Movie Review: Damadamm (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★☆☆☆
Box Office: Flop

Sameer’s [Himesh Reshammiya] life is perfect, but for his over-possessive and constantly nagging girl-friend [Purbi Joshi]. To add to it, he gets drawn towards his boss’ sister [Sonal Sehgal]. All hell breaks loose when the girlfriend returns from her hometown. Sameer is in a fix.

Though not a comic fare, DAMADAMM has light moments aplenty that do bring a smile on your face. When you’re in a relationship, everyone likes to feel loved and wanted by their partner. But, quite often, the love and caring tends to suffocate you as the partner gets over-possessive. This kind of extreme behavior is exactly what Swapna Waghmare Joshi tries to highlight in the movie in a light-hearted fashion and that’s what sets DAMADAMM apart from films of its ilk.

Swapna has avoided going over the top and remains faithful to the subject. I’d like to make note of at least three sequences that are strikingly filmed. One, the tiff at the interval point, when Himesh calls off the relationship. Two, Purbi explaining to Himesh why she behaves that way. Three, Himesh landing up at Purbi’s office towards the final moments of the film.

But, like I pointed out earlier, DAMADAMM should’ve avoided the been-there-seen-that kind of situations that you get to watch in love triangles. Also, the makers could’ve done without a couple of songs. ‘Madhushala’, for instance, is a good track, but wasn’t required in the first place. Also ‘Mango’. Even ‘Umrao Jaan’, the best song of the enterprise, comes too late [end credits].


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “This one has the potential to register decent numbers with word of mouth setting in.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “You might enjoy the contemporary romance, if you let the flaws pass.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “DAMADAMM isn’t bad, but it isn’t great either.”
2.0 “Indeed a difficult task for our deadpan hero.”
2.0 “‘Damadamm’ has tasteless comedy.”
IBN Live
1.5 “Dum’less ‘Damadamm.”
1.5 “Damadamm clearly has no Dum! Be wise before opting for this film!”
1.5 “This film actually has a darn good script, if you could excuse the hero for a bit.”
1.0 “For this gem you have to wait right till the end, so banish any thoughts of sneaking off mid-way. Only seeing, only seeing.”
Indianexpress (Shubhra Gupta )
0.5 “Watch it if you are a fan of Himesh Reshammiya’s music.”


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