Dum Maaro Dum Critics Rating – 5.0/10 – Watch It If you have Nothing Better to Do
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Dum Maaro Dum Movie Review by Movie Critics
Sukanya Venkatraghavan (Filmfare) 5/5
DMD has a taut narrative that doesn’t flail till post interval. It keeps you engrossed through an imaginative blend of some stupendous background music, animated cinematography and simple effective storytelling. As far as gritty thrillers go DMD scores high. Give it a shot. If you can manage to not wince through that horrible remix where the only saving grace is a hot Deepika Padukone. There’s enough dum here to give you a movie high.
There is the stylization of the film and its dramatic narration that makes it a compelling watch. Shridhar Raghavan writes a thrilling cops and robbers tale which has some quirky banter scripted by Purva Naresh. Add to this Goa captured in glowing colours by cinematographer Amit Roy and a peppy music score by Pritam, and director Rohan Sippy gives you a film that keeps the popcorn crackling, till the very end. This one’s complete paisa vasool fare.
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. It’s watchable, but it could easily have been so much more.
And while DMD amasses all the superficial components to create a distinctly glamorous and masculine drama, it neglects to inject the screenplay with a vital dose of slyness or sensuality to truly justify the twin Dums in the title
Dum Maaro Dum is a very watchable film, but squanders tremendous potential in a puff of white smoke. As can be said the morning after a party with too much cocaine, all that eventually remains are a couple of good lines.
It just about makes for an enticing thriller here. There’s probably an even better film when compressed. But if you stay ‘susegaad’, relaxed, laidback, it’s unlikely that you’ll regret the promise of entertainment this picture meets in major portions. That, as you’d know, is saying a lot.
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey Movie Runtime – 2 Hrs 54 Mins
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey Critics Rating – 5.0/10 (An Average Film)
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Taran Adarsh (BollywoodHungama.com) 4/5
On the whole, KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY, based on the Chittagong rebellion, is an enlightening experience of a poignant, but little-known chapter in history. It’s a film of immense significance which evokes a colossal patriotic fervor. A motion picture like KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY isn’t created targeting the box-office solely. It’s also made for the gratification of the senses. And that it does in sufficient measure.
The high point of Gowariker’s film is the fact that it combines high-octane drama with a high degree of restraint. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey helps you rediscover forgotten heroes — and a forgotten sentiment — at a time when a scam-tainted nation needs to celebrate the national sentiment the most.
Alas, despite its important subject, what’s missing in this film is drama, conflict and outrage. It’s precisely why ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ ends up boring. The director who made audiences leap to their feet and cheer as Bhuvan’s team of villagers won that nail-biting match in ‘Lagaan’, fails to turn the Chittagong Uprising into engaging cinema.
KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY has its moments. You feel for Surjya Sen and his team members. Almost the entire second half has poignant moments that keep you hooked.KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY isn’t a bad film but its slack pace refrains it from being a memorable film. Not worth ‘playing jee jaan sey’.
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Khalid Mohamed (PassionForCinema.com) 3.5/5
Despite its many rousing moments, Khelein Hum…is not likely to make box office whoopee in this time of badnaam Munnis. Yet the period picture is a valuable addition to the director’s oeuvre (Lagaan, Swades and now the Surjya Sen study are his best in that order).Chak de Gowariker! His Raashi, his heart is back in the right place.. and how.
Ashutosh recreates this largely forgotten event with sincerity and sweat but unfortunately Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey comes off a high school history lesson: plodding, stilted and in long stretches, staggeringly boring.
Gowariker shows his forte yet again in making a picture perfect period film. This is his thing. He does it well. Now if only he could get a leash on the length. If not for his OCD with films that tend to run to a minimum viewing time of three hours, KHJJS would have been a masterpiece.
Raavan Watch-O-Meter – 40% of the Audience voted Raavan as a Flop! , Don’t Bother Watching Raavan, Just Skip It.
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Nikhat Kazmi (The Times of India) 3.5/5
Everything seems to be geared to make Raavan an object d’art, including the music (AR Rahman and Gulzar create a few foot-tapping numbers), the stunts, the cinematography and the no-make-up and heavily-made-up look of Aishwarya and Abhishek respectively. However, a little more attention to the narrative was desperately needed in Raavan. But hey, Raavan is chicken soup for the senses. Go, indulge yourself.
Mani Ratnam’s modern adaptation of Hindu mythological epic Ramayana with a twist, is a film made with good intention, beautiful music and mind blowing cinematography but unfortunately lacking everything else!
For the many fans of Mani Ratnam’s sublime cinema, myself included, Raavan will be a disappointment. Mani sir takes the universal tale of the Ramayana, familiar to everyone in yearly Ram Leelas, and re tells it in a boring, trivial manner.
Raavan that actually leaves you raavanously hungry for a far more appetising screenplay from its mega-celebrated writer-director Mani Ratnam. Like it or not, this long-in-the-making Ramayana Retold, serves repast that’s more humdrum than yum
Raavan will remain a film for the classes mainly. It will do well in select multiplexes of big cities but not at many other places and in single-screen cinemas. Its weird climax is its biggest minus point and that will spell doom for the film. Considering its cost, it will entail huge losses to its worldwide distributor