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If you’ve not seen Hum Tum Aur Ghost then let me start off by telling you it’s an extended Bollywood version of “Ghost Whisperer”. Where Hum Tum Aur Ghost differs though is that it’s a comedy, and Arshad Warsi performs the comedy aspect well. Unfortunately, a romantic lead he is not.
Arshad Warsi plays Armaan, a fashion photographer by day and an insomniac by night. However, it is no medical condition that keeps him up at night, but the strange voices he hears in his apartment at night that keep him up. At first he fails to understand what exactly is happening, that is until Mr Kapoor (Boman Irani) turns up. However, Mr Kapoor has been some time dead, and helps Armaan understand that only he can help the spirits to cross over.
With this in mind, Mr Kapoor needs Armaan’s help, but Armaan is hesitant to help the spirits. With some gentle/ funny persuasion, Armaan finally relents, and decides to help the spirits to cross over by fulfilling their last wishes. Some of these last wishes prove to be impossible so helps out those only with genuine problems. However, his girlfriend Gehna (Dia Mirza) thinks he’s losing the plot and tries to get him to get some help for his mental state as we slowly see their relationship disintegrate as she refuses to believe there are ghosts involved.
Armaan decides to help 3 spirits; a young boy, Mr Kapoor and a young woman searching for her son. The movie became all too predictable by the time it came to helping out the woman find her son, and in doing so, Gehna finally sees the light, literally!!
I have to say as a comedy with a ghostly aspect, it was quite well done and Arshad and Boman do shine here. What didn’t work was the romance aspect, as Arshad Warsi and Dia Mirza just do not look like a romantic lead couple. So all in all I have to Hum Tum Aur Ghost is a bit of a mixed bag of tricks.