108 Min | Comedy – Action – Adventure | May 2013
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Director: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das
Go Goa Gone Review: Go Goa Gone is Bollywood’s first foray into the zombie land. Directed by the duo, Raj-DK of ‘Shor in the city’ fame, this chronicles the encounters of the trio, Hardik-Luv-Bunny played by Kunal Khemu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari respectively with the zombies when they are stranded on an island in Goa. The film introduces the three main characters with their irreverent banters which is much reminiscent of the hilarious adult comedy “Delhi Belly”. While Bunny seems to be an innocent and workaholic chap, Hardik and Luv are good-for-nothing slackers who piggyback on Bunny in an official trip to Goa.
Things take a turn at a rave party when the partygoers turn into flesh-eating zombies under the influence of an exclusive Russian drug. Enter the blondie zombie-killer, Boris(played by Saif Ali Khan)who speaks with a funny Russian accent spiced up with desi tadka! Go Goa Gone is quirky and boasts of real LOL moments in the first half -Thanks to the natural and well-timed performances from Khemu and Das. Saif gets the notes right and he shines with his punchy dialogues in the extended cameo. It only loses focus in the post interval portions due to incompetent writing. Probably the writers weren’t sure about a suitable culmination for this mad-cap comedy. Even though the narrative takes a hit, Saif breathes life into the proceedings. While the guys are in terrific form with their dazzling camaraderie, Luna(played by Puja Gupta) is efficient.
Seemingly influenced by the western concept, Raj/DK strike an amazing balance in putting up the story in an Indian context and avoid meandering into the distasteful or abusive territory. Yes, there is plethora of cuss words but the humor smart and is tackled aesthetically. Sachin-Jigar’s music is apt and energetic and syncs well with the narrative. Whats interesting to note here is, the film does send an implicit message for today’s young facebook generation who are unconsciously becoming symbols of loosening morals, philandering ways and finding heaven under drugs, dopes and drinks. Sad! On the whole, Goa Goa Gone is a bravura attempt by Raj and DK. Youngsters will definitely have a ball watching this mad, mad , mad ride. Watch it for its sheer novelty.
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