Go Goa Gone

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Go Goa Gone
Go Goa Gone poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Raj and D.K.
Produced by Saif Ali Khan
Dinesh Vijan
Sunil Lulla
Story by Raj and D.K.
Sita Menon
Starring Saif Ali Khan
Kunal Khemu
Vir Das
Anand Tiwari
Puja Gupta
Larissa Bonesi
Music by Sachin - Jigar
Cinematography Dan MacArthur
Lukasz Pruchnik
Edited by Arindam S Ghatak
Distributed by Eros International
Release date
  • 10 May 2013 (2013-05-10)
Running time

108 minutes (A version)[1]

100 minutes (U/A version)
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 190 million (US$2.8 million)[2]
Box office 384.25 million (US$5.7 million)[3]

Go Goa Gone is a 2013 Indian zombie comedy film directed by Raj and D.K.. The film features Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari. It was released on 10 May 2013.[4] Almost one third of the film was shot in Mauritius.[5]

Plot[edit]

Hardik (Kunal Khemu) and Luv (Vir Das) are two dope-heads, living with their roommate/friend Bunny (Anand Tiwari). After Hardik loses his job and Luv gets dumped by his girlfriend, both decide to tag along with Bunny to Goa to relax. In Goa, Luv falls for Luna (Puja Gupta), and she invites the guys to a rave party, organised by the Russian mafia, which is being held on a secluded island. At the party a new drug, D2RF, is launched. None of the friends take it as it's very expensive. The next morning, the three roommates find that the island has been infected by zombies, and the three men save Luna from her villa and stay together in hopes of surviving. A Russian mafioso, Boris (Saif Ali Khan, originally from Delhi/Dilli), arrives and reveals himself as a zombie slayer.

Boris, his partner Nikolai, the three boys and Luna plan to use the boat they had used to travel to the island to escape from it. Finally, after escaping the forest, they discover that the mainland has also been infested by the zombies, forcing them to find another way to survive.Boris tells them the boat will come back to the original place by rotating the island as the boat was taken by a zombie.They find a home fully vacant & decide to stay there. Boris leaves the four of them in the house saying he has important work with Nikolai. At night after Boris leaves, the zombies find the house and attack the four of them. They run away from the zombies and reach the rave party area looking for food. There, too, they are attacked by zombies. Bunny gets trapped in a tent and is seemingly killed by zombies. The three manage to escape with the help of Boris and Nikolai: who arrive just in time. On the way Nicolai gets bitten by a zombie so he stays behind in the forest. The four are grief-stricken.

Luna realises Boris had gone back to obtain his expensive Cocaine. Whilst waiting for the boat to arrive, Hardik gets a call from Bunny saying he's alive and on top of a tower. The four of them go to rescue him where Boris is surrounded by the zombies and the four youngsters escape.

When they reach Boris's jeep, Bunny tells them that he threw cocaine at the zombies which were coming to attack him. The mixing of the red pill and cocaine made them still. They go back to save Boris, and throw the cocaine packets towards the sky and ask Boris to shoot it. This trick works and all the zombies come to a stand still.

They leave the island coming to a conclusion that "drugs fuck you up".

When they arrive at the shore of Goa, they see that the settlement is burning and everything is damaged. All five take their guns out and the movie ends there on the note - "The End..is near", signalling a zombie apocalypse.

Cast and crew[edit]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

For his role in the film as Russian mafioso turned zombie hunter, Boris, Saif Ali Khan who had no experience of portraying such a character was given the book The Zombie Survival Guide by the directors. Kunal Khemu was associated with the Film Writing from the Day 1 and it was his idea to get Saif Ali khan on board. The initial idea about the film was to make a Crime Comedy Genre film but then Zombie Comedy was eventually finalised.[7]

Promotion[edit]

The film has been publicized as India's first "Zom-Com".[8] ' The Volkswagen Polo used in the film was selected from an audition named as "My Car Superstar!" with association with Volkswagen India

Soundtrack[edit]

Go Goa Gone
Soundtrack album by Sachin - Jigar
Released 10 May 2013
Genre Soundtrack
Label Sony Music India (SME)
Eros
Producer Illuminati Films
Sachin - Jigar chronology
I, Me Aur Main
(2013)I, Me Aur Main2013
Go Goa Gone
(2013)
Ramaiya Vastavaiya
(2013)Ramaiya Vastavaiya2013

The music was composed by the duo Sachin - Jigar. The lyrics were written by Priya Panchal and Amitabh Bhattacharya, and songs feature the voices of Jigar Saraiya, Talia Bentson, Sachin Sanghvi, Priya Panchal, and Shreya Ghoshal.

No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Slowly Slowly" Priya Panchal Sachin - Jigar Jigar Saraiya & Talia Benston 3:21
2. "Khoon Choos Le" Amitabh Bhattacharya Sachin - Jigar Arjun Kanungo, Suraj Jagan & Priya Panchal 3:20
3. "Babaji Ki Booti" Amitabh Bhattacharya Sachin - Jigar Anand Tiwari, Sachin - Jigar, Kunal Khemu, Raj & DK, Bornalee Deuri 3:46
4. "Khushamdeed" Priya Panchal Sachin - Jigar Shreya Ghoshal 3:35
5. "I Keel Ded Peepul"   Sachin - Jigar Saif Ali Khan 1:42

Critical reception[edit]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the movie 3.5/5 stars and has stated that "On the whole, Go Goa Gone is experimental since something like this has never been attempted earlier".[9] Meena Iyer from the Times of India gave the movie 3/5 stars mentioning that "Go Goa Gone is positively different from anything you might have seen before".[10] Shubir Rishi for Rediff.com said "Go Goa Gone is a fun watch with plenty of innocent-sounding, slow-exploding one-liners, which make you laugh".[11] Namrata Joshi of Outlook India summarised by saying "It's fun, sharp, smart and irreverent. Pushes many of our sanctimonious envelopes." [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Go Goa Gone (15)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=762
  3. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=762
  4. ^ Go Goa Gone. boxofficeindia.com
  5. ^ Geety Sahgal (5 September 2014). "Mauritius bound". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "IMDB Bio". 
  7. ^ "Go Goa Gone: Saif's zombie research". Parag Maniar, TNN. The Times of India. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Go Goa Gone trailer goes viral". Hindustan Times. 28 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  9. ^ Taran Adarsh. "Review: Go Goa Gone". bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 3.5/5 stars
  10. ^ Meena Iyer. "Review: Go Goa Gone Review". Rediff.com. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 3/5 stars
  11. ^ Shubir Rishi. "Review: Go Goa Gone could have used more fun-gore". Rediff.com. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 2.5/5 stars
  12. ^ Joshi, Namrata (27 May 2013). "Go Goa Gone". 

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