Movie: Dum Maro Dum

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar, Aditya Pancholi

Director: Rohan Sippy

Jagran Rating:
  Good

Story Line: Abhishek’s ‘dum’ in this film is so powerful that it is bound to knock you down and keep you glued to your seats. After ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ and ‘Game’ debacle, the junior Bachchan makes a great comeback with Rohan Sippy’s crime thriller ‘Dum Maro Dum’, which keeps the audience guessing till the end.

In DMD Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of a corrupt cop named Vishnu Kamath who becomes honest after losing his family, Bipasha Basu (Zoe) plays a Goanese air hostess who is the ladylove of Rana Daggubati(Joki), a local musician.

ACP Vishnu Kamath (Abhichek Bachchchan) is assigned to unearth the drug mafias from Goa. This beautiful city is completely spoilt by greedy politicians and businessmen who have made it the drug hub of India.

The character of Lorsa Biscuta known as Biscuit is played by Aditya Pancholi who is the main drug dealer in that area. Biscuit uses middle class youngstars to smuggle drugs.

Michael Barbusa, a mysterious character who runs the drug racket in Goa through Buiscuit does not come in front of anyone. When Lorry (Prateik Babbar) falls in the trap of Buiscuit, his friend Joki (Rana Daggubati) tries his best to get him out of this racket. How does Kamath with the help of Joki and Lorry completes his job and eradicates the drug racket from Goa forms the rest of the story.

Thumbs Up: Rohan Sippy’s DMD is a racy thriller with tight narration coupled with superb dialogues which holds the audiences’ attention till the climax. Some unexpected twists are added by the director at the end which works in favour of the story line.

Kudos to Shridhar Raghavan for penning down a taut and tight 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.

Daggubati who is making his Bollywood debut has delivered an ok performance.

The sizzling chemistry between Bipasha Basu and hunk Rana Daggubati, who burn the screen with their oozing sensuality, is good to watch. Abhishek Bachchan as a cop has given an admirable performance.

Music director Pritam Chakraborty who uses Konkanee music in the songs is refreshing. The old remix number in which Deepika sizzles has already creating a stir among the youngstars.


Last but not the least is the item number by Deepika Padukone. If for nothing, then at least Deepika’s tattoos and alluring dance moves are worth the price of one movie ticket.

Thumbs down: Vidya Balan's illusory and insubstantial entry at the concluding part seems absolutely avoidable.  Except this there is really no such lose points what can be held as thumbs down. It is a must watch film for the audiences.

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JPN/Bureau