Govinda Naam Mera is a timepass and twisted entertainer. The film has several tracks and characters. But director Shashank Khaitan handles this aspect with panache and hence, the film doesn’t turn confusing even for a moment. The second half is lengthier but isn’t boring or dragging at all as there’s so much happening every minute. A few twists are quite unexpected and keep the interest going. On the flipside, the dialogues could have been funnier. And the biggest problem with the film is that it’s too silly in several places, especially in the climax. As a result, it doesn’t reach the level of similar Mumbai-based crime comedies like Lootcase and Bluffmaster. Speaking of performances, Vicky Kaushal is excellent in the most commercial role of his career. Kiara Advani looks stunning and delivers a fine performance. Bhumi Pednekar is loud, as per the requirement, and it works. Renuka Shahane hams but her character is amusing. Amey Wagh (Kaustubh Godbole), Viraj Ghelani (Baldev Chaddha) and Dayanand Shetty (Inspector Javed) lend able support. Trupti Khakmkar (Manju; maid) is too funny. Jeeva (Sandy), Sayaji Shinde (Ajit Dharkar) and Kenneth Desai (Judge) add to the madness. Akshay Gunawat (Vishnu), who looks a lot like Dhanush, is okay. Ranbir Kapoor and director Shashank Khaitan (builder Anand Joshi) are entertaining in their special appearances. All in all, Govinda Naam Mera is a fine one-time watch despite resting on a illogical script.

My rating – *** out of 5!

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