Rightly adding the “Dum" to the title-Abhishek with his portrayal of a no-nonsense inspector out to sweep Goa clean, re-affirms yet again that he is here-to-stay-in-the-top rung status as an actor. Says acclaimed critic Taran Adarsh, “Abhishek is super in the role of a tough cop whose life undergoes a U-turn when personal tragedy strikes. He projects the varied emotions such as rage, turmoil, helplessness, anxiety without going overboard".
"I can't remember the last time my cinemas had enquiries for block bookings that even got confirmed, people forming queues outside to try and get tickets, the police being called in to manage the exited audience for a solo Abhishek Bachchan film! He is back and how! Rohan Sippy and Abhishek Bachchan seem to have cracked a jackpot with this film and the audience is loving it! It seemed like a film targeting the metro cities and the conventional multiplex audience courtesy the soundtrack and promos, but the collection trends tell a different story. My first show at my Raipur cinema - Raj has opened multiple times bigger and better than any of the multiplexes and that too with ticket rates as low as Rs 50! The weekend promises to be even better! I'm delighted to see the audience clap, whistle and cheer for Abhishek's cracker dialogues and the title track!" adds Akshay Rathi, distributor, Raipur.
Dum Maaro Dum reiterates the fact that Abhishek seems to be a natural charmer when it comes to slipping into the shoes of a quintessential somewhat crooked-somewhat straight cop. His body language, his dialogue rendition, his lazy zeal and laidback attitude, adds a cutting edge to the character of ACP Vishnu Kamath, Goa's desi Bruce Willis (Diehard) who plays the game according to his own rules.
Adds trade analyst Amod Mehra, “A very powerful performance…Abhishek"s best till date…even better than Yuva". The star who seems to have his way with both masses and the classes is one of the finest actor"s of his generation and there"s no doubt about that. Having proved his mettle with Yuva and Sarkar, Abhishek went on to deliver big hits like Dhoom and Bunty Aur Bubli and proved that he was here to stay with Guru and Paa.
Says a source, “Amitabh Bachchan made his mark with his iconic character of inspector Vijay and with inspector A.C Kamath, Abhishek has proved that he"s got the charisma, the swagger and the talent and is here for a long time to come. Stealing the show, he walks away with the film– one of his finest performances till date– Abhishek adds the Dum to Dum Maaro Dum".