Short Film: Game’s Over

13 . Jul . 2017
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Critics and fans accuse Indian film-makers of majorly making only caused based films, which is true to an extent. Caused based film making is difficult – you can go from subdued to Over The Top in a matter of couple dialogues, which can turn off an audience. Therefore, Pocket Films’ ‘Game Over’ stands out in the clutter of cause based films. It handles a current issue in a simple and interesting manner – the film stars school children.

This is one of those films that has a literal meaning and an underlying one. A bunch of school kids fight over a globe depicting the world that starts a mock war. The war is complete with gunshots, grenades and whatnot. In the end, all the children end up mock-dead and the survivor – the one with the globe sits with a forlorn face, alone.

For the world-weary, the underlying concept is an immediate ‘ah-aa’ moment. For children, this is a good depiction of what happens to people who want to have it all – and will go to great lengths to achieve it.

What’s Wow: We liked the way the director decided to tell the tale in a cute manner, with children depicting the characters. This is a fresh change from the bloody, intense films that we are seeing nowadays that talk about a cause. The performances are pretty good. What also works for the film is the almost nil dialogue – this has the audience concentrate on the story.

What’s Blah: We didn’t find anything wrong with the film.

Parting Shot: A cute film with the right message.

Cast & Crew:

Director: Amit Khanna

 

Cast: Daksh Asrani, Ankita Thite

Duration: 5:31

 

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