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'Guddu Ki Gun' is a sex comedy and, better still, it is a preposterous
story of the protagonist's male organ turning into, hold your breath,
solid gold! While the premise of the movie itself evokes sniggers, one
can't help but feel a tinge of admiration for the confidence with which
the story has been turned into a two-hour film.
The best thing about this film is that it unpretentiously and unabashedly stays true to its genre, thriving on double meaning dialogues and cheesy scenes. Guns and puns are used liberally, as if the scriptwriter was instructed to make maximum use of words like ling (a Sanskrit word for the male organ).
With dialogues packed with rhymes, mispronunciations and double entendres, the film is a delightful adult comedy that keeps you in splits by the minute. The characteristic one-liners are crisp, tempered and never sound crass. If not funny, it at least elicits a chuckle. The script written by the director duo, takes the fantasy route to deliver fables and life's lessons meaningfully.
The plot is skillfully crafted. Every character is quirky and well- etched. And every actor delivers a notable performance, albeit a bit over the top.
Kunal Kemmu is a complete entertainer in this film. We are reminded of his super funny act in Go Goa Gone and it is great to see him apply his comic timing once again. His Bihari accent is superb and kudos to him for taking a film that is a comedy on the symbol of manhood. With an author-backed role, this film is Kunal Khemu's canvas, and he delivers gloriously. A natural actor, he effortless slips into Guddu's shoes, fluently speaking Hindi in the Bihari lingo. You laugh at him and with him, when he clowns around. You do not feel sorry for him when he is cursed. In fact, you patiently wait to see, if he is actually going to change as a person. And he wins your heart.
Sumit Vyas may call himself a 'side hero' in the film but well, he comes across like the parallel lead. He nails Laddu's character and will leave you in splits with his act.
With moderate production values, the film is shot on actual locales giving the film a realistic feel.
Keiko Nakahara's guerrilla cinematography captures the pulse of Kolkata beautifully. Amar Mohile's reverberating music and background score is seamlessly layered with the visuals by editor Cheragh Todiwala, thereby enhancing the viewing experience.
It is a sex comedy, so there are plenty of references to sex (and luscious women) and there is comedy. There are several laugh-out-loud moments and the director and the scriptwriter manage to keep you hooked throughout. If you are comfortable watching adult comedies, this one could entertain you because it actually has comedy. For a change, the baton of sex-related humor moves to the gents and hence it is quite a novelty in Bollywood. Overall, Guddu Ki Gun is a worthwhile watch to unwind. In spite of being the silliest film, Guddu Ki Gun actually makes you laugh.
Considering the last decade of our Hindi Cinema, a few of our
thoughtful new-age filmmakers are intentionally trying to make a
breakthrough with some worth noticing out-of-the box projects receiving
a world-wide appreciation making a wise move. And yes, we do need to
make films on many new, experimental subjects breaking all the set
barriers bringing the much desired change essentially.
But the fact still doesn't mean that one can go on making films on 'just anything' in the name of 'entertaining fresh plot' as seen in this week's sex-based comedy GUDDU KI GUN. A misdirected film, that in spite of revolving around a 'strange sexual plot', isn't even close to an 'enjoyable adult comedy', messing up pretty badly with almost everything happening on the screen post some bearable opening minutes full of all double meaning dialogues.
To give you the exact weird baseline, the film revolves around a young Bihari flirty boy, who ditches a sincere girl and then due to the 'Tantrik Powers' of her father, finds his gun (the male organ) turning into solid gold one fine morning shining bright as a yellow bulb. Shocked by this sudden overnight conversion, he investigates the reason-behind and is told that in order to get back to the normal state he will have to find a true love and marry the girl too (becoming a 'one girl man'), otherwise the yellow bulb will keep shining as a long solid rock forever.
The film straight away comes to this utterly foolish and terribly bad plot in the first 10 minutes itself and then keeps progressing with quite childishly written sequences introducing more bizarre characters like a mad doctor, his sexy nurse, a silly don, an idiotic dealer of antiques, his sex-starved wife, a stupid journalist and more. The absurdity scales new heights post interval with the 'Gold Organ' even taken off from the body with a cutter in order to sell it as an antique piece and then welded back too by a local welder making a big fool of the viewers sitting in the theater. Further the writer-director Sheershak Anand & Shantanu Ray Chibber once again try to replicate the climax of JAANE BHI DO YAARON with a drastically long (supposedly) comic stage-drama as if that's the only way to finish of a comedy movie taught in the rule book.
Where the cinematography does try to present something fresh focusing on an eye-catching Bengali backdrop, its the music that repeatedly reminds us of the constantly falling standard of our Hindi films soundtrack quite sadly. In the performances, GUDDU KI GUN is yet another film that remains unable to take any advantage of Kunal Khemu's comic timing and Kunal keeps trying to impress throughout with his 'otherwise entertaining' Bihari accent in some key sequences. Sumeet Vyas tries hard with 'a more than required energy' playing the concerned friend and both Aparna Sharma and Payal Sarkar fail to make an impression along with the entire supporting cast.
In short, with no promised humour wasting every kind of given opportunity in its script, GUDDU KI GUN forces you to think that whether this film was made to con the viewers or its producers, who might have got impressed listening to its basic plot.
However on second thoughts, I wonder what would have been the atmosphere in that room full of 6-10 people listening to its first narration, where the basic plot was disclosed describing the hero looking at his 'the golden gun' in the morning, leaving many stunned red-faces around, exactly like the people sitting in the theater. So you can take the risk only if you can tolerate anything and everything being sold in the name of 'sex-comedy' made by a team desperately willing to get noticed by trying 'a new low'.
I am not sure what was going through the mind of the director while
making this movie. This movie is a total D grade in every aspect.
Story.. hmmm. U must me kidding.. Still goes like this . A Playboy (Sarcasim to the word infinity) wakes up one fine morning and comes to know his manhood has turn into gold as he has been cursed by one of the family members of a girl he slept with. The entire movie is around the crap how he can return to his normal.
Acting don't' expect as the characters it seems that any Tom Dick & Harry is doing whatever they want. Kunal still manages to act in some scenes rest is a forgettable stuff. Climax borrowed from Iconic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron fails miserably and leaves the audience ( If any) pulling their hair.
The movie had various situations which could have made funny but in this movie the audience feel what the hell is happening.
Direction - Was there a Director in the movie ??? .1
Acting - Haaa Haaa. Still 2 for Kunal's histrionics.
Music and all departments please forget while watching this movie.
Bottom line you need to have Guts if you can watch it in full as I had & now I am regretting.
Director duo don't know a b c of film making, though their writing is interesting. How can a director shoot most of a film in fix block single shot, and that is when, film meant to be a comedy!! They even don't bother to use zoom leave the other things like trolley, crane, jimmy or other equipment, due to this bad taking you get feel of listening a story rather than watching a film. Fix blocks always kills humor. They could have learned from songs choreography or action sequences but they don't bother. Story is interesting in this genre. Even it had some beautiful emotional moments with subtle message. Screenplay is OK. Dialogues are good at places. Credit goes to Director, writer duo Mr. Shantanu and Mr. Sheershak. First half is very boring most of time due to bad making and taking, surprisingly there are some movement of shots in second half, which gives a bit relief. Climax Mughal-e-Azam play is well written but visually it's exaggerated. It could have been laughter riot but ends on jerky note. Background irritates too. Film looks old somehow. Performance wise Kunal Khemu as Guddu is very good. He is throughout balanced in a completely unbalanced film. Sumeet Vyas, as his friend Laddo is fine. Flora Saini as nurse is quite OK in her limited scope. Songs are just OK.
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