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Take a Shot (2011)

Dum Maaro Dum (original title)
A corrupt police officer is entrusted the task of apprehending drug-dealers.

Director:

Rohan Sippy

Writers:

Charudutt Acharya (dialogue), Purva Naresh (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Bugs Bhargava ... CM Ponda (as Bugs Bhargava Krishna)
Muzammil S. Qureshi Muzammil S. Qureshi ... Mercy (as Muzammil)
Mariah Pucu Gantois Gomes Mariah Pucu Gantois Gomes ... Rozana
Hussain Sheikh Hussain Sheikh ... Silest
Gulshan Devaiah ... Ricky
J. Brandon Hill ... Viktor
Deepika Padukone ... Dancer in the song 'Dum Maaro Dum'
Emma Brown Garett Emma Brown Garett ... Natalya (as Emma Brown)
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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)

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drugs | police | love | death | rave party | See All (35) »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Vidya Balan made special appreance in the movie See more »

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References Deewaar (1975) See more »

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Thayn Thayn
Written by Pritam Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Abhishek Bachchan, Earl D'Souza, Ayush Phukan
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Could have been an excellent movie...
23 April 2011 | by saurabhpant2001See all my reviews

Most of the movies that we see will either be captivating from the very beginning or will be a complete let down, with little or no fluctuation in the interest factor of the viewer throughout the show, Dumb Maaro Dumb does not fall in any of these categories, it is a movie that starts off with a lot of promise only not to keep most of it. As I said the movie starts of well with nicely narrated introductions, gripping screenplay and building of suspense which keep the movie graph rising on an upward trend, but then comes the interval after which the graph starts fluctuating like an after recession stock market, it falls then rises and then falls again but never reaches to the post interval high, unnecessary melodrama and songs slow down the speed of the movie and the tight script starts to loosen its grip. DMD being a suspense movie could have still scored had that part been handled well but that was not to happen , a good concept fails to deliver because of the poor way it was revealed, the scriptwriter and director should have come up with a better way of revealing the suspense.

What I liked: 1) Abhishek's performance. 2) Direction and Screenplay in the first half. 3) Some nice dialogues.

What I didn't: 1) Direction and Screenplay in the second half with infusion of unnecessary songs and melodrama. 2) The way revelation of suspense was handled.

Verdict: A one timer, that could have been an excellent movie.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Russian

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Take a Shot See more »

Filming Locations:

Goa, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$327,523, 24 April 2011

Gross USA:

$564,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,508,912
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DTS | Dolby Digital (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)

Color:

Color
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