Movie Rated: All Ages (U/A)
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Digital Premiere Date: 22 May 2020
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the King amongst the OTT Market had a movie released directly to Zee Network's OTT coliseum - Zee5 in the midnight of 22nd May. With the movie being completed almost half a decade ago and also the film having King of Directors (amongst the online Market again) - Anurag Kashyap in a prominent role, one shouldn't be doubting about the expectations the film would have. The film also has our own Legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha and few other important celebrities in cameo roles. The producers of the film - Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl kept postponing the release date due to financial issues and also the film lacking an idle distributor to release. After sorting out all issues, The film was set to release in theatres today, May 22 2020. But COVID-19 had other plans for Phantom Films as Zee Network acquired it and released a trailer last week which was trending online. Here we are, voicing out our Opinion after watching it on Zee5.
What Is the Story About?
Ghoomketu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a budding 30-Year-old writer from Mahona, a small village near Lucknow in UP, elopes from his village and flees to Mumbai to try his luck in Bollywood. Hailing from a Middle-class family he has got only 30 solar days to prove his worth. The remaining story is all about whether the "eloped" "aspiring" Writer could make a mark for himself in Bollywood or not. Two more sub-plot dramas are happening at the same time where the Corrupt Police Inspector Badlani (Anurag Kashyap) has to find the writer who ran away from UP to retain his job and a patriarchal family serial happening back in Mahona. (Yes, Your guess was right, it's that small town where the ambitious writer ran away). The story is trying to be hyper-linked where there is no work for our brain.
Nawazuddin fits in perfect for the loser character in another Hindi film for the nth time. Nawaz tries us to evoke a good laugh, but he fails in it big time due to the poor dialogues and the screenplay. Not even a single one-liner from the Bollywood actor gives us a heartful laugh. Anurag Kashyap's portion should have been shot in less than 2 - 3 days and we could him see him on screen for less than 15 Minutes (So I feel there is no point in giving an opinion on his performance). The character which irritates in the film is the father of the budding writer, Dadda played by Raghuvir Yadav. He plays a typical UP Middle-Class Father who runs his family with a chauvinistic ideology(Agreed, but why does he shout whenever he is on the screen?? It is just irritating). The Only positive and so-called saviour is Ila Arun, where she gives us a half-baked laugh in two to three scenes.
With the movie's Heading - Ghoomketu (as Dhomektu means Wandering Comet) and the film starting with a scene where an eloped person stands in front of the Iconic Gateway of India, I thought it would be the biopic of our own Versatile Nawaz Bhai. My so-called soul got excited there that I was going to watch the biography of a great actor. Another advantage I felt in the film is when I saw the run-time was less than 100 Minutes. On a different level of excitement, the film disappointed me in the tenth minute as there was no biopic, and also the critique of the screenplay was so penurious. The film tried to do a parody on Bollywood but I wish at least the producers holding the film for half a dozen years should have skimmed it at least once and arrived at an annotation that there would be more spoofs on the film than they tried to do.
Music & Other Departments
The movie has a soulful bird song composed and sung by Jasleen Royal which is also wasted by awful placement. The other technical departments just deliver what is required for the film.
The latter half of the picture tries to grab attention to a very small extent as the characters would try to make decisions and move on to the next stage. The cameos of Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha and the Legendary Big B would give you a bit of high.
Though the movie is shot back in 2013, the story had all the aspects of turning out into a decent watch. With horrible execution, bad dialogues which never make us laugh and also the poor production value, the film hardly tries to hold us into it. Director Puspendra Misra could have delivered a much much better picture.
Did I enjoy It?
Except for 2 to 3 Scenes, a BIG NO. If you have become a fan of Nawaz after watching his classics like GOW, Please avoid it as it might pull down your fanaticism level.
Do I recommend?
Watch it if you are addicted to watching Nawaz as the Loser guy in films. Otherwise, avoid it and save 90 minutes of your precious time