New Indian movie delves into underworld of sunshine paradise

The Indian party state of Goa is the subject of a new Bollywood movie set for natiownide release this Friday.

Dum Maaro Dum takes audiences on a high-octane trip through the underbelly of the beach paradise.

It tells the story of six characters whose lives change forever when they become embroiled in the shady and perilous world of the region’s drugs mafia. An edgy thriller which races through the by-lanes, beach shacks and wild raves of Goa, Dum Maaro Dum is a tale of sex, drugs and scandal set against the stunning backdrop of one of the world’s most famous tourist hotspots.

The film is directed by Rohan Sippy (Bluffmaster, Kuch Naa Kaho), produced by Ramesh Sippyand set to a dance music soundtrack composed by Pritam.

Acclaimed beauty and leading lady, Bipasha Basu, plays Zoe – a bright and beautiful young woman who falls foul of Goa’s sinister underbelly. Joining her on screen is the Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan portraying ACP Vishnu Kamath, a cop on a relentless mission to bring Goa’s drugs barons to justice.

Rising star of Indian cinema, Prateik Babbar, plays Lorry – a student with huge potential, whose fall from grace is marked by an encounter with a hustler from the wrong side of the tracks. Acclaimed star of the Telegu film industry, Rana Daggubati makes a Bollywood debut as DJ Joki, a local musician who becomes the film’s unlikely hero.

Deepika Padukone features in the film’s title track which is already creating waves in the Indian music scene.

Dum Maaro Dum is released on Friday at cinemas nationwide, including Cineworld, Bradford and Odeon, Huddersfield.