3.5 Very Good


Himesh Reshammiya is back in front of the camera. This time he moves away from the wannabe-rockstar’s image to play a working-class nerd. Himesh’s Sameer is a bit of an idiot.

So he celebrates the departure of his over-possessive bossy girlfriend Shikha (Purbi Joshi) by dancing on the steeets, making weird faces at passing chicks (who should be shown reciprocating with a stern scowl if not a slap but are instead shown giggling), messing up his tidy apartment and binging on booze with his unsavoury boss who keeps giving our Sameer wrong advice on how to handle women, particularly bossy over-possessive girlfriends.

Damaddam has its nice sweet wholesome moments. It’s one of those innocuous romcoms that will never leave you unimpressed.

Remarkably Surbat Sinha’s screenplay has a believable trio of protagonists, flawed, fumbling, all too human.

What wins you over is the director Swapna Waghmare’s earnestness. She has her heart in the right place. So does the film. Some of the time. For the rest you’ve to grin and bear the excessive zeal of a supporting cast.

A special word for music..........its really engaging & Different!i generally don't like Himesh as singer but here is exception called "DAMADAMM"

Himesh Reashmmiya’s performance is that of a goofy Everyman, a bit of a messed-up soul who finally admits he needs a bullying girlfriend to get him through the complexities of life. Himesh works his performance around the character’s weaknesses and his own limitations as an actor.

It is the underused Purbi Joshi as Himesh’s overbearing girlfriend who steals the show. She imparts a sense of lived-in authenticity to her role, almost at times going beyond the script in search of her character’s lost soul.Why don’t we get to see more of this pretty talented girl in our films?