Movie Review: Hum Tum Aur Ghost (2010)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★☆☆☆☆
Box Office: Flop

hum-tum-aur-ghost-01I’ve often said, interesting ideas don’t necessarily translate into enthralling celluloid experiences. That’s what I realized, for the umpteenth time, as HUM TUM AUR GHOST concluded.

Hollywood has attempted several films wherein the living has been shown interacting with the dead. In fact, two decades ago, there was a mad rush to Indianize GHOST [Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg]. The fascination with the dead continues to haunt Bollywood to this date.

Arshad Warsi – who has been credited with the story of HUM TUM AUR GHOST – has denied that the film is inspired by GHOST TOWN. Yet, there’re some similarities and that could be coincidental. So far, so good!

For Armaan [Arshad Warsi], life was picture perfect. He has a doting girlfriend Gehna [Dia Mirza] and also a great job. But there’s a problem: Armaan hears voices. Voices that torture him. Voices that disturb him. More importantly, voices that nobody else can hear.


Gehna is irritated with his weird behaviour. Add to that her father [Javed Sheikh] constantly berates him for his fondness for the bottle. No one seems to understand his predicament. What puzzles everyone is the fact that he talks to himself… or rather, he talks to people, who no one can see, simply because they don’t live.

Soon, Armaan becomes aware of his special ability to connect with the dead. Equipped with a will to fulfil the wishes of these spirits who hound him, Armaan sets out on a mission to help out three souls – a child, an old man and a young woman.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “has an interesting human touch to it, for those who visit the theatres for sheer fun will be disappointed needs an open mind to absorb and accept”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Watch it for intermittent fun and Arshad Warsi’s spontaneity. “
Times Of India
2.5 “a feel good entertainer. The loopholes in screenplay and logic are quite gaping though, and the film is slightly long. But scenes between Arshad and Dia are something you could look forward to. Very average!”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “There is a lot of talent in this film including the reliable Sandhya Mridul and cinematographer Ashok Mehta but the clunky script gives them little opportunity to shine.”
2.0 “may end up disappointing you big time if you go in with any expectations. Take your call.”
Real Bollywood
2.0 “a terrible waste of a terrific idea. Disappointing!”
2.0 “Dia and Arshad are fun to watch together. See the film if you are a diehard fan of either. Or else watch it on DVD.”
2.0 “Thankfully, Arshad Warsi, despite the dearth of punchy oneliners he’s capable of mouthing to a rollicking effect, holds your interest throughout the film even though Boman Irani is cast in”
2.0 “Ironically, what’s missing in this film is spirit!”
Rajeev Masand
1.8 “Catch this one only if you’re not too keen on either adrenaline or mush.”
Full Hyderabad
1.5 “Playing a girl-magnet, designer-wear, slick hair NRI hero in an artificial, romantic setup, just pales his (Warsi’s) coolness no end. But then again, ambition is such a bitch.”
Hindustan Times
1.5 “Arshad Warsi’s debut as a writer is so ‘lifeless’ in Hum Tum aur Ghost that even his ’spirited’ performance isn’t able to save the dead slow film from dying a slow death.”
1.5 “Arshad gets it right. The rest just don’t get the point. They see dead people. We see a dead film.”
1.5 “a few witty dialogues combined with Warsi’s mumbling delivery style do crack you up – but that’s hardly a cause to spend two hours plus on an otherwise convoluted picture. “
1.0 “film is so boring that it threatens to put you to sleep. Hum Tum Aur Ghost is guaranteed to make you wish someone dead.”
India Today

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