Project: The Gone Game Season 2

Ratings: 3.5 stars

What showdown of a sheer talented cast, starring, Sanjay Kapoor, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Arjun Mathur and others! Starting at an anonymous recording, season 2 of the Gone Game, a Voot thriller, with 5 crucial episodes with around 23 to 30 minutes spans, take you to your nerves, with a trickle narrative that of a murder mystery. And as it unfolds, we realise how it hangs you right on the cliff, to just make you wait to infer what really the crux is.

The first season released back in 2020, was set on Arjun Mathur aka Sahil Gujral, who died of covid as showcased, however, the narrative takes a u-turn soon after the Gujral family, that is Sahil’s parents Sanjay Kapoor and Rukshar Rahman and sister aka Shweta Tripathi who assume that it could be Sahil’s wife Suhani (Shriya Pilagaonkar) might have murdered him. In the finale, the truth unfolds that Sahil framed his wife Suhani for his death and is actually alive and it’s been a trick to escape from a national scam of 300 crores.

That’s that the second season nonetheless pillars on the same sequel that ventures on a different scale with now Suhani out from jail with a vendetta, and gets shot down eventually as she confronts the Gujrals. This follows with the Gujral trio Sanjay Kapoor, Rukshar Rahman and Shweta Tripathi in a new scoop, while Sahil still alive almost finds himself in a wood-hunt chase for a fake passport to escape and flee to Nepal.

But what got it off on track is its wishy-washy script! Even the stellar strong starcast with their powerful throws and mouths, grand directorial of Abhishek Sengupta couldn’t save it for one and for all. A predictable lineup at every stance, the series seemed to have stuck to 2020 and not evolved since then. And that’s where it falls flat, for us as the audience, have already got a far better exposure to thrillers to psychological thrillers and more for the OTT boon, and this therefore somewhere misses that ‘cherry’ on the top.

For the end knot, what makes us go hooked to screens, is the amazing immediate cinematography, the brilliant settings and props, and of course the directorial of Abhishek Sengupta. What’s more, the rhythmic background music is what to fall in love it! It swings your mind to go along to infer the mystery, and eventually manages to keep you unturned to its climax.

Overall, it’s surely a watchable one to chill around the weekend!

3.5/5 stars