Ghoomketu is the latest original film to release exclusively on streaming platforms, on ZEE5. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap in lead roles, Ghoomketu is the story of a small-town movie aspirant ending up in Mumbai to lan the role of his dreams. Ghoomketu on ZEE5 comes 5 years after its original release, after several problems in the process. Now that Ghoomketu is live, here are the top critic reviews to help you decide whether you should watch it or not.
Ghoomketu Movie Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Film Works Despite Limited Resources
Rohit Vats from News18.com says, "The film has some well-written and performed moments, especially between Siddiqui and Brijendra Kala. Their humour is absolutely on point, and they maintain the tempo of the story.
Amitabh Bachchan impresses in a cameo.
Ghoomketu is a sweet film that totally relies on the fun elements. Thankfully, the primary actors have done their job well. At around 100-minutes, it’s a good mood-lifter. It’s also a lesson for budding filmmakers in how to make a good film with limited resources."
Ghoomketu movie review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s creaky comedy shows signs of age
Jyoti Sharma Bawa from Hindustan Times writes, "The film’s climax is perhaps its best 10 minutes. Earlier in the film, a precocious child advises the hero that a film is as good as its climax, no one cares what is in the middle. In a rare moment when Ghoomketu decides to practise what it preached, the film’s climax is better than the rest of it. Does the end justify the middle? The answer is no but as a reviewer, you like to run with whatever silver lining you can get."
Ghoomketu review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap's film is a must-watch for 70s Bollywood fans
Jyoti Kanyal from India Today says, "The only thing that works against Ghoomketu is its length. The 1-hour-48-minute story could have been easily told in 1 hour 30 minutes.
Ghoomketu is the dose of laughter each one of us deserve in these testing times. With such brilliant performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Raghubir Yadav, this one can't be missed."
Ghoomketu movie review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is kinda funny but this experiment in whimsy doesn't take flight
Anna MM Vetticad from Pushpendra Nath Misra writes, "The twist in the climax is not bad at all, but it is inconsistent with what we have been told until then about Ghoomketu’s writing abilities. Lost in this film’s wafer-thin screenplay is the pleasant soundtrack by Sneha Khanwalkar and Jasleen Royal. More’s the pity.
Ghoomketu is being released directly online during India’s nationwide lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In these dreary times, it would have meant so much if its content had been a reason to celebrate. It’s sorta okay, but that is hardly enough from a film starring this stupendous cast."
Ghoomketu Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Perfunctory Comedy Collapses In A Heap
Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV says, "The blotchy designs on the protagonist's colourful shirts sum up the nature of film. It seeks attentions but the flourishes of Ghoomketu fall flat. The film strives very hard to stand out, but its legs are not strong enough to hold the weight of its ambition. It collapses in a heap."