Movie Review of much awaited ‘Dum Maro Dum’

Mumbai, April 22, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) ‘Dum Maro Dum’, the suspense thriller in Hindi, is the latest release from Bollywood. The producer cum director of the movie is Rohan Sippy and the writers are Purva Naresh and Shridhar Raghavan; the music is directed by Pritam Chakraborty. The cast comprises of Bipasha Basu and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role, Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar, Harry Key and Aditya Pancholi. A special appearance by Deepika Padukone in the theme song ‘Mit Jaye Gum’ adds excitement to the movie. It is produced under the banner of Rohan Sippy Productions, Louveture Films, Cheyenne Enterprises and Fox Star Studios. The inspiration of the movie comes from ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ of the 1970s.

If anyone talks about a paradise on this earth, it is Goa; Dum Maro Dum is shot in Goa. The story is about six people who meet at the Goa airport and thereafter, their lives are no longer the same. The movie has a lot to do with drugs and the mafia involved in it.

Abhiskek Bachchan (Kamath), is a cop locating and catching the mafia operating in Goa with drugs at local as well as international levels. As he works through his project, he soon discovers that things are not the same as they seem to be.

Bipasha Basu (Zoe), is an airhostess with dreams which are never fulfilled. She is born of hippie parents and her culture is a mix of foreign and local culture. Her innocence is replaced by drugs and craze in life.

Prateik Babbar (Lorry), is a student who plans to study in an American university following the girl who he is friendly with. He soon discovers that his scholarship is rejected and he does not know what to do till he meets a hustler who asks for a small sum of money and lures him to follow him to solve his (Lorry’s) problem. This Lorry does, not knowing where he is headed.

Aditya Pancholi (Lorsa Biscuta or Biscuit), is a businessman in Goa involved in both legal as well as illegal matters. He is, therefore, the key person involved with all the mafia gangs. When he is traced by Kamath, Biscuit approaches a shady person who moves about freely under many names and identities without anyone knowing who he really is.

Rana Daggubati as D.J. Joki is a musician in Goa who knows what is happening around but stays mum because he does not want to get involve again with the drug mafia. He has a previous experience with them and lost all he had.

The shots in the movie take the viewers through the intricacies of Goa life, the shacks along the beaches, the bylanes of the towns, the songs in Konkani and the international tourists. Lorry’s life is shown getting out of control, Kamath going in full determination following the unknown, shady person who is behind the drugs and the mafia operation in Goa. Joki is shown trying to reconcile with his past. All in all it is a good thriller and certainly a great entertainer. The role of the ACP suits Abhishek like a glove and this might as well be the turning point movie of his career. The film absolutely demands atleat four out of five stars.

The movie has released on April 22, 2011 in India and the US.