'Item Number' used frequently to spice up a movie can even lighten the overall impact of a well directed movie.
I watched the movie 'Dum Maro Dum' and felt that very contradictory things are being conveyed. In case you've not watched the movie, let me tell you briefly that it was about the drug mafia based in Goa. The whole movie was set in Goa, but it seems that to accommodate the item number of Deepika Padukone 'Dum Maro Dum' the rave party had to be organized in Bangalore! No doubt that Deepika did justice to the song, she looked on a high with an even higher (shredded) skirt (we don't mind that now, see we have evolved!) Although the lyrics of the song defied all logic (how else do you want us to defaecate ?!) but still it was tolerable ( it didn't touch our morality nerve, you see!)
|Rana and Bipasha shared an amazing chemistry.|
The point I want to make here is that it was absolutely unnecessary to insert that song there. Moreover, the publicity of the song kind of nullified all the efforts the cop, Abhishek Bachchan (he was really good!). I mean, throughout the movie he tries hard to chase these drug peddlers and here this long legged lass takes away all the limelight, all the attention and spreads the message to 'maro dum'. Not done. You see the contradiction. At the end of the movie, I was wondering what the director wanted to say - To Maro or Not to Maro Dum?! When you glamorize something, you can't be telling the youth to shun that practice. Though, the whole movie revolves around the lives of people who suffered, very badly, in the hands of the big businessmen in the smuggling of drugs. It wrenches your heart when you see the plight of those young and innocent people ( played by Bipasha Basu and Prateek Babbar) who ruin in their life due to a little greed to getting quick bucks, but are very innocent.
In fact the song, i just loved in that movie was 'Gaye Tum Gaye Ho Kyun' (singer - Papon) It touched my soul. In fact, this song was that satin sheet on which the whole movie glided. The satin sheet still warm with the embrace of your lover, gone away from you forever. The warm and slippery feel keeps you connected to your lover even when you know they are never gonna come back....... It had the pain of a lover who lost her girl to the boss of the deadly drug racket, with her playing a mistress to the villain.
Somewhere we missed out on the essence of a beautiful movie, so well shot, so well made, just because a fast track, ill worded yet glamorized 'item number' was thrown as a bait to us.....
Did you see the movie? How did you like it? Do share....