Dum Maaro Dum, which released today has a lot of hope pinned on for Abhishek Bachchan, who has not given any hit so far in 2011. With his last venture 'Game' being an average outing, will Dum Maaro Dum work wonders for him?
DUM MAARO Dum has been making the rounds of mass media since the day the film went on to the floors. Then came a raw item number by Deepika Padukone, who miserably failed to add the X-factor to the movie.
Recently, as per traditions, the movie Dum Maaro Dum created records for being the only movie to be sued the maximum number of times ahead of its release. The storyline shares a striking resemblance to many Latino movies, failed to create ripples amongst Indian audiences despite having controversial dialogues, women, drugs and Goa. However, Sippy does full justice to his sense of style and stays true to his edgy sensibilities. The shortcoming of the movie is the plot of the story plot and the thin writing. Writer Sridhar Raghavan sketches four characters whose lives meet at some point or another. The protagonist is portrayed by Abhishek Bachchan as ACP Vishnu Kamath whose only aim is 'Goa ki safai' from the apparent drugs scene. For the cleanliness drive, director Rohan Sippy makes full use of his friend's long legs, so that kicking out the villains is a less gruelling task. While Mr. Kamath is on a kicking spree, he then rushes to cover other three characters, Joki (portrayed by Rana Daggubati), Lorry (portrayed by Prateik) and Zoe (portrayed by Bipasha).
All three of them, dreaming of a perfect career, end up being on different ends. With best of editorial talents, the dialogues are polished to perfection. Goa has been represented in the best light with bright red lipped Russian agents, with Brazilian arm candies in the arms of finely dressed Goan maniacs (read villains), to Englishmen. The film successfully captures Goa's edginess.