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Nikhil Bhat's web-series The Gone Game is about a death during the lockdown

Shot indoors during the current lockdown, the series featuring Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Shweta Tripathi Sharma, will stream on Voot Select this month. 

Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Shweta Tripathi Sharma

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A lot of artistes have been producing visual content in the lockdown by using the resources available to them. Director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s The Gone Game is a web-series which has been shot and curated indoors in the lockdown, keeping in mind the regulations in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will begin streaming on Voot Select this month. 

Interestingly, the story of The Gone Game also takes place during a lockdown. It is about the death of a boy and the reason is said to be a virus. However, there seems to be more to his death than meets the eye and the possibility of murder cannot be ruled out. 

The series stars Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shweta Tripathi, Rukhsar Rehman, Lubna Salim, Indraneil Sengupta and Dibyendu Bhattacharya. 

Speaking about the series, Bhat said in an official statement, “The Gone Game is an original series in every sense. Be it the storyline, the characters, or the overall visual appeal. We have tried to make it authentic while keeping the current lockdown scenario as the backdrop of the show. It will not be wrong to say that we made it from scratch as we were working with very limited resources and shooting entirely from home.” 

Bhat’s last web-series Rasbhari, which starred Swara Bhasker, was released recently. 

Elaborating on the unusual experience of making the series, the director said, “We also had to use some innovative techniques to ensure that performances do not suffer because of the constraint of physical proximity. We learned and unlearned many aspects from our test shoots. Due to the conditions, the process was limiting, but it also gave the actors and the technicians a lot of freedom to innovate. It has been an unconventional journey and we hope that the audience will appreciate our vision.” 

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