Game On Movie Review

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Movie : Game On

Run-time: 2 Hours 20 Mins

CBFC Certificate: UA

Actors: Geetanand, Neha Solanki, Madhoo Shah, Adithya Menon, Subhalekha Sudhakar, Kireeti Damaraju, Yogi Khathri, Vasanthi Krishnan etc

Music: Abhishek AR

Cinematography: Aravind Vishwamathan

Director: Dayanandh

Producer: Ravi Kasturi

Release Date: Fri 02nd Feb 2024

Geetanand, known for his performances in films like “Telisi Teliyaka” and “Ratham,” is coming with his latest venture, the gripping thriller, “Game On.” Helmed by director Dayanandh Gaddam, is slated for release on February 2, 2024. Intriguing teaser and trailer has heightened anticipation, capturing the attention and curiosity of audiences. Game On released on 2nd February in Theatres.

Story:

Story is about Siddharth (Geetanand), a gaming analyst works in a Game Loop Company. Branded as unsuccessful and facing the heartbreak of his girlfriend Moksha (Vasanthi Krishnan) leaving him for his close friend Rahul (Kireeti Damaraju), Siddharth’s life appears to hit rock bottom. With a strange turn of events, Siddharth receives a call from an unknown private number, which draws him into a real-time game that becomes a keypoint of his transformation. As he delves into this challenging gaming experience, it becomes a journey of self-discovery, unearthing hidden secrets from his past.

The story takes an interesting turn, crossing Siddharth’s life with Tara (Neha Solanki), his mother Archana (Madhoo Shah aka Madhu Bala), Psychiatrist Madan Mohan (Aditya Menon), and his grandfather (Subhalekha Sudhakar). The story unravels the intricate connections between these characters and what impact the game has on Siddharth’s life forms the rest of the story.

Performances:

Geetanand exuded charm on the screen, showcasing a commendable performance. He is impressive, especially in the action sequences. If he works hard and lands good scripts, he can become an action hero. Neha Solanki is glamorous. Her acting in the second half is wow. Aditya Menon’s hyper-masculine voice and excellent performance make him a likeable antagonist. Shubhalekha Sudhakar gets a role with a twist. The icing on the cake is the stunning Madhoobala, who plays a very unexpected role. Kiriti is nice as a mean-spirited fellow. Vasanthi Krishnan contributed to the visual appeal with her captivating glamor.

Highlights:

Geetanand

Neha Solanki Glamor

BGM

Novel Plot

Drawbacks:

Predictable In Nature

Cinematic Liberties 

Analysis:

Director Dayanandh’s plot in Game On revolves around a young individual engaged in a real-time game and explores the profound impact it has on his life. He initiates the storytelling with a deliberate and measured pace, meticulously highlighting the protagonist’s qualities and characteristics. As the real-time game unfolds, the narrative gains momentum, and the pacing of the screenplay quickens. The first half concludes on a good note, effectively setting the stage for the more dynamic second half. Despite the predictability of twists director Dayanandh ensures that the audience remains engrossed.

The second half proves to be a rollercoaster of emotions, with its racy tempo compensating for the routine nature of the twists. While the storyline may follow familiar patterns, the director keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The emotional and thrilling climax of the second half leaves a lasting impact.

Music by Abishek AR, whose background score enhances each and every scene with the right music. Nawab Gang and the Ashwin-Arun duo have composed the songs with aplomb. The songs don’t hinder the flow of the film at any cost. Aravind Vishwanathan’s cinematography is solid. The production values stand out as commendable aspects of the film.

Rating: 3/5

Bottom-line: Rollercoaster Ride Of Emotions And Thrills

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