Madgaon Express Review (3/5)

  • Published Mar 22, 2024 | 5:47 PMUpdated Mar 22, 2024 | 5:47 PM
  • Published Mar 22, 2024 | 5:47 PMUpdated Mar 22, 2024 | 5:47 PM
Madgaon Express Review (3/5)


The movie follows the journey of childhood friends Ayush, Pratik (known as Pinku), and Dhanush (nicknamed Dodo), who had always dreamed of going on a trip to Goa together. However, as they grow up, their paths diverge, with Ayush moving to New York, Pinku to Cape Town, and Dodo staying in Mumbai working as a pizza delivery boy. After a few years, the three friends meet again and Dodo lied about his financial status to his best friends and plans a trip to Goa, Which ultimately makes them go through an unexpected and crazy path.


Divyenndu brings Dodo to life with reckless abandon, and despite his quirks, audiences will find themselves rooting for him. Pratik Gandhi, who portrays Pinku, shines in several scenes. Avinash Tiwary was also perfect, while Upendra Limaye as Mendoza and Chaya Kadam as Kanchan Kombdi also deliver strong performances. Nora Fatehi and others were fine.


Kunal Kemmu made his debut as a director with the film. Though the film’s basic plot being very regular, he was able to extract fun and a slight touch of emotions at required places with a unique approach. The film is quirky, energetic, and embraces its own unique style. The characters are eccentric and not ones you’d typically encounter in real life. Despite the unconventional storytelling approach, there is a method to the madness, and the film manages to touch the audience at key moments. The first half and second half both carry the same mode, whereas the latter half has a few thrills added to the flavor.


As said above, the film’s story is not new, but the screenplay is very much engaging except for a few places. The camaraderie between Divyenndu, Prathik, and Avinash worked well and brought the required impact of bonding between them. In most of the scenes, the jokes land perfectly, and some important endearing moments also came good.


The film suffers from a few routine, formulaic characters and scenes. The usual crime and drugs setup in Goa, ruthless gangsters going after the lead cast, these aspects lessen the film’s impact at a few places. Moreover, the music, on the other hand, works as a weak link for the film.

Last Line: Crazy ride with a few breaks