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Dum Maaro Dum

A slickly crafted crime thriller: stylishly shot, crisply edited. But it gets exhausting midway...

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Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Prateik Babbar, Rana Daggubati
Directed by Rohan Sippy
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In Dum Maaro Dum, writer Shridhar Raghavan does a ‘Keyser Soze’ on us. Taking a leaf out of The Usual Suspects, he takes us on the chase of a Soze-like villain called Michael Barbossa and shoves in a proverbial twist in the tale. Does Barbossa exist for real or only in our imagination? The backdrop is real—a ‘jannat’ called Goa hit by the drugs trade. It’s an organised corporate setup with its recruitments, sales and exports divisions. The state is divided into pockets of peddlers from Russia, Nigeria, Israel, France and the one lording over this ‘drugs ka Disneyland’ is a shadowy Barbossa who keeps changing his identity, Vincent Vega once, Colin Coutino another time. ACP Vishnu Kamath (Abhishek) is out to nab Barbossa, whose innocent victims are a young Lawrie (Prateik), Jokie (Rana) and his girlfriend Zoe (Bipasha).

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