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Ghoomketu movie release: Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer is streaming on ZEE5

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about ZEE5 film Ghoomketu, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap, Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire, Ragini Khanna and Ila Arun.

Written by Antara Chakraborthy | Chennai | Updated: May 22, 2020 4:43:25 pm
Ghoomketu Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Ghoomketu is helmed by Pushpendra Nath Misra.

Much-awaited film Ghoomketu is now streaming on ZEE5. Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, the movie stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap, Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire, Ragini Khanna and Ila Arun.

Touted as a comedy-drama, the story revolves around an inexperienced writer (Siddiqui) who struggles to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai. Kashyap will be seen in the role of a lazy and corrupt police officer who has been tasked to find a missing person called Ghoomketu.

In a statement, Anurag Kashyap said that playing a lazy person comes easily for him as he is a reluctant actor. “I didn’t need to do any prep. I was in between shoots, and I am a reluctant actor so playing lazy came easily. And I was most unfit at that time, and that went with the character. Also, somehow I have only played a cop in my last three outings as an actor, including Ghoomketu now. If not an evil cop, then a corrupt or a lazy cop but never a good cop,” he said.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has worked in multiple Anurag Kashyap directorials like Sacred Games, Gangs of Wasseypur etc, said that he found it hard to consider Kashyap as a co-star. “It was very interesting because generally actors know where their co-stars will take a pause but it was difficult to predict Anurag. So, while it was a lot of fun, I was never able to consider him a character. I always felt he was Anurag. I felt he might say ‘Cut’ in between and because he is a director I also feared he would catch my mistakes. So, there was a little fear when I worked with him as an actor,” he told PTI.

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16:43 (IST)22 May 2020
'Fine ensemble of characters'

User @thecineparadise posted via Twitter, “#Ghoomketu by @mahonawala is a story about storytelling, heads directionless with a fine ensemble of characters, and a promising premise. Feat. @Nawazuddin_S and @anuragkashyap72.”

16:19 (IST)22 May 2020
Fan heaps praise on Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character

“Just watched #Ghoomketu On #ZEE5 I loved it. Sir you are fantastic and dada and bua I loved your character,” tweeted user @Durgesh05239023.

15:56 (IST)22 May 2020
'Interesting characters'

User @ChinmayNakhwa tweeted, “I had a good laugh watching #Ghoomketu Interesting characters with good humour but I kept on craving for more of the amazing #NawazuddinSiddiqui #GhoomketuReview.”

15:20 (IST)22 May 2020
Anurag Kashyap and Nawazuddin Siddiqui make the film more special, according to an user

A user @iamtherajverma shared, “The unpredictable story with  of #Ghoomketu directed by @mahonawala sir. With the cast @anuragkashyap72 & @Nawazuddin_S .. they made it more special🖤... the story is neutral but @anuragkashyap72 sir made it amazing..#GhoomketuOnZEE5 #GhoomketuReview.”

14:52 (IST)22 May 2020
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14:26 (IST)22 May 2020
'Undercooked character'

“#Ghoomketu: @NawazuddinSiddiqui's Perfunctory Comedy Collapses In A Heap, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, saddled with an undercooked character whose motives seem arbitrary, has no meat to dig his teeth into,” shared user @BondaPrasad on Twitter.

14:01 (IST)22 May 2020
Raghubir Yadav on his role in Ghoomketu

Raghuvir Yadav sports an alien-look in the film. The actor revealed how that came to be. "After the whole shoot for my part was done, Pushpendra Ji said, there is one more scene pending which We would like to shoot in Bombay. So I asked him about it. So after a couple of days when I returned to Bombay I got a call for a night shoot,” he said.

He further added, “when I reached there I asked for the script to which the director said that you need to get ready so please get your makeup done first. So when I went to get my makeup done so I saw weird and long ears with some hair wig in the van I did not look at myself during the makeup and thought I would only look in the mirror when the shoot is done. So I completed the shoot and came back to my vanity van. And let me tell you when I saw myself in the mirror it was very difficult for me to accept the fact that it is me. And till date, I could never get that look out of my head."

13:40 (IST)22 May 2020
'A performance-packed comedy drama'

A user @Vijith_offl posted on Twitter, “#Ghoomketu - is a performance-packed comedy drama.Thumbs up @Nawazuddin_S play as an aspiring writer, who runs away from his home to show the value of his stories in Mumbai. On the other side @anuragkashyap72 plays a cop, who seeks him with no clues. Otherwise, he got transferred.”

13:20 (IST)22 May 2020
'Useless cameos'

User @Chrissuccess tweeted, “#Ghoomketu ( Hindi | 2020) - ZEE5 Story of a man from Mahona,UP who ran away from home and reaches Mumbai in the hope of becoming a screenwriter. He gives himself 30 days to try & prove his skills. Pathetic writing, direction & perf. Useless cameo by Big B & Ranveer.”

12:58 (IST)22 May 2020
'A satirical take on Bollywood'

“#Ghoomketu is a different movie, a satirical take on Bollywood. Loved the way makers narrated the story. If you want to watch something different  with quirky comedy, do watch #GhoomketuOnZEE5,” shared user @kala_rang on Twitter.

12:34 (IST)22 May 2020
‘Decent screenplay with good story’

“#Ghoomketu is such a good film, Try something different, Laughter with decent. screenplay with good story and performances make watchable like #NawazuddinSiddiqui always tries his best and again, @iraginikhanna is also good. [3/5] ENTERTAINER,” tweeted user @TBR_Offic1al.

12:12 (IST)22 May 2020
'Anurag Kashyap was outstanding'

A user @MrArunSiingh posted on Twitter, “#Ghoomketu all amazing frm @Nawazuddin_S sir. I felt the best chrctr is Santo Bua & Dadda. @iraginikhanna looking cute. @anuragkashyap72 as a police was outstanding @ZEE5Premium.”

11:50 (IST)22 May 2020
'Nawazuddin Siddiqui is amazing like always'

A user @9oorey tweeted, “#Ghoomketu is the Indian version of Amelie. Not that it remakes the story of #Amelie but its psychological atmosphere resembles Amelie closely. A childlike innocence permeates the whole movie. Nawazuddin is amazing like always. Anurag Kashyap could do more acting.”

11:30 (IST)22 May 2020
'Amongst the A-listers, Amitabh Bachchan makes the most impact'

“#GhoomketuReview: Amongst the A-listers who make fleeting appearances in @ZEE5Premium's #Ghoomketu, the one who registers the maximum impact is @SrBachchan. @RanveerOfficial, @sonakshisinha, @IChitrangda, @nikkhiladvani and @LaurenGottlieb fill the vacuum created by the flaws,” shared user @SinhaSomesh via Twitter.

11:15 (IST)22 May 2020
Ghoomketu Review

Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta called Ghoomketu a “drag”. In her review she writes, “Can a film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the main act be a drag? That’s the question that stared me in the face, literally, for the duration of Ghoomketu. And the answer is, yes, alack and alas.”

Read more | Ghoomketu movie review: The Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer is a drag

11:01 (IST)22 May 2020
'Probably the weakest act of Nawazuddin Siddiqui'

A user @bobspop shared on Twitter, “#Ghoomketu collapses. Probably the weakest act of #NawazuddinSiddiqui. Hopefully the fine actor has been paid well. #AnuragKashyap acts like his films are exactly. Only saviour is #IlaArun. Thankfully the makers have opted for a OTT release.”

10:45 (IST)22 May 2020
'Weak script'

“#Ghoomketu ⭐⭐  One star for @Nawazuddin_S and another star for his Buwa. Only these two factors in the movie. Weak script,boring storytelling and unfunny comedy,forceful. Nothing new except our own @Nawazuddin_S . Even there is nothing in the movie,he shines. @ZEE5India,” posted user @iamsujankd.

10:29 (IST)22 May 2020
Planning to watch Ghoomketu? Check out the trailer first

10:14 (IST)22 May 2020
'Ghoomketu belongs to everyone'

A user @SinhaSomesh tweeted, “#GhoomketuReview: #Ghoomketu belongs to everyone. @Nawazuddin_S is magnificent in a role that seems tailor-made for him. @iraginikhanna is outstanding from start to end. @brijkala, @anuragkashyap72 and #RaghubirYadav are superb. #IlaArun and @swanandkirkire lend able support.”

10:00 (IST)22 May 2020
'Nawazuddin Siddiqui is very sincere and likeable'

User @fenil_seta shared on Twitter, “#Ghoomketu @Nawazuddin_S is very sincere and likeable as the simpleton. Ila Arun is sweet and does a fine job. The sequence where she demonstrates how she’ll express shock and sadness over Ghoomketu’s disappearance is cute.” He further added, “#Ghoomketu @anuragkashyap72 is quite entertaining. He even gets an entry song to himself. Hence, one feels let down when his character gets a raw deal towards the end. @amindeepika is excellent as expected.”

Ghoomketu, which is being jointly produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), also features cameos by Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Chitrangada Singh, Lauren Gottlieb and filmmaker Nikhil Advani.