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Goa since years has been in the news, mostly for the wrong reasons. The murder of a British national, Scarlett Keeling had thrown the spotlight on the beach state for the whole world. Yes, Goa is a paradise but with its share of hellish elements-drugs, rape, rave et al. Naturally, this gives solid grounds to any filmmaker/writer worth his salt to come up with a solid thriller. And that’s what Rohan Sippy tries to achieve with Dum Maaro Dum. The film had generated considerable excitement but there were fears it would miss the aim. However, all fears can be put to rest as Dum Maaro Dum is simply electrifying! The narrative is fast-paced, performances are topnotch and you never know what will happen the next moment! In short, the film does give you a HIGH!
The story of the movie: When the negative reports on Goa become unbearable for its Chief Minister, he appoints ACP Vishnu Kamat (Abhishek Bachchan). His work – cleansing the state of all its illegal elements, including the sprawling drug business. On the other hand, there is Lorry (Prateik), 17 year old who is determined to go to US for further studies with his girlfriend (Anaitha Nair) but cant due to his financial woes. But he still has a chance if he agrees to do a small work for the druglords. Joki (Rana Daggubati) is a like a brother to Lorry who has stood as a silent spectator to the wrong goings-on around him. He loved Zoe (Bipasha Basu) but does nothing when she gets drawn into the big More >
Bina Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2011)
Mumbai’s leading radio station, Radio Mirchi, completes nine years in the city and the celebrations are on! Mirchi brings to you the first ever live on-air musical concert. Abhishek Bachchan, who has sung Thayn Thayn in Dum Maaro Dum that releases tomorrow, will kickstart the day on Hi Mumbai with Jeeturaaj. Apart from playing songs from his film on the morning show, Bachchan junior will sing Thayn Thayn for Mirchi listeners.
Then from noon until 9 pm, Radio Mirchi will turn into an acoustic music destination with various artistes singing live. The artistes include Amit Trivedi, Richa Sharma, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Master Saleem, Mohit Chauhan, Anu Malik, Bappi Lahiri, Shilpa Rao, Neelesh Mishra, Sona Mohapatra, Lalit Pandit, Neeraj Shreedhar, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Aditi Singh Sharma. Catch them as they dish out their favourite tracks live on air.
And what’s a birthday without return gifts? Mirchi, through this musical initiative, will be supporting an NGO called Hamara Footpath, which educates children from the streets of Mumbai in an open air class through their unique ideology of teaching through sports, dance and fun. Listeners can pledge their support to the NGO by simply sending an SMS. Type Radio space nau to 58888 and for each SMS received, Radio Mirchi will contribute Rs. 5 to the NGO.
So tune your radio sets to 98.3 FM, enjoy the music and while you’re at it contribute for a good More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 22, 2011 – 09:25 IST
I’ve often heard irate moviegoers grumble that superior stories are in short supply, but I don’t subscribe to this viewpoint. I genuinely feel that we have great stories to narrate, but we mess up on screenplay writing, mutilating a brilliant story in the process. That’s an issue with DUM MAARO DUM as well. A fascinating concept may not translate into an enthralling and enticing film, right?
Come to think of it, Rohan Sippy has evolved into a stylish storyteller with the passage of time. And DUM MAARO DUM bears testimony to this fact. Right from the shot compositions to the edit pattern, the distinct stamp of Sippy Jr. just cannot be overlooked. But a collage of brilliantly executed sequences cannot compensate for a riveting screenplay. That’s precisely why DUM MAARO DUM lacks dum.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
At heart, DUM MAARO DUM is a chor-police game, with the cop [Abhishek Bachchan] going all out to nail the drug lord [Aditya Pancholi], the messiah of narcotics trade, but the content fails to hold your attention after a point [towards the second hour specifically]. The writing gets muddled in the post-interval portions, after one has savored some tremendous moments in the first hour. There are portions that put you off [Abhishek injects drugs in the thugs in order to extract information], that remain unexplained [what is it that Prateik knows and reveals in the letter?], that come as a complete shocker More >
By Nikhil Ramsubramaniam, April 19, 2011 – 16:25 IST
Rohan Sippy’s directorial debut Kuch Naa Kaho didn’t quite set the Box Office on fire but his second film Bluffmaster surely did. Rohan is now back once again with his childhood buddy Abhishek Bachchan for his third directorial venture Dum Maaro Dum. In this exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama‘s Nikhil Ramsubramaniam, Rohan talks about how the idea of the film first came up, the casting process, the zany music of the film and of course how he feels the film will in fact help Goan tourism industry even more. Read on…
Rohan, there was a gap of 3 years between your first film and second film and now a gap of 6 years between your second and third film. In a time and age where people seem to be working at break neck speed, you seem to be taking your own sweet time. Why so? No particular reason yaar…I’ve been busy producing a couple of films in the interim period and since the last 2 years have been working on Dum Maaro Dum.
How did the idea of Dum Maaro Dum first originate? It originated from Sridhar Raghavan (the writer of the film) and a bottle of Old Monk (his faithful writing companion). When he wrote the first draft, it was a 40-50 page novella and had me completely gripped from beginning to end. From there on we began working on subsequent drafts of the film and each time the characters got fleshed out more and more.The idea of Dum Maaro Dum originated from Sridhar Raghavan (the writer of the More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 19, 2011 – 08:52 IST
He’s going through a rough patch professionally, what with RAAVAN, KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY and GAME sinking faster than Titanic at the box-office. Dum Maaro Dum, his new release, is expected to pull Abhishek Bachchan out of the crisis. A tantalizing song, pulsating action sequences, a generous dose of skin show, an ensemble star cast… DUM MAARO DUM seems like the perfect package to woo the viewers in hordes. At least initially. Thereafter, the content will do the talking.
Abhishek doesn’t deny he’s nervous. “I haven’t watched the film in entirety. Sure, I have watched the rough cut, but not with the complete background score et al. I’ve been travelling, promoting the film in various cities, so I haven’t really had the time to watch the final print. But I am nervous. There’s an extra pressure on this film,” Abhishek tells me.
Was he disheartened when RAAVAN, KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY and GAME failed at the box-office? “Of course, I was! It breaks you completely. I was shattered when RAAVAN failed. I couldn’t shoot for the next 10 days. I lost confidence after RAAVAN flopped. Prior to RAAVAN, people had praised my restrained performance in PAA. With RAAVAN, they said he doesn’t know how to act. The media doesn’t make you forget your failures. RAAVAN was released almost a year ago. It’s time to move on, right?” he states with utmost honesty.
Well, when you have Mani Ratnam, Ashutosh Gowariker and Farhan More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 7, 2011 – 12:53 IST
Abhishek Bachchan and Rohan Sippy come back together in the gritty Dum Maaro Dum after Bluffmaster.
After the remix version of ‘Dum Maaro Dum‘ , Rohan has shot another music video for the film, this time featuring Abhishek Bachchan on the popular song ‘Thayn Thayn‘.
The song is basically about Abhishek’s character ACP Kamat and is gritty, grungy. The last music video they worked together on, ‘Right Here Right Now‘, was a complete hip-hop, cool video. However, ‘Thayn Thayn‘ is quite different.
Abhishek has given the vocals for the song and it is composed by Pritam. The song talks about corruption in the system.
Interestingly, Rohan Sippy is the one who choreographed it!
By Joginder Tuteja, March 21, 2011 – 09:51 IST
One has heard stories of one actor taking on his counterpart from some other film in cases of professional rivalry. However, seldom does one see something like this happening within the same film. What also makes it even more surprising and quite rare is when it’s the case of the leading man taking on an actress who has been roped in for a special song and dance affair.
“However this is what has happened in case of Dum Maaro Dum“, informs a source who has been closely following the chain of events related to the film, “It was a given that the film would have a top actress gyrating to an item number for the film. The chosen song was the re-arranged version of the classic ‘Dum Maaro Dum‘ and Deepika Padukone managed to make the cut. The song was kept in news right through the making of the film and has now been released in the biggest way possible during the World Cup. It is all turning out to be a rage.”
However, this is where the other angle comes into picture. If one would have thought that Bipasha Basu, the official leading lady of the film, would have raised a hue and cry around her missing out on all the action then that was not the case. Instead, the man who was actually considered by the makers to step up from the front and get his own jig going to give Deepika some competition was Abhishek Bachchan.
“Abhishek and Rohan Sippy, the film’s director, are childhood buddies and he worked in his debut More >