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HUM TUM AUR GHOST MOVIE REVIEW
Review by : Harish V
Starring: : Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza, Sandhya Mridul.
Direction: Kabeer Kaushik
Music: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca.
Production: The Indian Film Company
Some scripts are rather left alone as it looks quite interesting on paper and in several instances the creative mind that is trying to visualize the words ends up over doing it. Hum Tum aur Ghost is one such movie which has a good premise and it does look like a complete paisa vasool movie at first and at the second half you are left bamboozled.

A happy young drunkard photographer seems to have everything going on good in his life with a hugely rewarding profession, a beautiful and caring girlfriend, an understanding and close friend and a huge luxurious house. But he has a secret. The same secret which Haley Joel Osment had in the Sixth Sense and thankfully this time around Arshad didn't need a Bruce Willis to point it out. But when he comes in term with it, his life gets complicated beyond repair. What happens next? How does he cope up with it? Forms the rest of the story of this fairy tale.

  Hum Tum aur Ghost
Kabir Kaushik, who had directed the brilliant Sehar, does prove his prowess in direction but is let down by the lackluster screenplay. Screenplay by Arshad Warsi, Arshad Ali Syed and Soumik Sen shows promise but then falls flat. Apart from the whole movie taking its own sweet time to move, the second half simply ruins the credentials that the first half acquired. Driven by clichés and melodrama, the second half seizes to uphold your interest. Some brilliant sequences like the scene where Arshad Warsi tries to help Boman Irani in the Bank are a laugh riot, but again few tasty vegetables don’t make a good meal.

A good work behind the camera by Ashok Mehta enriches the viewing experience for sure. The music direction by Shankar Ehsaan Loy is decent but nothing worthwhile quoting. Background score by Julius Packlam is atrocious to say the least.

Arshad Warsi has outdone himself with a sensational performance. He is likable although. Dia Mirza looks a million bucks and has also grown into a phenomenal performer. Boman Irani is at his usual best. Sandhya Mridul as Arshad's friend and assistant is a revelation, all the scenes where she shows her face stamps her presence and successfully pulls your attention as well.

Overall, it is a movie that had the potential to become a great entertainer but ends up being a decent bearable movie and that too due to the heartening performance by the actors, good camera work and the comical dialogues. With IPL riding high, the movie would find it difficult to sustain at the box office for long.

Verdict: Arshad does a CSK (Losing at the brink of winning)

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