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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Dumn good!

Author: saad_khi from Pakistan
27 April 2011

Rohan is maturing! Dumb does it for Goa what Blufmaster did for Mumbai. Making the location appear cool and stylish - without faking Goa as in Golmaal.In fact the location and art direction lends credibility to the proceedings and Rohan succeeds!Contrary to what some 'know all' critics pointed at, i think the second half is equally interesting. The story is such that one wants to do some guessing game along the way and bingo! I was right about the 'black sheep'. Other than that it's a surprise! Good performances and here i like to add that Abhishek knows how to act. He is not pretentious nor does he sells himself like some below mediocre actors with the superstar tag. And critics or a certain lobby all out to kill him while criticizing his acting and career why do you forget to mention 'Guru', 'Sarkar' and sequel. 'Yuva'. 'Phir Milenge', 'Dostana', 'Dhoom' and sequel and 'Paa'.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

A great movie - totally underrated by Bollywood

Author: riteshb from Mauritius
15 January 2012

Why can't Bollywood start treating movies like Dumb Maaro Dumb with a little more seriousness. Frankly, when I see the "SuperHit" movies like Dabaang, Bodyguard or even Welcome, I ask myself, do they have brain in India??? You gloat making dumb movies like this, and label them as Bollywood's finest? Anyways, DMD is a brilliantly made movie, though the end was a little disappointing, when the plot was finally revealed. 8 out of 10.

Btw, if you like Bollywood movies, you are in serious problem, because they make 1 good movie out of 10.


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Have a puff darling, the movie will blow you!

Author: Himanshu Desai from India
4 August 2011

There was so much of antagonistic vibes about the movie prior to the release.People were more sort of afraid rather than reluctant to see Junior AB in the action after his utter fail "Game". Personally speaking, my mates even bullied me as a goose like die hard fan of Abhishek (Some even felt that I watched premier due to Dipeeka's number, perverts!).

Let me clarify in the beginning only that a film cant work on sheer style (eg. Tashan) or sheer story (eg. Salaam - E - Ishq / Dus Kahaniyaan). A film should be okay in all the fields of cinema and brilliant in some of them. Here the movie is brilliant in direction,script and star cast.

Jr AB as cop, Rana as DJ, Pratiek-Anaitha as teen lover all are perfect.Bipasha lacks edge.Aditya Pancholi is good.Rest are okay.

Screenplay is good. Dialogues are crisp and witty at the same time entertaining.

Cinematography by Amit Roy is brilliant. Camera angles have never been more slick.

Music by Prittam is a mixed bag.BGM by MIDIval Punditz is mind blowing. Almost Rahmanic! (They are Telefon Tel Aviv for Indians!)

A very well directed movie by Rohan Sippy. Full of style and sensibility. This is the third consecutive film of his with Jr AB (Kuch Naa Kaho and Bluffmaster) and the co ordination is clearly visible.

So take a puff darling and enjoy this stylish flick!

Goa was never so splendorous! Looked as if I was watching Rio De Janeiro. By the time when movie ends, you are smiling.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

An explosion of drug bomb.

Author: Mukesh Gahtori from Delhi
7 May 2011

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Woman has power to make a man to do everything.same thing can be apply with male characters of this movie.Lorry (Prateik Babbar) is a teenager whose girlfriend has gone to us but he couldn't due to inability of getting scholarship.So to meet his girlfriend he deals with drug supplier and gets prison.Another male DJ Joki (Rana Daggubati) remains silent because of his highly passionate girlfriend who enters in drug dealing in order to be an Air Hostess.Story goes slowly and interacts with new characters in movie with their flash back.In second half ACP Vishnu Kamath(Abhishek Bachchan)is in search of "Barbosa".But Kamath intelligence discovers that "Barbosa" isn't a person.It's a grave where drug mafia used to hide drugs.finally an officer (Govind Namdeo)who assists Kamath is right hand of drug mafia (Aditya Pancholi),it's a nice twist which leads to death of Kamath.Story is good but little slow looks like cop-thief drama.Also the guest appearance of Deepika Padukone in item number which is already a hit.But one thing which definitely makes movie watchable is power pack performance of Abhishek Bachchan and usual performance by Prateik and Rana.Also a nice work by Rohan Sippy after Bluffmaster.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

'Dumb Maaro Dumb' really exhibit some 'DUM'

Author: mustafa-saify from India
3 May 2011

movie contains everything what comes to our mind about 'GOA'.. beaches, Bacardi blast, foreigners,loads of drugs with there mafia distributors, suppliers,carriers, police, bribing and treason. so in nutshell a well executed thriller with twisted tale in the end.

starting was bit clumsy with juvenile acting of pratik babbar(lorry). a scene where he cried made me feel how stupid he is to be an actor. Abhishek did his part really well, bips didn't had lot to do.. but one who stood out completely was Rana Daggubati(joki). his screen presence was excellent with natural goan character he was impersonating. Rest did their part convincingly. character sketching was completely on theme.

movie had all over different feeling. an appealing locations, fine cinematography(though expected little more because of gr8 camera work at beginning). dialogue were also something which was quite matured and made sense most of the time( far better than Bollywood dramas). black comedy was the theme with some seriously witty scenes.. (that interrogation scene.. LMAO!!!!)i liked songs with Portuguese used heavily throughout d movies in songs as well. but at times songs where over done. direction as u expect after bluff master from rohan sippy was flawless( please don't think about chandni chowk to china).

though it would be far fetched estimation to say this movie is revolution in main stream Bollywood cinema but still it had marrow of film making that is a good story and equally good screen play.

if u want to watch amazing edge keeping thriller than u wont be disheartened because after long time u will get something nice to watch at theaters from Bollywood.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

A movie you get to go with cool mind

Author: varun SADH from India
21 April 2011

the starting of the movie is fast paced making you prepare for the ride which it is not so much. Movie is about a drug based Mafia which is spreads all over the state of Goa popular for foreigner and visitors. movie has this similar change in a man from a corrupted cop to a fierce one for the happening to his family.

A raid is shown and the fight in those shots is really fake and seems to make you laugh. the movie has quite offensive comment not double meaning but direct which are at time unwanted. the movie is slow for the romance is elongated and the screenplay in the mid of the movie gets boring. new actors in the movie show a prominent acting the plot is week to give too much of substance to them.

twist and turn in the screenplay good have been better used accept the major twist which comes towards the end thats the one you would like to see. the movie is average all over with few scenes which can pump your heart a little and dialog here and there which can make you laugh.

Its not the directors best performance and things could have been better.

it give this movie 5.7/10

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

decent enough

Author: ashdoc53 from India
2 November 2012

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Goa in the 21st century.......

'' Kiristav , khata hai pav , karta hai myav '' , said noted Marathi language author-cum-politician Acharya Atre in Marathi language about Goa's Christian community in the mid-twentieth century when Goa was still ruled by the Portuguese .

Well , in the twenty-first century the Christian community in Goa is hooked onto something more than just pav--drugs......

Director Rohan Sippy brings back into limelight the scourge that Dev Anand had filmed about so famously in the 70s--paying his tribute by titling the movie by its most well-known song .

In place of the Portuguese are the neocolonialists--Russians , Israelis , French and Nigerians , who have neatly divided Goa into sectors where this most westernised part of India has become a haven for drugs , sex and dhokha--in reverse order.....

And behind all this ,in every drug deal , is the mysterious hand of someone called Michael Barbosa--an entity so enigmatic that hardly any one has seen him , and no one knows his true identity......

And tasked to identify and bring him to justice is ACP Vishnu Kamat ( played by Abhishek Bachchan ) whose passion for the task comes from the death of his family due to drugs , and the blessings for whose task comes from a politician with one foot in the grave--thus both are people who have nothing to lose......

.....which is fitting.......

........For those who have something to lose keep clear of drugs , and above all from Michael Barbosa's long reach--as a young Christian boy ( played by Prateik Babbar ) learns the hard way when he plays with both......

Yeah ,the battle against drugs is a long , hard one , with no satisfaction or security of life for those who fight against it--as one discovers when person after person who tries to bring the drug kingpins to justice is packed off to heaven ( presumably , for fighting against such a threat to society )........

For ACP Vishnu Kamat , grim satisfaction lies in the fact that after he dies , he will remain in Goa--for he thinks that there is no other heaven in this universe than Goa itself......

The movie chillingly brings out how difficult it is to bring an end to the scourge of drugs , and how hopeless is the fight , for the whole system is infected with the agents of the people who sell drugs .

The songs are good ,the dialogues pack a punch , and the movie gets better as it progresses .

Verdict--decent enough.....

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

A tale of 'pot' sans the 'high'

Author: Vikas SS from Mumbai, India
3 May 2011

Possibly Ramesh Sippy's biggest miscalculation was thinking that Deepika dancing to a sloppily rehashed mix of a cult pothead number would add up to a big opening for 'Dumb Maro Dumb'. For one, the song was trashed outright and so was Deepika's wannabe item act. The launch never brought in the much needed 'high'.

Obviously inspired in part by reports of murders that rocked India's beach paradise, Goa a few years ago, the film makes an attempt to pack- in just about everything in two hours. There's crime, drugs, drama, romance, action and suspense! Busy as they were, concocting this heady cocktail, the filmmakers simply forgot to make it coherent.

Dumb Maro Dumb opens with the story of a college going, football loving teen Lorry (Prateik Babbar) who loses a scholarship and misses out on joining his sweetheart who goes to study abroad. His vulnerability is put to use by the drug mafia who convince him to carry contraband in his luggage. A maze of events leads to Lorry being apprehended at the Airport by ACP Vishnu Kamath (Abhishek Bachchan).

Before it can go any further, the film cuts to a flash back by each of its key characters leading to the present time-line. The mêlée includes a ruthless cop Kamath seeking redemption for his corrupt past, a musician Joki (Rana Daggubati) who quietly pines the loss of his love Zoe (Bipasha Basu), a multilingual air-hostess to the drug kingpin Lorsa Biscuita (Aditya Pancholi). Ah, well, what a name for a villain, 'Biscuita'!

The film succeeds at portraying the muck of the drug world replete with international cartels, rave parties along with some glamor to spice up the screen. A good bit of suspense is created around a shady character that our protagonists are up against. If someone hasn't revealed it to you yet, I'm sure it isn't easy to guess.

Where it falters is in the way the story unfolds. While some are indulgent, some take you away from the plot and coming around when the scene ends at the airport. The frequent cuts keep you away from following and empathizing with its characters.

On the other hand, some performances are impressive. Although Abhishek Bachchan is not someone who is a benchmark for acting skills, he delivers a sincere performance. Rana Daggubati who hails from a prominent Telugu filmy lineage thoroughly makes his mark as Joki. The others complement them effectively.

While Dumb Maro Dumb may not be a winner, it's not terrible either. Surely, it was a gutsy act on the part of the producers to release it in the thick of the ongoing cricket season. You won't regret spending a couple of hours on this entertainer.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Bollyood taking a new better turn

Author: ravram10 from Australia
2 May 2011

I thought this movie was better than Dabangg and Dabangg was pretty good. First of all Abi was kick ass and all the performances were great. The story was good and the directing, superb Sippy. Second, you feel all the emotions if they were sad or angry you feel it. The songs were pretty good and the background music was awesome. Bipasha Basu did a great performance too. Dumb Maaro Dumb definitely one of the best movies movie this year with just one or two floors that in a particular part of the movie it gets a bit boring but it still promises to keep you on the edge of the seat through the movie with some great twists and turns.

9.5 out of 10 superb

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Could be much better

Author: silvan-desouza from India
16 September 2012

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Making film on realistic issues is very critical as the filmmaker has to be careful, unbiased but most important not deviate from main story and focus on dances. DMD had all the right ingredients but yet one expects more from the film afterall perhaps the hype about Drug Trafficking?

The problem with the film is though it tries to showcase the drug trafficking mafia in Goa, it's all done in such a carricatured manner that one fails to take it seriously. Even for a film if we are ready to suspend our disbelief The film is divided into episodes, first we have Prateik's story and how he gets involved into drugs, then followed by Rana's story and then Abhishek's Things are fine initially but Rohan Sippy is tempted to add Bollywood masala, so we have Abhishek suddenly break into a rubbish rap song Thai Thai while catching people There is half baked romance and plenty of loopholes The character of Biscuit comes across as carricatured again and things could be more realistic The reason Rana tries to save Prateik doesn't come across, Also all of a sudden the pre-climax has the main hero killed and then suddenly the villain killed by a not important character that also ruins things.

Direction by Rohan Sippy(after Bluffmaster) is good in parts but one expected much more Music by Pritam was okay but the recreation of DMD lacks the touch of the previous

Abhishek Bachchan though looking a bit on the heavy side does well in his role, though he does remind of his father yet again in a cop role but he adds nice quirks and some old Bachchan tributes,but nothing out of the world Rana Daggubati with a dubbed voice is decent for his debut Prateik who was considered one of the finest new talents to hit bollywood doesn't come across as convincing and his winy accent ruins things all the more Bipasha Basu is given a half baked role and she is okay Aditya Panscholi does well in his carricatured role Govind Namdeo is superb, Gulshan Deviah recently seen in SHAITAN gets a brief role and is good Vidya Balan's part was not required, the actor playing Mercy is typical sidekick rest are okay

Being a Goan myself I found many things not convincing and unreal as usual in Hindi films, Plus the language of Konkani is far from perfect

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