If you are a fan of movies that blur the line between what is real and reel then ‘Ghoomketu’ is a must-watch for you. ‘Ghoomketu’ tells the story of an aspiring, amateur writer who escapes from his idyllic, small-town life to the big city, Mumbai, to fulfil his ambitions. The movie stars the critically acclaimed Nawazuddin Siddiqui and marks a first for him as a comedy offering. The film also stars a number of other celebrated names from Bollywood who play pivotal roles in the linear but poignant comedy-drama. At its core, the Indian Hindi movie outlines how every family is different; you can catch the nirala parivaar in the promo.
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The Indian Hindi film revolves around Siddiqui’s character who hails from the small town of Mahona, in Uttar Pradesh. He aspires to be a writer but is yet to find the big break that will catapult him into the limelight. Being an easy-going yet ambitious man, he sets himself a deadline of 30 days to become successful in turning his passion into a realistic livelihood; and, to achieve the same he runs away to Mumbai. However, hilarity ensues when his family lodge an FIR and enlist the help of Inspector Badlani; they use political liaisons to offer him an ultimatum- to return ‘Ghoomketu’ home in 30 days or deal with a difficult job posting as punishment.
Directed by Pushpendra Nath Mishra, the 1 hour and 48 minutes long comedy-drama movie offers up another first to the audience, by casting celebrated Director, Anurag Kashyap as the bent policeman, Badlani. There is a foot-tapping number where the duo of Kashyap and Siddiqui even break-out into a jugalbandi or duet! The movie succeeds where most contemporary Indian comedy movies fail to avoid crassness for the sake of comedy.
The chemistry between Kashyap and Siddiqui further shines as the audience witnesses them acting opposite each other for the very first time. The movie also stars Ragini Khanna, Swanand Kirkire, and Ila Arun in prominent roles. Adding further to the comic quotient, the movie surprises with guest appearances from Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh! Viewers also get to glimpse popular names like Huma Qureshi, Chitrangada Singh, and none other than Big B, Amitabh Bachchan as themselves in cameo appearances.
Where most new Hindi movies aim to take the audience for a ride with larger-than-life stories and extravagant execution, ‘Ghoomketu’ delivers a paisa wasool experience with its short and sweet tale. The movie has already garnered some attention being a comic first for Siddiqui; the popular thinking man’s actor has also fanned expectations as he claimed he found the movie to be semi-autobiographical, mirroring his own struggles as a junior talent in Mumbai’s tinsel town. He believes the movie is a family drama that impresses upon the audience the importance of staying true to one’s roots.
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The movie premiered on ZEE5 streaming platform on May 22, a popular platform for streaming Indian movies online. Fans of Nawazzudin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap must not miss out on this heart-warming, rib-tickling comedy of errors without fail.