Dum Maaro Dum Movie Review

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Pankaj Sabnani By Pankaj Sabnani | 18 Mar 2017 15:38:24.6030000 IST


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Goa beaches, hippie culture, drug-mafias, mysteries...all collage together for a real on-screen enthralling action-packed "dum" (punch) in DUM MAARO DUM! After the surprise though limited success of con-man thriller BLUFFMASTER (2005), Rohan Sippy pitches out another riveting hi-octane suspenseful flick with his favorite Abhishek Bachchan as the lead player. Pritam leads this musical bandwagon along with Jaideep Sahni's sweet "n" salty lyrics and together they promises truckloads of "dum" in this offerings.

BLUFFMASTER was hugely experimental with international talents and genres colliding together to deliver out their best with Junior B making his phenomenal presence in "Right here Right now". He sings again and so do many promising talents to deliver another promising album. After churning out a couple of average to above-average albums this year by reliable Pritam, every listener thoroughly anticipates blockbuster album from him. Can this Abhishek starrer be the one to hit jackpot? Let's get straight into its musical facts...

In an era where crap-wordings and crudity has become paradigm of popular "filmi" music, it brings no big surprise to hear lewd lyrics and bizarre tones coming into "Panchamda" evergreen melody in "Mit Jaaye Gum (Dum Maaro Dum)". Pop diva Anushka Manchanda shows her snooty singing maneuvers in her huskier tones with peppier original tunes mixing well with symbolic hymns "Hare Krishna Hare Rama". This Pritam's outrageously dark composition is catchier in its wild tones but the attention-grabbing is Jaideep Sahni's audaciously penned wordings ("Aaj mere liye chair kheech raha hai, kal meri skirt kheechega...") that will surely raise many eyebrows. Its promotional music video featuring sultry Deepika Padukone has already created buzz for the flick but this track will be having its set of advocates and adversaries. There is nothing extraordinary in its raucously upbeat arrangements and it's all the quality works of veterans (composer R.D. Burman and lyricist Anand Bakshi) in its original tuneful settings that fuels up the tempo and peps up the dancing mood.

Unraveling into terrains of Spanish soft-rock ballads, Pritam weaves magic this time and ushers out lovey-dovey moments in tender caress of light-hearted instrumentals in "Te Amo (meaning "I Love You" in Spanish)". Rihanna's international hit track "Te Amo" created the buzz for these two lovely words and Pritam carries this into Bollywood territories with aplomb. It communicates expressively with as much as three gifted vocalists, singing their heart out in three different versions.

The first version is cool breezy duet by Ash King and Sunidhi Chauhan, gesticulating out the fondness of lovers for each other in simplistically romantic wordings. Jaideep Sahni's quixotically syrupy words works ("Kabhi lagey taaron se bhi, Unche udaane baron, Kabhi lagey baadalon se jaibein baroonin...") in creating aura and so do the fine concoctions of tender chorals, genteel electronic and electric bass guitar strums in making this enchanting duet for ears.

Sunidhi Chauhan's subtly vocalized version works with similar tonality and impresses in its caring rendition, exuding out a lovable feminine melodic monologue for the female lead. Quality singing is again a hallmark and third version too makes a strong impression with Mohit Chauhan's resonantly sounding voice coming in "unplugged" version, with delectable acoustic guitar riffs making impeccable presence in tender notes. It grounds itself moreover as effective background score for mushy moments and a valuable addition in this album. Impressive!!!



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The kickass dialogues penned by Purva Naresh do wonders for the film. You have Joki telling Lorsa on the phone, 'Tumhare paas, bangla hai gaadi hai. Mere paas maal hai.' Amit Roy's cinematography shows Goa in a new light. Aarif Shaikh's editing is nice but the second half should have been tighter. Pritam music's is wonderful with Jiyein Kaun and Jaana Hai being the best numbers.

Rohan has worked with Abhishek in all his directorial ventures - KUCH NAA KAHO, BLUFFMASTER and now, DUM MAARO DUM. He has managed to get the best out of Abhishek this time. Abhishek delivers a splendiferous performance. He plays the eccentric cop to perfection. Rana Daggubati makes an impressive debut. Bipasha Basu is passable. Prateik Babbar is excellent. Aditya Pancholi isn't good in his bad act. Govind Namdeo is great.

DUM MAARO DUM is a 'dumdar' thriller with a riveting plot and splendid performances. You'll surely get 'high' on it.

Rating - 3/5



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'Goa meri jaan, jannat ki shaan. Par jannat mein bhi saanp baste hain, aur saale kya dass te hain,' utters ACP Vishnu Kamath (Abhishek Bachchan) in the very first scene of Rohan Sippy's DUM MAARO DUM. It's an apt introductory line for the rollercoaster ride that follows.

Vishnu has been given the responsibility to 'clean' Goa which is 'high' on drugs because of the drug mafia, led by Lorsa Biscuta (Aditya Pancholi). Five years back, Vishnu used to be a corrupt cop. He was a 'Gandhi bhakt'. The Gandhi who was 'printed on notes'. But a terrible incident completely transformed him. And now he's all set to fight the bad guys.

Lorsa Biscuta had lured Zoe (Bipasha Basu), who used to be the girlfriend of Joki (Rana Daggubati) into his drug business. And now he's all set to ensnare Lorry (Prateik Babbar). It's further learnt that Biscuta is helped by a certain Michael Barbosa. What follows is a tumultuous journey which unravels as it proceeds.

Without wasting any time, Rohan Sippy introduces the main characters and their respective stories in the initial reels of the film. Though it gets a bit confusing to begin with, everything becomes lucid after a while. The taut first half is a perfect blend of style and substance. The intriguing characters and the plot manage to hold your attention. It's post the intermission that narrative drops slightly. The superfluous songs certainly don't help. Leaving the minor glitches aside, Rohan manages to create enough suspense with Michael Barbosa's character, which leads to a dexterous climax. You wish the extended climax was a bit short.



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The kickass dialogues penned by Purva Naresh do wonders for the film. You have Joki telling Lorsa on the phone, 'Tumhare paas, bangla hai gaadi hai. Mere paas maal hai.' Amit Roy's cinematography shows Goa in a new light. Aarif Shaikh's editing is nice but the second half should have been tighter. Pritam music's is wonderful with Jiyein Kaun and Jaana Hai being the best numbers.

Rohan has worked with Abhishek in all his directorial ventures - KUCH NAA KAHO, BLUFFMASTER and now, DUM MAARO DUM. He has managed to get the best out of Abhishek this time. Abhishek delivers a splendiferous performance. He plays the eccentric cop to perfection. Rana Daggubati makes an impressive debut. Bipasha Basu is passable. Prateik Babbar is excellent. Aditya Pancholi isn't good in his bad act. Govind Namdeo is great.

DUM MAARO DUM is a 'dumdar' thriller with a riveting plot and splendid performances. You'll surely get 'high' on it.

Rating - 3/5


Rating 3/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Pancholi, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Prateik, Govind Namdeo and Deepika Padukone (Special Appearance)
  • Lyrics: Pritam Chakraborty, R D Burman, Jaideep Sahni, Anand Bakshi
  • Director: Rohan Sippy
  • Music Director: Jaideep Sahni, Anand Bakshi, Pritam Chakraborty, R D Burman