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Ghoomketu movie reviews

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Here's what critics are saying about the film Ghoomketu directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ragini Khanna, Anurag Kashyap, Ila Arun and Raghuvir Yadav in pivotal roles. 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Raghuvir Yadav and Ila Arun ensure good laughs (News 18)

The film has some well-written and performed moments, especially between Siddiqui and Brijendra Kala. Their humour is absolutely on point, and they maintain the tempo of the story. Amitabh Bachchan impresses in a cameo. Ghoomketu is a sweet film that totally relies on the fun elements. Thankfully, the primary actors have done their job well. At around 100-minutes, it’s a good mood-lifter. It’s also a lesson for budding filmmakers in how to make a good film with limited resources. Complete review here.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s creaky comedy shows signs of age (Hindustan Times)

"Writing comedy is a serious business," Nawazuddin Siddiqui's whimsically named hero Ghoomketu tells us in the eponymous film. "Audience should laugh too." The trouble with Ghoomketu is it never uses its own sage advice. It spells out the obvious, and then goes and underlines it. After a while, it just feels like you are in the middle of an exposition dump and the walls are closing in. As you drown in that needless and relentless information, you just wish that the director would have remembered that as a paying audience of Hindi films, you knew all this all along. No comedy - the delicate thing that it is - could have survived this. Complete review here.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap's film is a must-watch for '70s Bollywood fans (India Today)

A small-town man aspiring to achieve big reaches Mumbai with a big metal trunk and a military holdall. Seems like a plot for a quintessential 70s Bollywood film? Well, it isn't. Directed by Pushpendra Nath Mishra, Ghoomketu, which finally released on Zee5 after a waiting period of 5 years, stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role of a 31-year-old aspiring Bollywood writer who flees his village, Mohena in Uttar Pradesh to realise his dream in Mumbai. From heavy and funny dialogues to melodrama and police chase, Ghoomketu is a film high on every genre one can think of while making a Bollywood blockbuster. Complete review here.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is kinda funny but this experiment in whimsy doesn't take flight (Firstpost)

Though Nawazuddin Siddiqui has built his reputation largely on grim, sometimes even grisly roles, we know he has the genes for comedy. We know it from Lunchbox in which he was sweet and charming and comical in an otherwise pensive scenario. We know it from other, lesser films too in which we caught flashes of his funny bone. Ghoomketu – now streaming on Zee5 – is his attempt at an all-out comedic performance in an unconventional Bollywood project. Complete review here.

Ghoomketu movie review: Such a cute-ketu! (Mid-Day)

Loaded with warmth and care, this is essentially a movie about the movies. That said, it's not exactly the sort of narrative film that traditional moviegoers might instantly warm up to. By which I mean there is a functional plot or story-line, yes. But it's led more directly by the lead character, and his personal fantasies — rather than a series of events and consequences per se. In any case, in the day and age of smartphones, a movie about a missing person naturally/deliberately segues into the surreal. For, how else do you explain a young man from, what you would call 'gaon-dehaat' (basically a minor district in Uttar Pradesh, or UP/Oo-Pee), heading off to Mumbai to make it in the movies? The family back home is rattled alright. Complete review here.


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