Review: Zombies have successfully established their space in Bollywood with Daayans, Chudails, Nagins, Bhoots and Prets all thanks to Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.- the makers of Go Goa Gone. The film opens with paying a fitting tribute to Chiranjeevi who was one of the first to do a Desi version of the ‘dance of the dead’ i.e the impersonation of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in a Telugu-flick way back in the 1980’s.
The film is hilarious to say the least. It has all the ingredients of an ace Zom-com movie. Along with having sufficient ‘fall out of your chair laughing scenes’ the film also has enough creepy scenes to make your stomach churn. Both the local and imported Zombies in the film are at their horrendous best and if you’re chicken-hearted you’re sure to go back home scared. Another thing that you’re sure to take back home are the dialogues in the film. Kunal Khemu is the mastermind behind the tongue-in-cheek dialogues. For a first timer, he comes across to be a natural at writing priceless dialogues complete with a Desi tadka. One conversation between Hardik (Khemu) and Luv (Das) goes like this:
Hardik: "Yeh Priyanka naa, tere life mein panvati hai… Ek baat bata… have you guys even once…?"
Luv: "Nahi, main usey shaadi ke liye bacha raha hoon."
Hardik:(Chuckle) "Abbey, petrol hai kya bacha raha hai?"
Kunal Khemu, Vir Das and Saif Ali Khan are at their funniest best. Khan has turned Mr. Goldie Locks again in this film, he was last seen as a blondie in Tashan. Kunal Khemu plays the role of a libidinous, weed-smoking guy to the hilt. Vir Das and Anand Tiwari (star of the Jaago Re campaign of Tata Tea) play second-fiddle to Khemu and Khan. Puja Gupta who was last scene in F.A.L.T.U. plays first-class eye-candy in Zombie-land.
The makers paint a realistic picture of the arrival of Zombies on Desi soil, so at the end of the movie, you have that eerie feeling that it is indeed possible for Zombies to invade Zombie-virgin India. The film is predictable and the first-half is better than the second-half. But that doesn’t steal any of its thunder because it makes up well with hilarious dialogues, sudden and creepy Zombie appearances and great acting.
The music of the film has been composed by Sachin-Jigar, the songs are apt and again spastic enough to make you relate to them especially the ‘Khooni Monday’ song.
First-time zom-com filmmakers Raj & DK, are the true stars of the film as they’ve kept up to international Zom-Com standards with comedy and gore.