This very original rhyme has been inspired by Ba Ba black sheep just the way Dum has been by Telugu's Sriram
, Tamil's Dhill and Hindi's Arjun. Dum is a transliteration of Telugu's very own Sriram, the only difference being Hanuman Chalisa in Dum as against the Anjaneya Strotram in Sriram.
Since remakes are nothing new and since only directors like Ramgopal Varma and his protégé E Niwas dare to be different and hat ke
, we are not dismissing Dum right away. But that's not saying the stabs, the jabs, that blood and raw flesh shown on the screen every two minutes is justified. From the first frame to the last, Dum is a bloody-steady-go movie. Silence, it's the turn of violence now.
Uday (Vivek Oberoi) is an aspiring police inspector who can't let anything or anybody come between him and his dream of donning the khakhi
. His passion for the same becomes clear after a high-testosterone, macho-heavy rock number complete with props like stud bullets, leather jackets and army trousers. But his romantic side comes to the fore when he meets a Kulfi-making TV anchor (Diya Mirza).