Sunday, May 12, 2013

Movie Review: Go Goa Gone

3 friends - the chilled out Hardik (Kunal Khemu), the obsessed-in-love-with-a-FB-friend Luv (Vir Das) and the sincere Bunny (Anand Tiwari) - escape to Goa for some hard partying, and end up securing an invite to an exclusive rave party on a remote island off the Goa coast, organized by the Russian mafia.

After a crazed out night, they wake up to the nightmare - the new drug dished out at the party (and too expensive for them to afford) - has unleashed the walking dead - the zombies, with their twisted limbs, the slow but unrelenting march, the mission to convert more and more living to their kind!

Joined by the Delhite-turned-blond Russian "Baaris" (Saif), who likes to "keel dead people", the three friends and their female interest Luna (Pooja Gupta), must outwit and outmanouever the zombies to escape the island.

I loved the movie. Totally. From the first frame to the last, the movie is unrelenting with great dialogues, smart wit, and some really funny moments. The play on Scooty, the "what did we know, what have we learnt", the conversation with God, the dumb charades with the Russian, the dancing around the trees with the zombie girl - absolutely delightful. The performances also are top notch. Kunal, Vir and Saif are absolutely spot on - and Pooja and Anand are easy and comfortable. All this while the zombies are real, the danger fatal, and the blood and gore in your face.

If you enjoy zombie action (or even if you can just tolerate the spurting blood), and enjoy intelligent humour, you will absolutely love every bit of the 110 mins the film has on offer.

Oh, and yes, don't miss Saif's very sincere and touching message against smoking, drugs and violence at the beginning of the film. And as he says, respect Goa for the beautiful place it is!

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