The story is about a haunted house which is being pulled down and being replaced with a swanky shopping mall. Apparently, the ghosts who belong to different era consider this as their home so what happens later on shapes the rest of the story.Wikipedia
Gang of Ghosts Reviews
... a typical example of how some films should remain untouched and not be remade because it loses its authentic flavour. Go watch the original film in Bengali instead- it comes with English sub titles and even those translated lines are better than the dialogues of this remake.
Gang of Ghosts is an exhausting and depressing experience. Depressing because this film could have been so much better.
If you really want some laughs, go with the original,Bhooter Bhabishyat. Gang Of Ghosts belongs to the category of bad remakes.
It deserves a quick, unceremonious burial. Moral of the story: Never rake up ghosts of the past.
Clearly, makers like Kaushik, who had a formidable box office record in the '90s remaking South Indian films, need to borrow modern-day technique and storytelling tactics to keep the ever-evolving viewer engaged. In the case of GOG, the only ones who seem to have had a blast are the actors - Mahie, Anupam, Saurabh and Jackie, all of who ham.
A feeble attempt at remaking an interesting story, these ghosts will haunt you and I don't mean it in a good way!
...a must-avoid film. It is garish, silly and often lame. It would be preferable if people do not tarnish the name of Bhooter Bhobishyot by calling this outlandish a remake of it. It is a mere copy, scene-by-scene, dialogue by dialogue but misses the spirit of the film overall. Quite a poor show.
...offers laughs, but only in bits and spurts. It's disheartening to watch a wonderful concept go awry!
It's light, easy, and funny, has a social message, and above all, lands a playful punch on the face of several Bollywood personalities that is hilarious in a respectful manner! GANG OF GHOSTS is recommended for your weekend dose of genuine humour.
Give this film a miss. Get an Ouija board and visit your favourite ghost instead. That will definitely be far more entertaining.
... does not succeed in making the audience laugh too often or too much and will, therefore, not bring smiles on the faces of the people connected with the film. It will, in fact, entail heavy losses to all concerned.
...tries too hard to be funny and fit the bill of a commercial caper. Sadly, it falls short by miles.
The film does infuse a semblance of satirical spark in the spook saga. There are some portions where the spirits rise to an endearing level. If only the narration was able to make us believe that ghosts can be fun even when they are on the verge of losing their homes.Without the advantage of a credulous script, these other-worldly characters don`t stand a ghost of a chance.
With none of the charm of the original, the film will certainly infuriate those who’ve seen it. Even for those who haven’t, the only draw would remain the story about ghosts and their struggle to retain their home. But with unforgivably clumsy execution and mostly awful acting, one would recommend you rent out the original.
Gang of Ghosts is an absolute disaster and a golden example of how handing over creative control of your story to somebody else can be a bad idea.
I wouldn't go as far as declaring this imitation to be the best form of flattery, but Gang Of Ghosts does arouse enough curiosity to make you want to watch the real deal. Excuse me while I procure a DVD.
Audience Reviews for Gang of Ghosts
The disappointment of the year...
'Gang of Ghosts' is a bad, really bad musical with crass music and crass style. The story-telling is plainly zero effective, and if you've watched the marvelous, near-perfect 'Bhooter Bhobishyat', you'll hate it. Its surely the worst Hindi film of the year. At crisp 92 minutes, the film offers no fun.