Film: Dhoom 3
Banner: Yash Raj Films
Cast: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Tabrett Bethell, Andrew Bicknell, Siddharth Nigam and others
Cinematographer: Sudeep Chatterjee
Editor: Ritesh Soni
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Producer: Aditya Chopra
The third installment of one of the most popular franchisees of Bollywood, Dhoom is out in theaters. This time Aamir Khan played the role of ‘thief’ in it and Katrina Kaif essayed the role of his lady love. Abhishek and Uday did the same characters they did in Dhoom 1 and 2.
Sahir (Aamir Khan) repeatedly targets a bank in Chicago and leaves notes in Hindi along with a clown mask. ACP Jai Deekshit (Abhishek) and his associate Ali (Uday) are called for help. How do they tackle Sahir and what is the intention of Sahir to target that particular bank forms rest of the story.
Aamir Khan is exceptional in this film. He looked extremely believable as a thief with extraordinary skills. There is a special character in this film which will come as a surprise. Aamir does a great job on a whole. He owned the film and shouldered it completely. Abhishek Bachchan’s role is limited in this one. He is just okay. Uday Chopra doesn’t do much except for mouthing few cheesy lines. Katrina Kaif blows you away with her dance moves. Apart from those dances she doesn’t get much screen space. Jackie Shroff is seen in a brief and key role.
Director Vijay Krishna Acharya’s script was heavily inspired from Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige. The biggest trick that Aamir Khan uses in this film and the ‘secret’ is directly lifted from The Prestige. Vijay Krishna went overboard for action scenes, but there is a nice spin to this franchise with solid story line. The film is technically sleek. It is like watching a Hollywood film. Cinematography is outstanding and background score is impressive. Editing is good and the production design is awesome. Action scenes have gone overboard but they are well shot.
First things first, if you have seen Nolan’s The Prestige then the twist in Dhoom 3 doesn’t surprise you much. However, Aamir Khan saved the ship from sinking with his superb performance. For a while he makes you forget that you are watching an action thriller in the Dhoom franchise. He takes you into his world of cute romance and doesn’t let you yearn for the thrills and bikes for quite sometime.
Dhoom 3 doesn’t have much Dhoom in it but it has enough to hold the audience interest till the end. The visuals are stunning and the action scenes are stylishly shot. It is a paisa vasool film despite the flaws and plagiarism. Aamir has set new benchmark to the next actor who will play the antagonist in Dhoom 4. He is a great actor and steals the show.
Director should have given enough space for other actors as well. None of the characters are developed and put to good use. Except for Aamir Khan there is no meat in Dhoom 3 script. This may deter the repeat value of this movie. Also the foot tapping sound track that we are accustomed to from this franchise, is missing in this film. Too many expectations may let you down a bit. Go with reasonable expectations and Dhoom 3 will deliver a decent entertainer for you.
Verdict: Dhoom 3 is Aamir’s One Man Show!