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Review: Bad Luck Govind

If you want to catch up with Ggovind, please wear an amulet, avoid blacks cats and see that you’re not in seat No. 13, writes Khaled Mohamed.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2009 20:00 IST
Khaled Mohamed

Bad Luck Govind
Cast: Gaurav Kapoor, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Lungi kurtas
Direction: (Where, where?) Varun Khanna
Rating: *

Yo,ya and a yeah. He used to be a veejay. And obviously, he didn’t read his horoscope or visit a numerologist. If he had then perhaps Gaurav Kapoor would have spelt his name as Ggaurav Kappppoooor. Or simply Kapur. And Bad Luck Govind wouldn’t have happened at all. Perhaps the veejay would have been introduced to the movies by Sanjay Lleela Bhannsali or Gopaal Varmma. Or whoever’s been introducing acting talent nowadays. Such torment.

Truly you can experience BLGg only for two reasons. Either it’s because it’s your job to see every movie (like a taxi can’t refuse a passenger). Or it’s because you didn’t meet dear Bejan Daruwalla who would have warned you against going anywhere near Ggaurav portraying a jinxed guy (you’re telling us). Ggaurav travels from Delhi to Mumbai, his luggage is stolen, but that’s the lucky part. Soon he’s caught between the crossfire of chawl goons. And he meets a doctor (Hrishitaa Bhatta) who actually flips for him. She should see an astrologer too. Or a psychiatrist.

Pure grief. The only slightly amusing aspect of BLGg is Zakir Hussain, the actor not the tabla maestro, who’s shown to develop female characteristics. He even wants to shave his legs. Sorry her legs. Now if you still want to catch up with Ggovind, please wear an amulet, avoid blacks cats and see that you’re not in seat No. 13. Anything could happen. Fast, quick touchwood, touchteak, touchoak.