Ta Ra Rum Pum

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"Ta Ra Rum Pum" is a story of one man, his family and how they overcome obstacles that life puts in their way. Rajveer Singh is a pit-crew worker in a racing team with a passion for driving. He gets discovered by the team manager, Harry. The same day he accidentally meets a music student, Radhika, who he falls for instantly. While his racing career takes off, his love affair also blossoms, and a few months later, he is both a happily married man and one of the country's best racers. But, as a result of a racing accident, RV is hospitalized for a few months. When he tries to make a comeback, he realizes that he has been mentally scarred by the accident and has lost his edge. His life takes a turn for the worse and after a string of failures, he is forced to auction his house and move with his family to a run-down Bronx-style neighborhood. The family struggles to survive a life they are not used to, using a mixture of fantasy and cheerfulness to pull through in the face of adversity. But, an incident forces RV to reclaim the life that was taken away from him. Can he, once again and perhaps for a last time, face down his inner demons on the race track?


Critic Reviews for Ta Ra Rum Pum

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  • Mildly progressive sequences are swamped by the constant comic-strip pile-up of cars which ultimately makes this a stock exploding racing car action hokum.

    Oct 24, 2017 | Full Review…

    Anil Sinanan

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The film is so single-mindedly determined to be light and comfortable, to not raise a sweat, that it forgoes even the mildest surprises. The only things that get heavy here are the viewer's eyelids.

    May 3, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Head-scratching mash-up of zany dance numbers, gooey romance (but no kissing) and random English phrases such as 'awesome,' "bad habit' and 'noisy birthday parties.'

    May 1, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Top Critic
  • While Ta Ra Rum Pum doesn't deliver pure joy, it's worth a pit stop , if for no other reason than for its amusing, back-seat view of an India in flux and seduced by Western pop culture.

    May 1, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Tara Rum Pum's fatal flaw, of looking and feeling exactly like a Yashraj film, works against it.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Fanciful Bollywood dramedy fine for tweens and up.

    Oct 22, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ta Ra Rum Pum

  • Feb 12, 2008
    inspired by Pursuit of happiness, huh?? dull to able to make an impact.. cmon Saif ali khan as a dad.. men!!
    Cancelled U Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2008
    Here is an exciting movie that follows one man and his dream of becoming successful and living a good life. Rajveer is late for work when he meets a taxi cab driver, and convinces him to let him drive. Radhika, an NYU music student, also gets into the taxi cab as Harry and Rajveer are about to drive off. They race through the city, and it is there that Harry discovers a prospect in Rajveer, and introduces him to his connections. Instantly, Rajveer becomes a tire changer in a stock car team, and this is the first step in his success. Rajveer becomes RV the club?s number one stock car driver. At a party, he meets up with Radhika and the two fall in love. They marry, and begin a life together having just about everything: a great home, beautiful children, and their love for each other. Until an accident occurs on the race tracks, RV and Radhika?s beautiful life is shattered. Soon after, things start to fall apart and everything changes. They are out of their beautiful home, and RV is replaced as the club?s top stock car driver. The two pick up, and try to place their lives back on track while trying to keep their small family together. Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee stars. Definitely worthy!
    Leo L Super Reviewer
  • May 12, 2007
    First of all, Rani and Saif only looked good in Hum Tum together. I personally liked the music more than the actual movie. Blah.
    Maryam T Super Reviewer

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