Lockdown Review : Ghoomketu – Hindi film on Zee 5
Published on Jun 3, 2020 11:12 pm IST

Ghoomketu Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ragini Khanna, Anurag Kashyap, Razak Khan

Ghoomketu Director: Pushpendra Nath Misra

So, continuing the series of reviewing movies and shows during the lockdown period, our today’s pick is the new Hindi film Ghoomketu starring Nawazuddin Siddique that has skipped theatrical release and is now available on Zee 5. Let’s now see how it is.

What’s it about?

Ghoomketu(Nawazuddin Siddique)is an aspiring writer from UP, who runs away from his home and lands in Mumbai to try his luck in the film world. He struggles for a break and finally decides to give himself 30 days to make it big. This is also the time Ghoomketu’s parents who are powerful, hire a cop named Badlani(Anurag Kashyap) to bring Ghoomketu back to his native place. Will Ghoomektu make it big in Bollywood? and Will Badlani bring Ghoomketu back? That forms the rest of the story.

What’s good?

The best of the film is the solid star cast. Producer Anurag Kashyap chooses some of the best names in the industry for this film. Firstly, Nawazuddin Siddique is amazing as Ghoomketu and brings his own charm in the film. His village accent, get up and unintentional fun that he generates is quite good. Raghubir Yadav as his dad is amazing and brings good laughs.

Ila Arun as the nagging aunt is also hilarious. Last but not but the least, Anurag Kashyap does supremely well as a cop. The fun angle is the film is quite good. The confused characters, dreams of becoming a Bollywood celeb all of that is shown well. The best part is the climax which is showcased with a good twist. The BGM and camerawork are pretty good.

What’s bad?

The film has a familiar premise and shows nothing new. There have been films like these in the past that nurtured this subject. The only difference here is Nawazuddin Siddique, whose role is given a new edge. The film starts off well but the mid portions get boring and lose steam until the climax comes with a twist. The rest of the proceedings are slow and take their own time to unravel.

Final Word

Overall, Ghoomketu is a film that has a familiar premise and predictable narration. But it is Nawazuddin Siddique’s fun act and the solid supporting cast that makes things interesting for the viewers and makes this film worth a watch in this lockdown period. Give it a shot.

Rating: 3/5

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