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Much fun and gore - a combination I never thought would've worked. But owing to some witty dialogue and perfectly timed dialogue delivery make Go Goa Gonea watch well worth it.Read more
Go Goa Gone - they lost me at the title. A little curiosity came about when I realised that it is a zombie film. But, that was instantly killed with this trailer. They ruined it completely when they answered the first question that popped in my head, "What are zombies doing in Goa?" with a quite literal and lame, "Globalization!"
I'm not a huge fan of zombie films. It has never stopped amazing me that there are enough films to make this into a genre. What an excuse to display gore through the entire length of the film? That and there's so little in terms of story in a zombie film.
Fortunately, Go Goa Gone's tells you right at the trailer that it doesn't want to be taken seriously. And all the elements that you see so far, point towards a feeble attempt at spoof.
Despite all my misgivings, I still have hope from the director duo because of their earlier films 99 and Shor in the City. I completely enjoyed their dark humor. However, Saif Ali Khan going about killing dead people while pretending to be Russian is hardly inspiring.
Interestingly enough, the music has garnered decent reviews. Let's hope the film gets good laughs out of us.
- meeta, a part of the audience
The most annoying bit about zombie films is that the story just doesn't move, only the zombies do. It starts with people becoming zombies, one inexplicable way or the other. It goes on with deadpan, gory zombies staggering around beautiful scenery. Living people fight dead people in an hour+ long chase sequence. And people beat the zombies in the last 15-20 minutes. That and you have people eating people. Go Goa Goneis more or less the same, except that it has a lot of fun along the way and is headed towards a definite purpose.
Go Goa Gonestarts off with the usual toilet and sexual humor you'd find in a film involving three bachelors living together, down to the oft-repeated Hardik joke. But, it has its unique style which keeps you interested. And of course, you are waiting for the zombies to appear. Meanwhile, beyond the commonplace humor are one-liners that make you laugh out loud. With context, even the 'globalization' dialogue, that put me off in the trailers, works. The dialogue is witty and yet, not filmy. It is the kind of language friends would speak with each other. The delivery of course, is perfectly timed, else the lines would have fallen flat.
Kunal Khemu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari carry out the buffoonery well. Puja Gupta's Luna exists just so the film doesn't become too 'man'ly. But she does well nevertheless. Saif Ali Khan has his usual screen presence, but isn't required to do much really.
In fact, this film is not about the characters at all. The main leads start out as the typical good, bad and in-between trio. The distinguishing lines soon merge into all three of them being afraid while keeping their humor intact. Yet, except for a couple of times, it doesn't seem out of place.
I'd think zombie films would be categorized as horror films, but Go Goa Gonedoesn't fall in the horror category. Sure, it has more than its share of gore and intestine like things being pulled out of necks but it still doesn't qualify as horror. Also, the background score is quite different from the kind we associate with horror films or even thrillers.
In fact, Go Goa Gonegoes beyond these genres to even comment about things like group dynamics in terms of who become a leader and how a group goes astray without a leader. You have an additional layer of a 'social message' stuck on to it. While, I'm not too much in favor of adding meaning to a film by merely slapping on a message at the end, I'm glad Go Goa Gonehad one. At least there is more to a zombie film than people walking around like zombies. Also, the manner in which the message unfolds makes it pallatable, except for the last revision of lessons and "moral of the story" dialogue between the characters.
Similarly, there are a couple of instances in which the people behave dumber than the zombies. Clearly, the situations have been added just to bring in some variety in an otherwise flat plot. But, they are all done in good humor and hence pass by.
What makes Go Goa Gonea film worth the watch is certainly the fine manner in which comedy and horror/thriller have been combined. Who would have thought a day would come when I'd say, I'm looking forward to the sequel of a zombie film!
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...This isn’t just the instance of a big hero opting to inhabit a juicy character role, the way Khan did in Omkara, or an attention-grabbing guest role or special appearance. Here, he’s literally one the gang, playing a part that clocks up less screen time than his costars. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice : ...Another actor who leaves you impressed is Saif. Saif’s peroxide haired Boris doesn’t exactly have the biggest screen time but Saif seems completely at ease with it. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...GO GOA GONE is experimental since something like this has never been attempted earlier. But it's fun, witty, amusing and yes, thoroughly entertaining.... full review
Thumbs up, by Tushar Joshi, DNA : ...The dialogue is urban, contemporary and very current. The writers definitely have a pulse on what's hot at the moment and create the right moments between their characters.... full review
Thumbs up, by Deepa Deoshthalee, Film Impressions : ...Banking on excellent performances for most part (the chemistry between the boys is crucial), Go Goa Gone is a trippy little gem that would have been scintillating if it were a tad tighter. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Piyasree Dasgupta, FirstPost : ...In fact, while you don’t expect a film like this to do it, Go Goa Gone does take up stereotypes perpetuated by Bollywood and invite you to have a good laugh at them. ... full review
Thumbs up, Free Press Journal : ...Arindam Ghatak’s uncomplicated editing, Lukasz Pruchnik and Dan McArthur’s textured cinematography and Clara Alvarez’s production design adds distinction to this lively and highly entertaining niche product.... full review
Thumbs up, by Abhimanyu Kanodia, Indicine : ...Go Goa Gone is definitely not a “Zombieland” of Bollywood in terms of style and action but it’s not far behind either and with that special message for the youth it deserves to be applauded. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Vir Das’ straight faced, matter of fact style of comedy is bone tickling to the core. Along with Kunal Khemu, their duo holds this profanely funny film tight.... full review
Thumbs up, by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint : ...Go Goa Gone occasionally assumes the sluggish pace of one of its zombies and moves determinedly in the direction of zombie-movie predictability, but the hilarious repartee is never far behind.... full review
Thumbs up, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Even though the film is short and ahem, alive, there are still some stretches which seem repetitive because of the nature of the characters and story... full review
Thumbs up, by Saibal Chaterjee, NDTV : ...Made by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK (whose films thus far have demonstrated a healthy disregard of things predictable), Go Goa Gone thrives on an imagination that is allowed to run riot. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...To enjoy Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK‘s “Go Goa Gone“, you have to ignore the tacky effects and the bad make-up and concentrate on the wisecracks and repartee between the main characters.... full review
Thumbs up, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...Kunal Khemu shows his talent as he doubles up as a dialogue writer along with the filmmakers to come up with some of the most whacked out, tongue and cheek dialogues that work well with the masses. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Gaurav Malani, Times of India : ...And while horror and humour go hand-in-hand in the film, the makers ensure they don't mix up the genres, which essentially is the biggest accomplishment of the storytelling. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...There are times when the film gets a little obvious, especially in introducing the idea of zombies to the audience. No doubt with the intention of ensuring that a lot of people in India who have not seen or heard about the concept are not alienated. But this is a rare blip. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Anand Tiwari’s comic timing is praiseworthy. The actor does a good job of performing the seedha-sadha Bunny – that guy in every group of friends who is the hardworking of all and the one who, as he rightly puts across, is the ‘hero ka friend’.... full review
So-So, by Shubir Rishi, Rediff : ...Vir Das. The guy has no clue what the hell he is doing. Or what the hell is going on. For being called ‘India’s answer to Jay leno’ and ‘a comedian to watch out for,’ he sucks.... full review
So-So, by Rummanna Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...What I like about the film is that the makers know that they are dabbling with the absurd and yet, they don’t try to force-fit the story into a typical Bollywood framework. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...After you have been bludgeoned with gibberish, there is a smart line the female lead asks the others around her. The question is almost like rubbing salt on the wounds of the audience. ... full review
zeitgeiztr: Go Goa Gone turned out to be India's first stoner-cum-zombie movie and a successful one at that. Jai babaji ki booty!
yuvikachoudhary: Go n watch go goa gone ... Fun film
Yo_ChandraMukhi: Go goa gone. Pretty awesome for bollywood standards!
vishalharirmani: watched go goa gone... nice, mad and crazy movie good work by all cast and pooja gupta was awesome by work and look both.. must watch movie
Tweetiyapanti: Go goa gone is not just a movie!! Its a riot!! Enjoyed a movie thoroughly after a long long time! Gr8 job done! @thevirdas , kunal khemu (y)
TrikhaMudit: Go Goa Gone one of the best movie of 2013. Awesome work @kunalkemmu @thevirdas ! #TheEndIsNear ;)
SurgeIN: Go Goa Gone. Most fun Bollywood movie I've seen in a long time. Must watch.
Supreeta4u: Go Goa Gone....must watch ...awesomeeee.
singhaniatweets: Super Entertainer....Brilliantly made....Go Goa Gone, what a movie....laughed my lungs out..
shubham0420: go goa gone must watch
Shemanka1: Wat a film go goa gone superb
Shbhm_M: Go Goa Gone is a #freak! Must watch! (y)
shazbo83: If u haven't seen go goa gone, don't miss it excellent film it's different wild n mad. Not 2 b missed
sayantwitting: samasya ki middle finger pe samadhan ki anguthi..BABAJI KI BOOTI..Go Goa Gone rocks (y)
sashin: Go ... Goa... Gone ... ENJOYED !! http://filmyreview.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/go-goa-gone-enjoyed/
sanju_194: Go Goa Gone is the best Bollywood zombie movie! #sohilarious #gogoagone @Birvi @RaveenaMandala @vimmy79
SAIFALIKHANITA: GOOD MORNING TO EVERYONE...RUN TO TAKE YOUR TICKET AND TO WATCH Go Goa Gone!!!!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=254946571310377&id=145722245566144
ruchi_lol: Go goa gone has been watched...!!! Just loved one dialogue and it was a crazy n mad fun movie...
roomabhandari: Go Goa Gone..full paisa wasool..entertaining
Riddhikulous: Go Goa Gone. So funny! XD
raviteja109: “@RJV4U: Go Goa Gone is Awesome Fun...Super Zombie comedy ...Died Laughing...Cheers to Saif,kunal etc :))”
raunakmiranda28: Go Goa Gone . One hell of a movie. End was a bore though. Won't mind seeing it again.
ramya_shilpa: A must watch for all you zombie comedy movie lovers. Go Goa Gone. Go watch it! I was LMAO ;) http://twitter.com/ramya_shilpa/status/333136694159237121/photo/1
RAHULGAUTAM23: GO GOA GONE..... must watch :)
RafeyHashmi: Go Goa Gone - A very well directed film, Amazing jokes and outstanding script. Could had been 15 minutes shorter. 8/10!
princeeaddy: Go Goa Gone is unabashed, shameless and whacked out fun of a film. Extremely cheesy dialouge but they work big time. #GoGoaGone
Prateek1385: Go Goa Gone....most definitly worth a watch. Gr8 movie
PrasadBirajdar: Go Goa Gone a good laugh riot! @kunalkemmu rocks!
pradeepohri: Go goa gone is a nice movie.
poonamkaurlal: Go Goa gone! Just a superb film! Must watch! I had goose bumps!
PKinwatkar: go goa gone is suparb movie...
phoenix2593: Oh and btw go goa gone, i totally loved you.
Omstreetcast: Go Goa Gone !!! Freaky Fantastic Movie must watch once , amazing movie
NavneetJain18: gO Goa GONe awesome muvie.....
Navjotalive: Go Goa Gone:funniest film of the year. Yet.Amazing in parts..a little predictable.overall a Must watch! 99 is still @krishdk 's best though!
Nabeel_Shaban: Go goa gone out in theatres.. go now, you won't regret it! I saw it last night and I m still laughing..
muntazax: Go Goa Gone!!! Laugh Riot!!!
MShayansheikh: Go goa gone, freaking hilarious, impressed with the work, totally worth it
mel_loves_india: I don't know how anyone can give a bad review to "Go Goa Gone." It was soooo funny!
Marmabandha: Go Goa Gone breaks almost every existent cliche, makes u laugh and delivers a great message in the most entertaining, symbolic way possible!
manbir29: Go goa gone, enjoyed the movie. Really funny one liners.
LightLYagami: Go Goa Gone is awesome movie and a good entertainer.
kunkish: Go Goa Gone a must watch ..... Kunal Khemu Respect :)
khmridul: Go goa gone....awesome stuff
keyeeZe: very few #Bollywood movies have you thinking about them even after the movie is over. Go Goa Gone is one of them. WATCH IT! @ASLR310
kcvinod: must watch go goa gone
karthik82: Go Goa Gone - I LOVED it, what a brilliant, clever, funny movie! Zombie gore will satisfy fans too. Nice music too. 9/10
karsonali111000: go goa gone..........superb movie.....aaahhhaaa i loved it.......:*
Jrakevein: Go Goa Gone ..…… fun-ride!
joydeep1985: Go Goa Gone was awesome!!! Kickass affair! I seriously love Bollywood! :D
jeyprakash: #Gogoagone-3/5. Well made new generation zombie comedy. Full time pass. Get entertained with some laugh. Go goa gone is fab funny fun. #fb
Jeetulund: Every tweeter should watch Go Goa Gone...:-)
jayshrek: Go Goa Gone .. ROFL movie. Haven't laughed loud like this in a theatre in a long time
imonlyn: GO GOA GONE... 1st Zombie Movie of Bollywood.. Worth The Wait.. Killer Dialogues.. Total Paisa Vasool.. MUST WATCH... \m/@sugarrman
iamSRUK: Go Goa Gone awesome muvi..... PUJA GUPTA was lookin sexy :* must watch GGG :)
Hukum_Mere_Aaka: #GoGoaGone will grow automatically. Some movies do not require any publicity. Earlier it was Delhi Belly. Now its Go Goa Gone!
hbk_abhi: Go Goa Gone is happening !
Guttajwala: Superb movie go GOA gone..... A must watch!!!! Enjoyed it thoroughly.....
guru5155: Finally india's first zom com hits screen and its really infectious good work go goa gone
faisalhashmi: Go Goa Gone is a surprisingly hilarious and entertaining zombie comedy debut from India. Original, short, well-acted and gory. Good stuff!
drdivya_naik: Go Goa Gone!!!!! :-)
Dharmateja992: Next gen movie..must watch guys..GO GOA GONE!!..Nice ZOM-COM flick #mustwatch
cpauleen: Go goa gone a definite watch movie, fultu paisa wasool I say
cinemanabhishek: Thank you @krishdk for giving a perfect entry to Zom-com in Indian Cinema. Cant get better than this. Go Goa Gone has got a long way to go.
Carissa23: Go Goa Gone.......incredibly funny and outrageously creative....go for it ...I loved it .....
buddha_sadhu: go goa gone!! mindblowing fun. amazing dialogues. #win #dimaagkarape
blahssome: Go Goa Gone was suer fun :D Thoroughly enjoyed it.
BansalSmita_: Go goa gone.. ek baar dekhna toh banata hai...
badald8: Go goa gone super comedy...
Ayushi045: Go goa gone ★★★★must watch!
ayodhyad: Go goa gone #Awesome
asranivivek: Go goa gone too good hahahahahahahahahah
ASHISHNEGI5: Go Goa Gone is only mildly scary, but it is often very, very funny. one time must watch
arvindia4u: Go Goa Gone - Hilarious movie, nice camerawork story could have been a little better but worth a watch :) #Movies #Hindi
arpitarath: Go Goa Gone! Hilarious! Must watch!entire cinema rolled with laughter!@basuanurag thnk for the review! Helped me decide my friday nite movie
anilquadros: The movie GO GOA GONE is too good must watch ... :-)
anejasahil: go goa gone fullon entertainment..:p
Amitvdeshmukh: "@ashwins: Loving "go goa gone" so far! #zombies"... one of the funnier hindi movies that I have watched in a long time...
AlwaysGocooL: Go Goa Gone is such shameless fun. Its a ride you shouldn't miss. Worth your time and money. Go have a good laugh. Fun!
Alpha_bOy96: All the bst to "go goa gone" new concept huge expectations 'n really funny story :) :D may it be a huge success. . .
ali_numberdar: Go goa gone...full time pass (Y)
adinirvana: Go goa gone >>>
Aanandjha1: Go goa gone-a great fun Zombies........
VarshanSookhun: Go Goa Gone ... A modern day 'SHOLAY' with zombies replacing Gabbar Singh #BollywoodBillboard Rating 6/10
tea_n_see: Go Goa Gone started well but fizzled out before the finish. Not a bad film, but fell short of what could have been.
tangyorangesour: Go goa gone #okaish
ritz0143: "Go goa gone" is an average movie.... Ws buggd up fr 3hrz in frnt of da screen.... :/
rdarkknight: Go Goa Gone - Nice entertaining movie ... sumthing different from the usual over the top, leave-brains-at-home, nonsense rubbish films !
poonawalamurtaz: Go Goa Gone - hilarious 1st half, pathetic 2nd half. Saif Ali Khan is shitt!!
MsRashmisays: Go goa gone- * funny but the zombie scenes are not for the weak hearted!*
janiceseq85: Watched Raj & DK's 'Go Goa Gone' on thurs. Laughed so hard in the 1st half. Sadly 2nd half takes a nose dive. Sigh. It had so much promise
IamAnshulSethi: Go Goa Gone : Time pass, one time watch.
hrajpathak: Go Goa gone. A simple light hearted comedy. Dont expect a laugh riot. But surely tickles
aman_8558: Watched Go Goa Gone its not really that entertaining but it had some comedy scenes
47_shubham: Go Goa Gone : Good Watch ... Zombies and Fun !
UttejitCoder: Go Goa Gone its one of the dumbest movies ever made !! Probably made 4 Zombies #GoGoaGone #WantMyTimeBack
Thehounddoggy: Go goa gone.....worse than the worst spoof movie you have ever seen!!! #braindead
sRk_theEmpeRoR: Go Goa Gone movie about to Go from theatres,Gone from some alreadily!
ShaistaSF: So, what do we know? What did we learn? We know nothing & we learnt Ghanta! :P #Go Goa Gone! Totally Zombi-edy '
saxenavipul64: Watched Go Goa Gone..Bad and Stupid movie. How Censor board clear dialogue with abusive language ?is money game there too ? Trin Trin CBI..
PJdiploma: Go.Goa.Gone.. comedy.. thriller.. crap. all in one.
dnyaneshjgd: Go Goa Gone!! Totally bakwaas..Don't bother at any cost..
atif_icial: Go Goa Gone dekh kar galti kar di.
aartik10: Go Goa Gone B-) =)).
This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
Zombies in Goa. You should be gone, only you are not in mainland Goa, you are on an island.