Damaal Dumeel Movie Review : The Curious Case of ‘Intent Vs Implementation’

Damaal_DumeelThe film opens with a slow motion shot of a burning match-stick going down on a document of sorts, engulfing it in flames within seconds. Though the execution and framing of that shot make us sit up in anticipation, we are left pondering over the entire movie, the nagging thought of whether it was the screenplay book which was burnt in the first scene and the director just came to the sets and improvised on what he had in mind. After the burning shot, the film then shifts to a sequence showing a hooded man, dumping what seems like garbage bags into various gates in the city.  Definitely, a promising way to kick-start the proceedings. But what follows is rather a routine introduction of a ‘happy-go-lucky’ youth dancing to a very average thumping song which easily loses our attention, leaving us disappointed and shocked. And unfortunately that feeling lingers till the very end.  In fact, ‘Damaal Dumeel’ as a stand alone film is a perfect example of how a promising script on paper could be translated into an ordinary mundane affair on screen. Having said that, as a debutante film-maker, Shree’s intent of making a gritty movie in the dark comedy/thriller genre staying clear off commercial compromises is certainly commendable, and he does show his mettle in flashes. But as a whole, the overall execution of the film is very mediocre, and fails to sustain our interest.Continue reading “Damaal Dumeel Movie Review : The Curious Case of ‘Intent Vs Implementation’”

Damaal Dumeel: Sneak Peek

Damaal_DumeelDamaal Dumeel is a forthcoming Tamil black comedy-thriller directed by Shree and produced by C.J.Jayakumar. Shree who had apprenticed under Shankar during Endhiran, makes his debut with this film. Damaal Dumeel features Vaibhav Reddy and Remya Nambeesan in the lead and the supporting cast includes Sayaji Shinde, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Charlie, Mano Bala etc. Damaal Dumeel has music by Thaman.S while Edwin Sakay is the DOP and Paramesh Krishna is the editor.Continue reading “Damaal Dumeel: Sneak Peek”