Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani and Bhumi Pendekar starrer ‘Govinda Naam Mera’ released on Disney Plus Hotstar today.
As obvious from the name, the story of the film revolves around Govinda (played by Vicky Kaushal), who’s a dancer by profession but calls himself a choreographer. He does not get along with his wife Gauri (played by Bhumi Pednekar) who constantly keeps troubling him. He has found love in his co-dancer Suku (played by Kiara Advani), with whom he dreams of making it big in the industry.
The two of them want to get married, but Gauri demands 2 crores for divorce. Govinda does not have that much money, but this is not the real problem. The real problem for Govinda is his 150 crores bungalow on which his step brother has claimed in the court. The legal battle going on behind this property and the struggle to save it is at the centre of the film. The story takes a turn when Gauri’s dead body is found in the bungalow. Out of fear, Govinda along with Suku buries the body in the bungalow itself. The film picks up pace after this. The story progresses on who killed Gauri, is there any conspiracy behind it and how’ll Govinda get out of all this mess.
Directed by Shashank Khaitan, ‘Govinda Naam Mera’ seems like an attempt to make a masala entertainer film. From the narration to the treatment of the film, it has been kept in such a way. The film has everything romance, suspense, drama and thriller but despite all of this the story is not able to entertain. The first half of the film is very slow. There are twists and turns in the second half which develop your interest for a while but by the time the climax comes the film turns upside down once again. The balance which is needed in a comic thriller is completely missing. The biggest requirement of a comedy film is its dialogues but here the dialogues hardly make you laugh.
Coming onto the performances, we have often seen Vicky Kaushal playing serious roles so it was quite refreshing to see him exploring a new genre, where he tries to show the humorous side of his acting. Being a punjabi he has played the character of a Marathi boy very well. But someone like Vicky who’s so brilliant with his selection of films, what made him do this film is something I’m still trying to figure out. Kiara Advani looks gorgeous on the screen like always and she fits pretty well in the role of a struggling dance choreographer. For the audiences who have been excited to see the fresh pairing of Vicky and Kaira, there’s no wrong in saying that they have been served well.
If we talk about the real star of the film, then it is Bhumi Pednekar, who has managed to leave her mark in the film as a khadus and dominating wife. Though, sometimes she looks a bit over the top but that’s how her character is. Not to forget, Renuka Shahane who has given a solid performance in the role of Vicky’s mother. All in all, it was a very impressive cast but sadly what’s the use when the story of the film itself is so bland and disappointing.
Currently, the comic-thriller genre is one that holds a lot of potential to attract the audiences, but then it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. If you have nothing on your watch list and have ample of free time, you can give it a shot!