Season one of The Gone Game was a groundbreaking experiment that premiered in 2020. It needed actors to perform a lot of the filming themselves because it was a tight thriller that was created, produced, and filmed during the lockdowns. The Gone Game stood out because of how the actors and crew overcame the numerous obstacles to produce an entertaining show. Well, that USP is cruelly destroyed in the first scene of season 2 by taking away all of its strengths. The many masks and hand sanitizers on screen confirm that the story is still set in 2020. However, by eliminating the uniqueness of claustrophobia under locked doors, it reduces itself to something of a thriller in the current OTT area.
The Gujral family, who are devastated by the death of Sahil (Arjun Mathur), who reportedly passed away from Covid-19 days after the first shutdown went into force, was the focus of The Gone Game’s first season. Sahil’s sibling Amara (Shweta Tripahi Sharma) and parents, Sanjay Kapoor and Rukshar Rehman, are unable to leave the house after they learn Sahil may have been assassinated by his spouse Suhani (Shriya Pilgaonkar). When they learn that Sahil is unharmed and that he had faked his own “death” in order to escape with money from a fraud, the turn in the story is unveiled in the season finale. Suhani’s attempts in retaliation are followed in Season 2, while the Gujral family is placed at a new soup.
The Gone Game stood out two years ago because of its original and ground-breaking twist. The lockdowns have to end since they obviously couldn’t continue indefinitely. The outbreak is still there, but individuals are still out and about in season 2, which is scheduled in September and October 2020. The Gone Game abruptly disappears into the sea of modern thrillers that are alike but distinct.
The intriguing idea of The Gone Game should keep audiences captivated. You have all the components for a good thriller when you combine it with some outstanding performers and a fairly snappy 5-episode runtime. However, The Gone Game does have some redeeming qualities, mostly in the form of its performances and musical composition. Rukhsar gives credence to her character as the mother who can find nothing wrong with her con artist son, while Sanjay Kapoor plays the multiple patriarch effortlessly and convincingly. But Arjun Mathur, in a rare negative character, steals the spotlight. The actor proved his worth in Made in Heaven, and in this role, he expertly highlights the desperation, rage, and cunning of a criminal mind. His ideal antagonist is Shweta Tripathi Sharma, who plays his pious and suspicious sister.