A game changing display of creative brilliance
“Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach – how you look at things . . . Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economical, then it is creative.”– Osho
Creativity has no limits and the mini web series The Gone Game streaming on Voot Select emphasizes this one more time with an authentic display of creativity. When creativity joins hands with the best team which is capable of converting creativity into reality, then the final result would be undoubtedly The Gone Game.
The members of Gujral family who are stuck in different locations due to lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 situation encounter a dire situation of missing one of their family members due to the Carona virus.
As things materialize, Amara Gujral (Shweta Tripathi) smells something fishy about the death of her brother Sahil Gujral (Arjun Mathur) with a needle of suspicion pointing to the wife of Sahil, Suhani Gujral (Shriya Pilgaonkar) and his friend Prateek Jindal (Indraneil Sengupta). As a result, Amara alerts her father Rajeev Jindal (Sanjay Kapoor) and mom Suneetha Gujral (Rukhsar Rehman) and they all launch the rescue mission to trace Sahil and crack the mystery behind his death from the vicinity of their four walls due to prevailing lockdown situation.
Performances of Actors
Shweta and Pilgaonkar are spot on with their appropriate expressions and Sanjay Kapoor too has done a fabulous job. It’s not an easy task to emote or act in your own home when you are a seasoned actor like Sanjay Kapoor but he pulled it off quite admirably. Mathur, Indraneil, Rukhsar, Lubna Salim, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya (who appears in a rather cryptic role) have done extremely well in their characters notwithstanding the limitations around them.
Direction & Technical Aspects
The fact that it was shot under lockdown situation within confined spaces with very minimum or no crew or a professional cinematographer is hard to believe due to the quality output delivered by the team of The Gone Game. Creativity at its brilliance is what one can say after watching this highly engaging series.
After A Viral Wedding conceived by Shreya Dhanwanthary which was the first web show produced during the lockdown, now it’s The Gone Game which has gone one step ahead in terms of technical brilliance like slick editing by Amit Kumar and Manish Mistry along with captivating work of cinematographer Piyush Puty who must have toiled hard to ensure quality output within limited resources. His arrangement of frames by making them fit into the available lighting without any blurs or hitches makes the viewing a comfortable experience.
Full credit to the writers Radhika Anand, Nikhil Bhat, Ayesha Syed, and Mautik Tolia for conceiving a remarkable story with interesting twists to keep the viewer guessing all through the 4 episode miniseries. Then it’s the director, Nikhil Bhat who made it possible by immaculate planning and running the whole show through video calls by overcoming several restrictions is not an easy task and he deserves a big shout out for his brilliant execution.
Verdict & Rating
The Gone Game is the real game-changer. This is the perfect example of out of the box thinking wherein most unfavourable conditions can go through a makeover to create magic on screen. Well done team The Gone Game!