With films like Shor in the city and 99 in their kitty, Raj and DK are evidently one of the most exciting talents to watch out for. With Go Goa Gone, they have tried to push the envelope further and given India its first Zombie Movie. Bollywood is not an industry which is known to experiment and when it does, it actually does work, it's a revelation. And Go Goa Gone works BIG time.
It holds your attention from the very first scene and you instantly know you are in for a treat. The first half is filled with some genuinely funny moments. Once the set up shifts from Mumbai to Goa, it only takes the film to dizzying heights. The party in which all craziness begins is brilliantly shot and looks super cool. And then enters the zombies.
Film offers a one line explanation about the origination of zombies and does not waste any more time to dwell on the subject. Thereafter, the story development and an overall plot take a back seat and all focus shifts to gore and style. You don't mind this as such a film does not really need a strong script as long as the proceeding is entertaining enough. And entertaining it is. Film follows a very linear storyline and that's wherein its beauty lies. Directors keep it simple and do not divert the viewer's attention with unnecessary twists. The film was based on one theme which is the Zombies.
After a brilliant first half, the second half dips a bit. It is here that you had wished that the writers had let their imaginations run wild and one had more fun with the zombies. There are sequences which do hold your attention but overall the quality and frequency of hilarity goes down. But these minor blemishes do not hold the film for long as the climax takes you home. It is expertly shot and is great fun to watch and a promise of sequel at the end only makes you excited.
A film like this would have failed terribly without an able cast. And luckily no one disappoints. Each and every one of them is utterly funny and complete natural. Zombies are expertly designed and do look legit and scary.
Saif must be lauded not just for his daring Russian act but also as a producer for making a film like this. Dialogues of the film are the soul of it and make the characters feel so real. The lingo used is very today and instantly make the characters today's generation can relate to. The music gels well with the mood of the film and is foot tapping.
It is without doubt one of the coolest films to come out of Bollywood. It is a funny, smart and stylish entertainer with lots of tasteful blood and gore. What else one must expect! Please do go for it, if for nothing else then the sheer innovativeness and freshness of it.
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta
Director: Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D K