December 21, 2013

Dhoom 3 Movie Review (Guest Post). A fall from grace.

When we go to watch a movie like Dhoom 3 we dont expect it to have a great plot or a gripping story only thing we expect is sheer heavy dose of action and entertainment and this is where Dhoom3 fails to deliver, especially in the second half of the movie.

Story - Movie begins in 1990 in Chicago, where Magician Iqbal (Jackie Shroff) and his son Sahir (Aamir Khan) are trying to save the Great Indian Circus from Western Bank of Chicago, failIng to which Iqbal kills himself, then the story moves to the present day where one by one all our entire cast is introduced much like the older versions of the films.

As Bank robbery happens in different branches of a single bank and chicago police fails to catch the thief because he writes in hindi ( "bank walo teri aisi ki taisi" ), so two of mumbai cops ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali (Uday Chopra) are flown in to catch him!! After that its just the cat and mouse game till the end.
First half of the movie is good and it does some how manage to live upto the expectation mainly because of the copied plot from two English movie "The prestige" and "Now you see me" and for two songs 'Malang' and 'Kamli' which were spectacular. The action sequence are good but the location used only reminds of the Dark Knight. Before intermission the director opens up the biggest trick of the movie and after that the movie slowly looses its pace and grip.The songs in second half are average, the actions begins to look repetitive and hardly any thrills to keep the audience glued, some how we all know what will happen in the end. In all this there was 'Aalia' (Katrina Kaif)  and the only reason I guess why she was in the movie was for the Dhoom trade mark 'liplock' and surely boys cant do it after our strict law. The makers should thanks Christopher Nolan in the end credit because without his contribution this movie would not have been possible.

3 big questions which stays with us after the movie ends. Why the director did'nt showed us how Aamir used to rob the bank from inside? Why Chicago police were just running with the gun without shooting a single a bullet and does our ACP had built in GPS in his head that he got to know the exact location where they would the very next morning?
Acting - Aamir Khan was good but his characterisation was bad, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra did what they did in first two parts, Katrina hardly had anything to do but looked great in 'Kamli' song and for sure she did a lot of hard work to get those steps right.

Postive - Aamir Khan acting, picturisation of Chicago and brilliant action sequences and song cinematography.
Negative - Script, Direction, Average songs, Slow second half.

Rating - 2/5

Verdict - First Krrish 3 and now Dhoom3 really put a question mark on our creativity, this Movie will work at box office because of the hype surrounding it but it wont go down as the best Dhoom movie till date.

Written By - Ashutosh Mohapatra
Twitter Handle@ashudan

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