Dum Maro Dum - External Reviews

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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53 reviewers have given Dum Maro Dum an average rating of 2.5/5.0 (?)

16 yays
15 nays
22 so-so

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Thumbs up by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...Still, this is one of the more satisfying Hindi films that I've seen in recent weeks... full review

Thumbs up by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...Every time you try to predict a dialogue, it cheats you with something you hadn’t imagined even though what you hear may be lamer.... full review

Thumbs up Best Of Bollywood ...Do not look for a good script, enjoy the thrills and the sizzle... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...‘Dum Maro Dum’ is a tough subject to transform into celluloid but Rohan Sippy has done a great job and narrated the various incidents flawlessly... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Gadre, Desi Martini ...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. ... full review

Thumbs up by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini ...Bipasha and Aditya Pancholi are watchable, while Muzammil must be mentioned for a decent performance as Aby's junior police officer.... full review

Thumbs up by Vikramjit Singh, Desi Martini ...Prateik Babbar is incredible, while Abhishek Bachchan stays true to his smooth cop avatar.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...Rohan Sippy has given sunny Goa a sepia toned grainy texture and you seriously begin to wonder if this is the same place you go to, to leave the world beyond.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Garimella, Fully Hyderabad ...Shot through Amit Roy's expert lens, Dum Maro Dum is a glossy, stylish and colourful ride into Goa's crime scene. ... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...The kickass dialogues penned by Purva Naresh do wonders for the film... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...With some cutting edge background music and a haunting song by Papon which remains in your head, Dum Maaro Dum is a stylish thriller written as smartly as it is directed.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...It looks like an early Wong Kar-Wai film, even some thrillers from Korea and Hong Kong. There are some over-edited sequences, although the film could’ve been more enjoyable and engaging if it were 20 minutes shorter.... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...A common grouse -- the film's length -- plays villain to an extent. Rohan gets over-indulgent with his story refusing to let go. The last 15 minutes wash out the climax's effect.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Above average flick.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...There's something about Abhishek Bachchan and his cop act. It always works, unlike most of his other screen avatars.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Kudos to Shridhar Raghavan for penning down a taut and gripping script which has all the ingredients to make a Box Office hit and hats off to cinematographer Amit Roy for capturing the beauty of Goa in all its hues.... full review

So-So by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...More Gloss Than Dum... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...This is, in general, a superbly staged film, but it doesn’t quite hit its emotional notes consistently... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...post intermission the film becomes a big let down because firstly it has nothing new to offer to the audience as a good entertaining thriller with a touch of mystery.... full review

So-So by Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice ...The director brings to life Sridhar Raghavan's story about three men of varying backgrounds and weaves them together in an easily understood yet intriguing narrative... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...they expect the viewer to grasp and figure out certain situations that arise in the film, instead of explaining it themselves. That makes the goings-on a tad difficult to comprehend at times and which, in turn, may not be liked by those who don't feel like taxing their brains while watching a film. ... full review

So-So desi hits ...an average film... full review

So-So by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...The soundtracks are average with item song dum maro dum taking the audience by the storm.... full review

So-So by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini ...Prateik although credited with a special appearance, is one of the protagonists in the film. His vulnerability makes Lorry more believable. So much so that even his often screechy voice is passable, owing to the fact that he is shown a minor.... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Worth 150/- buck... full review

So-So by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...It wows you, only to meander for a while before finding its groove again, and the cycle is repeated. ... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...If the pace of Dum Maaro Dum had matched the demands of the genre, it would have been a great film. As it is, it's quite enjoyable.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Music by Pritam is fine, but when it comes in comparison with Rohan Sippy’s last work ‘Bluff master’, its fails... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...It just about makes for an enticing thriller here. There's probably an even better film when compressed. But if you stay 'susegaad', relaxed, laidback, it's unlikely that you'll regret the promise of entertainment this picture meets in major portions... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The film gets its little people right. Prateik’s Lorry, whose need for quick money is exploited by those on the constant lookout for couriers, is one of the better things about Dum Maaro Dum. ... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...It’s not a chase as much as it is a puzzle. That’s where the screenplay falters. Puzzles need perfectly fitting pieces. DMD has some odd shaped ones that don’t quite. Logic wobbles, loopholes abound.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Dum Maaro Dum has some punchy dialogue-baazi and snazzy action, especially a nicely done shoot-out at a night market.... full review

So-So by S Rohatgi, Now Running.com ...does have the ingredients for an interesting one time watch.... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Abhishek Bachchan doesn’t bring anything new to his character, nor does southern actor Rana Daggubati, making his Bollywood debut in the film.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The unearthing of Barbosa's mystery isn't going to get anyone a standing ovation. But the finale isn't half-bad either. ... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...In fact, he excels in 'Dum Maro Dum' over his most appreciable performance in 'Dhoom'. Prateek Babbar isn't very much far behind; he looks innocent throughout the movie like that of his assigned character.... full review

So-So by Rony Dcosta, The Friday Freak ...The sad part is that apart from the script, everything about the movie is beautiful.... full review

So-So by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...the film turns out to be a good old-fashioned Seventies entertainer with all its reductionist trappings.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Barely researched, it’s not realistic or hard-hitting (never mind the coarse dialogue), neither is it entertaining Bollywood masala. How can a film be taken seriously, if in the midst of dealing with an important issue, the cop starts rapping ‘Thayn Thayn?’... full review

Thumbs down by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...The movie has its moments, but very few and far between, and overshadowed by Darsheel's angry pouts and bewildered looks in almost every frame that he is in... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...It's a children's film which gives the message of hope and aims to end superstitions. But it takes a very flimsy route and you lose interest pretty soon. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...There are some things, however, that this film does get right. As with the way Sippy mixed Mumbai into 'Bluffmaster’s genes, Goa too is almost a character in 'Dum Maaro Dum', and you get a strong sense of the place in most scenes... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...And when will we have a children’s film that steers clear of the sort of heavy vocabulary which uses such words as ‘paakhandi’, and ‘andhvishwaas’? Too bad Zokkomon doesn’t make full use of its potential. ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...You can miss several scenes without losing out on anything substantive.... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Dum Maaro Dum will not show much box-office dum!... full review

Thumbs down by Bryan Durham, MiD DAY ...Boring, contrived, confused, tiring fare. Avoid.... full review

Thumbs down Mixed Bag ...If you aren't tired of the cop version of Junior Bachchan or want to shy away from the ongoing IPL matches, here is a movie that can really tire you.... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...But dig deeper and you wonder if his persona is any different from the Neil Menon he played a few weeks ago in Game? Not really. Also, can he stop being his father’s son? The referencing to Khaike paan banaraswala, however cool, is so lame.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...while all the lead stories elicit curiosity when they start telling their stories, the characters go absolutely nowhere in the second half, once they are all set up.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...And while DMD amasses all the superficial components to create a distinctly glamorous and masculine drama, it neglects to inject the screenplay with a vital dose of slyness or sensuality to truly justify the twin Dums in the title.... full review

Thumbs down by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...The actors apart from Abhishek Bachchan and Prateik Babbar are quite bad. This Rana guy is just too bland and has an expressionless voice. Bipasha looks hot but that’s it.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...He has played a no-nonsense cop before and this is his most earnest and impactful performance in a while. You feel for his character and he holds the film together.... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...the visual effects get on the nerves rather than give the film style and attitude and they too are inconsistent, unable to give the film an overall coherent style as too much is packed in. ... full review