WE KNOW NOTHING… AND WE HAVE LEARNT GHANTA
Whatever , one may say about “ Go ..Goa..Gone” , after all is said and done , the two hours that you would have spent watching this movie are non boring , pleasant and enjoyable. Yes , you do get a certain feeling of missing something. I know I had it. But I could not quite lay my finger on what it was. Then my wife told me. It is called a ‘plot’ she said. That is when it dawned on me too. The movie has absolutely no plot or storyline to speak of. It’s premise is absurd and the story it tries to tell is pointless. Yet , you have fun watching this movie.
There is a scene in this movie. It is one of the last scenes. Hardik (,played by Kunal Khemu) , stops , Boris , (played by Saif Ali Khan) , from shooting the zombie turned Arianne. Hardik then goes to her and lures her out of the boat. What follows next is in perhaps every sense, what the movie is all about. Hardik is chased by the Zombie , along the beach , into the forest . Then they play some hide and seek among the trees. All this is set to a romantic background score . it is as if , the two are lovers frolicking around , where in reality , the zombie wants to devour Hardik , and Hardik wants to escape the zombie. Kunal Khemu’s expressions are priceless in this scene.
It’s funny – this scene. It is also fun to watch. You are laughing all the time. It is also absurd. And yes it is all pointless, with neither any bearing on or relevance to the plot , whatever excuse for a plot there is .
And that’s what with the movie too. It is a very fun movie to watch. You are laughing all the time, well most of the time. The conversations are clever , the repartee quick and the dialogues witty. The pace is decent . And the acting is good, particularly from the three protagonists. It is also absurd , has no plot to speak of and seems all pointless , despite , the forced messages about saying no to drugs. And, the entire package manages to end up being entertaining and enjoyable.
Witty , clever conversations peppered with hindi gaalies , seem to be the stuff , that a lot of movies are made of today. This movie is no exception. The first half is particularly good. Smartass comments fly back and forth and there is a generous sprinkling of beep words. In fact , at one point in time , one wonders if the movie is incidental to the dialogues. It almost does not make any sense at one point , but by that point , you are having fun and are looking forward to the next dialogue.
And again , as with many movies this one also celebrates fukragiri and loserdom. It centers itself around two girl chasing , joint smoking , beer guzzling , work shirking young men . They may not have many merits , but they definitely are very interesting. And they have been played well by Kunal Khemu and Vir Das. Kunal Khemu , particulary stands out , with his comic timings and his near priceless expressions in a few scenes. Vir Das and Anand Tiwary , play second fiddle well and manage to do a convincing job. Saif Ali Khan is adequate while Pooja Gupta is not. But then , she looks good and we all know that there has to be a good looking female lead (?) in a zombie movie. So , we are prepared to overlook that.
The directors have managed to handle the zombie angle pretty decently. They have paid homage to a host of zombie movies . They have managed a good balance between retaining several cinematic clichés while at the same time making light of some of them. While , at times , the overall zombie thing , does get a bit gross to watch , it has been a decent job overall.
All , in all. Fun movie. Enjoyable. If you are fine with not having a plot in the movie that you watch , you will love this one. 3.5/5