Dum Maro Dum - Preview

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Dum Maaro Dum makes a crime thriller as disinteresting as it could be. The lines are limp and the situations are far from creative. The plot is strung together with a series of events that have no flow.



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There used to be a time when I looked forward to an Abhishek Bachchan film, those were the days of Bluffmaster and Kuchh na Kaho. There was something very slick about his stylish walk and the pauses in his dialogue deliver. Now the very same things have become a drudgery.

One argument could be that his roles all require him to be suave and that's how a suave Abhishek Bachchan is. For, he did do things differently in Paa, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se, Raavan. But that still doesn’t take away the apprehension when you see the trailer of Dum Maaro Dum, what with a cop doing rap. I for one loved the rap he did in Bluffmaster. Anyway hopefully, this one is just a promo video and will have no place in the film.

I hope so mainly because, the film could have decent content. One because I liked Rohan Sippy's earlier do with Abhishek Bachchan (as if you hadn't figured it out yet). Also a deeper look into the nexus of Russian drug-dealers that has a strong hold in Goa's underbelly, sounds really interesting. It actually exists, no wonder the Goan government is objecting to the release of the film - "It puts Goa in bad light".

An interesting concept with stylish execution might be the perfect ingredients for a thriller. I mean, just check out those ants walking up, how cool is that! But Amit Roy's cinematography has been known to annoy. Hopefully he will fare better under the hands of a different director. Morever there is the new sound mixing system to look forward to. Hopefully, it is appropriately used.

I'm sure the songs will sound fantastic in the new Dolby system. For one, I didn't have that much of a problem with the title song as others did on twitter. Unfortunately, I am certainly disappointed by Jaideep Sahni's lyrics. Here is what other's think about the music -

Music reviews:
milliblog - "Dum maaro dum is selectively entertaining."

music aloud - "7.5/10"

Apun Ka Choice - "3.5/5"

Bollyspice - "2.5/5"

Hindustan Times - "On the whole, Pritam has proved with this album that he has the capability of churning out interesting tracks. A good job done by the composer."

Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"

HappySing - "Dum Maaro Dum may be an album to hide from your parents (yes, at any age) after listening to that title song, but there are a few good songs in the album and while you love everything from Jiyein Kyun to Te Amo, Jaana hai and Thayn Thayn aren’t disappointing."

Gomolo.in - "3/5"

glamsham.com - "3/5"