Movie Review: Hum Tum Aur Ghost (2010)
Rating: 2 out of 5*
Starring: Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza, Boman Irani, Sandhya Mridul and Zehra Naqvi
Director: Kabeer Kaushik
Hot shot fashion photographer in London, Armaan Suri (Arshad) always spends his nights drunk and sleeping on a railway station bench. We are soon revealed that he hears dead people’s talking. What more? He even encounters dead people! He hides this fact with his girlfriend Gehna (Dia). The leader of sorts of the dead people Mr. Kapoor (Boman) tries to convince Armaan to make use of his special ability for the good of the dead people by helping them fulfill their last wishes. While Armaan resists initially, he finally decides to help by listening to them and picking the one whom he wants to help. He chooses a lady (Zehra) who is hunting for her four year old son. He also helps Mr. Kapoor to give his wife (Asavari Joshi) her dues and save her from the tyranny of their own son. But as Armaan’s quest for helping the dead mother find her lost son deepens, Gehna starts feeling he is losing it big time. She speaks to Armaan’s psychiatrist (Shernaz Patel) and her fears only multiply. What follows after Armaan and Gehna reach Goa from London to find out the lost son forms the rest of the film!
Kabeer Kaushik directed Hum Tum Aur Ghost film appears a fantastic idea on paper which in its execution could have been made into a hilarious film with some very good emotional moments thrown in. But sadly the film ends up being a long yawn inducing bore. After establishing the fact that Armaan has a special ability, the film drops pace big time. Again the big revelation in the end is something you see coming long before the film reaches there. The track between Sandhya Mridul, Dia and Arshad may remind one of Bridget Jones’s Diary part 2. Also the humour doesn’t really work. Scenes between Boman and Arshad could have been funnier. But well there are some good things too like for instance the acting and some good emotional sequences well enacted by the actors. The cinematography by Ashok Mehta is outstanding and has captured the UK locales very well. Music by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy is however a big let down. Kabeer who gave us the superb Sehar and a lack luster Chamku appears out of form in here.
Arshad who has also written the film’s story and is part of the scripting team excels more as an actor than as a writer. Known to be very good in funny roles, he shows he can be as good in emotional roles as well. Dia never looked so angelic before. She and Arshad share good chemistry too. Boman is good as usual. Zehra Naqvi last seen playing Arshad’s wife in Goal (2007) fits the part. Sandhya Mridul doesn’t get much scope.
Hum Tum Aur Ghost may end up disappointing you big time if you go in with any expectations. Take your call.