Luv (Vir Das), Hardik (Kunal Kemmu) and Bunny (Anand Tiwari) are three friends, who stay and work together in Mumbai. However, while Bunny is a typical ‘good boy’, the other two are dope-heads and slackers.When Luv gets unceremoniously dumped by his girlfriend and Hardik ends up jeopardizing his job by getting caught smoking a joint in the office, the duo decide to head out of the city for a break.
When Bunny announces that he has to go to Goa on the company’s buck for an important official presentation, the two friends gleefully latch onto him at the prospect of having a good time.However, Goa is not just a place for beaches, beer and bikinis-as the trio discover after a wild rave party organised by the Russian Mob on an island.
After a night of debauchery, the three friends and Luna (Puja Gupta), a woman who tells them about the party, find themselves trapped on the island, which is now infested by an army of zombies. However, all hopes are not lost and they find a saviour in the form of Russian mobster Boris (Saif Ali Khan).Now, all they have to do is find their boat and get the hell out of that island…
You do not expect a zombie movie to be hilarious from the word go but Go Goa Gone doesn’t cease to tickle you and you are left in splits right till the end even when the film tries to convey a very serious message.
Both filmmakers Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK unapologetically present a ludicrous and farcical world of zombies, soak them in slapstick humour that is surprisingly so whacky and zany that you can’t help but guffaw riotously. Even the scary portions only make you laugh and bring out the perfect blend of edgy dark humour.
Technically too, Go Goa Gone is very sound. The cinematography by Lukasz Pruchnik and Dan McArthur is top notch and gives a serious competition to zombie movies of the West. Even the background setting is near perfect with the foresty feel on an obscure island.
This time around it isn’t the look of the actors in question but that of the many zombies that inhabit the island. The make-up artists surely deserve to be applauded in creating the perfect white-faced, blank-eyed, and bloodied zombies.
What also deserves to be lauded is the music by Sachin-Jigar. Each and every song right from Slowly Slowly to Khoon Choos Le Monday to even Babaji Ki Booty has topped the charts becoming an instant hit with the urbane youth. The songs also blend brilliantly with the film.
The review isn’t complete without the mention of the top notch performances of the actors. The casting deserves more scores for the way they actors mouth the expletives, the corny one liners and the whacky dialogues it’s all hilariously awesome! Kunal Khemu who doubles up as a dialogue writer is surprisingly delightful. So is the case with Vir Das who punches humour in every dialogue that he mouths. Anand Tiwari too plays his part well while Puja Gupta looks hot, well only meant for that in this one.
Saif Ali Khan with all his blond hair, bleached beard and a fake Russian accent as he plays the zombie slayer is something you’ve never seen before.
Go Goa Gone, in short, is a helluva adventure ride that leaves you in splits right till the end. A must watch for one and all.