MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,369 this week

Dum Maaro Dum (2011)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 2,822 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 24 critic

A corrupt police officer is entrusted the task of apprehending drug-dealers.

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (dialogue), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 18 Aug 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 19 Aug 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 30 Jul 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dum Maaro Dum" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dum Maaro Dum (2011)

Dum Maaro Dum (2011) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dum Maaro Dum.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Desi Boyz (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two friends lose their jobs, then part bitterly after they get exposed as male escorts.

Director: Rohit Dhawan
Stars: Bruna Abdullah, John Abraham, Shekhar Bassi
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young man and the three loves of his life, from 1996 to 2008.

Director: Siddharth Anand
Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba
Race 2 (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Ranvir treads through the world of the Indian mafia in Turkey as he looks to avenge the death of his lover and partner in crime.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham
Housefull (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Believing himself to be a jinx and bringing bad luck upon himself and others, a man attempts to find true love, but ends up in very complicated relationships.

Director: Sajid Khan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone
Love Aaj Kal (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An old-fashioned romantic tells his personal love story to a modern man who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Has love really ever changed?

Director: Imtiaz Ali
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor
Game I (2011)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A wealthy man invites four people to his private island to blame three of them for his daughter's sudden death. The next morning, the wealthy man is found murdered.

Director: Abhinay Deo
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Melbourne-based Samir Khanna meets with an orphan, Raina, both fall in love, get married, and live harmoniously until Samir loses his job. Differences crop up between the two so much so ... See full summary »

Director: Prem Soni
Stars: Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan, Sohail Khan
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the story of the relationship between two characters, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) & Naina (Deepika Padukone), at two separate but defining times in their lives... first... See full summary »

Director: Ayan Mukherjee
Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards. Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet'.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Supriya Pathak
Bluffmaster! (2005)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A conman Roy, gets dumped by his girl-friend. Then he finds out he has a fatal disease. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who hurt his (Dittu's) family.

Director: Rohan Sippy
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Ritesh Deshmukh
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Nandu a fighter helps Pinky blind girl in fulfilling her dream but will she ever know that the reason of losing her eyesight was Nandu?

Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Stars: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone, Vijay Adhav
Cocktail (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A love triangle between a guy and two girls, who are best friends but the complete opposite of one another.

Director: Homi Adajania
Stars: Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan, Randeep Hooda
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
ACP Vishnu Kamath
...
Zoe
Rana Daggubati ...
Joki
Prateik ...
Lorry
Aditya Pancholi ...
Lorsa 'Biscuit' Biscuita
Anaitha Nair ...
Tani
Govind Namdeo ...
Inspector Rane
Bugs Bhargava ...
CM Ponda (as Bugs Bhargava Krishna)
Muzammil S. Qureshi ...
Mercy (as Muzammil)
Mariah Pucu Gantois Gomes ...
Rozana
Hussain Sheikh ...
Silest
Gulshan Devaiah ...
Ricky
J. Brandon Hill ...
Viktor
Emma Brown Garett ...
Natalya (as Emma Brown)
Megh Pant ...
Pedro (as Megh Varn Pant)
Edit

Storyline

On his way to Griffin University in the U.S., Goa-based Lawrence Eduardo Gomes is arrested and held at the airport by a corrupt ACP Vishnu Kamath as his baggage concealed drugs. While attempts by Lorry and others are made to clear Lawrence's name, Vishnu continues his investigation aided by Inspectors Mercy D'Costa and Rane, which end up not only pitting him against politically-connected drug-dealers but also international gangsters who operate in Goa with impunity. His inquires lead him to question business tycoon, Lorsa Biscuita, while informers indicate that Lorsa is going to meet with a male named Michael Barbarosso, who may well be the head of this trade. Vishnu attempts to attend this meeting, but is not aware that the venue is being moved to Karnataka - well outside Goa Police's jurisdiction - and he may never be able to find out, leave alone apprehend this individual. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drug content and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$92,332 (USA) (29 April 2011)

Gross:

$563,699 (USA) (3 June 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Aditya Pancholi who plays the main antagonist in the film said that speaking local Goan language Konkani was not difficult for him because he is a frequent visitor to Goa and can speak the language like the locals. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Main Tera Hero (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Te Amo - II
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Nutshell Review: Dumb Maaro Dumb
22 April 2011 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Item girls are back with a vengeance given the much talked about Sheila Ki Jawani with the midriff baring Katrina Kaif in Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan, that fast forward till today the buzz baton was ringing very loudly for Deepika Padukone in her item for Dumb Maaro Dumb. But personally I still preferred Sheila for the music, the narrative flow in which it was picturized on, and of course the dance performance. In Mit Jaaye Gum (Dumb Maaro Dumb), Padukone got decked with a shorter dress number sporting a mean looking cobra tattoo, but I don't have a thing for the drugged out look, given this was solely a song and dance number performed at a rave party before Abhishek Bachchan's ACP Vishnu Kamath came gatecrashing with the cops in tow.

Dumb Maaro Dumb provided what I would deem as a lift from the rather lacklustre lineup of Bollywood films released so far in this year, with the story keeping it fairly simple, yet intriguing with a mystery, with a great ensemble of actors fleshing out their carefully crafted characters. It's a basic cops and robbers tale on the war on drugs in Goa where the stakes are high on either side of the law with matters and issues hovering around the grey, never outright black or white. Cops are on the take, gangsters can turn informers, and you're never too sure just who you can trust, and who will switch allegiance.

Which makes the film thoroughly engaging to follow, paced fairly quickly and clocking just over two hours. The first half of the film before the interval allowed director Rohan Sippy to dabble with a non linear narrative structure to introduce the lead characters, starting with Lorry (Prateik, last seen in Mumbai Diaries), a student at the crossroads of his educational path, being stopped short at clinching a scholarship, and therefore unable to follow his girlfriend to the USA for further studies. Money woes meant subjecting himself to influences from a friend who had persuaded him fast cash from being a drug mule. Then there's the story of ACP Kamath, a once corrupt cop on the take who had now turned his life around given the death of his family, and going all out to take the war on drugs by the horns. The romantic story arc of DJ Joki (Rana Daggubati) and Zoe (Bipasha Basu) has the lovebirds being impacted through the drug trade, with the former being a easy-going, laid back bystander to his girlfriend's woes, with the latter being really hard up to be an air-stewardess, and got sucked into a road of no turning back when short term gains were traded for longer term loyalties.

In some ways this is like Brian De Palma's The Untouchables, where Elliot Ness gathers a few good, uncorrupted man to form a core team to challenge the biggest gangster in town, and here, ACP Kamath does just that when he goes up against Lorsa Biscuta (Aditya Pancholi), a well connected and well oiled businessman who dabbles in the drug trade and is one of the biggest in Goa, carved out into various territories as controlled by various foreign enclaves operating the drug business. With ACP Kamath turning the heat on their operations, Biscuita becomes the guarantor of every drug baron's illegitimate business with the involvement of an enigmatic Michael Babbossa, who becomes the primary mystery man that ACP Kamath and team are trying to unravel.

So begins a cat and mouse game after the interval, where all story arcs merge into a single thread but between the two halves, the first was more of Sippy's playground with tremendous use of seamless and slick editing techniques and transitions. And something that I've always enjoyed watching is the extended single take of an action scene, which Dumb Maaro Dumb now has bragging rights to, involving a very fluid camera following ACP Kamath and team as they go on a drug bust in a building, continuously weaving into and out of corridors and doors, windows and down a drain pipe even in one long extended take. I'm always in awe given the sheer amount of planning that goes behind the scene to have this achieved, and it is nothing short of fascinating always.

The violence is strong as well with ACP Kamath and the villains all dishing out punishment in no holds barred style, whether using a weapon or through their bare fists. And again there will be the usual police tricks and unorthodox techniques used by the no nonsense ACP that may raise some questions, even though he's given the mandate by the chief minister to eradicate the drug problem. It's been some time since Abhishek Bachchan had headlined a box office success, and I'm backing this film to be that shot in the arm for him as he reunites with director Rohan Sippy (since Bluffmaster). Rana Daggubati also shone especially in the second half of the film where his role got expanded and turned meatier, but unfortunately for Prateik he had opened the film, but because of the narrative had to disappear for the most parts in the second half.

Still, this is one of the more satisfying Hindi films that I've seen in recent weeks, with a strong story by Shridhar Raghavan (dialogues by Purva Naresh) coupled with strong performances from the ensemble cast that makes you feel for the characters and their predicaments. Music by Pritam stand out excellently, and if you're in need of a good old fashioned cops and robbers thriller with a mix of interesting cinematography techniques employed, then Dumb Maaro Dumb will be your film of choice this week. Highly recommended as it goes into my shortlist as some of the best of this year!


24 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dum Maaro Dum (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?