With COVID-19 taking over the world, several filmmakers and producers are looking at helming a project on the pandemic and its after effects. Now, Voot is coming forward with the first ever web show on the Coronavirus crisis which will be based on a family that loses their loved one to the virus. Featuring Sanjay Kapoor, Shweta Tripathi Sharma and Arjun Mathur among others, the thriller titled The Gone Game is touted as India's first web series about a pandemic
Producer Sukesh Motwani credited director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat for having deftly woven a psychological thriller against the backdrop of the crisis. "During our brainstorming sessions, we felt that the story of a family, with all its fault lines and emotions, can be explored. What happens when different members of a family are stuck in different locations because of the lockdown, only to know that one of them has succumbed to COVID? The idea is to explore the possibilities of deviant human behaviour, crime and morality during such times," stated Sukesh.
The series was remotely shot over a month, with every actor doubling up as the director of photography. "We would co-ordinate over video calls, giving instructions to each actor regarding the lighting and the treatment of each scene. It was a new and elaborate way of executing a show."
(Source: Mid Day)