Friday, 11 November 2011

Sanket's review: "Dum Maaro Dum" scores high at every note


Cast: Abhishek Bacchan, Rana Daggubati, Aditya Pancholi, Govind Namdeo, Bipasha Basu, Prateik Babbar

Director: Rohan Sippy

Length: 2.10 hours approximately

Ending up watching DUM MAARO DUM gives you three words to describe it: wild, crazy and bizarre. Yes the film is packed within these three words. But the million dollar question is whether the film has DUM? I easily put my answer as Yes. Made with some spot on twists and turns and some intimacy this film is not to be missed. You won’t find any dull moment in the proceedings and you won’t find the focus on only one character. There are many characters to its subject and each one has their evil side.

The film don’t have any earth-shattering plot, but the treatment is extra-ordinary and in right essence. The script unfolds smartly because the director introduces something new every now and then. The first half speeds with introduction to each character and how they relates to central story of Goa, while the second half brings some incredible turns. DUM MAARO DUM has everything going in its way and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Everything you see on screen during this film is in different mannerisms and you get into the world of Goa. Trust me, you have never seen such an exploited Goa in any film rather than DUM MAARO DUM. The point is very simple in the story that is to find a man named Michael Barbossa who could be very helpful for all the good boys. And the goons try to cover this guy from every corner. The screenplay is well penned and nothing is left unanswered. The director wants us to put little stress on mind to understand and he wants us to be very attentive in his story. Well it is very easy for us because you can’t afford missing anything in the film.
Any clutch? I had put a microscope so I found one. Vidya Balan plays dead wife of Abhishek Bacchan. Abhishek’s character receives much of inspirations to fight from just reminding her in front of his eyes. I found nothing related to anything in the film.

Well that is negligible when you have all technical work done superbly. The music is biggest support. “Thayn Thayn” gets even more edgy because of its innovative choreography. “Te Amo” is easily the best of the album and comes just when uneasy feeling is on cards. But for which the audience awaits the most is “Mit Jaaye Gham” which will literally force you to whistle. Credit it to Deepika Padukone who shakes herself spring size and rolls in that item and makes it an best part of the film. Yes, best part. Cinematography captures Goa scintillatingly and gives right amount of feel to know Goa more closely. Background score is alright but that goes loud sometimes.

To the performances, Abhishek Bacchan steals the show to his account. His mysterious expressions, his elegant dialogue delivery and his stylish looks, everything is to the perfect note. Rana Dagubatti is guy to stay here. He excels in each frame and stands right with Abhishek Bachchan. Prateik Babbar displays same confidence which he showcased in his first two. Govind Namdeo is first rate. Bipasha Basu has no room in the film. She has very compressed role but her performance is very good. Aditya Pancholi as bad guy is excellent and fits nicely in his violent character. DUM MAARO DUM is easily the best fillm of year up till now.

Make a trip to this one. It keeps you involved in its premise and when you come out of theater you try to locate where exactly you are, In DMD’s life or in your own life? It runs at modest timing of 2.10 hours and makes your every penny and every minute worth. From amazing performances to peppy music to solid twists at ends to some great locations, DUM MAARO DUM scores big at every note. I not only recommend it you but to all the guys above 18. You will have fun, you will think upon and you will cheer. Two Thumbs Up!!
Rating- 4/5

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