Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar, Rana
Daggubati, Aditya Pancholi
Directed by Rohan Sippy
Rohan Sippy’s Dum Maaro Dum
is an edgy thriller with a strong emotional quotient.
Goa. Paradise on Earth. But every paradise has a few
Multiple lives collide brutally one day at Goa
Airport... and change forever.
Lorry (Prateik) is a student on the verge of following
his girlfriend to a US University. But when his
scholarship gets rejected, his life threatens to spiral
out of control, until he meets a smooth talking hustler
who promises to get it back on track. For a small price.
Dum Maro Dum film begins with Lorry’s background and
straight away merges in a flashback showing ACP Vishnu Kamath’s past. Even as
the ACP’s past is getting established, it jumps to Zoe and Joki’s
relationship. Editing is quite sharp in the first half.
Lorsa Biscuta aka the Biscuit (Aditya Pancholi)
A ruthless local businessman, the Biscuit has his finger in every Goan pie,
legal or illegal. The point person between all the various Mafias operating in
Goa, the Biscuit finds himself pushed to the extreme limit with Kamath's
arrival. But he knows who to turn to:
A mysterious shadow
The ultimate drug kingpin. Many names, many identities but no ne knows who he
We hurtle into the by lanes, beach shacks and the raves of
Goa with Lorry as his life spirals out of control, with Joki as he tries to
redeem the past and with Kamath as he goes no-holds-barred after the
mysterious shadow figure behind it all...
Abhishek Bachchan - ACP Vishnu Kamath
Bipasha Basu - Zoe
Prateik Babbar - Lorry
Rana Daggubati - DJ Joki
Aditya Pancholi - Lorsa Biscuta
Deepika Padukone special appearance in Dum Maro Dum
Credits & Crew -
Production House - Studio Fox Star Studios & Ramesh
Produced By Ramesh Sippy
Directed by Rohan Sippy
Screenplay By Shridhar Raghavan
Lyricist - Jaideep Sahni
Music Director - Pritam
Director of Photography - Amit Roy
Film Editor - Aarif Sheikh
Production Design Team - CROP
Art Director - Shazia Zahid Iqbal
Sound Recordist - Manas Choudhury
Costume Designer - Falguni Thakore
Associate Producer - Roopa De Choudhury
Executive Producer - Hussain Shaikh
ACP Vishnu Kamath (Abhishek Bachchan) is a self
destructive cop fleeing his own past; Kamath is given the
job of destroying the brutal local and international drug
mafia in Goa. As he begins his ruthless, relentless
campaign and takes on the murky drug world... he discovers
nothing is what it seems.
DJ Joki (Rana Daggubati) is a local musician and a mute
spectator to what is happening around him. Joki drifts
aimlessly through life after an encounter with the drug
mafia cost him everything he held dear. Today he discovers
history has a nasty habit of repeating itself. Will he
finally have the guts to take a stand?
Bipasha Basu plays Zoe who is an aspiring airhostess who
saw her dreams turn to dust. Zoey in a way represents Goa
itself. A child of the hippy generation, a mix of local
and foreign culture, innocence and beauty have gradually
been replaced by cynicism and abuse.
Punctuated with a soundtrack that moves from pulsating
dance tracks to haunting Konkani songs, shot right in the
midst of the teeming international tourist hotspots, Dum
Maaro Dum takes you on a dramatic, thrilling trip filled
with twists, turns, suspense... and a shocking finale!
Manas Choudhury has got it perfect with his sync sound and
recording every kind of ambient noise, Garima Mehta the
Line Producer has realistically captured the look and feel
of Goa in all its colours and vibrancy.
Deepika Padukone has a special appearance in the
electrifying number of Dum Maaro Dum (originally the
classic song Dum Maaro Dum from Dev Anand's film Hare Rama
Hare Krishna) and the director has emphasized in creating
unique composition depicting love, regret, loss,
redemption, greed, rage and hope.
Abhishek Bachchan's character lies in his shade of grey.
Laughing outside, seething inside. Rana Daggubati has
great screen presence and is perfectly chilled out Goan
character of Joki. Prateik as the typical middle class
youngster does well, Bipasha Basu as Zoe is very
attractive and has depth and vulnerability in her
character. Vidya Balan has a special cameo as the ACP's
wife. Deepika Padukone sizzles in the item number Dum Maro
Dum. Aditya Pancholi appears menacing as the don Lorsa
This thriller has fine punchy dialogues and excellent
cinematography specially the one which captures the night
scene in a local market apart from other scenes of
sun-kissed beaches of Goa and the gritty glamour of rave
parties, cocaine and formidably toned women wearing as
little as possible.
- Aniz Filmvala