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22 April 2011 (USA) See more »
A corrupt police officer is entrusted the task of apprehending drug-dealers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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 Mondal ... Biker 4
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
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
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
Aravind V. Kumar .... adr engineer
Anant Pawar .... sound recordist
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
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
Other crew
Shaila Anand .... production coordinator
Caesar Gonsalves .... choreographer
Khyati Gosar .... wardrobe hair & makeup continuity
Bosco Martis .... choreographer
Himanshu Mishro .... continuity supervisor
Vishal Tyagi .... armorer
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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Additional Details

Rated R for violence, drug content and some language
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)
Australia:MA | Ireland:15A | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46770)
Filming Locations:

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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 »
Movie Connections:
References Haré Raama Haré Krishna (1971)See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Cinema is the art to make believe, 24 April 2011
Author: jmathur_swayamprabha from India

This movie is an informal lesson for the aspirants to become a film director in future. Cinema is said to be the art of storytelling. But I assert that it is 'the art to make believe', i.e., the art of making the viewers believe whatever is shown on the screen and letting it go down their throats even when it is not real. Dumb Maaro Dumb may be quoted as a classic example of it in the times to come.

During the seventies, Salim-Jaaved used to write the scripts of crime-thrillers which were actually the stories of cat and mouse game between the police and the criminals. They were skilled in drafting such spellbinding screenplays (according to the standards of that period) full of blows and retaliations between the two rival sides, thrillng action, witty dialogues and some doz of emotions and romance just equal to the quantum of salt in the recipe of the pulse being cooked and they were paced so fast that the viewer hardly got any time to think anything about the characters or the story, who was made to watch the movie without a blink and holding his breath. Salim-Jaaved wrote the stories of the movies of Ramesh Sippy too during that period whose son, Rohan Sippy has come up with this movie and this movie falls under the same genre of movies, a mesmerizing thriller with an element of suspense too. And it is the screenplay of this movie which makes it a winner all the way through the duration of around 130 minutes. Such type of movies made Amitabh Bachchan a superstar during the seventies and perhaps, it's the turn of his son, Abhishek.

Dumb Maaro Dumb, as the name suggests, deals with the illegal business of narcotic drugs with the backdrop of Goa. In between the investigating adventures of the supercop, Abhishek Bachchan; a name is tossed as the main criminal behind all this illegal trade but who is this person, remains a suspense till the climax and myself (being proud of my success in guessing the real culprit most of the times whenever I watch or read a mystery) could not identify him till the storyteller himself revealed the suspense. And that's a great achievement of the narrator, I must admit.

The screenplay itself is the hero which rules over all the characters including the investigating cop, Abishek Bachchan. The pace of the narrative is fast enough to keep the viewers glued to the screen and not missing a single moment of the movie. For thriller-fans it's a very big treat indeed.

Technically the movie is good and the cinematographer has done a praiseworthy job in not only capturing the beauty of Goa but also moving his camera quite skillfully amidst light, semi-dark and dark sequences. The action scenes are well-picturized and the dialogues are also quite impressive. The production value aspect is also up to the mark. Length of the movie could be trimmed by a few minutes in the second half but still the overall length of the movie is quite OK. The first half is more engrossing than the second one though the suspense factor deepens in the second half only.

Music is quite in line with the mood of the movie and according to the scenes running on the screen alongwith the background score. However had Rohan Sippy managed a fresh song instead of the remix of the old hit - Dumb Maaro Dumb from the movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), it would have been better on his part because neither the remix version nor Deepika Padukone is any match for the original track in Asha's voice or Zeenat Aman for the on-screen performance. Despite being the title track, it is the most unimpressive one (both the song as well as the scene) in the movie.

Rohan Sippy has extracted highly satisfactory performances from most of the performers. I count Abhishek Bachchan's performance as one among his five best performances till date. All others also fit the bill and almost every principle characters is able to maintain his / her identity in the movie for which the writers and the director deserve a pat. Rana Duggupati and Prateek Babbar stand out among others. The movie stars two of my most favourite actresses - Bipasha Basu and Vidya Balan (she impresses in a cameo too), however the movie mainly belongs to the male cast.

I am writing this review after returning from the theatre with my wife who watches a movie with me in theatre once in a blue moon only. Despite not very fond of thrillers or mysteries, she liked the movie very well. The movie proved so engrossing for her that she did not talk much to me during the watch which is unusual for her.

It's not a classic movie but a very very entertaining thriller. I don't know whether such type of activities and such type of scenario prevail in Goa or not (where I visited on the Christmas of 2009) but Rohan Sippy has been able to make me believe whatever he has portrayed in Dumb Maaro Dumb.

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