Govinda Naam Mera Movie Review: Kiara Advani and Bhumi Pednekar delivered convincing performances

Star Cast:

Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Kiara Advani, Amey Waugh, Renuka Shahane, Dayanand Shetty, Sayaji Shinde, Tripti Khamkar, Viraj Ghelani

Director: Shashank Khaitan

Music Directors: Sachin-Jigar, Tanishk Bagchi, Meet Bros, B Praak, Rochak Kohli

Cinematography: Vidushi Tiwari

Editor: Charu Shree Roy

Release Date:

The movie was released on 16th December 2022 on Disney+Hotstar

Govinda Naam Mera Movie Review: Story

The story of Govinda Naam Mera revolves around Govind A Waghmare (Vicky Kaushal) popularly known as Govinda whose life is full of mess and struggle. He and his dance partner Suku(Kiara Advani) who is also his girlfriend aspire to become dance choreographers. Govinda is unhappy with his married life as his wife Gauri(Bhumi Pednekar) is having an extramarital affair with insurance agent Baldev (Viraj Ghelani). So, he asked for a divorce and Gauri agrees to go for it only if she receives 2 crores from him.

Govinda and his mother Asha Waghmare (Renuka Shahane) are fighting against his step-brother Vishnu (Akshay Gunawat) and stepmother Charulata( Veenah Naair)  with the help of his lawyer friend Kaustubh Godbole (Amey Wagh) to get the ownership of his father Gopi’s property.

Will Govinda be able to get his father’s property? Will he be able to get a divorce from Gauri?

Govinda Naam Mera Movie Review: Performances & Analysis

Vicky Kaushal looks okay in parts but most of his comedy scenes did not work. Someone like Varun Dhawan would have been a perfect choice for such a character in 2022 and one can understand why the makers have chosen him initially for this role. 

Kiara Advani looks dazzling here, especially in the song Bijli. She also delivers a convincing performance as Suku. Bhumi Pednekar as Gauri does such characters at ease and she is quite impressive here too. 

Tripti Khamkar who portrayed the character of Manju bai did a fantastic job. Dayanand Shetty as Inspector Javed will catch your attention in a few scenes. Viraj Ghelani as Baldev, Sayyaji Shinde as Ajit Dharkar, Amey Wagh as Govinda’s lawyer friend Kaustubh Godbole, Renuka Shahane as Govinda’s mother Asha Waghmare provided good support.

The first half was quite slow but the second half was thoroughly engaging. The twist in the second half also looked good apart from a few good comic timings. In a few scenes, the comedy looked so bring but the comedy scene featuring Ranbir Kapoor after the Bijli song was a good one.

Govinda Naam Mera is an attempt by Shashank Khaitan to create a comedy thriller with some flavours of 1990s Bollywood movies. This is also Vicky Kaushal’s first attempt to impress the audience in a comedy thriller. Both of them should be appreciated for trying to deliver something out of the box.

Director Shashank Khaitan’s previous movies Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, & Dhadak were far better than this comedy thriller featuring Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, and Kiara Advani.

The cinematography by Vidushi Tiwari was okay, the editing by Charu Shree Roy could have been better in a few scenes, and the music by Sachin-Jigar, Tanishk Bagchi, Meet Bros, B Praak, & Rochak Kohli was fine.

Final Words:

The comedy thriller Govinda Naam Mera is okay for a one-time watch because of the good performances from Kiara Advani & Bhumi Pednekar and a few comedy scenes.


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