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 Bad Luck Govind
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Starring :
 Varun Khanna
 Abu Malik
 Madan Pal
 Gaurav Kapoor, Hrishita Bhatt, Govind Namdeo, Vrajesh Hirjee, Zakir Hussain and Parmeet Sethi

Bad Luck Govind Movie Review

January 10, 2009 12:48:34 PM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network
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This here is a movie that could have been a laugh riot, but somewhere along the line, director Varun Khanna concentrated too much on the bickering of the gangs, thus throwing the focus off gear. What comes out strongly in the end is the 'mild gang war' rather than the comedy that is supposed to rest on Govind's bad luck. And for a raw actor, VJ Gaurav Kapoor who plays Govind, does a good job of it. He is supported well by the others and what rankles most is the plot going off target post intermission.


What is well established is that Govind has terrible bad luck, which means that even if his shadow falls on somebody, that person is in for trouble. What is not established is how some of them he comes in contact with are not affected. Also, the supposed gang rivalry between Kapoor (Parmit Sethi) and Pandey (Lalit Mohan Tiwary) is not penciled out. There could have been a sepia-toned flashback to establish their credentials to the plot but no, instead the director wastes time with a card game towards the end, which drags the film, even though it clocks just 120 minutes.

To come back to the story, a situation in the News Channel where Govind works in New Delhi, results in the anchor going 'live' on national television about her mother-in-law. Govind decides to come to the city of dreams, Mumbai. On the way, he is robbed of his bag and he lands up at a hospital to donate sperms to make a quick buck. There he meets Vishal (Amit Mistry) who gives him shelter in his chawl. Govind confesses his 'problem' to Amit and he is overheard by one of Kapoor's cronies. They use him to bring the other gang down.

It's good luck for Parmit Sethi who excels in his role. Ditto Archana Puran Singh in her cameo. As for Zakir Hussain, he gets to show his softer side and he does it with panache. So fare we have only seen him in sinister roles. This here is a versatile, volatile performer. Amit Mistry too impresses. A good talent. Hrishitaa Bhatt's role may not have had meat, but the actor delivers what is asked of her to essay some semblance of sanity in the hospital ward.

A word for director Varun Khanna; it could have been good luck all the way had you stuck to a few basics.

Rating - 2/5

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