Movie Review: Dum Maro Dum (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Below Avg.

A hot South phenomenon: check, Bollywood A-lister: check, critically acclaimed actor in a supporting role: check, hot item number: check, skin show and steamy scenes: check, controversial subject: check, hype factor: check check check.If Arindam Chaudhari’s theory that a film that has all of the popular appeal factors will do well holds any ground, Dum Maaro Dum has got to be a winner. However, the film leaves a lot to be desired.

The film revolves around the lives of six Indians who meet in Goa, India and how their lives change forever once involved in drug mafias. Goa. Paradise on Earth. But every Paradise has a few snakes.Multiple lives collide brutally one day at Goa Airport… and change forever.

A mysterious shadow: The ultimate drug kingpin. Many names, many identities but no one knows who he is.

Punctuated with a soundtrack that moves from pulsating dance tracks to haunting Konkani songs, shot right in the midst of the teeming international tourist hotspots, Dum Maaro Dum takes you on a dramatic, thrilling trip filled with twists, turns, suspense… and a shocking finale!


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “This one’s complete paisa vasool fare.”
3.5 “DUM MAARO DUM is a ‘dumdar’ thriller with a riveting plot and splendid performances. You’ll surely get ‘high’ on it.”
3.0 “Dum Maaro Dum lacks dum but is mildly entertaining”
DNA India
3.0 “Certainly watchable fare this, one has to say, ‘dum’ hai, boss…!”
3.0 “DMD is like a maze, you never know where you might end up.”
3.0 “A thriller to keep the audience guessing till the end.”
3.0 “Not a complete cop-out”
Average Reviews
2.5 “DUM MAARO DUM is like fast food that’s high on calories, but falls short in the nutrition department.”
2.5 “Dum Maaro Dum is more bust than drug”
2.5 “Dum Maaro Dum: Dum Maaro, dummy!”
Rediff 2
2.5 “Dum Maaro Dum does have the ingredients for an interesting one time watch. A romantic song, suspense element, an item number, action, drama etc should be reasons enough to entice the audience.”
2.5 “Performances sparkle, story doesn’t”
2.5 “Dum Maro Dum could have been so much more.”
NDTV Movies
2.5 “A film with more gloss than Dum.”
2.5 “The great start is belied by a stuttering momentum, making it a film of intermittent pleasures.”
2.5 “Wish the fun had stayed till the end”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Dum Maaro Dum is very haphazard”

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