Dishoom Movie Review: Dishoom is an action-adventure Bollywood film directed by Rohit Dhawan. It stars Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacquline Fernandez in the lead roles.The film has been produced by Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment. Take a look at Dishoom review.
Dishoom Movie Review: Expectations
The film has been shot and promoted on a big scale by the makers. There is also a good buzz around the film despite the average promos. We are just expecting a nice entertainer.
Dishoom Review: Synopsis & Analysis
Dishoom tells the story of two Indian cops Kabir Shergill (John Abraham) and Junaid Ansari (Varun Dhawan). When India’s top batsman Viraj (Saqib Saleem) gets kidnapped in the Middle East by Rahul (Akshay Khanna), both these cops set for a 36-hours man hunt before the final match between India and Pakistan.
Rohit Dhawan has tried to mix a spy thriller with humour but it does not work somehow. The first half has few fun moments and most of the jokes fall flat. It is the second half where action and adventure begins. But there is nothing new in the film despite the genre has not been tried much in Bollywood. The script has its share of flaws. The runtime is around 2 hours but still the movie seems a bit long. Dialogues are average and fail to provide a good dose of humour.
The makers have invested a lot in Dishoom but still it looks like a B-grade Bollywood film. It has also been inspired by a lot of films like Bad Boys, 21 Jump Street etc. Varun and John’s characters remind you of Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra from Dhoom series.
Dishoom Review: Direction, Editing, Music
Rohit Dhawan’s direction is pretty much average. He does make Varun Dhawan’s Dishoom more funny than a thriller. The chase sequences are well executed but don’t know why it was so much overhyped as it fails to keep you on the edge of the seat. Abhijit Vaghani’s background score is alright. There is nothing special in the music department except Sau Tarah Ke which was a treat to watch on big screen. The locations in Dubai are good Cinematography by Ayananka Bose is not up to the mark. Visual effects seem choppy in most of the sequences.
Dishoom Movie Review: Star Performances
♦ Varun Dhawan tried too hard to be funny but overacts most of the time. Even his expressions in normal sequences can seem a bit blank.
♦ John Abraham as a tough cop impresses. He carries off the action scenes pretty well but he needs to work on his dialogue delivery.
♦ Jacqueline Fernandez lives up to the expectations once again and proved that she has nothing to do with acting at all. However, she has a limited screen presence and sizzles in Sau Tarah Ke song.
♦ After a long time, Akshaye Khanna returns to the silver screen and it is a welcome change. He as the lead antagonist Rahul (Wagah) is wonderful in the role.
♦ There are cameos from Akshay Kumar, Nargis Fakhri and Parineeti Chopra. But it was Akshay who stole the limelight even in a short role as he has excellent screen presence.
Dishoom Review: Verdict
Despite some fun elements and good action sequences, Dishoom is too much messy. Akshay Khanna and Akshay Kumar are the only major attraction in this otherwise mediocre film.
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