Gang of Ghosts is based on a Bengali super hit film of 2012 ldquo Bhooter Bhabishyat rdquo It was claimed to be lsquo India rsquo s first ghost comedy movie

Gang of Ghosts Movie Review

Gang of Ghosts  Movie Review Hindi
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Gang of Ghosts"
Runtime: 2 Hours 08 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 21-03-2014
Genre: Comedy, Horror
1.25 / 5.0

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.

Plot

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?

Star performances 

The acting was a major loophole. In fact, Jackie Shroff in a don role was very bad. Parambrata Chatterjee, who was also the part of original ‘BhooterBhabishyat,’ also proved to be a drawback.

Analysis

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 there?

  • The story is a bit different from all the other stories; It has a unique storyline. 
  • The visuals are stunning considering all the locations and set up.
  • The movie talks about the problems in our society, like the problem of urbanization, evil of real estate and politicians who cares only for their votes. 

What’s not there?

  • Nothing overall was funny about the film except the use of vulgar dialogues in an attempt to make the movie belong to the comedy genre.
  • The item number was a setback.
  • One-liners and punches were very outdated.

Verdict

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’.