The film revolves around six people: Lorry, a student; ACP Vishnu Kamath, a self destructive cop on a mission to destroy the drug mafia in Goa; DJ Joki, a local musician; Zoey, an aspiring airhostess whose innocence and beauty have gradually been replaced by cynicism and abuse; the Biscuit, a ruthless local businessman with...more
The film revolves around six people: Lorry, a student; ACP Vishnu Kamath, a self destructive cop on a mission to destroy the drug mafia in Goa; DJ Joki, a local musician; Zoey, an aspiring airhostess whose innocence and beauty have gradually been replaced by cynicism and abuse; the Biscuit, a ruthless local businessman with his finger in every Goan pie, legal or illegal; & a mysterious shadow whos the ultimate drug kingpin. It shows how the drug mafia connects & affects their lives. less
“Not Rohan Sippy's best, but a typical Bollywood masala flick with a huge cast and some cool dialogues. A decent watch.”
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The impressive promos, the catchy songs and the fact that Dum Maaro Dum is written by Sridhar Raghavan and directed by Rohan Sippy made it a good candidate to be watched on a Friday evening. Although it doesn't blow your mind away, it is a decent flick that could be enjoyed with a bag of popcorn.
The story runs around 4 core characters. ACP "Bad ass" Kamath. He is given the responsibility to clean up the drug racket in Goa by taking any measures necessary. The young naive kid Laurie who gets involved in carrying drugs to pursue a career abroad. A local DJ by the name of Joki who is very 'serious' all the time. His girlfriend has aspirations to become an air hostess and has to carry drugs to fulfill her dreams as per to believe it or not Newton's 4th law "kuch paane ke liye kuch khona padta hai". I did not know Newton was a fan of Baazigar SRK. All of these characters are held together by the linchpin villain Biscuita played by the super cool Aditya Pancholi. How ACP Kamath breaks the code and ruins Biscuita;s well established business is what the movie is about.
The movie starts of pretty well and is pretty gripping till the second half kicks in. The second half is pretty slow paced for a crime action thriller. None of the songs justify their place in the movie except probably "Jeeyein Kyun" which is kind of spread out. As good as Thayn Thayn and the title track are, they are a total misfit and buzz kill for the movie.
Music wise, Pritam does a decent job. The music is favorable to listen to but will end up just being a flavor of the season. It is not of the long lasting category which Pritam has been churning out of his factory for quite some time now. Out of all the songs Jeeyein Kyun stands tall for me.
Acting wise, Abhishek does a decent job playing ACP Kamath. The role suits him like a glove and he doesn't need to take too many efforts. Rana Duggubati is okay in parts but does not get much of a scope. Bipasha is wasted. Prateik Babbar hams like no tomorrow. Aditya Pancholi puts through his cool villain look and pulls it off.
Rohan Sippy has come out with a movie after a long gap and to be fair to him he has delivered a decent flick. Its not as cool as Bluffmaster but its pretty close. The pace of the movie could have been better as the movie is supposed to be a high paced edgy thriller. The climax was brilliantly conceived and by not giving in to the public expectation it is a very Ram Gopal Varma-isque ending. The songs should have been left out of the movie. They hamper the movie's pace very badly.
All in all a good movie to spend your money on.
Reasons to watch: 1) Good story/ screenplay 2) Interesting characterization 3) Gripping and a good climax.
Reasons to skip: 1) DVD movie 2) Songs slow down the pace.