Movie Review: Go Goa Gone

India’s first zomcom could also become India’s funniest fantasy

Jas May 13, 2022
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The second you see Kunal Khemu squeezing a rubber boob on his office desk, you know India’s first zomcom (zombie comedy) “Go Goa Gone” is going to be one hysterical piece of motion picture madness. Actually, make that the songs Raat Hai Ek Hor/ Hai Maange More/ Tu Lut Le Slowly Slowly and the very apt Monday blues number Khoon Choos Le. Music directors Sachin-Jigar have truly entertained us.

On the film front, directors Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru, also the co writers along with Sita Menon, whip up witty dialogues, hilarious punchlines and crazy catch phrases. A departure from a feast of scary films we’ve been treated to so far, “Go Goa Gone” is “Zombieland” meets “Shaun Of The Dead.” Three friends – the skirt chaser Khemu as Hardik (yes pun intended, indeed), jilted in love, Love (Vir Das) and seedha saadha Anand Tiwary (Bunny) land at a rave party on an isolated beach in Goa.

A strange drug converts party goers into zombies and our film takes off from there. F words, casual sex, flavoured condoms, boob babble - the boys, especially Khemu, mouth it all off with ease. The best one is when a doped out Khemu suggests a Bhartiya Joint Party!

Back to the zombies, the flesh eating blood-thirsty undead  are bang on with their appearance, perhaps India’s best take on a zombie so far. Enter our desi Woody Harrelson, Barees (that’s how Saif Ali Khan spells Boris!) and the film jumps into another adventure. He is the desi Delhi lad turned Russian Mafioso with peroxide jelled hair and all the guns to ‘keel dead people.’ Pooja Gupta as Luna, the fourth friend running for her life too comes across as pleasant.

Although “Go Goa Gone” loses its comic touch and pace post interval, it picks speed around the climax, and we are left with a couple of what do we know, what have we learnt pointers by the boys: don’t use drugs. They ‘keel’. Drugs can F you up and turn you into a zombie. Respect women (Khemu’s appeal). And last but not the least from ‘Barees’, karma is a bitch. That she is!