directed by : Rohan Sippy
produced by : Ramesh Sippy
story by : Shridhar Raghavan
write a really good script, add a lot of colour to it, throw in some very good actors, a very jumpy item number and you have Dum Maro Dum. this is the story of the drug circle in Goa and how A.C.P Vishnu Kamath (yeah – i have the same surname) tries to break the biggest drug lords of Goa. it is entwined with the stories of an eighteen year old boy(Lorry) and an air hostess(Zoe) who get caught in the drug circle due to lack of money and a singer(Joki) who cares for them both deeply. when Lorry gets caught in an airport for the possession of drugs Joki who had lost his girlfriend (Zoe) for the same reason agrees to help Kamath in exchange for Lorry’s freedom. Kamath is assisted by a cop called ‘Mercy’ who adds an interesting touch to the movie. and they all are trying to find one man (who is not revealed till the end of the movie) – Michael Barbosa, who holds this world of drugs in Goa together.
all through the movie, i never felt a dull moment and i was kept engaged till the end. a very powerful script with few loopholes, that kept me strapped to my seat!! an excellent selection of actors, with Abhishekh Bachchan leading the way. as expected, he was simply outstanding. he played the part of a corrupt police officer very well. Prateik Babbar also played his part to perfection, but he was overshadowed by Rana, who was the main catch in the movie. from the moment he appeared on screen, i lost sight of everyone else. i would really like to see more of this guy in hindi cinema. Bipasha Basu on the other hand, impressed me – for the very first time. and the way the story was narrated!! they start with one character, and when you are really interested in the story, they cut off and go to the next character. that kept me on the edge of my seat all along!! i loved that they maintained the suspense till the very end. Especially about Michael Barbosa. did i mention i loved the ending? it totally blew me off!! the songs were also very well constructed and placed into the movie carefully. none of them seemed out of place and they fitted in with the movie really well. and the way the story was constructed!! the dialogues helped too. i loved the part where Abhishekh Bachchan sings ‘khaike paan banaraswala‘ while torturing his suspects. Rohan Sippy really outdid himself with this one. it might not be a hit, but it was definitely a movie that caught my attention after a long time. you should see this one for the story, the screenplay, the direction and the acting. it is not your typical bollywood masala movie, but a very well thought out and smart movie. and that is what i love about it!!