26 Apr

Extreme Movie Review – Dum Maro Dum (2011)

And finally, Rohan Sippy’s “Dum Maaro Dum” ended the series of poor movies in 2011.

The best parts of the movie are Direction & Music, alongwith the good mixture of new characters and cool set of dialogues / one-liners. The way of story-telling and great back-ground music (by Midival Punditz) have added to it a lot.

Main Characters of Dum Maro Dum:
Prateik Babbar as Lorry
Abhishek Bachchan as ACP Vishnu Kamath
Rana Daggubati as DJ Joki
Bipasha Basu as Zoe
Aditya Pancholi as Lorsa Biscuta aka the Biscuit
Govind Namdeo as Rane
& ofcourse ‘Micheal Barbosa’

Lorry is a young scholar & footballer who couldn’t go with his girl-friend for studies in USA due to insufficient funds. Lorry’s friend Ricky tricks him to get involved in to drug smuggling in lieu of money.
ACP Vishnu Kamath is a regretting police officer who lost his family in an accident due to his corrupted ignorance towards drugs & thus now totally against drugs and all.
DJ Joki is a musician but someone who has got his aspiring girl-friend, Zoe, “spoiled” to a drug mafia, Biscuit.
Biscuit / Lorsa Biscuta is a point person between all the various Mafias all over in Goa.

ACP Kamath along with “selected cops” catches Lorry on airport with the drugs while DJ Joki tries to help Lorry and work with Kamath to find out ‘Micheal Barbosa’. The story revolves around these characters how they find out who ‘Micheal Barbosa’ is and saves Lorry.
The film has got good suspense and definitely nothing annoying! :)

Also a lot has been talked about Dipika Padukone and her skirt and her performance in ‘Dum Maro Dum’ title number!! There is NOTHING special or impressive about it; don’t believe the hype. But definitely the song Dum Maro Dum is great with lively beats and vocals.

The movie could have been much more successful and hit if Rohan Sippy’d have done “something” to DJ Joki and improved ending a bit!!
Zoe’s “character” & character in the movie was weak or can say not well written – in a poor dialogue when Zoe blames DJ Joki for her present.
DJ Joki’s character should have been little powerful!!
Abhishek has done a good acting as well as nice RAP Number in song ‘thayn thayn’. Govind Namdeo and Aditya Pancholi were good in their roles.

Rana Daggubati has got his bollywood-debut and his appearance is good in the movie – seems a promising star.
Angaraag Mahnata AKA Papon’s song ‘Jiyein Kyun’ is greatly sung and it keeps playing through-out the movie is splendid. Pritam Chakraborty’s music is great.
Almost all songs are nice but my favourite is ‘Jiyein Kyun’.

Movie has got some good dialogues, I’d like to list a couple of them:
“Jab zameer bikta hai tab jindagi bhi soot samet wasul karti hai”

“Mein sirf duty pe peeta hoon. Apne municipality bhaiyon se seekho, hamesha do-teen laga ke hi gutter mein ghuste hain”

“kehte hai jab koi marta hai toh jannat jata hai… par jab koi GOA mein marta hai toh kahin nahi jata…”

Also to note that this is the first bollywood film to be recorded in Dolby Surround 7.1, and hence the better music effect!

Well, it’s a good movie and for sure you can watch it!
BUT WAIT!! It’s given A certificate by sensor board; so better avoid it with family. :)

11 Apr

Weekend at Nature Discovery Centre – Sundarvan, Ahmedabad

Sundarvan

– A Nature Discovery Centre is like a small zoo located in the heart of the city Ahmedabad. I heard about and decided to appear personally.

How to reach Sundarvan:
Located at very odd place, I mean on a regular Satellite road you will never even notice anything like “Sundarvan” exists.

Things to do:
Sundarvan will hardly take 2 hours of yours to get you closer to nature.

Various species of birds including Peacock, ducks, love birds…; reptiles like snakes and crocodile and small mammals like rabbit, guinea pig etc you can see.
You can also check the traditional puppet show. Main attraction here is the 15 minute snake show.

Puppet Show at Sundarvan

Puppet Show at Sundarvan


At the entrance, you get to see the Ducks, a lot of them. Though the warning is given people still feed them and some of the arrogant visitors even exchange hot words with the zoo keeper when opposed.
Duck At Sundarvan

Duck At Sundarvan

I never knew something called “Love Birds” actually exists and one should actually go and visit Sundarvan to know why they’re called “Love Birds” :) Anyways they’re really colorful & beautiful & full of love :).

Love Birds At Sundarvan

Love Birds At Sundarvan

Next to it was the Rabbit’s cage which was very stingy and dirty. It was not at all in proper condition and I felt pity for them :(

A better looking Rabbit At Sundarvan

A better looking Rabbit At Sundarvan

I saw almost 5-6 peacocks, our National Bird. But guess what, I saw a lot of street dogs running behind them. I find Sundarvan is not at all safe for those Peacocks :(.

Indian National Bird at Sundarvan

Indian National Bird at Sundarvan

Best part of Sundarvan is the snake show hosted at the end of the visiting hour every weekend.

Sundarvan also has a small collection of fishes  & tortoises but with unclear glasses it’s all stopping the view. Same goes for the snake’s cages.
Well I had a lot of hopes from my visit. I even liked the efforts being done to maintain this but I’m very much disappointed by the condition of the Sundarvan. A lot needs to be done.

Web: sundarvan.org

Address:
Sundarvan
Jodhpur Tekra, Satellite Road
Ahmedabad – 380 015
Phone : 079 – 26923148

Timings:
Tuesday to Friday: 04.00 PM to 06.00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 09.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 06.00 PM
Monday Closed.

Wish to visit it again.

-- Kedar Vaijanapurkar --