Armaan (Arshad Warsi) is a sought after London fashion photographer, very much in love with the editor of a fashion magazine, Gehna (Dia Mirza). However, he is reduced to sleeping on the railway platforms, drinking heavily and reporting late for assignments. His case is curious; he has this paranormal perception as he hears voices and sees figures others can’t see, in effect, he has been seeing ghosts. Armaan is on the verge of turning a mental wreck, when, finally, the ghosts come clean and tell him to fulfil their incomplete desires and salvage their souls. The ghosts have quite a demand list from wanting to meet Aishwarya Rai to going to Mumbai and playing cricket. Armaan is their chosen candidate because of his gift of being able to see ghosts. However, his malady is, while his assistant Sandhya (Sandhya Mridul) understands his state, his girlfriend Gehna can’t and thinks he is a schizophrenic.
Armaan takes up the cause of ghosts and helps sort a couple of problems requested by the spirits, one of which being that of Virendra Kapoor (Boman Irani). Then he embarks on his next case, that of finding a female ghost’s son who was barely four when he was killed. This is the twist in the story that eventually sets him free from the spirits as well as his girlfriend’s doubts.
Starting off as a mildly funny film, the efforts to raise laughter looks forced later on! The ghosts and living one’s reunion scenes hardly invoke any emotions. Romance too is incidental and seems to be there as a third angle just for the heck of it. The cohesion of various threads is lacking to make it a one solid package.
Direction is fair. Photography is pleasing and clever. Musically, one number is well tuned. Dialogue, the subtly funny ones, are good; rest lack humour and punch.
Performance wise, Arshad Warsi is okay, not being able to carry off the romancing part ably. Dia Mirza looks pretty and manages well. Boman Irani is his usual self.
Hum Tum Aur Ghost lacks on face value as well as holding power to do much at the box office.