October 2018, the first look poster was revealed, featuring Taapsee seated in a wheelchair with her legs encased in plaster casts. The shooting for the movie began the following day, 11 October 2018. Pannu underwent rigorous training to portray a character who relies on a wheelchair.
Renowned composer Ron Ethan Yohann, known for his previous collaborations with Ashwin Saravanan on films like Maya and Iravaakaalam, is responsible for creating the official film score. The production company’s subsidiary music label, YNOT Music, has successfully obtained the music rights for the film, with Divo serving as their digital partner.
Marketing and Release
The official teaser of the movie was released on 15 May 2019. The trailer of the film was released by Dhanush, Rana Daggubati, and Taapsee Pannu in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi on 30 May 2019. The film was released in all three versions on 14 June 2019.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||est. ₹15.91crore|
|Directed by||Ashwin Saravanan|
|Edited by||Richard Kevin|
|Music by||Ron Ethan Yohann|
|Produced by||S. Sashikanth
|Release date||14 June 2019|
|Running time||97 minutes|
|Story by||Ashwin Saravanan
|Written by||Ashwin Saravanan
The Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi versions of the film became available as VOD on Netflix in late 2019.
As of October 2021, the film has received a 62% approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. This rating is based on 13 reviews, with an average score of 6.5/10. Nandini Ramnath from Scroll. commends the fearless performances by Pannu and Vaidyanathan, while also expressing the opinion that the writers have crafted a tense and captivating thriller that is highly enjoyable to watch.
Game Over achieved a worldwide theatrical gross of ₹15.91 crore (US$2.0 million).
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