A doctor by profession, Kaavya Ramkumar, versatile screenwriter and co-writer of the movie Game Over, has evolved as a role model in moving out of a stereotype and following her passion, which is story writing.
After the positive reviews the movie received and its successful stint at the box office, Kaavya has no regrets leaving her job after working for one and a half years.
Game Over is the story of an avid gamer who suffers from Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who is afraid of the dark and more specifically experiences “anniversary reaction” or the anniversary effect as it is referred to in the study of psychology.
Played by Taapsee Pannu (Swapna), as a wheel chair bound woman, struggling to survive an attack, the film is a subgenre of thriller and based on home invasion theory. Directed by Ashwin Saravanan, Game Over is a novel attempt to create an unprecedented aura which is generally seen in Hollywood movies only. The director meticulously uses the maze arcade game Pac-man to carry forward his story. The story begins with a horrifying murder and Swapna who is yet to come out of the personal tragedy gets targeted by the killer.
In a candid chat, the co-writer of movie Kaavya, who has a great penchant for writing since a very young age, avers, “I studied in Kanyakumari district, Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Science. I practiced in St. Joseph's of Cluny hospital. I was in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I worked as a duty doctor for one and a half years. I have written around 18 short stories and mostly all stories have women lead.”
Her stories caught Ashwin’s attention through mutual friends in facebook and the idea to collaborate on a film unfolded. “Director Ashwin had a clear vision and he knew what he wanted and the way the scenes should come out,” she says. The ardent writer also shared her fond memory with actor Taapsee Pannu during the making of the film. "I was there every day during shooting and after the scene was over we used to play Ludo and she (Taapsee) always used to win. It was a great way to get relief from stress after an intense scene.
About her future projects, Kaavya says she is in discussion with few directors but nothing has been finalised yet.