Movie Review : Gang of Ghosts
|Release date : March 21 2014|
|bollywood3.com Rating : 2.5/5
|Producer : Ratan Jain, Ganesh Jain|
|Director : Satish Kaushik|
|Music Director : Dharam Sandeep|
|Starring : Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill, Anupam Kher|
After coming across a number of scary and not-so-scary horror films churned out regularly by Bollywood, here comes a film which promises to make you laugh throughout its duration. Directed by Satish Kaushik, ‘Gang Of Ghosts’ stars Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill, Anupam Kher, Meera Chopra, Saurabh Shukla and Chunky Pandey in lead roles. The film has hit the theaters today and so let’s read on to know how it is…
Due to the increasing population in modern day Mumbai, even the ghosts in the city are not left with any place to live and this is why they end up settling down in jungles and old haunted bungalows. One such bungalow is the ‘Royal Mansion’ where all the spirits reside.
This story is about Royal Mansion which is being pulled down to be replaced with a swanky shopping mall. As expected, the ghosts who reside in the bungalow decide to go against the demolition of the bungalow and the rest of the story is as to how these ghosts manage to save themselves from this destruction.
The best part about the movie is that it is a refreshing change from all the bad and gory horror flicks that might have bored you till date. This film is funny and the concept is absolutely unique and new.
The movie has a few highs including the performances by Sharman Joshi, Satish Kaushik, Anupam Kher and Jackie Shroff. All these actors have done a pretty good job with their comic timings and acting skills. Newcomer Meera Chopra has done a pretty decent job. This movie is filled with drama, entertainment and action, but in a world of its own.
This film is a remake of a Bengali film titled ‘Bhooter Bhabishyat’ but director Satish Kaushik has not even tried a bit to add his creative input into the story or narrative. The story, including some of the names of the characters, has been retained from the Bengali original.
Few things like a bad item number, some cheap jokes and over-done parts were absolutely unnecessary. The problem with too many actors in a single frame is that the viewers get confused as to actions of the different characters.
Direction by Satish Kaushik has nothing new to offer as he has kept the story as it is and made a few additions in the plot. The editing is weak and could have been a lot sharper.
The cinematography is good as the camera nicely covers the view of the haunted mansion amidst the city life. The music album is boring and the songs are not catchy and do not fit in the plot.
Overall, ‘Gang Of Ghosts’ is an interesting idea which has been spoilt by a very loose plot. Give this film a chance only if you have nothing else to do!
Bollywood3 Rating : 2.5/5
Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta