Dum Maro Dum

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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Director: Rohan Sippy
Running time: 135 minutes
Genres: Action, Crime
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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"

- meeta, a part of the audience

It's nice to see a film-maker, whose focus is 'style', trying to talk about the victimized middle class. He tries to say that their only hope against their helplessness is by taking responsibility and trusting no one but themselves. Sounds too deep and dark for a mainstream film? Well worry not, the film doesn't take itself that seriously because it is made up of some of the most ridiculous lines and has situations taken straight from the mafia films in the 90s. Only that present day Jeevan seems to be Aditya Pancholi.

Can it get any sadder than that? Yes, it can.

The hour-long, pre-interval screen time is spent only in set-up. It introduces its 5-6 main characters and lays out the situation - none of which you can care about because there is zero attempt by any character to connect with me AND there is nothing compelling about the story so far.

Whatever happens after that has to work twice as harder to become interesting. An uphill task that only gets steeper. While most of the moves, twists and turns are predictable, there are actually a few events that took me by surprise - more like "wow, they actually did that in a Hero-oriented, Hindi film" than "whoa! Didn't see that twist coming! Cool!!"

The only thing "cool" about the film is the conceptualization of some of the scenes, in terms of post-production work, including editing. Rest is all blah comes and bigger blah goes. No, lines trying too hard to be cool dialogue don't count. That is, throwing in 'facebook','twitter','google' in a line won't make it hip and popular.

That "Abhishek Bachchan" attitude has worn off long-long ago. What's the point of a pause in a sentence, if you can predict when it's going to come because you know the actor so well now? Prateik Babbar doesn't look one bit like the seventeen year old he plays. He tries to whine like one though. Rana literally looked like a block of moving wood which would making grunting, squeaky voices every once in a while. Bipasha Basu's role has absolutely nothing important about it.

At some level, I guess the roles of everyone other than ACP Kamath (Abhishek Bachcan) were meant to create pathos for the plight of the Goan middle-class population stuck between a corrupt administrations and drug dealers. But, it just doesn't get there.

It'd also have been interesting to see a couple of things explored further, for example, Kamath's misjudging people, or a misused woman's internal struggle. But that would be out-of-tone depth for such a superficial film. I mean, we are talking about an Additional Commissioner of Police breaking into rap while cleansing the streets of Goa. Where's the room for complexity and profundity here?

Story-wise whatever there is to see in the film, you've already seen in the promos of the film or in a film from the 80s-90s. The only marvel is the use of color and light and the visual treatment given to some of the scenes.

- meeta, a part of the audience

53 reviewers(?) - 16 yays 22 so-so 15 nays

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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, Zee News : ...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

259 tweeters(?) - 164 yays 50 so-so 45 nays

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vibs143: Dum Maro Dum.. A synopsis of true Goan life.. A combination of great performances and good music.. Gud movie after long time..

venus3112: Dum Maro Dum - very entertaining! Rana is towering, what screen presence

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ToufikN: 'Dum Maro Dum' : Hard hitting dialogues. AB at his best.. Sizzling Deepika and top notch work by everyone..!!

toshivapr: Saw Dum Maro Dum! An outstanding film! Finally we have a quality movie after a long wait.

tojothomas: Never listen to @anilmathew and his Bollywood reviews. Reviews frm a guy who knows jackshit abt Hindi. Dum maro dum was a good watch.

Ti_Prashasti: Dum Maro Dum was too good... awesome movie.... awesome @juniorbachchan

thoratsachin: Saw dum maro dum... Paisa wasool movie

theraghab: Watched Dum Maro Dum. I liked it . The entire team of DMD are good .

TheESPARTAN: Yesterday,really njoying nght wid my bro,my upline n my life line Mr. AV......nice movie "DUM MARO DUM"...

SujiLampard: watched ' Dum Maro Dum '.... nice movie. A suspense thriller after so many days....One time worth a watch :)

suhelseth: Saw Dum Maro Dum! An outstanding film! @juniorbachchan has outperformed himself...a must-see...

sriramandshanti: saw Dum Maro Dum .........Dum Hai!

soumyazarico: dum maro dum a nice movie.... cN watch once as it shows reality and a nice story after a long time so much twist and turns

sonu5627: i m very happy today bcoz i saw DUM MARO DUM movie its a good film mostly i like Jr. Bachan acting

sohaibgulbadan: So I thoroughly enjoyed Dum Maro Dum, despite Deepika's rather ordinary item number. Rana D is a stud of epic proportions.

soaham43: Really liked Dum Maro Dum and loved the fact that the movie was about characters and not stars. The camera moves, brilliant. Visual Treat

snehashrm123gma: Dum maro Dum awesome movie.. @juniorbachchan has done a brilliant job in da film..

sm63: Here you go.. my thoughts on Dum Maro Dum: http://sanjaymehta.me/2011/04/23/dum-maro-dum-good-racy-thriller/ I liked it..

skr_ammu: {Dum Maro Dum - (Hin)} : Has the Dum.... Watch it you wont regret the money spent - Chota B, superb in this one...

SivChaliha08: Dum Maro Dum is a gud 1! liked it!

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seancollins88: Dum maro dum! Superb movie!

sanurocksghosh: "DUM MARO DUM" is jst superb.... ppl must watch ths movie. But not with child plz.... Abhishek Bacchan is back with a bang.....

santosh0929: Dum maro dum is fantastic. Superb direction, thrills , suspense and good acting keeps u glued to seat till the end. Must must watch.

sangeetachetan: Just saw "dum maro dum" superb movie! Excellent performance@juniorbachchan

sandynangia: Dum Maro Dum...... owesme movie....... must watch.....

sandeshgoa: Dum Maro Dum is real Dumdar film exposing Goa's drug racket. Absolutely no Dum in opposition arguments. Made themselves laughing stock. Pity

sanaashaikh07: Reallly Liked Watchin 'Dum Maro Dum' , One Good Hindi Movie, afta soo long! N Prateik Babbar was ♥! :D

Sakshi_d: Dum maro dum- good movie

sahanabose: Btw, Dum Maro Dum was cool, @juniorbachchan 's performance was grt, wel he dint disappoint me, but loved @RanaDaggubati - my latest crush :)

runapisces: Dum maro dum @juniorbachchan @rohansippy is an awesome movie , vry well dirctd , ACP kamath rocks awesome acting , treat 4 us game n nw dmd

rukuuuu: checked out DUM MARO DUM !!! a wonderful movie

rsparam: Watched Dum Maro Dum at Fame - Forum Value Mall, Whitefield.. @juniorbachchan @RanaDaggubati were at their best.. a must watch!!

RoshanSival: Dum Maro Dum is one fine movie. Must watch!

RonyRoy1: ystrdy i went 2 watch DUM MARO DUM,it ws awesom man,must watch film yar,go jst check out,ya alwz play it safe man rony,mayuk

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ROCKS236: Real thriller dum maro dum..enjoyed

rmkp1984: Dum maro dum good to watch in theaters

rikingajjar: Watched dum maro dum ! It's a good movie! Go for it!!!

reetzbabe: - Dum Maro Dum...Hindi movie after so long...Some improvement in bollywood movie making !!!

reenudabas: Saw dum maro dum..nice movie..Abhishek did really well & DJ JOKI (Rana Daggubati) is really cooool..!!

raul_07: Dum Maro Dum,worth a watch!Not a lot of bollywood masala which is d big plus! AB was good,4 a change! PS:U can hear LP 'n Coldpay in btwn:P

rathod_hiren: Dum Maro Dum... Nice muvi... Worth a watch!!!

rashmi_kamath: love twitter's new home page!!! :) i also love dum maro dum!!! writing a review about it write now.. it'll come up in a while..

ranbirmylife: wow dum maro dum is actually a nice muvi!!! i rilly liked it..nd hv a better concept of goa nw..lol!

rampelli: Saw dum maro dum yesterday . Good film . Rana was good in the movie

rajkaushal1: Saw Dum Maro Dum. Nice n grippy. Great look n style. Superb dialogues. Loved the plot n the film. Hated the end. Why kill the protagonist?

rajeshsawhney: Seeing a good Hindi movie after a long time; Dum Maro Dum...well put together. Well done Rohan Sippy!!

raizawilson: Dum maro dum. Nice movie. Rana daggubatti is hot :D :D

preeti_m: ...loved Dum Maro Dum!

prathimaram: Dum Maro Dum is a "Must watch". Rana Daggubatti is really worth Hindi movies!

prash131190: dum maro dum is an awsm movie frnd do watch it atleast once..

pramodmgoyal: Dum Maro Dum-- a nice well scripted and greatly directed movie...Finally a good movie to watch after Yeh Saali Zindagi recently..!!

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poohatter: Dum maro dum a nice movie. One time watch defi!

phaniram: dum maro dum nic mve.......

pavanrajbn: Dum maro dum a suspense thriller surely from the box of makers of sholey.

paulami7: Dum Maro Dum.. awesome flick..!!

parekhm: Saw Dum Maro Dum - certainly worth a watch...most reviewers don't seem to see the film under review

panik02: Expecting a part-2 of Dum Maro Dum..awesome movie fabulous acting by @juniorbachchan ,Prateek and the new guy.. Must watch

Paani_Puri: Saw Dum Maro Dum today....good movie...great songs.

OldM0nk: Watched Dum maro dum today. Well, i'm surprised at the way it turned out to be. Watch it. P.S. Watch it high.

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NoeticPoet: If you remove all the songs and the melodrama, Dum Maro Dum is a really good movie! Loved Abhishek Bachchan's acting. BRAVO!

nitin_bh: Just saw dum maro dum....two word to explain it...simply awesum...good perf by alll...specially..rana and junior bachan..

niravsshah: Really nice start for me for the long weekend with @juniorbachchan 's Dum Maro Dum! Paisa vasool movie for all you Bollywood movie buffs!

niowithlove: Dum maro dum.. love story , action ,hardcore ,must watch . This movie shows a great EVOLUTION of HINDI FILM INDUSTRY .. LOVED THE FILM.

nikeswamish: dum maro dum is good movie ..........abhi did very well ............

mukeshshah2: dum maro dum is a good movie (y)

minisaint: #Prateik and #rana just made my morning. Loved #Dum maro dum!

mihirgandhi: Dum Maro Dum - some sense after a long time, well written, well acted, superb direction

medhashri: Watched dum maro dum, liked it

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majhisunilk: Saw "DUM MARO DUM" today. A good movie, worth a watch.

macck1418: Dum Maro Dum a good movie to watch after a long time.....:-)

lyfrocks4preeti: Watched Dum Maro Dum yesterday..... Movie just awesome... Brilliant Performance by all actors

Luxwala: Watched Dum Maro Dum in Pune the other day! Quite an experience I must say! Witty dialogues, decent screenplay. Above all, it was Goa!

lifeisbetter: dum maro dum is a good watch. Excellent editing work. Good story. Deepika Padukone is almost not there. The movie is much better

Letzliveagain: Dum Maro Dum.. #awesome flick..!!

kvmayank: Liked 'dum maro dum'... Fresh and entertaining

ksnagle: Dum maro dum..... Rocking......

Kruspace: Dum Maro Dum -a welcome change from routine bollywood..good to know tht bollywood actors r not always immortal in films! @juniorbachchan

krunalbhatt2002: Dum Maro Dum- wonderful movie......After long time a nice bollywood movie which you can watch without hesitation.....

krish92vivek: Dum maro dum..awesome muvie after a long tym..whatte muvie :):):):)★

Krish37: Just watched 'Dum Maro Dum' @ Waves, Noida....Office sponsored...;) Gud Movie...

kkundra: Dum maro dum was good!

kapildevani: Dum maro dum a must must watch. Awesome movie, awesome story, awesome direction and AB/Rana rock!

joydeep_pal: Go & watch "DUM MARO DUM"....Believe me.,,,,,It's an awesome movie...

jawaman: Watched Dum Maro Dum this evening. Liked the movie.

ishi05: watched dum maro dum......awsome movie.......had great expectations from AB. n its totally worth it ......!!

iqkazim: Dum maro Dum awsum movie

immy_shaikh: So a perfect sunday wth DMD, yes it Dum Maro Dum.. Good movie.. Liked it

imdprincepiyush: Dum maro dum rocks..!!! And so does A.B jr..!!! A thaye thaye movie... Lori and Kamat steal the show..!!! Nice way to end drought of mov ...

imDhawal: Dum Maro Dum Good Movie....@juniorbachchan Rocking & Sincere Performance by AB...love ur Game 2 & Love @deepikapadukone is Super sexy.Hottie

iamyashraj: Dum maro dum is a grave thriller. 3 thumbs up :) #dmd

IamMOBS: Dum Maro Dum........ is nice....... Rana is a versatile performer

iamAbhi007: dum maro dum....a good watch....

himmiglopsi: dum maro dum mit jaye gum bolo subah saam hare krishna hare RAAM.....:)NICE MOVIE....

himanshuchanda: Let all critics go to hell! Dum Maro Dum is an awesome movie ! Period. #DMD

HarshitaVerma: Dum Maro Dum: Nicy Spicy! Definitely different. Love Abhishek. This movie belongs to him, like Guru did! Rana D is ok. Prateik is neat too.

harsha_yelisala: Jus watched Dum Maro Dum. I liked it despite the not so impressive second half. #nicetime

GuttuG: Dum maro dum is good. I'll rate it 7/10

GunjanArora25: Dum maro dum - RSE.. Thumbs up ! Loved the twisted tale... Nd its not at all predictable as sme critics said it ws..

GirishGur: Dum Maro Dum - really cool flick

giriraj2702: dum maro dum..... Nice movie.... Nice entrtainment..... It was fun

gauravkudesiya: Watched Dum Maro Dum... the work of @juniorbachchan was great... loved the movie... and the item dance of @deepikapadukone was also gud.. :)

fassppa724: just saw dum maro dum....abhishek is back wid a bangg....i really loved his wrk..at the sme tym prateek was outstanding..)

ErEvilKenevil: After a very long time i went to watch a hindi flick... dum maro dum was actually good... Bipasha's legs too...

emogal18: Dum Maro Dum roxx except some few dumb scenes!!x

effayeffay: Must say they've pretty bold scenes in Dum Maro Dum. Finally a movie with some teeth. #dmd

drbachani: dum maro dum is an superb movie.guys jst go n watch it one of the best films of rohan sippy

directorsREVIEW: DUM MARO DUM;-. It is a must watch movie and should have a 4 star rating out of 5.

dilipkrjha: Watched Dum Maro Dum...Nice Movie..Ab Rocks

dibyendu: Saw Dum Maro Dum yesterday...decent movie!!! Loved the RAP song by Abhishek Bachhan another good one is T MO..

devil_141: "Dum Maro Dum " good flick

deepmehtta: Finally watched a dumdar movie after a long time..dum maro dum..superb performance of junior bacchan

chinmaynath: Saw Dum Maro Dum! An outstanding film! @juniorbachchan has outperformed himself...a must-see...

CheTz_joshi: Dum maro Dum' is roking. .film x

bronzedkg: Dum maro dum pretty good movie!

bollyhotpics: 'Dum Maro Dum' mired in controversy once again http://www.bollyhotpics.com/2011/04/dum-maro-dum-mired-in-controversy-once.html

awtaney: So dum maro dum was worth the trip to the multiplex! Go watch! #dmd

ask0704: Dum Maro Dum is awesome @juniorbachchan rocks the movie..:) rohan sippy should only make movies with him..:D

ashudgem: dum maro dum is a gr8 movie, abhishek bacchan jst rock !!awsumm , thnx abhi nd bst of luck fr nxt movies....

ashit_soares: Dum maro dum worth a watch... @juniorbachchan rocks in the movie...

ashishjain167: DUM MARO DUM has dum in it..........

ashishberry: Dum maro dum a well made movie

arvindsa: 'Dum Maro Dum' mast movie but the title song made upset...

arindam8423: Liked Dum Maro Dum

apurvasolanki: watched dum maro dum movie. excellent concept, good direction. liked it.

ApihaS: Dum Maro Dum... A good movie to watch... Watch a good movie after a long time...

Anshu23k: Dum maro dum .... nice movie

angeltej: Dum maro Dum is simply WOW.....A MUST WATCH..........Abhishek Bachan ROCKS AS USUAL........:)...I am in Love again.......:P

amu4music: W@atched dum maro dum .....movie main dum hain

amiralig215: Dum maro dum is really dumdar...

amarjosshi: Saw Dum Maro Dum! An outstanding film!............ must-see..

alto4fun: Hey dum maro dum is nice movie...

alizarin_blue: Dum Maro Dum. Worth a catch.

akhandpartap: dum maro dum classy enjoyed it.. junior bachcan is back yipee...luv that boss

ajoyad: DUM MARO DUM..... Hai isme dum.. Ek bar maar lo!

ajitviras: boss kal fri 1st show dekha dum maro dum kya paisa vasool movie hai

abhishek_sarkar: Watched Dum Maro Dum...nice movie...but the way they show Goa is pretty bad !

abhaydoshi85: Watched movie Dum Maro Dum. Nice

aaqyl_5: Dum maro dum is a pretty decent film.... One of d better hindi ones atleast

aakash_kumar: Really liked Dum Maro Dum.. Awesome movie.. And @juniorbachchan has done a Dum-daar role.. #hit

a10k: dum maro dum was good..i liked the cinematographic nd photographic techniques used thruout the film..

a_singhvi: Definately some Dum In... Dum maro Dum Gud camera tricks... Gud acting...abhi n prateek... N gud songs... "Ti aamo pi ti aamo...

A_Bansal: A nice movie after a long time - Dum Maro Dum - Succinct it is !

16381638: dum maro dum is best. abhishek's best work

WritersBlock_ST: Saw Dum Maro Dum. Everything was super. But a bit of something was still missing!

wickedsyam: Dum Maro Dum : A brave attempt went futile. Enjoyable in pieces but blatant as a whole. Watch it once to savor the exotic locales of Goa

vnmukherjee: Dum maro Dum over all thik hi picture hai.Thoda aur spicy hona tha

vaarunchawla: Exactly !! RT @RoxanneRitchi: So Dum Maro Dum was not bad at all.."

UnnamedEntity: Dum maro dum - so-so. Seen worse. Worth a watch if you've got nothing better to do. #meta

Tweet_Guruji: 1 half was super and 2nd half was totally boring .. #DUM MARO DUM flo...

swati14u: Dum maro Dum...AB junior ki pehli film jo kuch thik lagi..though Dhoom was good..but it was multi-starrer...

sushil116: dum maro dum! Timepass movie hai.but some places dilogues nicely pinned

sumitsaurabh: Dum maro dum ★★★☆

sum4nt: Saw 'Dum Maro Dum'.. better than any average Hindi movie yet not convincing enough for a thriller.. Bipasha looks amazing!

sudhanwa14: Dum Maro Dum has a good story line fraught with third class cinematography and acting. Irfan or KK Menon should have replaced Bacchhan.

sirfmayur: Saw Dum Maro Dum last night!! One time watch.. Good movie.. So very predictive though!! @juniorbachchan and @bipsluvurself - Gud work.. #fb

sgupte2010: "Dum Maro Dum" is just ok... Maybe once watch... But not worth a theatre outing... Unless with gang of buddies...

sensandipan: Dum Maro Dum's good for a one time watch. AB might have a hit finally....

sandyphilo: Dum maro dum.... Cud have done better!

roxanneritchi: So Dum Maro Dum was not bad at all..

RathiSpeaks: Seen Dum maro dum.... ok movie.

rangith: It's true that Dum Maro Dum didn't have enough DUM in it, neither does Deepika! But it's not a total wash off!

rameshsrivats: Finished seeing Dum Maro Dum. Not too good. Not too bad.

rakhi_bhardwaj: So what did you think of Dum Maro Dum ???...I think its decent @juniorbachchan ......I wont say its epic...but decent

priyankme: i saw movie Dum maro dum .. will work, at least i thought will make money

praks2010: Dum maro dum...one time watch! But good music!

Netra: Dum Maro Dum ..not too good..neither too bad..good one time watch...good performence by all esp. Abhishek:) and has some realistic touch!

Namitaved: Dum Maro Dum - a 1time watch. Sippy maintains eye gripping direction & story. Wish characters were more strongly played! 1/3

motihariwala: Saw 'dum maro dum'.. I'll be honest.. Its not a bad film.. Infact, its a decent script.. Atleast not as bad as people were making it sound.

mohapatrasoumya: Just watched Dum Maro Dum... not a bad movie but Mr. Maker - what's new with you?

miryalakishore: watched "DUM MARO DUM"... not soooo grt...but I can say its a must watch movie...got de feelin dat i was watchin some Hollywood Movie... :)

MayankBhardwaj9: Dum Maro Dum: mildly entertaining despite a hackneyed plot. Abhishek Bachchan looks cool as a cop. Impressive acting.

manish_bandari: watched dum maro dum...its OK ..not bad

Lavanya_Ajesh: #Dum #Maro #Dum worth a watch. Some scenes are shot superbly, but the story loses its grip in some parts.

karthikdinesh: Dum Maro Dum ..not too good..neither too bad..good one time watch...good performence by all esp. Abhishek:) and has some realistic touch!

karanbutani: Saw 'dum maro dum'.. I'll be honest.. Its not a bad film.. Infact, its a decent script.. Atleast not as bad as people were making it sound!

Jakebinge: Saw dum maro dum...movie is decent time pass 3 out of 5...

intkhab_naimi: dum maro dum.......................its so so movie bt abhishek................acts good fst time

imravikumars: Dum Maro Dum: average watch, good performance from AB,interesting bad and dark side of goa, much hyped deepika song not so good

iJefin: the ending of the movie was not so cool.. 2nd half of the movie is dull. Final Verdict: Dum Maro Dum is a one time watch.

iamindra_nil: Dum Maro Dum- accha hai. Remember sanjay dutt-anil kapoor starrer "Musafir"? To me DMD is a cocktail of Musafir & Dhoom. Watch it for Rana.

harshverma: #Dum Maro Dum: Good effort gone waste to poor finish. Brilliant cinematography, fast paced 1st half, and surprisingly good act by @AB Junior

harish2you: Dum maro Dum over dosed with drugs yet technically brilliant.

guess_wh007: AB Jr looks good in Dum Maro Dum but only cus he's surrounded by Rana and Bipasha. My wooden chair acts better. Movie's pretty average.

gagankaul: Saw Dum Maro Dum It's worth a watch Did not like the DMD song - bad choreo Good action, suspense & underlying message @juniorbachchan is gud

chivas86: DUM MARO DUM s time pass...

bhautik_1988: dum maro dum. old wine in new goblet. but surely one time watch

ashishbhasin1: Saw Dum Maro Dum.reasonably ok movie but destroyed by poor editing.convulutes the storyline making it impossible to keep track.

apurvnagpal: Dum Maro Dum : Ordinary, slick but never really rises to greatness http://apurvbollywood.blogspot.com/2011/04/dum-maro-dum.html

AnksImage: Dum Maro Dum is not as bad as I expected. Abhisekh excels at such do-or-die cop roles, which r definitely better than Raavan any day!

adityabisht: Dum Maro Dum - a one time watch... Ok movie.. http://yfrog.com/h42gzbuj

Abhijeet_009in: Dum Maro Dum! Ok movie to watch once!!!

abhi_pune: Seen "DMD: dum maro dum" this weekend, like evrythng except Abhishek Bachhan :/

abhayagrawal: Dum Maro Dum : * * *

us_shah: To Rohan sippy and Dum maro Dum crew : Confusion is not equal to plot. Grow up please!

unmesh72: Dum Maro Dum-Dumb n Dumless!!!

ujj: dum maro dum.. so boring it tries putting you to sleep but the noisy bg score keeps waking you up.. a gruesome exercise..

Tabassum101: Dum Maro Dum was a time waste, even though PB was good. Finally watched, Social Network & liked it.

sk_85: Didn't like dum maro dum! Waste of my time

siddardh_siddu: jus watchd dum maro dum ... not up to d mark , anthr nrmal bolly film wth a slight lamish twist ...

shivaalii: dum maro dum ...........................bakkkkwassss

shamsmh: Dum maro Dum... Bakwass

Serendi_PT: Just saw the movie 'Dum Maro Dum". The only highlight...a dance sequence by Deepika Padukone. That woman is just sooo hot!!!!

sayaneeh: what a waste the movie, Dum Maro Dum

SamirSaxena: Thanks to @juniorbachchan & @rohansippy, I could finish 6 more levels of angry birds.. Dum Maro Dum was pathetic..

ravishkt: Bomb maro 'dum maro dum' ko :((

rahul_gupta: Movie mein jyada dum nahi hai #DMD Dum Maro Dum

praveentel: Watched Dum maro dum .. NOT good. Worst 2nd half except Deepika's item song :p

poongsoong: alright so dum maro dum is supaaa crappy #fail :x

Pankaj99_: I think DUM MARO DUM thoda sa b DUM nahi bhar saki...very bakwas tpe movie

nazarabbass: Amitabh & Ramesh Sippy gave us Sholay while abhishek & rohan sippy gave us Dum maro dum this simply proves that intelligence is not genetic

LaBh1: I can't tell if this agonizing headache is because of the live IPL match last night or the movie Dum Maro Dum #Vacation has been Undone

khunal: No dum in dum-maro-dum. From performance, to script, to direction, everything ordinary.

jayshrek: Dum maro dum. Eh? What just happened. I think i may have slept somewhere when the 2nd unnecessary song came on #DMD

iyamalhotra: Dum Maro Dum is a total duh movie. Slow, silly and stupid. Rana Dugabatti is cute though!!

indrpal: Super bakwaas movie DUM MARO DUM.......

guwahaticity: Saw "DUM MARO DUM" y'day .. only gud thing about the movie was the song 'jiyein kyun' by Angarag Mahanta aka Papon

greaky: Dum maro dum #useless

gauravpramanik: Desperately needed caffeine after a shocker called Dum maro Dum. Need rehab too I think #fail http://yfrog.com/hsz3hakj

dushmis: Dum maro dum. meh movie.

donkeyji: dum maro dum is BEDUM!

divadshetty: Dum maro dum-disappointing..

deepti333: Dum maro dum...disappointing...if editing of the movie was better it could have been a different movie

deepbhaskaran: Saw Dum maro dum.. All style and no substance.. And does Prateik have only one expression man for evry film????

cool001boy: Total faltu movie "dum maro dum" one more flop goes into the pocket of junior AB.......P

cKDirector: Last nit I saw Dum Maro Dum... Its like too much for Nothing.. :(

cherylaldis: Dum Maro Dum #disappointingfilms

chadhahitesh: Dum maro dum ultimate bore

biplob9: rocking song te amo bt a fcking movie dum maro dum

arkaytimes: Mud Maro Mud on Dum Maro Dum posters

arjunghosh: "Dum maro dum" could have been a good movie if the length had been kept shorter & story-line tighter! Started good but lost it later #FB

anishasharma10: I'm still reeling from Dum Maro Dum. If only I could publicly pull up my friend for making me watch it. Yeah,you know who you are.

andyKurlekar: Dum Maro Dum...DMD lacked the DUM overall.. The guitar piece rocks.

alapshah: Dum maro dum- not recommended

AkkuB: Dum Maro Dum failed to satisfy me!

ajeetkumr: Dum Maro Dum disappoints big time..turn out to be unending bore movie full of dull characters all for same old drug mafia war but in Goa 2/5

AgarwalAvi: Dum maro dum..not worth it..

Aamir_Airborne: "1 Hit single; 1 Item number; a couple of cliched punch lines; 1 loose script with NO DUM! That's 'Dum Maro Dum' for you!!!"

_rgupta: On top of it, one has to pretend to enjoy, and appreciate @jrbachchan 's acting. #hubby of wife who's a big fan of AB DUM MARO DUM

18 readers - 13 yays 1 so-so 4 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by amar : it is best movie in recent days...fabulous direction,,,AB Jr is back...superb dialogues..climax

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Andy : Amazing movie...good I din't took the reviews seriously...enjoyed the movie...guys don't miss the be

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Arun Wilson : Rocking.....

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Best web hosting company : This movie will really helpful for Abhishek bachchan's career.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by BornGothic : 3/5 ....raat baki hai song was good ....

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Indian

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Prasshanth nair : Abhishek bachchan outperforms Hrithik,Ranbir and amitabh

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Raj

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Rajshree : Good Movie

Yay! Thumbs Up, by srujan

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Sudhindra

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman

Yay! Thumbs Up, by vikash sinha : suprb movie and suprb direction......abhisek rockss....

So-So, by Rohit : avoid it....

Nay! Thumbs Down, by DC : Bad food tried to be served in a beautiful plate with amazing style. Drool. Eat. Puke. Swear.

Nay! Thumbs Down, by guddu : dum maro dumber

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Nicky

Nay! Thumbs Down, by TimELiebe : Stylish but obvious *policier* with morally ugly "hero" and annoying flashback structure.

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

ACP Kamath (Abhishek Bachchan) is made in-charge of making Goa drug-free. His endeavours with drug peddlars, warlords and unsuspecting, innocent bystanders who are caught in the drug-web.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The very basic plot of a corrupt police-officers sudden urge to do good.
  • Mercy's story around his name.
  • Just a 4-man army to cleanse Goa of its drug problems? Really now?
  • The whole suspense around Michael Barbossa and the repetition - just didn’t arouse any curiosity at all.
  • The party scene between Aditya Pancholi and Abhishek Bachcan - what did it achieve?

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Loads
  • Language: No direct abuses, except for the F word, but then loads of abbreviations of popular Hindi swear words are used. Explicit talk about sex.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Making out scenes.
  • Concept: War against drugs
  • General Look and Feel: Serious, dull, blue, gray, brown.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

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Dum Maro Dum - Cast, crew, links

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Running time:
135 minutes

Comments (13)

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looking forward to see Deepika Padokone's item number on big 70 mm...she looks pretty hot in this one

W8ing for this film... hope it will rock.... :P

it is the best movie in recent days...fabulous direction,,,AB Jr is back...superb dialogues...and thanks to superb climax,,,thriller

i am shocked! I can't believe that the movie went so bad.but i will sure watch it,hope i won't be that dissapointed .

I have not seen the movie yet but even though I would not disagree with your views I would still watch it because I am bored of cricket for last 2-3 months!

@guddu so what did you think?

@nicky but this one did neither, no?

@bolly ha ha ha...there's a reason!

@Mohan uhhh...both?

@Wogmafattymeetu hilarious username! ha ha ha ha

why was i so much excited about it? cause Sriram as a script writer or the beard boy abhishek.i forgot one thing bipasha basu who has never given a hit since no entry. Damn if i had taken ur advice,i am now drolling for my money and my time wasted for this.i will never watch a film until i have full faith on every single cast and crew.

@guddu it's ok. happens. life hai. :P :P

I heard songs only,Nice composition from pritam. yet to see this movie and i have good hope about abhishek. Wait and see.

Dipika's dance sizzler was no match for bad script...this movie has all the ingredients in it to make it fail.

@TimELiebe "A hole in the time-space continuum" - ha ha ha...that's a good way to describe Dum Maro Dum. :)

I loved the last analogy. :) you sound mighty annoyed.

"has there ever been a more whiny, obnoxious little punk than the supposed "kid" whose endless flashback opened up the movie?" - Are you talking about the actor here or the character?

::Are you talking about the actor here or the character?::

Once again - no e-mail for follow-up comments. :(

The character, Meetu - I don't know Prateik Babbar's(?) other work well enough to judge offhand. I gather he was also Meow's annoying kid brother in JAANE TU YA JAANE NA, which doesn't bode well for his future roles!

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