‘The Gone Game Review - 4 Stars | Fresh Story keeps you guessing with Thrilling Climax

The latest offering of Viacom18’s Voot select is here, The Gone Game is the innovative mini-series but interesting enough to entertain you. Shot completely during the lockdown with limited crew and with the help of the family members of the cast. Shot completely indoor with restricted equipment and acted very well by all the cast. Fresh and innovative story telling.

Director: Nikhil Nagesh Bhat
Cast: Sanjay Kapoor, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Arjun Mathur, Rukhsar Rehman, Dibyendu Bhattacharya
Duration: 4 Episode (25mins each)
Platform: Voot Select
­Rating: 4 Stars

Story: The Gone Game is story of Gujral family’s dilemma during the first phase of COVID-19 Pandemic the entire family scattered across the country during the lockdown Rajeev played by Sanjay Kapoor plays the head of the family based in Delhi his daughter Amara (Shweta Tripathi Sharma) who stays in Bengaluru and She is in a relationship with Prateek Jindal (Indraneil Sengupta), who is in Mumbai. The main plot starts when the Rajeev’s son Sahil (Played by Arjun Mathur) sees the Deadly Corono Virus Symptoms who stays with her wife Suhani (Shriya Pilgaonkar). As soon as he test positive got admitted in ICU much shock for entire Gujral family and within few days Sahil deceased but few days later amara got call from Sahil’s Phone number this will lead to a suspicious conspiracy and raised question on Sahil’s Death. Is Sahil still alive? Story goes up well and conclude with dark side of the every character.

Acting: Acting by all the cast is at par. Especially Shweta Tripathi Sharma, she is on top of everyone. Along with Sanjay Kapoor, Shriya Pilgaonkar did full justice to their characters and it’s a perfect casting. These actors are bunch of talants who knows the crux of the characters they are playing. Arjun Mathur has very limited screen space but plays the key character and the second season is all on him. Yes there will be second season as story remains the incomplete.

Direction & Editing: It’s difficult to shot in indoors especially when there is a lockdown in your country. After a first episode you will forget that this shot indoor and during lockdown Full marks for Direction and editing. Focused on every details. Innovative transition and full use of editor’s skill set through creating the complete digital environment around the story as the entire nation goes digital during lockdown and film makers also showed their creativity. Renewed angles shows the class of Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s Direction. In between they have used real footage from News18 which is blended so well that it’s difficult to tell apart.

Final Verdict: Fresh and innovative story, you will predict what will happen next but in the end your surprised that your prediction is wrong and climax leaves with much thrill. 4 stars to this innovative web series. The only bad thing about such web series is that it doesn’t complete in one go the makers will make you wait for another season to complete the full story.


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