Film : Go Goa Gone
Bollywood Celebden Rating: 3/5
Cast : Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta and Saif Ali Khan
Music : Sachin-Jigar
Direction : Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK
Luv (Vir Das) and Hardik (Kunal Khemu) are two guys who are lost in the world of drugs and daaru. Hardik soon loses his job and Luv breaks up with his girl friend,and they hop onto to their hapless roommate Bunny’s(Anand Tiwari) Goa trip. Here Luv meets Luna (Puja Gupta) , one of his 2000 unknown Facebook friends. The 3 friends go to a rave party which is organised by Russian mafia don Boris (Saif Ali Khan) that Luna suggests. In the party, many people take a new drug which is more dangerous than every other drug. Next morning, people who took that drug turn into zombies and hunt the rest of the people. Luv, Hardik, Bunny and Luna must now escape the island and the hungry zombies.
Movies like “Go Goa Gone” heavily depend on actors’ performances and the actors here have nailed it. Vir Das lives up to the promise he showed in Delhi Belly, delivering another fine performance. His dialogue delivery, screen presence and comic timing are the highlights of the movie. Kunal Khemu is a surprise package in the movie with a brilliant performance as a flirtatious guy. The way he mouths his dialogues (though mostly only cuss words) is very impressive. Anand Tiwari is very reserved and suits the character really well. Puja Gupta looks very glamorous in this movie while Saif impresses in his limited role.
Technical aspect :
Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK who have been brilliant with story line in their last movies “99” and “Shor in the City” continue in this film as well. The dialogues are funny and the story telling is crisp and to the point. The cinematography is neat but the zombie makeup could have been better. The light and peppy music by duo Sachin and Jigar remains the soul of the film.
Experimenting is good and Bollywood seems to be discovering that. Go Goa Gone falls into the same category of movies as Delhi Belly, with plenty of cuss words and a crazy plot. The laughs come thick and fast and the pace of the movie, especially in the buildup towards the interval is excellent. Post the interval though, the movie loses some steam. The USP of the movie, zombies, is ultimately what holds the movie back. The movie has less scary or gore scenes that you expect in a zombie movie and there are a few moments where you think the writers are dragging us towards the ending. Still, if it is a departure from regular fare that you want, and a fun way to spend a few hours at that, then you won’t go wrong at all with Go Goa Gone!
Bottomline : This zombie ride is crazy. Hop On!!