Hardik (Kunal Khemu) and Luv (Vir Das), two dope heads tag along to Goa with
their buddy, Bunny (Anand Tiwari), on his business trip. Luv comes across a
free-spirited girl, Luna (Puja Gupta) who casually invites them to an exclusive
underground rave party on a remote island! The party is headed by the macho
Indo-Russian Mafioso, Boris (Saif Ali Khan). But all of a sudden, they are
accosted by zombies!
Okay, first things first.
Saif Ali Khan as the Indo-Russian Boris is there for only a part of the film,
specifically the second part. And that is one of the primary reasons this film
works so well. Devoid of over the top star power in the first half, the
directors allow the three men Hardik, Luv and Bunny to bond as naturally as
possible, letting the audience into their world of alcohol and marijuana.
Zombie comedies films
like Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead (my favourite) have been part of cinema
for a while now. With Go Goa Gone, Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D.K. try to
bring this genre to the Indian audiences. I would not compare their attempt to
any of the previous films considering that these films work as much on the
style as they do on their story. That said, I was of course was disappointed to
see one hilarious scene lifted mercilessly from ‘Shaun of the Dead’.
In ‘Go Goa Gone’ the
premise is set wonderfully by the directors but it is after that the film
suffers its big blow. Khan’s Boris is the weakest link in this comedy. Why was
he made into this mishmash Dilli-Russian gangster is completely beyond me. And I
have a strong feeling that he forgot what he was while shooting for the film
because he speaks accent free English, Broken Russian English and flawless
Hindi sometimes in the same sentence. Obviously, method acting is not his
The high point of this
film is the crackling chemistry of Hardik & Luv. The boy talk is kept
as realistic as possible and the fact that they are always accompanied by a joint
only makes the talk more hilarious. Kunal Khemu is out of the world as the dope
head manwhore and I am hoping to see more of him in better films.
The film is made as
much by the cast and the hilarious one-liners as by the music by the duo of
Sachin-Jigar. Foot thumping and crazy fun, the soundtrack takes this zom-com to
a whole new level. Surprisingly and thankfully there is only one small song and
the length of the film is just about 2 hours, so even with the minimalistic plot
twists, the film does not bore for long. Watch it this weekend!
Labels: Action, Comedy, Good, Hindi