The makers of India's first web-series on COVID-19 pandemic titled The Gone Game released its trailer on Friday. Based on a family that loses their loved one to the virus, the show features Sanjay Kapoor, Shweta Tripathi Sharma and Arjun Mathur among others.
The trailer begins with Shweta losing her brother Arjun to Coronavirus but later finding out that he has been murdered. She senses something is wrong when her father Sanjay finds out Shriya Pilgaonkar being involved in the murder. Soon, the story takes a U-turn as everyone starts investigating the murder mystery that was given the name of COVID-19.
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," Sukesh stated earlier.
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."
The series also stars Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rukhsar Rehman, Lubna Salim and Indraneil Sengupta. The show will premiere on Voot Select from August 20, 2020!