Ghoomketu is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ragini Khanna, Anurag Kashyap, Ila Arun, Raghuvir Yadav and Brijendra Kala in the main lead roles while also features Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Chitrangada Singh in the cameo appearances. The film was produced under two production banners Phantom Films and Sony Pictures, acquired by ZEE5. The plot based on an aspiring novice writer from a small town who runs away to Mumbai to achieve his dreams. The film was streamed via ZEE5 platform on 22 May 2020 instead of theatrical release due to COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Plot: Ghoomketu is the story of an aspiring writer from a UP village called Mahona. His father referred by everyone as ‘Dadda’ (elder brother) has a very high temper & married for the second time after the death of his first wife, whereas his younger brother a local muscle-man remains unmarried after the father of his lover refuses to marry his daughter with him. Over a period of time, he becomes a strong politician of the region but is never out of the word of Dadda. He is recently married to a girl in a group marriage ceremony, a charitable function which was organized by his uncle. As fate would have it, his to be bride gets exchanged in the confusion of the group marriage & he ends up with a fat lady Janaki Devi & out of disappointment he doesn’t even see her face even after 10 days marriage.
Dadda is deeply disappointed by antics of his Ghoomketu & never supports his dream of becoming a writer, however his aunt gives supports him wholeheartedly & gives me money & supplies enough to last 1 month in Mumbai so that he can fulfill his dream. After his disappearance his family launches a complaint in police & his uncle pressurizes police to find him within a month.
Here in Mumbai Badlani, a lazy corrupt officer is assigned the case to find him in 30 days or be sent on a punishment posting. As fate would have it Ghoomketu finds nighttime accommodation in Badlani’s Tailoring shop, however since there is no photo of Ghoomketu he is not able to identify him. Ghoomketu is of simple & jovial nature & befriends everyone around him including son & wife of Badlani.
Ghoomketu faces rejection everywhere, disheartened he decides to return. On his way home after visiting Shahrukh Khan’s office his file of scripts is stolen. He goes to the police station where Badlani is working & as he is giving out his details Badlani realizes he is the person he is looking for. As he goes to verify his details Ghoomketu leaves for home. After a close chase he finally sees his Ghoomketu’s train departing & his final hope of retaining his post.
When he reaches home, he wholeheartedly apologies to his wife & after some convincing, she accepts his apology. Later his father comes terms with his son’s aspirations & they have an emotional reunion. He is however pleasantly surprised to find Janaki has lost weight (because of depression) & when she reveals her face for the first time, he realizes how beautiful she is. His scripts are sold by a thief to a scrap dealer, which is bought by Bhelpuri vendor & reaches Amitabh Bachhan whilst he got Bhelpuri wrapped in Ghoomketu’s script. He uses these lines in the climax of his film, which Ghoomketu watches at a local theater with his wife.