I’m guessing your reaction is, Huh? Movie release ho gayi? Hehe no. It doesn't release until 10 days from now. This is another of my advance reviews so I can gloat like the Headlines Today wala’s of ‘Yes, folks....THIS is where you heard it first’.
Dum Maaro Dum comes as an ‘inspired’ version of the Hollywood counterpart ‘Traffic’ starring the ‘critically acclaimed’ Abhishek Bacchan. Why do I use those words in single quotes? Well, because this ‘cool accent- Get Idea- Thank God my dad’s a star’ dude has managed to get things consistently wrong....from Drona to Raavan to Khele Hum Jee Jaan se to Game...flop after flop after flop, you start to think, Wow! This guy must be made of Sona Chaandi Amritpraash!
Yep, acting ain’t no Bhangra baby! :P
Before the post mortem, I would like to divide this movie’s audience into three broad categories,
1- The type who compulsively watch every movie. They might actually end up liking it cos I can guarantee, in their time killing career, they may have seen much muchh worse ones. I mean, what with movies starring Mimoh Chakraborty or Himesh ji’s Kajra! Oh silly me! That crashed even before hitting the theatres. :o
2- The second one is for those tagged by friends. I can totally feel my sympathy rooting for them. What can I say, life’s like that! :-(
3- Jeez Louise! Are you kidding me? This segment is for the empty chairs in the multiplex! I mean what kind of person in their right mind could actually ‘like’ Abhishek Bacchan AND Bipasha Basu???
The Plot- This comes as a story of 6 people who meet in Goa, get involved with the drug mafia and turn their lives into a run for your life, mummyyy bachao bachao, hotchpotch.
Deepika ka item number- Ok I must admit, until Munni and Sheila I thought myself to be quite open- minded to accept any form of bold and raunchy numbers. This track here however raised the bar to a whole new level and as cool I’d like to think I am, it kinda knocked me over with my mouth open in mid sentence to a ‘hawwwww!’
*Yess, I’m a girl and I’m straight*
Prateik Babbar- Ever since his appearance in what the Sentosa natives may call ‘Dobigaught’; friends, Mumbaikars and countrymen have actually started taking him pretty seriously. Also, lurking in the wardrobe are remarks of his star parents which I’m not so sure is a good thing. I mean, look what that has done to ‘Abi Baby’.
All the same, I do think he would come as a mood lifting element in an otherwise fit for the dumps package.
Dolby 7.1 Surround sound- This, it seems is the first Indian movie ever to have that. Ok lemme be honest. I don’t even know what it is!
What’s NOT hot!
Aditya Pancholi- Ewwwww! I didn’t even know he existed! Also, the last time I remember, he was in the middle of some high on dope controversy. Aha! So they wanted the movie to be absolutely life like. Numm nummm...okies! Me gets it now!
Rana Daggubatti- First of all what kind of a name is that? Supposedly a Telugu actor paired alongside hamaari Bipasha ji. Anyway, the last time we heard of a certain Harman Baweja, he came down like a pack of cards given his resemblance to Hritik Roshan.
The Rana chap looks like a clone of Shabbir Ahluwalia! Need I say more?
Nope nope. I see no hope for you my man!
Controversiesssss- The movie has already been dragged into this rigmarole of Dev Anand objecting to remixing his movie song as their title track. Course, he saw the video and we heard from him no more. Ahem!
Also, there was the case for the movie trying to tarnish Goa’s ‘clean image’ and derogatory remarks to the women of Goa which has created ripples at the State level and gone knock knock to the High Court.
Drugs, a flop cast with no ‘Dum’, crappy story and now hardcore politics...Oye hoye...they’ve been there and rocked that!
Star rating- Zero. *BECAUSE I HAAAATE Abhishek!!*
My take- Avoid!!! If you musttt watch it though, then I reckon you ensure leaving your sanskaar in a neat pile at the PVR doorstep. :P