Although witty and hep, it suffers from a frail script that gets monotonous after a while and loses the thrill it initially evokes. Nevertheless, with some genuinely funny dialogues, different concept and less than two hours of runtime, it never allows you to deviate your attention.
The story is about two dope-heads, Hardik (Kunal Khemu) and Luv (Vir Das), who tag along to Goa with their buddy, Bunny (Anand Tiwari), on his business trip. Luv comes across a free-spirited girl, Luna (Puja Gupta), who casually invites them to an exclusive underground rave party on a remote island. The party is headed by the macho Indo-Russian Mafioso, Boris (Saif Ali Khan). But something is not right on this island. All of a sudden, they are accosted by zombies! Where did these zombies come from? Together, with the help of Boris, they try to get out of the infected island.
The first rule to enjoy this film is not to take it seriously. It begins with humor that is lifelike, but gradually moves to the more boisterous genre. The highlights are the casual one-liners that always make you laugh and are delivered in the most authentic manner and flavor. The events and sequences are smart and contemporary, keeping you involved throughout the first half. The initial introduction to the zombies is tingling. But after a while, once you’re past the initial phase of chills, monotony sets in, and zombies don’t thrill you anymore. The sequences go a tad dull and you usually know what’s coming next. What still keeps your interest alive is the humorous witticism that’s consistently amusing. Also, the fact that no scene is dragged unnecessarily helps a lot. Even the scene towards the end where Kunal Khemu is chased by a zombie, in Bollywood love-song style, brings fun in an otherwise seemingly drab sequence.
Performances are never meant to be serious here, but are good throughout. Kunal Khemu is the highlight here. Grabbing the best lines and combining it with perfect timing, he makes you laugh every single time. Saif plays the mafia, whose identity remains a mystery, seems to be in complete control and performs with ease. Vir Das, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari carry their roles well.
In all, Go Goa Gone is novel in its approach but weak in content. However, with unfailing humour it makes for a good one time watch.
PS: The humor is mostly adult, so strictly keep your kids away.