Director: Pushpendra Nath Misra
Writer: Pushpendra Nath Misra
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ghoomketu
Ragini Khanna as Janki Devi
Anurag Kashyap as Inspector Badlani/Badlani’s father/Badlani’s Grandfather (Triple Role)
Razak Khan as Sailu Nai
Brijendra Kala as Editor Joshi
Deepika Amin as Mrs. Badlani, Inspector’s wife
Raghuvir Yadav as Dadda
Ila Arun as Santo Bua
Swanand Kirkire as Guddan Chacha
Jayant Gadekar as Inspector Shinde
Varun Kulkarni as assistant director of Ghoomketu
Satya Ranjan as Paagal
Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo appearance
Ranveer Singh in a cameo appearance
Sonakshi Sinha in a cameo appearance
Chitrangada Singh in a cameo appearance
Nikkhil Advani in a cameo appearance
Lauren Gottlieb in a cameo appearance
Mohammed Nawaz as Young Badlani
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 death of his first wife, whereas his younger brother a local muscle-man remains unmarried after 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 word of Dadda. He is recently married to a girl in a group marriage ceremony, 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 whole heartedly 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 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.