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Dum Maaro Dum (2011)
8/10
A bold, dark and gritty thriller
21 April 2011
First things first; this movie is not your average bollywood 'boy meets girl and then they lived happily ever after' kind of films. This flick takes a look at the dark side of Goa, a side which most movies prefer not to acknowledge. The performances are amazing, be it the determined police officer played by Abhishek Bachchan, Prateik who plays a naive kid who gets seduced into playing a dangerous game, or the altruistic Rana. Bipasha looks gorgeous but proves once again that she is more than just a pretty face. The songs are also very nice. The plot is full of twists and will keep you at the edge of your seat till the very end. That being said, you may find that there are more sad moments than you bargained for. But that just makes it look more realistic. I'll dock one star for screwing up the 'dumb maaro dumb' song which is a classic and another star for stretching out the ending a little bit. A must see for thrill seekers.
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Salt (2010)
6/10
Salt is no Tomb Raider
23 July 2010
After the performances given by Jolie in 'Mr and Mrs Smith' and the Tomb Raider saga, we've all come to see her as this potent mix of sex siren who leaves you gawking, and a femme fatale who can beat your guts out faster than you can say 'Wham bham thank you ma'am'.

Sadly however,the much anticipated flick fails to impress. The plot is predictable, and the characters forgettable.

Enter Agent Salt, a typical hotshot protagonist with a perfect life. In typical movie fashion however, things go awry and she's forced to play nanny and clean up the mess while being hunted for by the authorities.

Yes, there are moments when the action makes you heart race, and yes, there is the occasional twist that leaves you flabbergasted. But no, the movie does not shatter your world and leave you gasping for more.

Maybe I've being a little over-critical, but you will forgive me because I've seen Jolie's previous work, and I've come to associate her with mind blowing 'rock your world' type of performances. I feel the movie was good but could have been much better.
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