Download the Outlook Magazines App. Ghoomketu's distracted, disjointed narrative acquires the tone of a dream whose quirk stems from naivete, not narcotics, complains Sukanya Verma.
Anurag Kashyap impresses with understated humour essaying Inspector Badlani. "Ghoomketu" (Film on ZEE5); Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap, Ila Arun, Raghubir Yadav, Ragini Khanna, Swanand Kirkire, Razzak Khan; Direction: Pushpendra Nath Misra; Rating: * * (two stars). The problem with the jibes is they are funny only in fits. Often this distracted, disjointed narrative acquires the tone of a dream whose quirk stems from naivete, not narcotics. It was wrapped up a few years year ago, and waiting for a platform to release (you do spot Razzak Khan in a few frames).
The problem with "Ghoomketu" lies in its writing. The stardust of Mumbai's glitz and glamour fuels the dreams of many starry-eyed small towners across India. The joke''s on Bollywood, basically, and its big bad filmmaking culture. Which should have made it an ''event release'' of sorts, except one is aware that this is technically not a new film. Yet as the new-look Nawaz adds an entirely different dimension to the smalltown hero prototype, he underlines once again the fact that his range as an actor is simply inexhaustible. It was wrapped up a few years year ago, and waiting for a platform to release (you do spot Razzak Khan in a few frames).
Too many recent modest-budget hits have already tried the trick, with funnier scripts. He died on June 1, 2016 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
That, the makers must have realised, is clearly not enough anymore. There is abundant to and fro as the scene shifts every few seconds to Ghoomketu's village to witness the rona dhona of his ghoongat-covered wife (Ragini Khanna) and everyday nok-jhonk between the inexpressive father and compliant siblings, played reliably by the delightful troika of Raghuvir Yadav, Ila Arun and Swanand Kirkire. Shah Rukh Khan unseats Salman as the stylish icon, Challenges of vaccinating a billion people, Infosys has had a dramatic reinvention led by Salil Parekh in last 3 years: Nandan Nilekani, Those killing BJP workers 'will not win': Narendra Modi's indirect warning to Mamata Banerjee's TMC, Cabinet okays Rs 2 lakh crore PLI scheme for 10 key sectors to boost manufacturing, Bihar post-poll analysis: A shining Modi, weak Nitish, lacklustre Congress and way ahead for Tejashwi Yadav, Expecting Q3 input costs to be 1% higher than Q2: Satish Pai, Hindalco Industries, Global Covid-19 cases surpass 52mn: Johns Hopkins, India needs 1.7b Covid vaccine doses for adult population, India's Covid tally inches closer to 87 lakh, Kamala Harris' husband to quit law firm, focus on 'second gentleman' role, Arnab Goswami released from jail, returns to Republic TV office, Now, likes of Netflix & Amazon Prime under govt regulation, John Abraham started his morning with high protein breakfast, Tiger Shroff shares sultry photo in yellow hot pants, says ‘shorts have shrunk this lockdown’, Diwali 2020: Local potters, ceramicists go online to sell during COVID-19, Diwali 2020: Celebs say no to crackers and yes to family, food, fun, फिल्मफेयर मैगज़ीन की कवर स्टार बनी तापसी पन्नू, Google adds Samsung Galaxy devices for enterprise customers, Sonakshi Sinha’s retro style in polka dots and curly bob hair looks chic, Determined to perform consistently for Indian eves, says Salima Tete, Typhoon Vamco triggers heavy flooding in Manila, provinces, DGGI's Mumbai Zonal Unit busts Rs 408-crore GST fraud, arrests 4. At a glance, he would seem in his comfort zone here, playing the smalltown guy. Watch it? Swanand Kirkire has its moments as Guddan chacha. With a book titled "How To Be A Bollywood Writer In 30 Days" in his bag, Ghoomketu runs away from sleepy Mahona in UP to Mumbai, with dreams of hitting the bigtime. Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha (who would perhaps have shot "Lootera" for Phantom Films around the time this film was launched) play out a skittish romance. Exciting as it may sound, none of these star attractions manage to breathe life into this half-hearted, half-baked shot at comedy.
So, Misra tries narrating his story with a dash of spoof. "Ghoomketu" becomes one of the first Hindi films to go straight to OTT.
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Ghoomketu's distracted, disjointed, narrative acquires the tone of a dream whose quirk stems from naivete, not narcotics, complains Sukanya Verma. Razak Khan, Actor: Hera Pheri.
Razak Khan was born in 1951 in India. May 23 : GhoomketuCast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap, Ila Arun, Raghubir Yadav, Ragini Khanna, Swanand Kirkire, Razzak KhanDirection: Pushpendra Nath MisraRating: * * (two stars)By Vinayak Chakravorty. For instant impact, writer-director Pushpendra Nath Misra could hardly have created a funnier specimen. Six magazines, wherever you go! Thrown into the tale is a crooked cop (Anurag Kashyap) who is, incidentally, also given a month to track down the writer on the run.