Game Over is a 2019 Indian psychological thriller film written by Ashwin Saravanan and Kaavya Ramkumar and directed by Ashwin. Shot simultaneously in both Tamil and Telugu languages, the film stars Taapsee Pannu as a wheelchair-bound woman who is defending her home from a mysterious intruder. The film is produced jointly by Y NOT Studios and Reliance Entertainment and presented by Anurag Kashyap. The music is composed by Ron Ethan Yohann. Principal photography commenced on 10 October 2018, and the film was released on 14 June 2019. It received positive reviews from critics, garnering praise for Taapsee’s performance and Ashwin’s direction.
Movie starts with a stranger(whose face is not revealed) stalking a girl from outside her house and later at midnight killing her by wrapping her head in a plastic and tying her hands behind her. After that he takes her to an abandoned field where he beheads her and puts her body on fire. Later the movie focuses on Swapna (Taapsee Pannu) who is a single young woman and also a talented game designer. She has Fear of the dark, who also suffers from post-traumatic stress more so known as ‘anniversary reaction’, a condition, which triggers unsettling feelings around the anniversary of a traumatic event. For Swapna, it is the horrific memory of her rape that took place on a New Year’s Eve. Because of this, she leads a secluded life with Kalamma (Vinodhini Vaidyanathan), a housemaid who stays with her. Her only solace is her love for gaming. Swapna’s life changes upside down the moment she faces trouble with the year old tattoo on her hand. She finds that her tattoo has a stranger girl’s ash mixed in the ink. She begins to have some bizarre dreams and finds that the girl Amrutha (Sanchana Natarajan), a cancer survivor, was an unfortunate victim of a serial killer. Swapna soon finds herself the target of the same serial killer, and it is unlike a video game she enjoys playing. She is supernaturally given three lives / chances to fight, but her weak mental and physical state get in her way the first two times, allowing her killer(s) to win the supposed game like scenario. She manages to make an elaborate plan the final time and defeats her killers and survives the terrible ordeal and emerges a winner in the bizarre and twisted real life game.
Directed by Ashwin Saravanan
Produced by S. Sashikanth & Chakravarthy Ramachandra
Written by Ashwin Saravanan & Kaavya Ramkumar (Tamil dialogues) Venkat Kacharla (Telugu dialogues)
Story by Ashwin Saravanan & Kaavya Ramkumar
Starring Taapsee Pannu, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Anish Kuruvilla, Sanchana Natarajan, Ramya Subramanian, Parvathi T.
Music by Ron Ethan Yohann
Cinematography A. Vasanth
Edited by Richard Kevin
Production Y NOT Studios & Reliance Entertainment
Distributed by YNOTX (Tamil)
Release date 14 June 2019
Running time 97 minutes
Language Tamil / Telugu