Yash Raj created magic with speeding bikes 'Dhoom. Now's the turn of speeding cars 'Ta Ra Rum Pum'.
The West has often made films depicting the rise, fall and subsequent rise of sportspersons. 'Rocky' [Sylvester Stallone], 'Days of Thunder' [Tom Cruise] and 'Cinderella Man' [Russell Crowe] are films that cross your mind as you watch director Siddharth Raj Anand's second outing 'Ta Ra Rum Pum'. It wouldn't be erroneous to state that Siddharth borrows from the above-named films, but he garnishes the material with desi emotions that work well with Indian moviegoers.
There's no denying that 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' is a well-crafted fare that provides entertaining moments and also succeeds in its goal as a feel-good experience. One of the prime reasons why 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' works is because it's not about car racing only. It involves a couple, their two kids, the family's riches to rags story, their highs and low.Now let's get down to the basics: What works and what doesn't? If the car racing sequences are awe-inspiring, the emotional quotient in the second hour is worth acknowledging as well. A number of sequences make you moist-eyed, especially the high-octane climax that not only gives you goose bumps, but also makes you jump with joy.
However, 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' isn't a flawless film. You can't turn a blind eye to the aberrations in those 16 reels. Fortunately, the pros outweigh the cons in the final tally.
To sum up, Siddharth Raj Anand comes up with a worthy follow up to his directorial debut, the immensely likable Salaam Namastey. 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' easily ranks amongst Yash Raj's better films in terms of style as also substance.