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'Damaal Dumeel' a comedy of accidents
Film: Damaal Dumeel; Cast: Vaibhav Reddy, Remya Nambeesan, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Sayaji Shinde; Director: Shree Kumar; Rating: ***Close in the footsteps of dark comedies such as Soodhu Kavvum and Moodar Koodam, comes Damaal Dumeel, which unlike its contemporaries, may not be exceptional but still has what it takes to be applauded for the effort.The film is based on a series of accidents that pave the way to humour at regular intervals. Each of these accidents is interconnected and the film explains why one accident leads to another and another...

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