Damadamm! Review (Damadamm! Movie Poster)
Damadamm! Review

Business rating: 0.5 / 5 star

Star cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Purbi Joshi, Sonal Sehgal.

What’s Good: A couple of songs; Purbi Joshi’s acting.

What’s Bad: The holes in the screenplay; the routine story.

Verdict: Damadamm! is a dull fare which will bomb at the ticket windows.

Loo break: A couple in the two halves.

Watch or Not?: Watch it if you are a fan of Himesh Reshammiya’s music.

HR Musik’s Damadamm! (UA) is the story of Sameer (Himesh Reshammiya) torn between two girls, Shikha (Purbi Joshi) and Sanjana (Sonal Sehgal). Sameer and Shikha work in the same office and love each other. But Shikha is over-possessive and keeps nagging Sameer, especially if he speaks to any other girl. Sameer feels suffocated in the relationship because of Shikha’s over-possessiveness and nagging nature. One day, Shikha goes out of the city to her home town and is scheduled to return after some days.

In the intervening period, Sameer is introduced to his boss’ (Rajesh Khattar) sister, Sanjana, who joins the office. Sameer and Sanjana become very friendly, a fact that troubles Shikha when she returns. Shikha’s insecurity drives her to say incorrect things about Sameer and Sanjana’s relationship. This infuriates Sameer so much that he breaks off from Shikha. Obviously, Shikha is crestfallen and tries to make amends with Sameer but the latter is in no mood for a compromise.

Soon, Sameer’s boss puts forth a marriage proposal before him – he wants Sameer and Sanjana to marry each other. Sameer accepts the proposal. Shikha leaves the job and applies in another company. What happens then? Does Sameer marry Sanjana? Or does he return to Shikha? Does Shikha keep quiet or does she revolt? What stand does Sanjana take?

Damadamm! Review (Damadamm! Movie Stills)

Damadamm! Review – Script Analysis

Himesh Reshammiya’s story about a young man torn between two women is not new as one has seen many films with similar story lines. Subrat Sinha’s screenplay is too simplistic and also a case of very convenient writing. Two major defects in the screenplay relate to the second half. Firstly, the good times Sameer and Shikha have spent in the past are revealed to the audience in the second half, only when Sameer starts repenting his break-up. Since the good times had transpired in the past, it is incorrect for the writer to only highlight Shikha’s irritating qualities in the first half while blacking out her praiseworthy qualities so that they can be shown at a later point of time in the drama. Secondly, when the estate broker, Lily Aunty (Lily Patel), tells Sameer that Shikha had wanted to buy a house for the two of them, Sameer feels miserable about breaking off from Shikha. Does that mean that Sameer is greedy and that he didn’t want the house to slip out of his hands or does it mean that he is appreciating Shikha’s sacrifice? Although the writer would have the audience believe that Sameer was appreciating Shikha’s sacrifice, it is very possible for the audience to actually assume that Sameer was greedy. Worse still, Sameer lies to Shikha when he wants to make up with her, by telling her that he had so missed her nagging and over-possessiveness. When did he miss Shikha’s nagging and over-possessiveness? The reason why he started to miss her was because he learns that she had booked a flat for both of them to live in.

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Given such a flawed screenplay, the audience cannot be expected to enjoy the drama which, even otherwise, is very predictable. What’s more, there aren’t any surprises or shocks whatsoever. Dialogues (Subrat Sinha) are ordinary.

Damadamm! Review – Star Performances

Himesh Reshammiya has loosened up a lot compared to his earlier films. That he doesn’t have the looks of a hero is true but his acting is fairly good. Purbi Joshi does an absolutely splendid job. She makes every scene she appears in worth watching because of her talent. Sonal Sehgal looks very pretty. Her performance is quite nice. Rajesh Khattar is natural. Ashwin Dhar lends good support. Lily Patel is alright.

Damadamm! Review – Direction & Music

Swapna Waghmare Joshi’s direction is nothing to shout about. Her narrative style is commonplace and flat. Music, scored by Himesh Reshammiya, is good. The Madhushala’and Umrao jaan songs are the best numbers. The other songs are fairly appealing. Lyrics (Shabbir Ahmed, Sameer and Himesh Reshammiya) are passable. Song picturisations (Raju Khan) are ordinary, also because none of the three lead players is even an average dancer! Background music (by Sanjeev Srivastava) is functional. Oystein Lundstorm’s cinematography is fair. Editing (Aarif Shaikh) is average. Production values are ordinary.

Damadamm! Review – Komal Nahta’s Verdict

On the whole, Damadamm! Is a dull fare which won’t do well at the box-office.

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Komal Nahta, the Editor of Koimoi.com, is Bollywood’s most trusted trade analyst & film reviewer. You can follow him on Twitter and check out his Video Blog.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. What @iamsrk ‘s #Ra1 could do in its 2nd Day, @beingsalmankhan ‘s #Bodyguard couldnt do in its 1st Day ;-) …Diwali is much Busier than Eid…
    Dear all Salman Khan fans, Your star can just be a #Bodyguard. The mega star can only be a superhero! #RA1

    • SRK is a true Baadshah. & Sallu is his “chaprasi” & “bodyguard” well said. Only a pseudo-star copies tamil blockbusters to play it safe so that he can add “superhit” in his resume.

      SRK is a risk taker, game changer & true believer in indian cinema looking forward & beyond. One of the reason why he signed “chak de” a girly flick & made it commercial & critical success.

      Ra.One was big risk. & still SRK delivered. Its a good solid entertainer. Unfortunately, public are expecting a sci-fi, cinematic masterpiece which it is not. Some one should remind these armchair critics, it need $200 million budget & director of speilberg, lucas, Kubrick, Abrams calibre which are only found in hollywood.

      India dont produce them.

      • Chaprasi ho lagat hai yaar….
        Ra-one is third class movie aur third class logo ko hi ye pasand aa sakta hai
        So enjoy……….

  2. sir u r completly biasd to srk..u are giving 3.5 star to ra one..which is a crap..and 0.5 to damadam..just becoz u dont want to effect the ra one business..aap ku aisa kr rhe ho sir..u should be honest towards ur professn..baki logo ne 2.5 ya 3 star diye h,just becoz ap log apas mai kat rhe ho..toh phr himesh ji ki kya galti h isme..

    • shiva,

      dont talk nonsense. where was this when he gave these many stars tp bodyguard or ready which were worse than ra.one. secondly.. Komal is a trusted analyst and he has nothing to gain.. When everyone were declaring my name is khan as supr hit, he was the one who said it performed below expectations and gave the true figure in India.. Now if he says Ra.One has earned 25 crores, that will be the true figure.. If you are following Komal regularly you will know his figures can be trusted..

      • Bodyguard is 1.5/5 stars & ready is 1/5 stars. They were all given 3 stars which they dont deserve. These 2 garbage movies DO NOT even entertain let alone be creative. Ra.One is creative, entertaining solid roller coaster ride. It deserve 3.5/5 but defenitely not more because of weak story & above average direction. Despite all this Its one hell of a movie. Bodyguard is absolute bore. Ready is a serious trash. So is that Singham which has the worse female lead ever in history of bollywood ever who cant even say a dialogue.

        go figure that out first.

      • No critics are true..For now they are paid by SRK .its true because SRK is buying everything that comes in the way of RaOne.

  3. Neeraj…ur right shahrukh can b a superhero.but i thnk ur d only one who is supportng RA 1..Othrwse mostly everyone is saying he is a cartoon superhero…most pathetic movie ever made by shahrukh….shame on him..

  4. 4/5
    AGAR DAMADAMM KO B RA.ONE JITNE 3000 SCREENS MILE HOTE TO HIMESH SUPERHIT HO JATE..DON’T WORY WO TO HAI SUPERHIT THE HAI AUR HMESHA RAHENGE.GREAT WORK HARD WORD STORY,DIRECTION,ACTING,MUSIC=ALL THE BEST “A * IS KILLED”
    DAMADAMM SUPERHIT HAI
    MAI FILMS K COMPARISN NAI KRTA R.ONE K SATH..ALL IS SUPERHT..MY FAV.HIMESH ROCK THE WORLD.LOVE MITHI COMIDY DAMADAMM

  5. Rahul, u gone made srk is not mad to spend 150 cr. on his movie, he has begin the new evolution in bollywood. And this one is the one of the best movie of srk. So,watch ur face in mirror, u gone mad.

  6. Nice review..but i wld like to give credit to himesh first for producin such a film..mostly,you cld actually tell just by watchin d trailer whether the movie wil b a hit or a flop..i cldnt stop my laughter first wen i heard he was d actor of yet another movie(some ppl dont learn frm their mistakes..apparently) and then after watchin d trailer..that too,he had d courage to release it with Ra-one..bravo mr.himesh..purvi has talent and beauty which most of the present day actresses dont possess these days..i hope she takes right decision on selecting d script and d ‘actor’ workin opposite her d next tym..

  7. All stupid guys here chck news.
    Taran Adarsh gave Ra.one 4/5
    only mid-day &hindustan times gave it a poor rating.
    Damamdamm is 0.5/5 evrywhere.
    Himesh SUCKSSS.
    Do us a favour himesh,STOP YOUR NONSENSE

  8. Rating: 2/5 for movie ,4/5 for VFX, 2.5/5 for music
    These Critics think that they are god.Now the truth is RaOne is not so favourite in people.I have watched it and the people is laughing over it on each scene.They just came to see Kareena and his body dancing.The VFX was good actually v. good but the whole concept is like a chutney.Mix of So many Hollywood Ficks.SRK is failed to execute a good concept.Hell the game company looks like a sabji market with a horrible boss,SRK is nowhere looking southindian.the only good actor is the chinese in the film.The songs are just dance tracks that put in the film forcefully to entertain people but they failed.The climax Was so rubbish.Well Damadamm is based on real type characters and thats its plus point.I am gonna watch it and it will really be good i hope so in comparison to raone.Thats the reality of Raone.SRK better try next time without so much indian drama.

  9. I think HR dont do the acting..because its voice so irritating and the biggest reason to flop the movie is HR.I dont know why the director taking HR as a Hero in their film.i think they are mad

  10. I must say RA ONE is one of the worst movies i have ever seen. Instead of spending too muchj on Advertisement they could hv improved the story part. They hv tried to copy hollywood. Too cheap comedy! I can’t expect it from KING KHAN. SUPER FLOP.
    Himesh has done a better job. I think instead of watching RA ONE at once watch DAMADAMM twice. Entertaining movie.
    I give this movie 3/5 stars.
    NO TOUCHING!

  11. DAMDAMM is a nice movie……… film is good atleast in the last part. first part have funny moments……….. enjoyable movie.

  12. Himesh is splendid in his own way. He has nothing to prove to anybody. Of course, you can’t expect much from him in the acting department. He neither has the training nor the experience by his side. But he sure is willing to learn.
    By the way, all you HR critics, did you know that he prays for the goodwill of ANYONE who listens to his music everyday?
    xoxo
    Rij™

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