Go Goa Gone isn’t just a zomcom, it’s a stoner zomcom, in which two potheads, desperate to break out of their daily routine, convince their gullible flatmate to drive them to Goa, where they can spend a few days drinking copious amounts of alcohol, consuming all the drugs they can buy, having sex with beautiful women, and party the time away. The sexy Puja Gupta appears in a blue bikini to tell one of these fools about a party on an island off the Goa shore, and it so happens that this rave has been organized by the Russian mafia. At this beach rave, a red pill our heroes can’t afford turns those who consume it into zombies.
So now we know – it’s an expensive party drug that turns partygoers into bloodthirsty zombies. Go Goa Gone is a light comedy – the humour is mild, part wit and part slapstick, funny enough only to raise chuckles. Enter Saif Ali Khan as the Russian-Punjabi mafioso who saves Kunal Khemu, Anand Tiwari, Vir Das and Puja Gupta from being eaten by the zombies. I didn’t think the living dead would care about being cannibalistic, but Go Goa Gone is a Bollywood movie in which party animals have been transformed into soulless corpses because of partying excesses, so everything else is allowed, too, I guess.
Watching a whole lot of zombies get their heads shot is like watching a video game, and I don’t even know why they limp about instead of walking normally, but the most important thing here is they can be stopped only by cocaine. This is the moral of the story right here: What drugs can make wrong, only drugs can set right. Even though it’s as short as a Hollywood movie, Go Goa Gone isn’t alive enough to merit a second watch. Bollywood’s first stoner-zombie-comedy is entertaining only the first time, so leave your brains at home because that’s where the zombies won’t be looking.