Go Goa Gone Review


Movie: Go Goa Gone
By: TonyPulp
Date: February 4, 2014

I Kill Dead People

It is pretty rare for a Bollywood horror to make it to the Western horror crowd, let alone be a smash hit. Mostly because the majority is based on the same, basic and generic ghost-movie formula. With exceptions, of course. Such as the (cult)hit ZIBAHKHANA aka HELLís GROUND which had an international release and pleased many horror fans due to its recognizable classic western horror movie influences. It also has a few remarkable similarities to GO GOA GONE, a new upbeat zomcom which is out to shake things up a bit!

Two friends, Luv (Vir Das) and Hardik (Kunal Khemu) are going through bad times. Luv has learned that his girlfriend has been cheating on him and Hardik is this close to being fired from his job. They both badly need a break and when their roommate Bunny (Anand Tiwari) informs them that he is going to Goa for a presentation, they jump at the chance for a vacation. Once in Goa, Luv meets a girl, Luna (Pooja Gupta) who invites him to a rave party organized by Russian mafia on a remote island. At the party, an experimental drug is introduced. Then, come morning, things go totally wrong for the three hapless guys and the girl. As it turns out, the untested drug has a deadly side effect...

Go Goa Gone

With almost two hours of playtime, it is sure to take its fair share of time to work out the well-known, simplistic zombie story which will once again explain the rules of the undead as they go along. It starts off with some romantic / comedy-ish fooling around as we meet the hard headed group of male stoners which we will follow throughout the zombie infested rave, organized by the Russian mafia on a remote island.

Go Goa Gone

From the start GO GOA GONE has an all-round funny feel to it. Nothing that will cause you to laugh out loud but it will keep you entertained pretty easily during a needlessly long introduction. They really start to tickle your funny bone when they come across two "Russian" guys during the aftermath of the party. The film is nicely written with a lot of inside jokes and a tongue in cheek approach to a mostly dried out subgenre.

Go Goa Gone

It is not the most original zomcom you'll come across (not even this year, I'd say "Stalled" is more original) nor is it the best looking. Yet it makes up for it with a lot of enthusiasm and plenty of spot on delivery from an enjoyable cast, which makes my conclusion even more obvious. It's something you've all seen before, but this time from an unexpected part of the world. If it's ever the time to try a Bollywood horror, it is now!


3/5




Movie

Go Goa Gone

Title

Go Goa Gone

Director

Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru

Country

India

Year

2013

Cast

Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das