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Govinda Naam Mera, is a Comedy Thriller movie which was released on 16 Decemeber 2022. The 90s style masala entertainer is written and directed by Shashank Khaitan. Produced by Karan Johar and Starring Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Kiara Advani in the lead cast.

The plot centers around backup Bollywood dancer Govind "Govinda" played by Vicky Kaushal also said to be Govya/Gotya/Gondya in the movie. His dream is to become a choreographer, but he's concurrently managing personal and professional struggles. Govinda finds himself in a problematic marriage with Gauri played by Bhumi Pednekar, while maintaining his relationship with his girlfriend, Kiara Advani as Suku also a dancer.

The movie had an OTT release on Disney Plus Hotstar and gained a good amount of viewership. the aduidence loved watching the energetic and humour packed movie.

The director Shashank Khaitan has tried a good attempt in delivering an entertaining mix of comedy and mystery in the 90s style.

Vicky Kaushal is standing out in a never-seen-avatar with his perfectly apt 90s bollywood hero personality consisiting enerdy and good comic timing


Table of Content


Movie name

Govinda Naam Mera


Comedy, Thriller

Directed by

Shashank Khaitan

Written by

Shashank Khaitan


Karan Johar


Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Kiara Advani

Production Company

Dharma Productions, Viacom18 Studios, Mentor Disciple Films


Vidhushi Tiwari

Edited by

Charu Shree Roy

Music by

Score- John Stewart Eduri, Sachin-Jigar, Tanishq Baagchi

Distributed by

Disney+ Hotstar

Release date

16 December 2022

Running Time

131 Minutes





OTT Platform

Disney+ Hotstar


'Govinda Naam Mera' is an intriguing tale of lovers, family disputes, and twisted plots, directed by Shashank Khaitan.

The plot centers around Vicky Kaushal who's a backup Bollywood dancer Govind 'Govinda' also said Govya/Gotya/Gondya in the film. His dream is to become a choreographer, but he's concurrently managing personal and professional struggles. Govinda finds himself in a problematic marriage with Gauri played by Bhumi Pednekar, while maintaining his relationship with his girlfriend, Suku played by Kiara Advani also a dancer.

Amid the strained marital relations, Gauri demands INR 2 Crore, for a divorce — the exact dowry amount paid at their wedding. She further complicates Govinda's life as she has a boyfriend, Baldev, an insurance agent.

Govinda's troubled life is rooted in his past, where he is at odds with his half-siblings Charulata and Vishnu Vishwakarma. They're the children from his father Gopi's first marriage, and they claim to have a right to the bungalow left to Govinda and his mother from his father's will. This disagreement has led to a longstanding legal dispute between the two families.

As Govinda considers murder as an option to find solace and plots to kill Gauri, he is enveloped by guilt and backed by debts. A job choreography opportunity turns into trouble as Govinda and Suku incur the wrath of the rich producer, Ajit Dharkar, who demands repayment for overshadowing his son Sandy in the music video.

In an instance of a freak accident, Govinda finds Sandy unconscious in the car and seizes drugs worth crores. However, the unlawful gain turns into a nightmare as Govinda and Suku find Gauri dead at their home. Blamed for the murder and unable to prove their innocence, they find themselves in the midst of allegations and threats.

Surrounded by betrayals and conspiracies, Govinda stumbles upon his girlfriend Suku's disloyalty, working for Vishnu to gain an upper hand in the bungalow case. Baldev, Gauri's boyfriend, accuses Govinda of murder, while the unexpected raid on Govinda by Ajit worsens the ordeal for him.

The continuous spiral of Govinda's life leads to much chaos and suspense until it ends on a surprising note. After six months, Govinda leads a luxurious life with Asha and Gauri, who, surprisingly, is alive. The twist reveals a meticulously planned plot, implicating Suku, Vishnu, Charulata while Govinda, Gauri, and Asha faked Gauri's death, stole and sold the drugs, and framed Inspector Javed to lead a successful heist, keeping his mother and wife safe from all the chaos. The triad, betrayed and drugged, watches as Govinda, along with Gauri and Asha, walks away, laughing, as the new rich and enjoying their exciting life in Thailand. The movie ends with the striking plot twist, where Govinda plays a mastermind, executing a perfect plan for his opponents' downfall.


'Govinda Naam Mera' is a movie that tries to thrive on the talents of its ensemble cast, but falls short due to its weak storyline and superficial writing. The film, a Dharma production, is reminiscent of the 2019 debacle 'Drive', where talented actors were let down by an uninspiring plot.

Shashank Khaitan, who has a good track record with romantic comedies, struggles to direct and write a compelling comic thriller with dark undertones. Despite creating colorful characters, he fails to develop humorous situations around them, leading to a lack of credible motivations and a movie that is devoid of the necessary depth.

The film's pacing is erratic, with a slow build-up that keeps the audience guessing throughout. The love triangle in Govinda's life is not well established, making the story shaky right from the start. Some attempts at humor, such as jokes on disability, fall flat, further diminishing the film's appeal. The discovery of a dead body in the bungalow holds promise for the movie to pick up momentum, but it remains in a comatose state.

Sadly, 'Govinda Naam Mera' fails to deliver any impactful or genuine moments that could help the audience fully immerse themselves in the chaotic world on screen. The title promises electrifying dance moves and music, but the film is unable to deliver the necessary spark. The twist in the end comes too late to redeem the movie and may leave viewers feeling unsatisfied.

The acting skills of Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani, despite their natural flair and charm, are not enough to save the film, and even seasoned actors such as Shinde and Shahane struggle to add depth to the storyline. Ultimately, the only memorable aspect of the movie is its peculiar title.

In conclusion, 'Govinda Naam Mera' is a movie that could have been a thrilling ride with its talented cast and an interesting premise, but it is let down by weak writing and uninspiring direction. The film might not appeal to viewers who appreciate well-written, coherent, and fast-paced thrillers. This movie is likely to attract viewers who are fans of the actors or those who enjoy watching attempts at blending dark comedy and thriller, while being prepared for the shortcomings mentioned above.

Critical Review

In The Times of India review by Archika Khurana, the film 'Govinda Naam Mera' is given a score of 3.5 out of 5 stars. The reviewer enjoyed the nod to 90s comedies, and phrases such as 'Pappi Jhappi' and the matching outfits worn by Kiara and Vicky. Khurana describes the film as a certain audience-pleaser filled with ample humor, confusion, and comedy. A similar score is given by Sonil Dedhia from News 18. Dedhia enjoyed the low-brow humor, and praised Vicky Kaushal's high energy performance, along with Kiara Advani's essential role. Advani is not just here as eye candy; rather, she's in a good form. Though Bhumi Pednekar had a smaller role, she was described as exceptionally impressive.

Meanwhile, Bollywood Hungama gives 'Govinda Naam Mera' 3 out of 5 stars, despite criticizing the film's second half for being far-fetched and illogical. Nevertheless, the fast-paced narrative, unexpected moments of comedy and thrill, and the performances were worthy of praise. Times Now's Taru B Masand provided the same rating and suggested the film was suitable for a family movie night despite its slow beginning, thanks primarily to its comic timings, the guest appearance by Ranbir Kapoor, and a strong climax. From Outlook, Prateek Sur also gives the film a score of 3 stars. Sur mentions that while some twists can be figured out, the climax delivers unexpected turns that leave viewers immensely satisfied.

Parina Taneja from India TV rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars, highlighting its many unexpected twists and turns alongside the comedy, making it a quirky thriller. 'Govinda Naam Mera' received the same rating from Shubham Kulkarni of Koimoi, who noted that while the movie cleverly draws from past influences, it remains aware of the times it made in. Kaushal, Advani, and Pednekar all gave compelling performances, capturing the audience's attention. Rohit Bhatnagar from The Free Press Journal also rated the film 3 stars, claiming it to be a one-time watch filled with surprising events that resulted in a trip of laughter.

On the other hand, Himesh Mankad of Pinkvilla and Tushar Joshi of India Today both gave the film 2 stars out of 5. They criticized the film's lackluster narrative but praised the final 20 minutes. Both reviewers highlighted the performances, with Mankad praising Kaushal and Advani's performances and Joshi singling out Kaushal's commitment to the role.






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Vicky Kaushal

Govinda Waghmare

Vicky Kaushal is an award-winning Indian film actor recognized for his versatile work in Bollywood. He made his acting debut in the film 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana' (2012), but the defining role of his early career came with 'Masaan' (2015), for which he earned critical acclaim. He's known for blockbuster films like 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' (2019), which won him the National Film Award for Best Actor.

Bhumi Pednekar

Gauri Waghmare

Bhumi Pednekar is an Indian film actress known for her powerful roles in Bollywood. She made her extraordinary debut with the film 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' (2015), for which she even won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her remarkable performances in 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' (2017) and 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' (2017) have affirmed her acting prowess in the industry.

Kiara Advani

Suku Deshmukh

Kiara Advani is a well-known Indian film actress who's made a mark in Bollywood and Telugu film industry. She made her debut in 'Fugly' (2014) and rose to prominence with 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' (2016). She has also been acclaimed for her role in the Netflix anthology film 'Lust Stories' (2018).

Sayaji Shinde

Ajit Dharkar

Sayaji Shinde is a veteran actor known for his work in Marathi, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada cinema. Shinde made his film debut with 'Aboli' (1995), a Marathi film. He is best known for his roles in films such as 'Shool' (1999) and 'Bharathi' (2000).

Renuka Shahane

Asha Waghmare

Renuka Shahane is an accomplished Indian actress predominantly known for her work in Hindi and Marathi cinema. She made her acting debut with the Marathi film 'Hach Sunbaicha Bhau' (1992). Shahane is known for her memorable performance in 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!' (1994).

Dayanand Shetty

Inspector Javed

Dayanand Shetty, popularly known as Daya, is an Indian actor, model, and former sportsperson, known for his long-standing role in the popular television series 'C.I.D' (1998-2018). He has also done a few Bollywood movies, like 'Johnny Gaddaar' (2007).

Amey Wagh

Kaustubh Godbole

Amey Wagh asserts his root in Marathi cinema and theatre while also contributing to the Hindi film industry. He made his acting debut with the Marathi film 'Kawadse' (2015). He is best known for his part in the sitcom 'Dil Dosti Duniyadari' (2015).

Aseem Hattangadi 

Advocate Bhide

Aseem Hattangadi is a well-known Indian theatre actor and also appeared in Bollywood films. He made his acting debut with 'Junoon', a TV series (1995). He made his mark with his performance in 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi' (2003).

Girish Oak

ACP Sunil Kulkarni

Girish Oak is a veteran Marathi theatre, TV, and film actor who debuted with 'Cheluvi' (1992). He is well-appreciated for his roles in 'Mani Mangalsutra' (2010), 'Tukaram' (2012), and 'AB Aani CD' (2020).

Jeeva Ranjeet

Sandeep Dharkar aka Sandy

Jeeva Rajendra is an Indian film actor who mostly works in Marathi and Kannada films. He is best known for his roles in 'Veera Madakari' (2009) and 'Only Vishnuvardhana' (2011).

Viraj Ghelani

Baldev Chaddha aka Ballu

Viraj Ghelani is an actor known for creating humorous content on digital platforms. He made his acting debut with the TV series 'Dil Dosti Dance' (2011) and has since been appreciated for his work in digital content like 'Bas Cha Sudhi' (2020).

Wilson Tiger 

Gopi Vishwakarma

Wilson Tiger is an Indian cinema actor predominantly known for his appearances in Samantaral (2017), Khawto (2016), and Atin Elaan (2021).

Veenah Naair 

Charulata Vishwakarma


Veenah Naair is an Indian actress who mainly works in Marathi cinema. Veenah made her impressive debut with the film 'Yeh Hai Bakrapur'(2014), where she was appreciated for her comic timing.

Akshay Gunawat 

Vishnu Vishwakarma


Akshay Gunawat is an Indian film actor who adds to his laurels through work on the Broadway stage as well as gracing the Bollywood screens. Akshay debuted with 'Yeh Hai Bakrapur' (2014) and has since been known for his brilliant character portrayal in 'Murari: The Mad Gentleman' (2016).

Trupti Khamkar 



Trupti Khamkar is an Indian actress prominently recognized for her work in Marathi and Hindi cinema. She made her Bollywood debut with 'Tumhari Sulu' (2017). She's mostly known for her roles in 'Mardaani 2' (2019) and 'Judgement' (2019).

Umedh Singh

Inspector Satish Bhosle


Umedh Singh is known for his outstanding performance in Bollywood and Punjabi films. He made his debut in the film 'Hotel Beautifool' (2016) and then he got fame from his act in 'Leera The Soulmate' (2018).

Special Appearances





Shashank Khaitan


Shashank Khaitan


Karan Johar


John Stewart Eduri, Sachin-Jigar, Tanishq Baagchi


Vidhushi Tiwari


Charu Shree Roy

Character Analysis

Vicky Kaushal as Govinda Waghmare : 

An aspiring choreographer and dancer, Govinda is a multifaceted character full of dreams and aspirations. He exhibits an uncanny ability to plot complex plans and has a manipulative nature that underlines his chronic dissatisfaction with life. 

Bhumi Pednekar as Gauri Waghmare : 

Bhumi Pednekar in Govinda Naam Mera

Govinda's wife, Gauri, is portrayed as a strong-willed, independent woman who is not afraid to demand what she deserves. Despite the turbulent marriage, she shows loyalty and strength by playing a critical role in the execution of Govinda's plan.

Kiara Advani as Suku Deshmukh : 

Kiara Advani in Govinda Naam Mera

Suku, Govinda's dancer girlfriend, embodies betrayal due to her ulterior motives. Although she is cunning, her underestimation of Govinda's intelligence leads to her downfall.

Sayaji Shinde as Ajit Dharkar : 

Sayaji shinde in Govinda naam mera

Ajit Dharkar, a wealthy and ruthless producer, uses power and intimidation tactics to achieve his goals. However, his ego blinds him from Govinda's deceptive plot.

Renuka Shahane as Asha Waghmare : 

Renuka Shahane in Govinda Naam Mera

Asha, Govinda's mother, appears seemingly submissive but proves to be an indispensable ally in Govinda's elaborate plan. Her devotion and loyalty to her son underline her character's emotional depth.

Dayanand Shetty as Inspector Javed : 

Dayanand Shetty in Govinda Naam Mera

Javed, a corrupt inspector and a family friend, is led by selfish interests. His lack of honesty is exploited by Govinda to further his own goals.

Amey Wagh as Kaustubh Godbole :

 As the family lawyer, Kaustubh's character underscores the blurred lines of morality. His willingness to participate in Govinda's plot for personal gain adds another layer of complexity to the narrative.

While all characters in 'Govinda Naam Mera' show a level of deceit and manipulation, each one also contains humanizing features that make the storyline engaging and dynamic.







Mika Singh,Neha Kakkar, Sachin-Jigar



'Bijli' (Remix)

Sachin-Jigar, Dj Chetas, Mika Singh, Neha Kakkar



'Kyaa Baat Haii 2.0'

Harrdy Sandhu, Nikhita Gandhi


Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak

'Kyaa Baat Haii 2.0' (Remix)

Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak, Kimera, Harrdy Sandhu, Nikhita Gandhi


Tanishk Bagchi,B Praak, Kimera

'Bana Sharabi'

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Tanishk Bagchi 

Tanishk Bagchi

'Bana Sharabi' (Female Version)

Tanishk Bagchi, 

Neeti Mohan

Tanishk Bagchi

Tanishk Bagchi

'Pappi Jhappi'

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Meet Bros


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Gurpreet Saini

Rochak Kohli

'Bana Sharabi' (Reprise)

Tanishk Bagchi, Lakshay Kapoor

Tanishk Bagchi

Tanishk Bagchi

'Bana Sharabi' (Instrumental)


Tanishk Bagchi

Tanishk Bagchi

Behind The Scenes

This is the behind the scenes video uploaded on the the official youtube channel of Disney Plus Hotstar. In this video we can see multiple retakes to make a scene come out perfect, some fun happeneing with the crew of Govinda Naam Mera.

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