Hum Tum Aur Ghost Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:37:50.5500000 IST


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Circa 2006, actor Arjun Rampal turned producer with lovable 'ghostly' act in I SEE YOU. Circa 2010, another actor Arshad Warsi took to production and once again its 'ghost-busters' welcoming love saga with the name and styling of HUM TUM AUR GHOST. The concept of 'ghost' and fairy tales seems to be the new experimental taste but still it hasn't fancied cash registers. To make this friendly 'ghost' shake leg and makes things peppier, the musical responsibility has been shouldered to the finest trio of the business. After delivering out two consecutive musical hits (KARTIK CALLING KARTIK and MY NAME IS KHAN) of this year, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (SEL) gets their third commercial act of this year with promise of making hat-trick in marquee. In the past, unconventional themes haven't been big musical success and so expectations won't be bigger but one expects optimum quality musical show from the dependable trio. Does this 'ghost' have sufficient musical thrill of making 'dost'? Can we expect HUM TUM AUR GHOST to be surprise music success in coming weekends? Just plug on to the 'play' button and get the facts out...

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Cute and cuddly conversational, this one goes out for love birds for that lovely voyage that is filled with enchanting and beatific romantic charm in mellifluously composed 'Dekho Raste Me'. It carries out an impeccable SEL stamp in its rhythmical yore and refreshes memories of their similar situational sounding 'Jaane Kyon' (DIL CHAHTA HAIN -2001) and 'Agar Main Kahoon' (LAKSHYA -2004). The tangy guitar riffs, delicate synths and resounding vocals gel well in subtle sounding arrangements and create metaphor of serene and innocent love chemistry. KK's youthful vocal buzz in varying tone is lovable and so do Shreya Ghoshal's sugary modulating impulse that gives it shimmering edges. This delectable sounding ballad in softer tones is indeed listening pleasure with thrive of Javed Akhtar's easily perceptible wordings. Undoubtedly this stands out as one of the finest duets of this year and will be front runner in flick's promotional works.

After thoroughly mesmerized for five minutes plus in supple lovable textures, there was much anticipation of its relaxed 'lounge' mix but there's something divergent that comes in its foot-thumping 'club' remix. There is mix and match of club DJ's antics with 'bhangra' impulse that makes it vibrant. For its amusing energetic thrust, this sporadically remix track is entertaining add-on to the feel and likable asset for the album. Chartbusting!!!

After visualizing 'Hum' aur 'Tum' in lovable romantic act, its time for 'ghost' to arrive in frivolously punched situational sounding title track 'Hum Tum Aur Ghost'. Vishal Dadlani's screeching voice and Shankar Mahadevan's domineering vocals energizes out this theatrically quizzical number about supernatural happenings in dancing-feast type of enthralling soundtrack. Loud drumming, rip-roaring percussions, enthused back-up chorus (Mani Mahadevan, Arun Ingle, Jaya and Jyotsna Hardikar), it delivers out the boisterous celebration feel. This conceptually composed song is presumed to be visual spectacle (thrilling SFX, lavish opulence, endearing costumes and slick choreographic acts) and so there is big hope when it arrives big on silver screen.



Post interval, the film plunges as the plot goes haywire. Chief among them being the length of the film. It could have been shortened by a good 20 minutes. Also there are other glaring errors. Like, why are Indian stars on the cover of Cosmos' London issues? Or, if Mini could tell Gehna that she is gay why does not she tell her of Armaan's genuine tryst with the dead? Or why does not Armaan simply take her to Kapoor's wife or the boxer whose dead son asked for his help? This in main shatters whatever good work has been done upfront.

Nonetheless, the film is worth a watch. 

Rating - 3/5


 


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Moving from acting to different aspects of filmmaking is the dream of many but very few are able to bring that creative urge to fruition. It takes courage to overcome the fear that failure might be lurking somewhere behind to make that bold leap. Only the confident back their urge with actions. Arshad Warsi belongs to this category. HUM TUM AUR GHOST is his first production. He is also credited to three aspects of this film - screenplay, dialogue and writer. This is apart from playing the lead role, which he does with confidence, hitherto unseen in his performances. Agreed there has been MUNNABHAI'S Circuit and Babban of ISHQIYA, but Armaan Suri is different.

As the fashion photographer who has this strange ability to see the dead, he is simply terrific. He sleeps in busy public places in London (where the film is set) because he hears voices and his dependence on the 'spirit' to wash away the mental torment makes him a likeable bloke. You feel for him. There is energy in his character and power in his performance.

Soon he gets talking to the dead who want his help to get things sorted on with their near and dear ones. Chief among the dead is Mr. Kapoor (Boman Irani) who wants to help his wife who is being harassed by his son. There is another woman, who passed away in 1975 who is looking for her five-year-old son. There are others too, who want to fulfill strange desires.

Gehna (Dia Mirza) his girlfriend, editor of Cosmopolitan thinks he is going nuts. Also, she begins to doubt that he is two-timing her as he spends more time with his assistant Mini (Sandhya Mridul). There's also Gehna's dad who is dead against his daughter's relationship with Armaan. Plot set, the film moves at a brisk pace and engages you. The movie is technically sound with high production values. The scenes with the dead are up there with the best and the performances are noteworthy. Dia Mirza surprises with her super show. She buries the ghost of the past with this one act of brilliance. This girl has given her career a much-needed boost.


Post interval, the film plunges as the plot goes haywire. Chief among them being the length of the film. It could have been shortened by a good 20 minutes. Also there are other glaring errors. Like, why are Indian stars on the cover of Cosmos' London issues? Or, if Mini could tell Gehna that she is gay why does not she tell her of Armaan's genuine tryst with the dead? Or why does not Armaan simply take her to Kapoor's wife or the boxer whose dead son asked for his help? This in main shatters whatever good work has been done upfront.

Nonetheless, the film is worth a watch. 

Rating - 3/5


 

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza, Sandhya Mridul, Boman Irani, Zehra Naqvi, Shernaz Patel and Tinu Anand
  • Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
  • Director: Kabeer Kaushik
  • Music Director: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
  • Release Date : 05 Apr 2010