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Review: Go is a cheerfully dim-witted B-grade flick

Oct 05, 2007 11:30 PM IST India India

Cast: Nisha Kothari, Gautam Gupta, Rajpal Yadav, Kay Kay Menon

Direction: Manish Srivastav

When was the last time you saw a film so bad, so bad, that you enjoyed it thoroughly?

This week's new release Go, is exactly that kind of movie. Newcomer Gautam Gupta and Nisha Kothari play two young lovers who run away from their homes so they can spend some intimate time together in Goa, away from their respective over-bearing parents.

But in between stripping down to their chaddi-ganjis and dancing suggestively on the beach, they inadvertently get entangled with cops and criminals who're involved in either solving or covering up the same political crime.

Devoid of any logic whatsoever, the plot of Go is so asinine, I don't think it's meant to be taken seriously at all. It's like one of those B-grade Hollywood action films that are so fast-paced you barely have a moment to stop and think.

It's a film so cheerfully dim-witted, with characters so enthusiastically moronic that the film takes on a kind of awful charm.

Believe me, it's true. If you're so unfortunate that you happen to be conned into watching this film, then after the first fifteen minutes or so of grumbling, you'll actually find yourself laughing at the absurdity of this enterprise.

Rajpal Yadav plays a kind of kooky con-artist, Kay Kay Menon plays a twisted cop, there's also one ugly, long-haired fellow playing a hit-man who's got a weakness for chocolate, and then that smarmy, debauched chap as the murderous Chief Minister.

All these characters come together for the film's bizarre climax which is so hare-brained that you're left with no option but to just sit back and laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of it.

Nisha Kothari, whose entire wardrobe for the film looks like it was sourced from an undergarment store, proves she's the most consistent actress in the business - she's consistently bad.

Performing the kind of facial gymnastics that would put a mime artist to shame, she twitches and trembles, and shakes and shudders, and constructs a performance that is truly embarrassing.

Debutant Gautam Gupta, sharing his co-star's enthusiasm for taking off his clothes, spends virtually the entire film without his shirt, and much of it showing off his designer underwear. Sadly, he shows very little in terms of acting skill.

So that's one out of five for director Manish Srivastav's Go, it's a film that's as stupid as stupid can be. The idiot who invested in this film obviously had money to waste, but for those who don't, stay away from this one!

Rating: 1 / 5 (Poor)