Madgaon Express: Story, Cast, Music & More

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An actor turned writer-director Kunal Khemmu’s Madgaon Express released on 22nd March 2024 with a runtime of 143 minutes. It is a Hindi-language comedy film produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.

First Look


The poster of Madgaon Express portrays the cast’s worried faces in focus with the tagline “Bachpan ke Sapne… Lag gaye apne,” which truly captures the essence of the movie. The poster hints at the laughter and madness awaiting the audience. However, the trailer gives a better idea of what Madgaon Express brings to the table. 

It reveals the three young boys’ dream of vacationing in Goa. One day, their dream comes true, but it soon turns into a nightmare as they are caught up in drugs. The reality of their Goa trip goes completely off track. The funny comments and dialogues in the trailer hint at the fun-filled ride it is going to be.

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The trailer has generated a lot of buzz since its release in March 2024. Viewers found the trailer funny, with some even comparing the humor to classic comedies. Even Bollywood celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rajkummar Rao expressed their excitement for the film based on the trailer.

Plot Summary

Official trailer

The story revolves around three friends, Dodo, Pinku, and Ayush. These three, like many other young Indian boys, want to go on a Goa trip. After putting in a lot of effort, their dream turns into reality. They want to travel to this popular tourist destination by road, so they fail to book a convertible car. Then, a car accident forces them to drop the idea of this road journey altogether. Madgaon Express beautifully captures the nostalgia of friends reuniting for an eventful trip that goes terribly wrong, testing their bonds in humorous ways.

Now, they all pack their bags and board the train ‘Madagaon Express’ to reach their dream destination. They are all happy and excited, hoping the trip will turn out as they expected it to be. However, upon reaching the destination, their expectation starts crashing down as they come across misadventures one after the other. 

The film further sheds light on how their fantasies and aspirations of a fun getaway clash with the realities and limitations of their middle-class lives, leading to a series of comical situations.

Cast and the Crew of Madgaon Express

The cast of Madgaon Express

The cast mostly includes theater artists who are mostly seen in web series released on OTT platforms. You will see the following actors in Madgaon Express movie: 

  • Divyenndu as Dodo
  • Pratik Gandhi as Pinku
  • Avinash Tiwary as Ayush
  • Nora Fatehi as Tasha
  • Upendra Limaye as Mendoza Bhai
  • Chhaya Kadam as Kanchan Kombdi

The crew includes

  • Cinematographer: Adil Afsar
  • Editors: Anand Subaya and Sanjay Ingle
  • Production Company: Excel Entertainment
  • Distributors: AA Films


Madgaon Express Songs

The soundtrack of Madgaon Express is a collection of seven songs contributed by a team of several composers and lyricists.

  • Composers:  Sharib-Toshi, Ankur Tewari, Kunal Khemu, Sagar Desai, Ajay-Atul and Sameer Uddin
  • Lyricists: Kumaar, Ajay-Atul, Kalim Sheikh and Kunal Khemu

They have all come together to create a mix of energetic party tracks like the remake of Baby Bring It On, along with melodious Raaton Ke Nazaare and Hum Yahin tracks. The album also contains some quirky numbers like Not Funny and Who’s Your Mommy? The other tracks include the traditional Bohot Bhaari and the instrumental Mamo Chitte.

The total duration of these songs is just over 20 minutes. These songs offer a vibrant and energetic soundscape that perfectly complements the film’s narrative. The tracks, recorded in 2020, were released on 13 March 2024 under the Zee Music Company’s Label.

Nostalgic Flavor

Kunal Kemmus’s directorial debut, Madgaon Express, taps into a nostalgic spirit of movies like Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Milegi Naa Dobara. The movie’s plot also circles friends who want to escape their mundane lives and go on an adventure trip to make lasting memories. He added his touch of comedy to the film, making it more funny.

Final Thoughts

Madgaon Express definitely deserves a spot on your must-watch list this year. The film celebrates the unbreakable bonds of friendship. It is a laugh-out-loud joyride that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Pratik Gandhi, Avinash Tiwary, and Divyenndu make for an endearing trio whose comedic timing and chemistry are bound to be a treat. Nora Fatehi’s inclusion adds some welcome glamour. 


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