Wanna learn positivity and audacity learn it from our Himesh Bhai. Despite of all the flak the multi talented Himesh Reshammiya is back and now he is smiling... After a series of dim and gloomy films Himesh is returning to silver screen in an all new avatar, in a different spirit with romantic comedy DAMADAMM. And if this was not enough the courageous star's film releases beside superstar Shahrukh Khan's much hyped and keenly anticipated film RA.ONE. But will DAMADAMM be able to stand the RA.ONE onslaught? Well it seems so...
DAMADAMM is a simple story of a marketing wizard Sameer (Himesh Reshammiya), who works in a film distribution company, torn between two women. He has a suspicions, insecure live-in girlfriend also the colleague at his work, Shikha (Purbi Joshi), very loving, very caring, very possessive, very nagging which irritates our freedom lover Sameer. When his girlfriend is off to her home town Indore for a fortnight (for the first time in their 5-year courtship), its freedom time for our carefree man. He does everything which his girl dislikes - deliberately dirties house, lets his shirt buttons open, dances on road, parties, goes to discos & pubs, lives upto fullest. Then enters a pretty new girl at office Sanjana (Sonal Sehgal), sister of the chief of company, very refreshing and perfect girlfriend material obviously she has that one quality predominantly any man desires for - she gives him his space. The two instantly hit it off while working together and develop a great bonding, a fact that irks Shikha as she returns. Matters move quickly and he dumps Shikha. He moves on in life and decides to marry Sanjana. Does Sameer marry Sanjana? Or he returns to Shikha? is to be seen.
The film begins on a good note with a well thought out premise. With its realistic approach it shows great potential to entertain. However, after a confident and intriguing first half, the film falters in the second half.
Himesh Reshammiya's story about a young man torn between two women is not new to the ears as it's a tried and tested formula. Although it's the execution and fresh & natural treatment which works for the film, makes it a watchable fare. The pain of going through a break-up with someone you have to face at work every day, watching an ex move on to another partner in front of your eyes, accepting that your relationship is over and being happy for the person you once loved are treated delicately.
The film has everything in place - the script, the dialogues, the authentic work place environment, the supportive colleagues, the real & relatable situations, emotions, the performances of two ladies etc are just perfect except for the leading actor Himesh Reshammiya, who tries to act cool but looks absurd.
Someone please tell Himesh comedy is not about mere making silly, dorky faces..there's more to it. The humour looks forced and induced in the film. The thing that Himesh is new to this genre is visible on face with his awkward body language, expressions. As Himesh's character is not well etched out you don't feel for his ordeal. The ambiguity in the character topped with Himesh's flawed performance are the weakest points of DAMADAMM. Ironical as it may sound, other than his performance Himesh has worked hard on each and every aspect of the film.
Music as usual stands out as it's a Himesh Reshammiya film. 'Umaro Jaan' being the best number. Director Swapna Waghmare Joshi's direction was good. It could have been better had she worked little more on the second half and not used the cliched run-of-the-mill formula for the climax. She could have given the story a different finish by retaining the seriousness in the film.
The two actresses, Purbi Joshi and Sonal Sehgal are beautiful and immensely talented. Purbi Joshi does a splendid job and stands throughout the film. In fact it's Purbi who shines over Himesh and steals the show. Pretty Sonal Sehgal is competent and lights up the screen with her beauty and charm. Rest of the cast lends good support.
All in all DAMADAMM does have Dum minus Himesh Reshammiya!