Star Solid: Taapsee Pannu, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Anish Kuruvilla, Sanchana Natarajan, Ramya Subramanian
Director: Ashwin Saravanan
As worry seeps in, Swapna (Taapee Pannu) appears up on the wall in her room which carries a board on which it is written- What if life is a online game and déjà vu are simply test factors!’ Outdoors her home, there is a psycho killer on the prowl who enjoys beheading girls and recording their ultimate moments on digicam. What follows subsequent upto the climax is a heart-thumping, chilling trip that is arduous to field into one style.
Ashwin Saravanan’s Sport Over begins with the voyeuristic exercise of a serial killer earlier than he brutally murders a younger woman. The scene then shifts to Swapna (Taapsee Pannu), an avid video gamer who’s obsessive about beating her personal rating in Pac-Mac.
Slowly, we understand that Swapna has obtained her personal demons to take care of. She’s terrified of the darkish and suffers from a suicidal tendency owing to a traumatic previous. An ‘anniversary response’ and a ‘memorial tattoo’ and director Ashwin whips up a movie that offers you the chills and creeps you out at locations.
In relation to the movie’s idea, Sport Over leaves you fairly impressed with its novelty and the guessing recreation all through makes certain your eyes are glued to the display screen. Whereas the director takes just a few references from cult movies like Psycho or Peeping Tom, he manages to offer it his personal twist and seamlessly mix into the narrative. Additionally, the filmmaker has a eager eye for detailing which helps in increase the temper of the movie.
On the flip facet, whereas attempting to pack in too many issues, Ashwin misses out on tying up just a few unfastened strings. Additionally, the movie’s tempo slows down an element at locations simply when issues begin getting thrilling. The abrupt finish is a tad sore thumb particularly after an eddge-of-the-scene hunt recreation.
Talking concerning the performances, proper from the primary body until the final, Taapsee Pannu wears her character Swapna like her second pores and skin. Her feelings really feel like your personal. Vinodhini Vaidyanathan as Swapna’s caretaker Kalamma is good.
Vinodhini Vaidyanathan’s camerawork completely packs within the tense moments and retains you hooked to the proceedings on display screen. Editor Richard Kevin has some strong jump-scares to his credit score. Ron Ethan Yohann blends effectively with the plot.
Ashwin Saravanan blends psychology and paranormal to offer you an exciting trip that is obtained just a few speed-breakers, however nonetheless makes for a spine-chilling twisty recreation. I am going with Three stars.