Abhishek’s Dum Maro Dum is Garbage, say Critics

If there’s one thing that critics can be sure of with an Abhishek Bachchan movie lately, it’s that they’re garbage.

The Bollywood buffoon’s latest crap-show Dum Maro Dum released today and movie critics are already panning it.

Here’s a sample of reviews for Dum Maro Dum:


DUM MAARO DUM lacks dum….the content fails to hold your attention after a point [towards the second hour specifically]. The writing gets muddled in the post-interval portions,….There are portions that put you off….that remain unexplained [… Besides, the pre-climax as well as the penultimate moments are a major letdown. The drama in the concluding reels, in fact, is prolonged for no reason…..That’s not all, even the elimination of the all-powerful drug kingpin by an inconsequential character seems ridiculous. Also, the suspense just doesn’t work and nor does it create the desired impact [the twist in the end is quite an anti-climax].


This is one film that should soar but sadly it never quite takes flight. The problem is the writing…..the narrative slumps in places, the plot has loopholes and the characters just aren’t convincing enough to grab you.


[T]his film never ever seems to be about plot or character…Abhishek Bachchan ….is straitjacketed with a disappointingly one-note character, and seems to believe scowling is all it takes to be hard as nails. It must also here be said that watching Bachchan take down goons by the dozen is distressingly unconvincing,


Abhishek Bachchan doesn’t bring anything new to his character, nor does Southern actor Rana Daggubati, making his Bollywood debut in the film.

Of course, the critics may have a good thing or two to say but overall they don’t seem to be too pleased with the film.

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10 Responses to "Abhishek’s Dum Maro Dum is Garbage, say Critics"

  1. satya   April 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    How much more pain this Jr.Bachchan is going to inflict upon the world.

    This guy does not know A of acting.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Indeed. Indeed.

    • rakeshbaba   April 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      but abhishek knows 0 (zero) of acting

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Just got out of theater.

      Horrible movie – Dum Maro Dum. Utter garbage.

  2. munish   April 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    how are you sir? well, get ready for another shitty act of theft from bollywood. Check out the trailer of ‘Ragini MMS’ on youtube & you shall easily recognise the original hollywood film.

  3. kd36939   April 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    The trailer seems to be good. I’ll probably wait for it to arrive in Netflix.

    Another Incredible India piece – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/nyregion/hindus-find-a-ganges-in-queens-to-park-rangers-dismay.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha29&pagewanted=all

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Dum Maro Dum is utter garbage. Just came out of the theater.

    2. Yeah, saw the NYT piece yesterday. Caribbean Indians.

  4. Twig   April 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    What about this?
    “In the end, it’s Abhishek Bachchan who throws you with his sheer presence. He plays Kamath with just the right amount of steely nerve and naked emotions. Unfortunately it isn’t enough to lift this film from an average drugs-drama to a smart and entertaining action thriller. It’s got its moments, but they’re few and far between.”

    We don’t live in an era of MGR, NTR to say it as a MGR movie, shivaji song or Ntr movie. We have come above that.
    It is not a Abhishek’s move ALONE. It’s a team effort. May be writing is bad (read reviews), may be direction is
    directionless. It’s kind of irritating to blame it every thing on Abhishek Bachan. Just like how indian masses would ask
    a chief minister or prime minister to resign if some thing happens in their backyard or if a rail accident happens a few
    miles away.

    Abhishek bachan is bad. Agreed. But it DOESN”T mean that people should derive happiness from lambaste each and
    every second. It is sick actually.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: It is not a Abhishek’s move ALONE. It’s a team effort.

    Kiddo, we told you to stay away from liquor. But you just won’t listen.

    OK, here goes:

    Most Bollywood movies are completely centered around the big stars.

    The Heroes/Stars decide everything including the choice of heroine and have the final word on the story, stunts, songs, action, you-name-it.

    The Director in the Indian movie industry counts for little in the Indian movie business when you are making a movie with a big star.

    In Indian movies featuring the big stars the directors seldom call the shots. Au contraire, the stars do.

    Hence when a movie clicks in India, credit invariably goes to the star and if it fails, all blame falls on the Hero/Star.

    Team effort in Indian movies is only for the lesser stuff like some bozo holding the camera, some clown bringing chai/Pakora and some joker calling Action or Cut.

    Bottom Line, Bollywood is a star-dominated industry where everything revolves round the stars, not the directors or producers.

  5. Twig   April 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    *from lambasting him*

  6. Twig   April 22, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Yeah, of course if you know so much about working of Bollywood these days, no arguments from my side.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    When arguments fail, let’s fall back on sarcasm.

    Easier that way, right? 🙁

    • kd36939   April 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      I agree with Twig. Bollywood movies are not entirely ruled by stars. Movies like Black Friday, Gulaal, Khosla ka Ghosla, Cheeni Kum (there may be more, but I can only think of these now) are excellent Bollywood movies with little importance given to stars. I agree there are movies which are tailor made for stars (Dabang, most of SRK movies etc)… but do not ignore the few good movies that bollywood is able to churn out now and then.

      So how is your weekend so far?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. All the movies you’ve cited are irrelevant from a box-office perspective and exceptions to the rule from a quality perspective.

      We wonder if BO returns of all your movies put together amounted to one day’s BO collection of of Dabbanng.

      2. Our weekend, except for two disappointing movies, one lousy dinner at an Indian vegetarian restaurant and an OK lunch at a different Indian vegetarian restaurant, is going smashingly well thanks solely to Starbucks (one of our few non-Indian addictions). 😉

      • kd36939   April 24, 2011 at 1:38 am

        Well it depends on how you see movies. Some see it as how artistic the movie was shot or how good the movie was presented.. like the cinematography, story, music etc and that is how they see the success or failure of the movie. Others, just by pure BO numbers. Dabbanng was horrible at best yet had the best BO figures. It doesn’t mean Dabbanng is better than Gulaal and the likes.

        I personally do not care about BO numbers. All I look for is originality and quality work from every department of the film…say it music or dialog or acting.

  7. Rajarajan   April 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    The Movie was bad… i accept it, but i dont think abishek is that bad in this movie. its only his performance as a tough cop provided some relief… i felt it had a great premise but spoiled it with a cheesy screenplay!

    Searchindia.com Responds:

    You write: The movie was bad… I accept that

    Is this the understatement of the year?

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