film opens on Vishnu Prasad (Tusshar Kapoor), a clumsy character who
feels insecure about life due to his upbringing.
always gets teased by everyone because he simply cannot get things
right. Worse of all, no one notices that he even exist.
say, Vishnu Prasad is a nervous wreck with no fault of his own.
That's because, he is constantly nagged by his domineering mum,
who seems to be the boss of the house. Vishnu's father is too soft
and scared to challenge his wife.
only ray of sunshine in Vishnu's life is Mohini (Antara Mali), who
lives in the next apartment building. Sameer is her boyfriend but
that doesn't deter Vishnu to be Mohini's secret admirer.
being his clumsy self, accidentally winks at Mohini on one fine
day. All hell breaks loose as a result of this incident - he gets
humiliated by Sameer.
a dejected Vishnu burst into tears and seeks comfort in a secluded
place. In his moments of despair, he comes across an unusual statue.
he holds it in his hands, he wishes that he became invisible. To
his shock and horror, he really becomes invisible.
he doesn't like the power he has acquired but later realises that
he can use this to his advantage.
film focuses on how Vishnu takes revenge on those who made life
hell for him all these years.
would expect lots of comedy scenes from here on as Vishnu runs havoc
but sadly this is no where to be seen.
we get, are glimpses of flying objects which signifies the presence
Gopal Verma fans will have notice that Gayab has been inspired
by the short story Stop, in Darna Mana Hai.
enough, both were directed by Prawaal Raman. But unlike Stop,
Gayab does not have the same impact due to its length.
seems that the writers didn't have enough ideas and material to
sustain the audiences attention throughout its 2hrs 18mins run in
belongs to Tusshar. His performance is amazing. He easily portrays
the various shades of Vishnu's character from a vulnerable boy to
a person with vengeance with great ease.
Mali disappoints here. Her performance in Main Madhuri Dixit
Banta Chahti Hoon is no way near in Gayab.
does her Urmila Matondkar act as the camera zooms on her body. But
then again, that would be expected as it's a Ram Gopal Verma production!
is good considering that we are looking at the subject of invisibility
but at times it becomes inconsistent - the special effects do
not appear to be on par.
said this Gayab is a good entertainer all round. It will
do well, considering that the school summer holidays are upon us.
Its a good film to while away the time with the kids. But don't
expect a Hum Tum or a Main Hoon Naa!
Reviewed by Manish Gajjar,
Shropshire's Mr Bollywood