Dum Maaro Dum is a classy film, third classy!!! With so much money poured into the camerawork and cutting edge post production work, you sometimes forget the basic elements. And that's what Sippy forgot. The movie is so DUMB , that it keeps MAAROING your brain incessantly. As Deepika croons "Potty pe baitha Nanga" you start thinking "Who's she talking about? Lucky him, atleast he is doing something productive!"
The film moves at a supposedly frenetic pace and yet you feel as if you have aged by atleast 20 years. And that's because it does not have any material. It keeps moving into useless flashbacks and inane songs.
It starts off with Pratiek Babbar being set up by the drug mafia. Then Abhishek turns up to spoil the party and takes you back in time to his wife's death. Then Rana Haggu'pati or is it Daggupati,anyways, lives up to the former and takes you back in time to show us how he lost the love of his life, Bipasha. And then finally comes Bipasha, who again takes us back in time to show us how she was also set up by the drug mafia..Sniff.. Sob.. By the time it gets back to the story, you really don't care. You just want to get it over with. But it keeps going on and on. Maybe the director wanted us to know first hand what's O.D.!!!
Acting wise, Pratiek Babbar is alright, Jr.Bachchan is tolerable, Bipasha looks haggard, Rana bores the hell out of you, but the cake goes to Aditya Pancholi. He hit's a new low when it comes to acting. He is so bad, that even the trees in the background act better! Screenplay is frenetic, but tries too hard to mimic the west. Storyline had potential, but seemingly landed in the hands of some real retards. The music and songs are worse than Pancholi himself, if that was possible! The dialogues fail to make an impact, and actually make you laugh at the most serious of junctions. And ultimately, Rohan Sippy fails miserably, even though he tries advanced camera/screenplay techniques and manages to make the film look decent.
So, I hope you have got the message. Dum Maaro Dum is the fruit of the IDEA that took birth while Sippy sat on his potty... And the result - what else? shit ! and guess what Bachchan would have said??? "What an Idea sirjee!!!" Smells nice :P
Rating : 3.5 / 10 (For some decent camerawork)