site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Movies » Dum Maaro Dum » Dum Maaro Dum Movie Review

Dum Maaro Dum movie review

(3 fans)
Add to List
Add to Favourite
Dum Maaro Dum

Cast Abhishek Bachchan, Kangna Ranaut, Aditya Pancholi, Bipasha Basu    more...
Director Rohan Sippy

News & Features
Cast & Crew
Fan Club
Trailers & Videos
Message Board
Movie Showtimes
Click on the Like button to get updates about Dum Maaro Dum directly on your Facebook page.

The Dum Maaro Dum Movie Review

More Gloss Than Dum
By Naresh Deoshi
Rating: 2.5/5

The ApunKaChoice movie review of Dum Maaro Dum. Abhishek Bachchan is no Rajinikanth, but his entry scene in Dum Maaro Dum makes you feel like a spaced out hippy on an acid trip. In what looks like a smash-and-nab raid at a rave bar in Goa, he -- a narcotics officer and a corrupt one at that -- does a blinder with a baseball bat, smashing everything from martini glasses to splayed palms reaching out for those magic pills I’m sure many of you know about. The entire sequence, surreal and in slow motion, plays out against psychedelic lights, almost giving the high of a real Dum to a breathless viewer.

The frisson, however, fizzles out soon, for a few reels later this no-nonsense cop -- now honest after a personal tragedy -- is made to break into an embarrassingly pulpy rap song Thayn Thayn. It’s this seesaw graph of the Rohan Sippy-directed film that makes DMD kabhi dum kabhi dud.

Crafted as a suspense thriller, the story is a long-winded search for a mysterious figure by the name of Michael Barbossa, who’s described as the ever unseen kingpin of the drug racket in Goa, even above the dapperly deputy Lorsa Biscuta (Aditya Pancholi), the man singlehandedly responsible for wrecking the lives of Lorry (Prateik Babbar), Zoe (Bipasha Basu) and her former boyfriend Joki (Rana Daggubati).

Lorry is a young gullible Goan who’s sucked into drug-trafficking for the lure of the money he needs to go to the US to reunite with his girlfriend (Anaitha Nair). Zoe, likewise, wanted to be an airhostess but ends up being a coke-snorting mistress of Biscuta. The guitar-strumming Joki, meanwhile, is coming to grips with the loss of his girlfriend Zoe to Biscuta and preventing the likes of Lorry from falling into the same cesspool.

Inspector Kamath (Abhishek Bachchan) is out to clean Goa’s image and he cherry-picks two subordinates (Govind Namdev and Muzammil) to launch a campaign against the drug mafia and nab the ever elusive Barbossa.

Writer Sridhar Raghavan lays the pitch for a nail-biting ‘who-is-it’, but fails to dope out a screenplay that keeps you hooked despite the seeming cold trail of Barbossa. For the most part, Kamath is reduced to an ultimate party-pooper, busting the raves, roughing up the firangs, and baring his teeth to Biscuta. For the most part, the cop looks like chasing his own tail. Finally and quite inexplicably, Kamath puts all his faith on a shady recount by Lorry who’s holed up in a juvenile detention centre. And when the mystery is at long last unravelled, the viewer can’t help feeling their expectations crucified with no resurrection in the offing.

However, credit to Sridhar Raghavan for the way he’s structured the screenplay. The story unspools non-linearly, often flitting into flashbacks. The tracks of Lorry, Kamath and Joki are separate until they converge at the Goa airport. Credit to Rohan Sippy as well for making a film that’s high on style, gloss, and with piecemeal doses of entertainment. Granted that there’re no wheels-within-wheels or peels-after-peels of layers in the rather shallow plot, but the movie ends up as a one-time watch.

Among actors, Prateik Babbar stands out as the wide-eyed juvenile who sees his dream turn into a nightmare overnight. Rana Daggubati is doubtlessly a hunk girls would swoon over but is ill at ease in lip-synching Hindi. No wonder the camera captures him more often from his back rather than front. Abhishek Bachchan once again does his signature stuff -- glower and grin -- without delivering anything exceptional. Bipasha Basu, likewise again, sticks to a few expressions and Deepika Padukone’s Mit Jaye Gham too isn’t the screen-scorcher it’s touted to be.

All in all, a film with more gloss than Dum.

Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

User Reviews for Dum Maaro Dum

Be the first to review Dum Maaro Dum on ApunKaChoice.
Login to Write Review

Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Check out Salman Khan's swagger in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' wallpapers
What's Hot In Movies
Happy New YearBang Bang
KickBombay Samurai
RoyMad About Dance
PKSingh Is Bling
Singham ReturnsKill Dil
Mary KomIts Entertainment
Finding FannyHumpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
KhoobsuratDolly Ki Doli
Raja NatwarlalCreature 3d
Salman KhanShahrukh Khan
Katrina KaifKareena Kapoor
Alia BhattPriyanka Chopra
Aishwarya RaiHrithik Roshan
Surveen ChawlaVarun Dhawan
New Hindi MoviesKatrina Kaif Wallpapers
Photo Galleries 

Abhishek Bachchan and Genelia D’Souza at special screening of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’

‘Dum Maaro Dum’ live music concert and Provogue fashion show

Abhishek Bachchan promotes ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ at Indian Ink Tattoo Fashion Expo
Dum Maaro Dum Reviews 
Movie Review : More Gloss Than Dum (2.5/5)
The ApunKaChoice movie review of Dum Maaro Dum. Abhishek Bachchan is no Rajinikanth, but his entry scene in Dum Maaro Dum makes you feel like a spaced out hippy on an acid trip. In what looks like a smash-and-nab raid at a rave bar in Goa, he -- a narcotics off...
Music Review : Full of Dum (3.5/5)
Here we are with another Bollywood music album. After Bluffmaster Rohan Sippy is ready with Dum Maaro Dum. You have heard and seen Mit Jaaye Gham. Like it or hate it, the song’s everywhere, but the entire album is not just about one song. The latest o...
Dum Maaro Dum News and Features 
Rana Daggubati’s style statement derived from films   - ApunKaChoice   - 984 days ago
I have no style statement: Rana Daggubati. The roles that an actor plays in films defines to a large more...

Pics: Tall and handsome Rana Daggubati rules the ramp!   - ApunKaChoice   - 1142 days ago
Rana Daggubati walks the ramp at Blenders Pride Fashion Tour. Standing tall and handsome at 6-foot-2 more...

Rana Daggubati’s 'Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum' to be dubbed in Hindi   - ApunKaChoice   - 1147 days ago
Daggubati's KVJ to be dubbed in Hindi. The upcoming south film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum, starring t more...

Action films will always be my priority: Rana Daggubati   - ApunKaChoice   - 1334 days ago
Actions films are Rana Daggubati’s priority. He won't say no to romantic movies, but actor Rana Da more...

Rana Daggubati talks about rumoured ‘romance’ with Bipasha Basu   - ApunKaChoice   - 1335 days ago
For Rana Daggubati, Bipasha just a friend. The rumour that Rana Daggubati and Bipasha Basu are datin more...

Bipasha Basu visits Rana Daggubati on 'Department' set   - ApunKaChoice   - 1345 days ago
Rana's special visitor to 'Department' set. Rana Daggubati is said to have had a special visitor on more...

Dum Maaro Dum Wallpapers 

Dum Maaro Dum Photos 
Dum Maaro DumDum Maaro DumDum Maaro Dum
Dum Maaro Dum Fan Club Members 




Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor