Today’s big releases: Go Goa Gone and Gippi

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Two comedy films will clash at the box-office today. Go Goa Gone is a zombie comedy directed by filmmaker duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, and Gippi is a comedy of errors from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

Go Goa Gone features Saif Ali Khan who is also the producer, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari and Puja Gupta in the lead. Three friends (Kunal, Vir and Anand) go for a trip to Goa. There they meet Luna (Puja Gupta), a fun loving girl who invites them for an exclusive underground rave party on a remote island, hosted by Indo-Russian don, Boris (Saif). Their nightmare begins when zombies land crash the party.

Directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK are also promoting ‘Say no to drugs’ message through the film. “As the name suggests, the film is related to Goa but nothing derogatory. The people in Mumbai and elsewhere have a perception about Goa that it is a place where people go to sit, relax, party, chill, but all in good sense. What happens there is our version of the story,” the duo told PTI. “But there is a message at the end of the film – Say no to drugs. If you do drugs then you will turn into a zombie,” they said.

Next up for release is Dharma Productions’ Gippi, directed by first-timer Sonam Nair.

The film features newbies like Riya Vij, who plays the protagonist in the film, Jayati Modi and Taaha Shah. Divya Dutta plays Riya’s mother in the film.

The film reportedly revolves around a 13-year-old teenager, played by Riya, the ups and downs in her life and, how she copes with peer pressure and changes in her life.

Divya Dutta says the movie will take audiences back to their childhood.

“Everyone will feel that we have gone through this. So, when you relate with any film or any promo, you definitely want to watch that film. And Gippi is one of those films and I think it will make its own mark beautifully,” she said.

The film’s producer Karan Johar, who is launching director Sonam Nair with Gippi, feels that talent should not have a gender.

“Talent does not have a gender at all and it should not have a gender. Sonam Nair is a very talented young girl. It does not matter that she is a girl, she is very talented director,” Karan Johar said.

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