Wrong timing can instantly turn you a laughing stock from a head turner. And I still remember the day when I learnt it bad. Since then I have been extra conscious before I go opinionated. And it is worse when it is a self praise.
Reading Saif’s interview calling himself one of the best actors of Bollywood, that too the next morning I watched Go Goa Gone was a déjà vu. Saif Ali Khan’s puffed up ego has surely not added an edge to his acting skill- what can better testify than the series of whacky comedy fiascos he has given to the viewers. Barring few hits like Dil Chahta Hai, Omkara, I just wonder if the Pataudi scion or Kapoor son-in-law has enough in his kitty for such a proclamation. Going tattooed with 20 years younger flame’s name, bleach blond look, the glory of the Pataudi clan or the newly acquired share of that of the Kapoor clan certainly don’t count for the perfect package for a Bolly rocker.
For the Saif fans who must be scurrying the dictionary for the perfect cuss for me, a small piece of advice: please go and catch a show of Go Goa Gone. No, not in a multiplex with a popcorn tub, I can’t be that rude, you know. Anyway for those who goes by the convention of statutory warnings, a small review for you.
Directors Raj & DK in their fourth outing makes a failed attempt of amusing audience with a madcap comedy, not knowing that downright silly does not work all time with everybody. Boris (Saif Ali Khan) turns an unconvincing zombie hunter with a mixed Russian and Hindi accent which is intolerably gibberish at times and an unseemly bleach blond look. The look readily makes you wonder what if all donkeys on earth turn unicorns.
Introducing a middle of the road genre Zom-com into Bollywood, Go Goa Gone remains a blooper. Neither a mainstream, nor a satisfying horror Zombie flick, what is born is a gory neither-comedy-nor-horror flop. The tits and bits of feel good, silly laugh moments sum up to a disappointing whole. Little other than the raunchy cheesy expletives hook you.
Hardik (Kunal Khemu) and Luv (Vir Das) bored with their doped out lives tag along Bunny (Anand Tiwari) and lands in Goa essentially to binge on booze, babes and drugs. And for the wilder, an invitation from Luna (Puja Gupta) for a rave party organized by our Boris seems good till they are accosted by Zombies. Seems nonsensical? Can’t help, that’s how you are introduced to the new genre on Bollywood platter, zom-com. The scenes are no wonder infested with zombies though comic seems pretty scant. At least it fails to tickle funny bones of audience who carry their sense of reasoning inside the movie theatre.
It is not that we want Saif to hang his boots from Youngistan entertainers, in fact quite opposite. Women and girls still believe that his persona oozes machismo and he wears his fame with style. But post Omkara his journey has steered clear of being outstanding. Flicks like Race 2, Tashan, and the atypical poorly scripted Agent Vinod or Roadside Romeo, are best when less talked about. Other than the style that he wears up his sleeves, these have badly exposed his shallow acting skills or may be his choice of films.
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