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Nobody wanted to touch a zombie comedy like Go Goa Gone: Kunal Kemmu


Kemmu talks about kick-starting work on the sequel to the 2013 zombie comedy. 

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Suparna Thombare

The 2013 zombie comedy Go Goa Gone is very close to Kunal Kemmu’s heart. Apart from acting in it, he also co-wrote the dialogues with writer Sita Menon and was closely involved in its conception. 

With Kemmu’s brother-in-law Saif Ali Khan, actor and producer of Go Goa Gone, now on board for a sequel, Kemmu is quite excited about beginning work on the film, four years after the original was released. The script is still a work of progress.

“We are working on the script of Go Goa Gone 2. I am just happy that we have reached a place where we all have said that we are going to make it. That is a really special film for me because I am one of the creators of that film. It’s like my baby. There was a time when nobody wanted to touch that baby and said ‘what is this?’ And now people are like when are we going to watch the sequel,” says Kemmu.

Director director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK have completed the first draft and speculation is that zombies may not feature in the second part. The characters may, in fact, discover some other alien or horrifying creatures. But Kemmu is not willing to reveal details just yet. What he is sure of though is all the lead actors of the cult comedy film will continue to be in it, including Vir Das and Anand Tiwari. 

“We have a couple of ideas. We haven’t locked one. It’s too early to answer that question (about what Go Goa Gone sequel will be exactly). But the principal characters will remain and their quirks will remain the same. The story may or may not be the same,” says Kemmu.  

Kemmu talks about how vastly different the Go Goa Gone brand of humour is compared to his recent film Golmaal Again (which was a horror comedy). "Go Goa Gone is more straight-faced. Lines just happen and then you laugh. There are a lot of throw away lines. Those characters are urban, set in this zombieland kind of place. This (Golmaal series) is more commercial and more pan India. A film like Go Goa Gone is more a niche urban film."