Dum Maaro Dum – Review

By Neharika.

Directed by: Rohan Sippy
Produced by: Ramesh Sippy
Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar, Aditya Pancholi, Monty Munford.
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Cinematography: Amit Roy
Editing by: Aarif Shaik
Distributed by: Fox Star Studios, Ramesh Sippy Entertainment

Grade: C: Ek Baar Chalta Hai

Rohan Sippy’s Dum Maaro Dum is a slick action-crime thriller, that revolves around six Indians who meet in Goa and how their lives change forever, once they find themselves caught up with the drug menace.

ACP Vishnu Kamath (Abhishek Bachchan) is assigned by the Chief Minister of Goa to exterminate the drug mafia, which was spreading like a plague. Mercy (Muzammil S. Qureshi) and Rane (Govind Namdeo), his two assistants, assist him in carrying out his assignments of catching Lorsa Biscuita aka Biscuit (Aditya Pancholi), who is the main drug dealer in that area.

Laurie (Prateik Babbar) is a young simpleton, who falls prey into the drug web, after getting caught red handed, smuggling cocaine from the country. Joki (Rana Daggubati), Laurie’s well wisher, pleads of Laurie’s innocence to the ACP, trying to make him realize that Laurie was a mere pawn.

Zoe (Bipasha Basu), Joki’s chick, was caught in the same drug web five years ago, that Laurie was in now. It was Biscuita who came to her rescue by using his influence to get her out. But, in return, he made Zoe his girlfriend despite being married. Hence, Joki’s concern for Laurie.

The story further unfurls itself with the ACP realizing that the drug racket was actually not carried out by Biscuita but by an invisible man named Michael Barbusa, who uses various aliases to operate from different cities.

The story comes to its climax with ACP completing the given task of busting the drug racket along with Joki and Laurie.

The narration and the dialogues, make the flick worth watching. The director did a splendid job by keeping the suspense alive till the end. The unexpected twists thrown in the end worked wonders for the production. While the first half showed some movement in the theater, the second made sure the audiences were glued to their seats.

Abhishek Bachchan did an amazing job as a tough cop. The only thing that played against his cop stature was his pot belly and double chin. :(

Rana Daggubati was dull initially, but played the climax spectacularly. Prateik Babbar portrayed his innocence, brilliantly.

Bipasha Basu was naturally good.

Pritam Chakraborty did an awesome job on the music, Amit Roy’s cinematography was appealing, Aarif Shaik’s editing is the biggest plus point. Deepika Padukone’s raunchy item number adds glamour to the entire movie.

Final word: An adrenaline pumped thriller, not best suited for the romantic ones.

30 thoughts on “Dum Maaro Dum – Review

  1. humaare desh mai hum jaise aache aadmi ki kmi hai aur kmino ki saikhya jyaada hai, kyoki jo log ko mind nhi hai wo film nhi smjh skte, itne din baad koi dhg ki film aai hai jise saare dost log mil kr enjoy kr skte hai………………

  2. just saw this film yesterday its actually very good, i really enjoyed i think that people in england would like it cos it actually has a good story and is different to othe rbollywood films as it does not end up with the two main charcters falling in love.

  3. Born with diamond spoon, Ma – Jaya Bachchan, Paa – Amitabh Bachhan, and wife – Aishwarya Rai. Got all that just by sheer birth. No hard work done to get all that – None!

    Now he wants a “GHAM”, “GHAM” career? O’ WELL! – GOD HAS NEVER GIVEN ANYBODY EVERYTHING.

    Kaheen na kaheen par baghwan theek marte hain – and in his case it will be his career.

    Also, the Bacchans became very proud specially after his marriage to Aishwarya Rai. Remember? – father, son and bahu showing their middle fingers to the media after submitting their votes in the general election in 2009.
    What a disrespect they showed to their motherland by displaying their middle fingers.

    That was the time I knew – Their fall is knocking their door!

    1. Bulls#$t!! Jealous much?? What gives you the right 2 judge this family. GREAT FAMILY every reason to be proud. Abhi is a fantastic actor, this is a great movie.

  4. In case you people have missed an interesting part of this review, let me remind you by quoting a line “The only thing that played against his cop stature was his pot belly and double chin”. Man, put your differences aside and get help from Mr Salman Khan. He has a golden heart and will surely kick you out in shape. After all you are willing to do anything, Remember!

  5. How can something “raunchy” be glamourus? The person who writes movie reviews on this website needs vocab/grammar help.

    “Deepika Padukone’s raunchy item number adds glamour to the entire movie.”

    — seriously… how does that even make sense!?

  6. abhishek = panoti of bollywood”…

    abhishek = biggest flop actor of bollywood”…

    abhishek = is in the industry bcoz of Big-B”…

    abhishek = fanless actor of bollywood”…

    abhishek = 0…………now gonna sink 4 sUreEeEeEe….

      1. A vagabond. You have quoted 2 people, should read two vagabonds. And also evil man should read evil men. I just love educating people here. What do you think Subh. I am being helpful after all.

    1. Lttle Bro don’t forget to read my two postings. I have published them especially for you cos I know you like to have a laugh.

  7. Just saw the film and thought that its cinematography, editing, and music were all superb. The acting was well done by most of the actors and Bipasha was flawlessly beautiful…her face just glows on-screen. While there are some flaws; like the poorly choreographed fight scenes, and sometimes out-of-place music interludes, overall the movie was entertaining and the final twist was unexpected. Overall worth the view…in my humble opinion :)

    1. Thanks. You have half convinced me to watch the movie. I will wait for the DVD version. My local library is quite good in getting first release of DVD. I suppose Bips flawless beauty couple with pot belly and double chin Abi (as per above review) will preclude me from snoring.

  8. Dum Maaro Dum has turned out to be a huge disappointment as far as opening is concerned. The opening day is in the 3.50-4 crore nett region which is a very bad considering the Easter holiday factor helped it. Even if it was not holiday the collections would still be well below the mark.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/arounddetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=2802&nCat=box_office_collection

    Proof for all Abhishek fans…..Another disaster from Abhishek…
    Maybe Preity Zinta can call him for Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega. for the maximum number of flops….wht do you guys think..

    1. Ab India Todega. for the maximum number of flops….wht do you guys think….that’s funny 1..lolll..hehehuhuhuhu

      u rock buddy..keep blasting …..god bless u…

    2. Liar – DMD had a good opening.

      Dum Maaro Dum` mints Rs 6.2 crore on opening day

      By IANS, 24 April, 2011

      Rohan Sippy`s ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ may have been in the news for the wrong reasons, but the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer amassed Rs.6.2 crore in India on its opening day itself. The director is overjoyed with the response especially since the movie faced competition from the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

      “It`s a very good start! We have got an exceptional response from the south, especially from Hyderabad. And of course metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore have given a positive feedback and good footfalls too. I am glad amid Sachin and Dhoni … we have been able to hit one of our own sixes!” Sippy told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

      Made at a budget of approximately Rs.20 crore, the film released Friday in 20 countries at 350 international locations and at 1,000 theatres and multiplexes throughout India.

      Sippy is confident the movie will bring good returns over the first weekend as it has grossed Rs 11.4 crore across India, US, Britain, UAE and Australia on its opening day itself.

      “It is a little early to start predicting figures, but we are sure the movie will get good word of mouth publicity and will continue getting a good audience through Saturday and Sunday. Till then, we are waiting and watching!” he said.

      The multi-starrer, which also features Bipasha Basu, Prateik Babbar, Aditya Pancholi and Telugu actor Rana Daggubati, is a thriller which revolves around drugs, sex and violence. The movie garnered a lot of publicity prior to its release, due to objections that it portrays Goa and its people in bad light.

      However, neither that, nor the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore Friday deterred the audience from sampling ‘Dum Maaro Dum’.

      “It was a big match! We heard people still filled in the evening shows and that`s a great feeling in this cricket-crazy nation. The opening day figures are a very encouraging sign that the movie may run not just this weekend… but for two to three weeks more,” said Sippy, son of veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy.

      Junior Sippy credits Bollywood debutant Rana Daggubati, a known name in Hyderabad, for drawing in audiences in the south.

      “Rana has a great fan following in Hyderabad, so a lot of local crowd must have come in to watch his performance and support him. But in places like Bangalore and Chennai, people came in for the style of the film and its presentation,” he said.

      http://www.filmicafe.com/news18914.html

  9. Dum Maaro Dum sounds like the kind of movie Abhishek should be doing let’s hope this movie does the trick for him.

  10. * the reviews from all the critics are positive n i hope this will be great @ the box office*abhishek looks very cute in the movie trailers*

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