'Guddu Ki Gun' is a sex comedy and, better still, it is a preposterous story of the protagonist's male organ turning into, hold your breath, solid gold! While the premise of the movie itself evokes sniggers, one can't help but feel a tinge of admiration for the confidence with which the story has been turned into a two-hour film.
The best thing about this film is that it unpretentiously and unabashedly stays true to its genre, thriving on double meaning dialogues and cheesy scenes. Guns and puns are used liberally, as if the scriptwriter was instructed to make maximum use of words like ling (a Sanskrit word for the male organ).
With dialogues packed with rhymes, mispronunciations and double entendres, the film is a delightful adult comedy that keeps you in splits by the minute. The characteristic one-liners are crisp, tempered and never sound crass. If not funny, it at least elicits a chuckle. The script written by the director duo, takes the fantasy route to deliver fables and life's lessons meaningfully.
The plot is skillfully crafted. Every character is quirky and well- etched. And every actor delivers a notable performance, albeit a bit over the top.
Kunal Kemmu is a complete entertainer in this film. We are reminded of his super funny act in Go Goa Gone and it is great to see him apply his comic timing once again. His Bihari accent is superb and kudos to him for taking a film that is a comedy on the symbol of manhood. With an author-backed role, this film is Kunal Khemu's canvas, and he delivers gloriously. A natural actor, he effortless slips into Guddu's shoes, fluently speaking Hindi in the Bihari lingo. You laugh at him and with him, when he clowns around. You do not feel sorry for him when he is cursed. In fact, you patiently wait to see, if he is actually going to change as a person. And he wins your heart.
Sumit Vyas may call himself a 'side hero' in the film but well, he comes across like the parallel lead. He nails Laddu's character and will leave you in splits with his act.
With moderate production values, the film is shot on actual locales giving the film a realistic feel.
Keiko Nakahara's guerrilla cinematography captures the pulse of Kolkata beautifully. Amar Mohile's reverberating music and background score is seamlessly layered with the visuals by editor Cheragh Todiwala, thereby enhancing the viewing experience.
It is a sex comedy, so there are plenty of references to sex (and luscious women) and there is comedy. There are several laugh-out-loud moments and the director and the scriptwriter manage to keep you hooked throughout. If you are comfortable watching adult comedies, this one could entertain you because it actually has comedy. For a change, the baton of sex-related humor moves to the gents and hence it is quite a novelty in Bollywood. Overall, Guddu Ki Gun is a worthwhile watch to unwind. In spite of being the silliest film, Guddu Ki Gun actually makes you laugh.