Three young friends, Dhanush (played by Divyenndu), Ayush Gupta (portrayed by Avinash Tiwari), and Pratik “Pinku” Garodia (played by Pratik Gandhi), harbor a long-standing desire to venture to Goa, bask in the sun, and revel in joy. This aspiration has been ingrained in them since their school days. However, fate intervenes in the guise of parental opposition and unforeseen accidents, scattering the trio to disparate locations: Mumbai, Cape Town, and New York.

Their dream finally materializes over fifteen years later, but when the trip is orchestrated by the less-than-reliable Dodo, things take an unexpected turn for the worse. Nevertheless, the film’s standout moments are anchored in the sharp, witty exchanges delivered impeccably by the talented cast. Even amidst dire or perilous circumstances, the actors effortlessly infuse moments of levity, a testament to Kemmu’s adept storytelling and the performers’ prowess.


Produced under the banner of Excel Entertainment by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, “Madgaon Express” marks Kunal Kemmu’s debut as both director and writer. This comedy-drama guarantees 144 minutes of uninterrupted laughter. Kunal Kemmu, known for his natural comedic flair, delivers a plethora of witty one-liners and uproarious situations, ranging from the antics of the trio to the comedic escapades of the hapless Dodo, who leads a fabricated life on social media.

While the premise of the protagonists evading the clutches of the mafia isn’t groundbreaking, “Madgaon Express” embraces the essence of slapstick comedy with its assortment of eccentric characters. Notably, the gun-toting mafia fisherwomen, led by the enigmatic Kanchan Kombdi (played by Chhaya Kadam), add a touch of absurdity to the narrative. However, the story occasionally meanders, bogged down by prolonged scenes and unexpected plot twists.

Dodo’s elaborate social media facade serves as a subplot to reel in the attention of his friends, leading to a comedic showdown between him and Pinku at a bustling fish market, where they disguise themselves as fisherwomen, extending the film’s duration.

Divyenndu shines in his portrayal of an irredeemable misfit, showcasing impeccable comedic timing. And every instance of Pratik Gandhi’s transformation from a melancholic mama’s boy to a ten-minute Rambo after accidentally inhaling cocaine is sure to leave audiences in stitches.

Rating: 3.5/5

Avinash Tiwari, the brains of the trio, adds depth to the comedic ensemble. Supported by Upendra Limaye’s portrayal of the formidable don and Chhaya Kadam’s compelling performance, along with Mendonza’s entertaining antics, “Madgaon Express” promises a rib-tickling journey. This film is a delightful and uproarious romp that guarantees entertainment from start to finish.

Kunal Kemmu’s directorial debut appears to be a resounding success, as evidenced by the uproarious laughter that ensues throughout the film. “Madgaon Express” earns a commendable rating of 3.5 stars out of five, a testament to its ability to keep audiences thoroughly entertained.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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