Movie Review: Gang of Ghosts (2014)
Gang Of Ghosts revolves around, but obviously, a gang of ghosts who stay in various old and dilapidated mills and mansions in Mumbai. Most of them are being razed make way for high-rise buildings, swanky condominiums, malls and multiplexes, leaving the ghosts homeless.
The story begins with ad director Aditya (Parambrata Chatterjee) planning to shoot a television commercial in an dilapidated mansion in Mumbai. The mansion is believed to be haunted and has been locked for many years, after an actress who was shooting at the location supposedly saw a ghost.
As he waits for his crew members to arrive, Aditya meets Raju (Sharman Joshi), a struggling writer who offers to narrate a movie plot that he claims has all the ingredients of a blockbuster.
The tale is an unusual one and revolves around the spirit of the original owner of the mansion, Rai Bahadur Gendamal (Anupam Kher), which refuses to leave the mansion.
Comedy is serious business and the storyteller ought to ensure that the audience reacts to the comic lines/punches as they unfurl on screen. Much like the original, GANG OF GHOSTS highlights the gluttony of the land-sharks to multiply their money, but, sadly, much is lost in translation. Reason being, Satish Kaushik is unable to retain the qualities that made the original film work.