Saturday, April 30, 2011

The paap and pyaar of Dum Maro Dum

Two love stories fighting, collapsing, dying to save a third one....that could pretty much be a way of looking at Dum Maro Dum.

As a thriller, it satisfies with its nice twists and turns, stylish action and a refreshingly new editing idiom. But like anything which needs to work, the emotional/love angle has to pull the heart-strings. And DMD is likeable because it does that with a very upfront naked demeanor.

Films reflect society, and the moral ambivalence of everyone today pretty much translates into the story here. There is very little moral scrutiny done before embarking into crime or sin. But what doesn't change are the needs to love and be loved, to be accepted, and the heartbreak which comes from separation or death.

DMD transverses this territory realistically. And when finger-linked with the drug-infused environ of criminal Goa, it becomes a fine gritty film.

Smartly-written, well-enacted and shot and cut with panache, its a film which moves effortlessly and involves all the moving and unmoving parts of the viewer  - mind, heart and the one enconsed in the nether regions.

Catch it!