Ghost ka dost!
Arshad Warsi's maiden production Hum Tum aur Ghost (HTG) released today making it a double whammy for Boman Irani who has two films releasing this week HTG and Well Done Abba. HTG has been directed by Kabeer Kaushik who gave us the disastrous Chamku in 2008 though his film Sehar in 2005 earned a lot of acclaim. This time around there's a drastic improvement in both the presentation and the performances in his latest caper HTG. Arshad Warsi stars in the film along with Dia Mirza, Boman Irani, Sandhya Mridul and Zehra Naqvi.
Aman is a fashion photographer who lives a scenic life in London city. He's got a sprawling apartment, a beautiful girlfriend Ghehna and an amazing job. He's just another regular Joe with one little problem... Aman can see ghosts and hear! Hearing bodiless voices that no one else can hear at first makes Aman believe he might be crazy but when a well rounded jolly ghost Kapoor befriends him, Aman knows that there's more to his extra-sensory power than he knows! Out on a mission to help earth-bound spirits Aman might just discover a lot about himself that he didn't know! But in all this ghouly -ghostly bussiness is blowing his love life up in smokes 'coz Ghehna doesn't believe him! So who's it going to be for him Hum-Tum ya Ghost?
Story toh achi hai par kya kahein?
Arrey deewano, isse pehchano... Ghost Town se aaya yeh hai Pyaar ka Saaya! :)
HTG starts off brilliantly, the director wastes no time in introducing the plot but as soon as that's done one is left feeling that there's nothing more the film has to offer. The first half of HTG is extremely entertaining with Arshad and Boman Irani making an excellent pair to leave the audience rolling off their chairs laughing. Many light-hearted and funny moments fill up the first hour but unfortunately it seems that the director has spent his humour by the interval because the second half is rather serious. Also the bit about the mother ghost finding her son becomes very predictable. Arshad Warsi had a good story here to begin with but the it's too short to be pulled into a full length feature film. Though there are 3 different plots for 3 ghosts but it seems like the film takes a long route to get to the point where you feel..."oh! so that's what the movie's about!" Also though the film has been promoted as mainly a comedy film with Boman being a primary character it's not a complete comedy and Boman Irani is hardly there in the second half. There are many scenes in the film where you feel that this was completely unnecessary and it's been added for increasing the length or fitting one of the film's too many songs like the whole pseudo-break up between Aman and Ghehna or the bits with Javed Shaik which are extremely annoying! Nevertheless HTG is an entertaining film which thanks to Arshad-Boman camaraderie doesn't get boring. The climax scene though is nicely done but the rolling of Dia's car doesn't seem to stop at all!!! A little overdone I'd say and might feel very "hammed" to some.
Dia Mirza has really worked on her look for this film and she looks mind-blowingly hot!!! It's more of an elegant and ethereal image she brings to screen looking almost divine in all her fabulous outfits. Arshad and Dia's chemistry onscreen is also commendable.
Cinematographer Ashok Mehta has done a fabulous job be it the streets of London or the beaches of Goa HTG looks very appealing and fresh.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's music is a let down barring one song (Dekho Raste Mein), all the other songs are pretty boring to say the least.
Overall I'd say HTG is a warm-hearted, fun film that is worth a one time watch for the Warsi-Irani combo in the first half and for the stunning and absolutely beautiful Dia Mirza!
Need a break from the cricket runs then go for this one.
Rating - 2.5/5.