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Hum Tum aur Ghost review

Overall Rating: 2/5

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

The screenplay, to begin with, takes too long to arrive at the core conflict, which involves Arshad’s character — Armaan, a photographer in Newcastle — agreeing to help two good-natured spirits fulfill their final wishes. Hum Tum Aur Ghost suffers primarily on account of its inconsistent tone. The film might have worked as an irreverent comedy, but much of it is treated as an emotional drama, resulting in several contrived scenes that fall flat on their face. Even the humour works mostly when it’s done smartly and subtly, and not as effectively in the film’s slapstick portions — like the one in which Armaan disguises himself and visits a bank, only to be confronted by the son of the very man he is impersonating. Ultimately the film is predictable and tiring because it’s an interesting idea that’s been stretched way beyond its potential.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:Indiafm

The screenplay – the lifeline of any film – is what makes a film stand on its feet and in this case, HUM TUM AUR GHOST suffers due to inept writing. Ideally, the writers and director should’ve come to the point right away, but the film takes its own sweet time to come to the point and what comes across is also not enticing, barring a couple of attention-grabbing moments. By then, the viewer has already lost interest in the film. The sole saving grace is the performances by the principal cast. Sadly, that’s not enough. On the whole, HUM TUM AUR GHOST is a terrible waste of a terrific idea. Disappointing!

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

Arshad Warsi’s debut film as writer and producer has a problem at the onset. It fails to define itself. Is it a comedy, a love story or a supernatural drama? Does it have a point to make, other than entertain? The first question raises its head because the plot and the tenor of the film ramble too much. Rarely funny, mostly sentimental, the film seems to waste away its comic potential for some drama that doesn’t quite engage. Watch it for intermittent fun and Arshad Warsi’s spontaneity.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:Indiatimes

Though the basic premise of the film (a human communicating with a good-hearted ghost) holds a lot of potential and life in it, most of it remains untapped in the screenplay penned by Arshad Warsi, Arshad Ali Syed and Soumik Sen that lacks the spunk and is too shallow. One can find loose references from Hollywood films like Ghost to Ghost Town but the narrative fails to create any magic. This one is just an addition to the Bollywood bhoot buddy brigade.
Arshad Warsi’s debut as a writer is so ‘lifeless’ in Hum Tum aur Ghost that even his ‘spirited’ performance isn’t able to save the dead slow film from dying a slow death.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Preeti Arora Site:Rediff

It’s in the second half that the director gets the genre totally confused. The film suddenly turns into a tearjerker. Agreed Arshad only wishes to help people who are in a genuine crisis. But did it have to be so melodramatic?The film is short but the climax could have been far shorter. It seems stretched and contrived and Arshad hams it up especially towards the end.Apart from being the producer, Arshad is also one of the co-writers of the film. The premise of the film has its heart in the right place. But the script doesn’t evolve from one scene to the other. It resembles a car that lurches forward again and again moving a few feet ahead before it comes to a slow and agonizing halt.Dia and Arshad are fun to watch together. See the film if you are a diehard fan of either. Or else watch it on DVD.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV

At the end of Hum Tum aur Ghost, a character declares: kisi ne sahi kaha hai, love conquers all. Not quite. For one, love cannot conquer this muddled script, which veers between rom-com, drama and high emotion, in the most meandering way possible. Director Kabir Kaushik and Arshad, who has also co-written and produced the film, stretch the slim story to breaking point and add on so much maudlin drama that all fun and exuberance are simply flattened out. There is a lot of talent in this film including the reliable Sandhya Mridul and cinematographer Ashok Mehta but the clunky script gives them little opportunity to shine. I recommend that you rent Ghost Town instead.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer:Mayank Shekar Site:HindustanTimes

The lead actor, also the producer, credits himself for the film’s story. He could’ve acknowledged the little help from David Koepp and the makers of Ghost Town (2008). The protagonist there has his dead buddy, a ghost, follow him around for a purpose. Here he makes contact with an entire town full of ghosts.The film reverses the premise of the incredible M Night Shyamalan’s Sixth Sense (1999). We already know, and not learn at the end, that the leading man can see dead people. The object isn’t suspense (Sixth Sense), or romance (Ghost, 1990); it’s comedy.Playing a girl-magnet, designer-wear, slick hair NRI hero in an artificial, romantic setup, just pales his coolness no end. But then again, ambition is such a bitch.

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