I’ve wanted to watch this movie for quite a while now—if not for the sheer passion of cinema, perhaps because I wanted to watch something new from Indian Cinema, something that is entertaining and worthy of some joyous laughs. It was a late show of 20:45 at Big Cinemas, but I dared and took alongside my friend, so that I wouldn’t be alone in this zombie fest. My expectations didn’t touch the roofs—for I went in expecting a typical comic presentation in Bollywood style.
Go Goa Gone is Bollywood’s first ever Zomb Com—borrowing the novel concept of eccentric zombies from Hollywood and presenting it in a manner that isn’t completely exclusive to Bollywood, but is rather a mixture of styles. Before the movie commenced, I went through a glowing session of quixotic cycle that not only escalated my mood into delight; it elated me as only eyes of angels could! The moments were beautiful, so was the catalyst of the blissful moment.
Directed by Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru, Go Goa Gone contains super sequences, ample humor, and an entertaining plot to keep viewers laughing at regular intervals. I enjoyed the first half of the movie and laughed loud at the witty lines, subtle humor, and many times—over the top expressions. In the second half, the movie slightly loses grip, yet continues to move ahead although with less wit and hilarity than the first half. The term brainless is engaging to describe the movie and if one were looking to spend some time watching a well-made useless movie, Triple G would be a good choice.
In the sense of story, the movie doesn’t have a solid design. It stands on a thin plotline—along the same lines of Piranha (1978)—covered with comedy, adventure, and a voyage towards survival. The escapade might seem overly lose and unrealistic many-a-times, yet the amusement at all the ongoing events and the mission of the four major characters stranded in the island confesses an enjoying ride. The character of Luna (Puja Gupta) added some spice to this dish and made it serve-worthy to the eyes and tastes of all viewers. She looked gorgeous and in terms of replicating a carefree girl, she was warm and her looks dashed you with a storm.
The movie didn’t need a script because it was just a muddle—a very entertaining muddle and one that fell right into pieces as the movie progressed. The first half is indefinitely better; however, that doesn’t mean the second half didn’t live up—just that with the wafer thin plot, it had to slow down at some point. Despite that, the characters and the onscreen portrayals ensured that boredom wouldn’t be an issue until the very end. By the time, one would realize of the climax, they would start thinking it was right about time, and spot on!
The locations are beautiful. Goa is a beautiful place and the movie was shot in India in its entirety. One would suppose that cinematographers Lukasz Pruchnik and Dan McArthur have made certain that Go Goa Gone captures the scenic beauties of Nature and demonstrates the beauty of Goa to audiences worldwide.
Go Goa Gone isn’t original by any means and on many occasions, I felt the extra effort to make it appear as a Hollywoowd-esque movie. The exchanges between the four characters (Kunak Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari, and Puja Gupta) ensure that GGG is a happy affair, and an evening spent with giggles and laughs.