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22 April 2011 (USA) See more »
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A cop-story against the Goan drug mafia! See more (27 total) »


  (in credits order)

Abhishek Bachchan ... ACP Vishnu Kamath

Bipasha Basu ... 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)
Ajai Rohilla ... Tourism Minister (as Ajay Rohilla)
Sharon Melancia Mazarello ... Tani's Mother
Wilmix Mazarello ... Tani's Father
Annabelle Ferro ... Lorry's Mother
Annette Pinto ... Lorry's Grand Mom
Manvi Mohan Chandellcar ... Lorry's Sister Patsy
Raj Simaria ... Vishnu Kamath's son
Lucas Ogunro ... Elamin
Dharmendar Singh ... Surya
Alexis ... Paul Munford
Umesh Prakash Jagtap ... Shooter at Fleamarket
Pavitra Sarkar ... Shooter at Fleamarket
Patrik Aso ... Shooter at Fleamarket
Eddie ... Shooter at Fleamarket
Sam ... Biscuit's Goon Handler
Cowboy ... Fake Barbossa
Rajesh Yadav ... Remand home supervisor
Dinesh Joshi ... Remand home watcher
Rajeev Bhardwaj ... Reporter in News room
Jitendra Dixit ... Reporter on Location
Avadhoot ... Man beaten at the shack
Damodar Deullcar ... Police Inspector in Jeep
Chandrakant ... Driver in Jeep
Harry Key ... DJ Thomas
Shantaram ... Bartender
Hameed ... Laundryman
Raj Gopal ... CM's Secretary
Archie Williams ... CM's Doctor
Laila ... Interpreter
Majid Khan ... Attendant in mourgue
Archana Dani ... Nurse in hosptial
Kane Mazarello ... Pedro Kid
Vasiliy ... Grotsky - Man in Jeep
Shailesh Tivrekar ... Biker 1
Sachin Chowgule ... Biker 2
Kevin De'mello ... Biker 3
Himanshu Mishro Mondal ... Biker 4 (as Himanshu Mondal)
Angie ... Woman at airport
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vidya Balan ... Mrs. Kamath

Deepika Padukone ... Dancer / Singer

Directed by
Rohan Sippy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charudutt Acharya  dialogue
Purva Naresh  dialogue
Shridhar Raghavan  dialogue
Shridhar Raghavan  written by

Produced by
Joslyn Barnes .... executive producer
Prasanna R. Coondapur .... executive producer: studio
Roopa De Choudhury .... associate producer
Danny Glover .... executive producer
Garima Mehta .... line producer
Arnold Rifkin .... executive producer
Hussain Shaikh .... executive producer
Yogiraj Shetty .... post producer
Ramesh Sippy .... producer
Original Music by
Pritam Chakraborty (music) (as Pritam)
Midival Punditz (background music)
Cinematography by
Amit Roy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Aarif Sheikh 
Casting by
Akarsh Khurana 
Production Design by
Harsh Dave 
Smit Shah 
Art Direction by
Shazia Zahid Iqbal 
Costume Design by
Falguni Thakore 
Production Management
Shiva Chandra .... post-production manager
Jayaraj Hejmady .... post-production manager
Satram Ramani .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gaurav Chawla .... first assistant director
Khyati Gosar .... second second assistant director
Varun Lalwani .... first assistant director
Anupam Mishra .... second unit director
Himanshu Mishro Mondal .... continuity supervisor (as Himanshu Mishro)
Shrey Oberoi .... second assistant director
Ashish Sunder Narayan Singh Tyagi .... first assistant director
Bharat Vyas .... assistant director
Art Department
Madhura Gokarn .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Debajit Changmai .... film mix
Manas Choudhary .... sound
Boloy Kumar Doloi .... associate sound re-recording mixer
Rahul Karpe .... associate sound re-recording mixer
Asif Ali Khan .... boom operator
Bhabani Mallick .... assistant sound recordist
Anant Pawar .... sound recordist
Aravind Vijayakumar .... adr engineer (as Aravind V. Kumar)
Varun Visoi .... foley recording engineer
Special Effects by
Vishal Tyagi .... guns and effects
Visual Effects by
Sultan Bal .... visual effects
Vinay Singh Chuphal .... visual effects supervisor
Neha Hooda .... line producer: vfx
Sudhakar Kankanampati .... compositor
Kotamraju Karthik .... visual effects coordinator
Aziz Merchant .... compositor
Vishal Parmar .... senior compositor
Harshal Shelkar .... roto and paint artist
Kishore Shetty .... 3d lighting and shader artist
Hemang Somaiya .... 3D Artist
Mahesh Sundriyal .... smoke/flame artist
Manoj Sundriyal .... flame artist
Parikshit Tyagi .... digital compositor
Anuj Upadhyay .... digital compositor
Editorial Department
Pratul Gaikwad .... assistant editor
Zubair Khan .... assistant editor
Unnikrishnan Payoor Parameswaran .... chief assistant editor
Amol Pawar .... assistant editor
Rahul Purav .... colorist
Prins Shadwal .... assistant editor
Music Department
Abhishek Bachchan .... playback singer
Mohit Chauhan .... playback singer
Sunidhi Chauhan .... playback singer
Earl D'Souza .... playback singer
Zubin Garg .... playback singer
Karsh Kale .... background music
Karsh Kale .... composer: theme music
Ash King .... playback singer
Sunny M.R. .... backing vocals
Sunny M.R. .... music producer/programmer
Sunny M.R. .... recording supervisor
Sunny M.R. .... songs mixer
Anushka Manchandani .... playback singer
Papon .... playback singer
Ayush Phukan .... playback singer
Jaideep Sahni .... lyricist
Abhijit Vaghani .... music producer, title song
Other crew
Shaila Anand .... production coordinator
Caesar Gonsalves .... choreographer
Khyati Gosar .... wardrobe hair & makeup continuity
Bosco Martis .... choreographer
Surendra Pratap Singh .... production executive: Fox Star Studios
Vishal Tyagi .... armorer
Ranju Varghese .... choreographer: assistant
Zeenat Aman .... special thanks (as Smt. Zeenat Aman)
Dev Anand .... special thanks (as Shri Dev Anand)
Anand Bakshi .... special thanks (as Late Shri Anand Bakshi)
Vidya Balan .... special thanks
Mukesh Bhatt .... acknowledgment
Asha Bhosle .... special thanks (as Smt. Asha Bhosle)
Rahul Dev Burman .... special thanks (as Late Shri R.D. Burman)
Deepika Padukone .... special thanks
Anjum Rajabali .... acknowledgment

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  • Crop  opening title sequence
  • Seek Red  publicity creatives
  • Spice  media consultants

Additional Details

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Rated R for violence, drug content and some language
128 min
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)
Filming Locations:

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The title of the film is based on classic Hindi song Dum Maro Dum from the classic Dev Anand Film Hare Rama Hare Krishna 1971.See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A cop-story against the Goan drug mafia!, 21 April 2011
Author: cokemanu from India

What's comes to your mind when you think of Goa? Beaches, parties, hangovers.. Dumb Maaro Dumb starts with a hint of of all that and more – raves, drugs, sex and all that is associated with the mafia in the Goan region. The movie turns into a tale of bad-cop-turned-good; who is stubborn over uprooting the drugs-industry from the whole of Goa.

ACP Vishnu Kamath played by Abhishek Bachchan, lost his family in an accident; a car accident which was a result of a driver's drug abuse. This transforms his life and he sets out to transform Goa – his road to redemption. His biggest target is Lorsa Biscuta (Aditya Pancholi), who is the main connect to the foreign mafias, suppliers and the rave parties.

Meanwhile Lorry (Prateik) is a minor who is lured into carrying drugs to the US as his fees to a certain university is paid in return, gets caught by the police. This is when Joki (Rana Daggubati) takes centrestage, in order to save the innocent lad, and in turn deliver, what he couldn't to save hi ex-girlfriend Zoey (Bipasha Basu) from entering the illegal world. Thus the two men in redemption work together for the clean-up. And need I mention, truism in a suspense-thriller is not a great news!

Rohan Sippy does a fine job as a director, and sticks to his style as in Bluffmaster. But clearly the story of Dumb Maaro Dumb has nothing new to offer – owing to the mega 80s and 90s where a single cop was enough to ask for a super-hero. The difference lies in the theme, where drugs, raves and trance surface up. A bit more research in this field and proper exploitation of trance could have been something fresh; and also justified the use of the song(and title!) Dumb Maaro Dumb. Where Hare Rama Hare Krishna was a depiction of the Hippie culture of the 1970s, this movie tries to relate to the modern Trance era, but in the end is another cop story. Even Deepika Padukone's sensuous attempt falls flat in the Munni-Sheila-era. But the good direction, as it stays, was beautifully covered by the camera personnel. The colors used are perfect keeping in my mind the story and.. well, Goa! The movie does not rely on powerful duologue's alone, as has been the trend recently. Instead, intense scenes and heavy action are the dominant part.

The idea of "universal approach" given by Rohan Sippy is not totally baseless, but his claims – "Drug consumption is shown in films only when it is crucial for a script" should be hint of pure Indian-cinema-ness of the script, and the lack of naturality and adventure as much as the original is evident. But I'll accept, the movie is more about Dumb(power & action) than Dumb(drug injection)

The music used in this movie is highly ordinary not at all pertaining to the genre and theme(the expected one of course!) of this film. Having a musician(Joki) in the movie is an advantage though, and the song Ti Amo catches on a few lips as people exit the theaters. Sunidhi Chauhan's experiments and the 'potty' lyrics fail to pull off, being the worst expected in a Rave party!

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