Hum Tum Aur Ghost
Genre: Comedy

 

Language: Hindi

 

Directed By: Kabeer Kaushik

Starring: Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza, Sandhya Mridul, Boman Irani and Zehra Naqvi

Key Plot: Arman(Arshad Warsi)and Gehna(Dia Mirza)are the perfect couple; he is a fashion photographer, and she is a fashion magazine's editor. They are deeply in love with each other, but somehow something goes worng in teir fairytale romance.



 
‘Hum Tum Aur Ghost’ is neither scary nor funny!

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Key plot: Arshad Warsi plays Armaan Suri, a fashion photographer, who has the power to see the dead. His fear of staying alone makes him an insomniac and alcoholic but everyone around loves him; except for his ladylove Gehna’s (Dia Mirza) dad who berates him for his fondness of the bottle!

When Armaan becomes aware of his special ability to connect with the souls, he wants to help the ghosts to free their spirits. Equipped with a will to be helpful, Armaan sets out on a mission to help out three souls - a child, Ali, an old man, Mr. Kapoor and a young woman, Carol. But his weird behaviour of talking to himself takes a toll on his relationship. What happens eventually is quite predictable if you happen to watch this film!

Thumbs Up: Foreign locales, Dia’s styling, Arshad’s dedication (actor, producer, writer), Boman Irani’s effortless performance and a few sequences that successfully tickle your funny bone, like the one where Armaan describes muffins prepared by Gehna.

Thumbs Down: Dragging pace, sloppy writing, unintentionally funny sequences, a very predictable and over-stretched climax, wasting a powerhouse actor like Boman!

Performances: After making a mark with Ishqiya, Arshad Warsi doesn’t disappoint but his role of a stylish photographer and charmer doesn’t suit his image. Dia Mirza looks beautiful on screen as a fashionista but needs to pull up her act. Sandhya Mridul’s performance has stale flavour. Boman stands apart, but doesn’t have much to do.  

Quick Take: Arshad Warsi’s maiden production fluctuates between a romantic to a kiddie film to a suspense story. While the promotion of the film suggested Boman Irani and Arshad will ensure a laugh riot, sadly, he isn’t the only ghost in the film and, importantly, not all the ghosts in the film are funny. A predictable second half makes it an average attempt. Some scenes do remind you of movies like ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ and ‘Sixth Sense’.

Verdict: ‘Hum Tum Aur Ghost’ is not a scary film, it isn’t a comedy and is also far from a family drama. Don’t think much about giving it a pass, for IPL will ensure better entertainment!

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