CAST & CREW
Gang of Ghosts is based on a Bengali super hit film of 2012 “Bhooter Bhabishyat.” It was claimed to be ‘India’s first ghost comedy movie.’ The movie has popular stars, good concept but a total fail in comedy.
The plot revolves around the life or should I say the souls of a Gang of Ghosts. The story starts with a director planning to shoot a television commercial in an apparently haunted bungalow. The actress sees a ghost during the shot. Sharman Joshi is shown as a struggling writer, and he offers to narrate a blockbuster movie plot. The story then revolves around the life of Anupam Kher, who is shown to be the owner of that, haunted bungalow. Due to lack of space in the city, there are many ghosts in the bungalow. Anupam Kher decides to shelter the few by interviewing all of them and shortlist few who can reside in his bungalow. Then a builder comes in who wants to bring down the bungalow to build a shopping mall. Watch the movie to find out what happens next. Does the builder build the shopping mall? What will happen to the gang of ghosts?
Satish Kaushik failed to recreate the qualities that made the original film work. Gang of Ghosts is an example of a bad remake. The film could have been entertaining with such famous stars like Anupam Kher, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sharman Joshi to name a few and a great story line only if the director would have paid more attention towards the humor section than the songs. The original film was a type of film which can repeatedly be viewed.
What’s not there?
Gang of Ghosts is not funny and has many loopholes, But the concept of the movie and the message the movie tries to convey is really good. If you want a good laugh, rather than watching ‘Gang of Ghosts’ go with the original ‘BhooterBhabishyat’.
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