The Gone Game is an Indian psychological thriller web series directed by Nikhil Bhat, starring Sanjay Kapoor, Shweta Tripathi and Arjun Mathur.
It was shot almost entirely within the confines of their homes and directed remotely, during the COVID-19 pandemic in India. It premiered on Voot on 20 August 2020.
The series starts with Sahil’s condition and visible symptoms of being COVID-19 positive. Later episodes try to showcase multiple threads and the plot line gets messier with each episode.
When season one of The Gone Game released in 2020, it was a unique experiment. As a taut thriller conceived, written, and shot during the lockdowns, it required actors to do much of the shooting themselves. How the cast and crew managed to make a watchable show despite the million restrictions, made The Gone Game stand out.
Well, the very first scene of season 2 takes that USP and throws it out of the window quite brutally. The show is still set in 2020 and the abundance of masks and sanitisers on screen makes it clear. But by doing away with the novelty of closed-door claustrophobia, it relegates itself to just another thriller in the OTT space these days.
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