Zombies are not exactly the pleasantest of your ghosts. They are barren of any of the logical or reasoning capabilities and hence can come across as a little dumber than the usual genre of supernatural beings that we are so familiarized with in Bollywood. ‘Go Goa Gone’ is directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK who are both known for their comedies this ‘zom-com’, as the film has been promoted is also a comedy with substantial spoonful’s of bloody-gory-hungry zombies. With a collaborative cast consisting of Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta and Saif Ali Khan, ‘Go Goa Gone’ makes for an entertaining watch however, only if you are willing to tolerate the very graphic scenes where zombies tear human flesh apart and eat it! Definitely not one for the faint hearted! Luv (Vir Das) is dumped by his girlfriend and a foolish action by Hardik (Kunal Khemu) leaves him w jobless. Bunny (Anand Tiwari) lands himself a business class flight ticket and a five-star stay at Goa thanks to a presentation of his in office. Luv and Hardik instead of whiling and whining their time away in booze and drugs see their salvation in the Party Capital of the country – Goa!
Luv meets Luna (Pooja Gupta) who invites him to an exceptionally exclusive and concealed underground rave party planned by the Russian Mafioso in an island off the shore of Goa. The trio set out for a night of wickedness and enjoy themselves to the hilt and the next morning brings them to the other darker side of their ‘nirvana’. They find out that the island is infested by zombies. Luv decides on saving Luna’s life too and follows his idea. On the way, they encounter Boris (Saif Ali Khan), a self-proclaimed zombie-hunter. This is where their adventure commences!
Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK have captured a well experimented innovation with a fresh concept and have emerged triumphant. ‘Go Goa Gone’ is a pretty enjoyable project. The locations of Goa are mostly reduced to the island that the characters are stranded in but the sand and the sea and the forests are all treated with the right amount of fright and comedy that a ‘zom-com’ requires!
Kunal Khemu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari all look tailor-made for their characters. They slip into the roles with ease and perform this trio of frustrated-in-life young men perfectly. Kunal Khemu’s character Hardik who is the guy who doesn’t stop flirting with any woman with or without a brain is well played by the actor. Vir Das, meanwhile, effortlessly takes the cake. Lovelorn and unable to make a lasting first impression on girls, Luv symbolises the plight of perhaps every such man who has been dumped in love and have sought their reliefs in Goa! Anand Tiwari’s comic timing is commendable. The actor does a good job of performing the naïve and innocent Bunny that guy in every group of friends who is the hardworking of all. Pooja Gupta doesn’t have a lot to do in this bromance-of-sorts, but whatever she is meant to Gupta plays it well. Saif Ali Khan’s Russian-accented, burnt-haired, heavily-tattooed zombie hunter avatar Boris is a likeable one. Saif Ali Khan, as by now is a fact well known has a flair for comedy and the actor proves his determination yet again in this project!
The music of the film, composed by Sachin-Jigar, consists of four songs. ‘Slowly slowly’ and ‘Khoon choos le’ are almost on their way to the top of the chartbusters on the global Indian music scene for their catchy tunes and the ‘uniquely odd’ lyrics. ‘Khushnameed’ is pleasantly composed and well sung. ‘Babaji ki booty’ is another insane song from the makers which is catchy and fun!
‘Go Goa Gone’ is a pleasant watch despite the innumerable scenes depicting flesh and gore but doesn’t leave one with an urge to puke. It has its gross moments but it is far from disgusting. The dialogues are witty and are mostly accountable for invoking a laughing streak in cinema theatres! Go out and watch another new innovation of Indian Cinema … Go Goa Gone gets a 7/10 from me ! – Go Keel Peepal !!!