a central character in a story, film, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.
John Abraham played a very unconventional negative character which perfectly fits the ‘anti-hero’ tag. His dialogues, his style, his charisma and his bike were a hit among youngsters and people just fell in love with the character of Kabir.
Then came Dhoom 2, where Hrithik Roshan sublimely pulled off a negative character which only he could have done justice to. The man became the Master of Disguise and the perfect con artist.Though both the flicks had Abhishek and Uday as well, the anti-heroes always stole the show.
And now again with it’s third installment – arguably the most awaited movie of 2013, Aditya Chopra is back again with Dhoom 3. And this is huge. Very huge. Why? Because it’s got Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan in it alongside the Barbie doll of Bollywood – Katrina Kaif. Everyone was thrilled watching the trailers where they saw The Clown Thief doing all sorts of breath-taking, death-defying stunts while Katrina’s sensual looks left everyone drooling. And now, finally, the wait’s over and after going through what only a few handful people did, I’m here to give you my review of what looks to be the last flick of the Dhoom franchise.
Story: Jackie Shroff (Iqbal) plays the role of a magnificent magician in a circus in Chicago and takes his young lad Sahir (Aamir Khan) under his wings to teach him a few tricks. He discovers a trick to woo the bankers but loses the bait unfortunately. One night, Iqbal kills himself due to the guilt of not being able to save his circus and years later, Chicago bank gets robbed unceasingly and the thief leaves a Joker’s mask every time.
Iqbal’s son Sahir starts off the circus again at the same time as everyone (Read: Mumbai Police) raises their eye-brows upon seeing this co-incidental connection. Now will Jai (Abhishek Bachchan and Ali (Uday Chopra) be able to stop Sahir and his relentless determination to seek revenge from the bank?
The good thing about the film is that it’s not as predictable as you might think it is as the writers have done good enough to keep your interest going. The makers have tried to deliver a package filled with fun and entertainment and have also added a bit wit. The Shakespearean idea of wittiness of a clown has been perfectly synced but in a complete Bollywood style. Aamir Khan’s bikes and all the stunts are nowhere close to being realistic and are filmy to the bone, giving the audience something to ‘awe’ about.
Dhoom and Dhoom 2 was never lauded for it’s stories but this one has a strong emotional aspect to it eliminating the thought of it being another ‘Fast and Furious’ rip-off! Though the second half suffers a bit due it’s sloppiness, it consists of some never-done, never-heard ideas which to be honest, startled me. But in a good way, of course.
I won’t talk much about Aamir Khan’s character as I would be entering the spoiler zone for you guys, but Aamir has pulled off this impressive role with utmost sincerity. He overlays the characters with his exceptional presence and perfection. Katrina Kaif looks uber-sexy in every sequence and unlike Aishwarya of Dhoom 2, the actress has no real character to play in this one. But to hell with it, she looks hot as hell! Abhishek Bachchan does the same old Jai Dixit role and fails to add anything new to it. And Uday Chopra, yes. He was there, I could spot him!
The direction was not as tight as Mr. Gadhvi but Vijay Krishna Acharya has added his own style in it. The dramatic sequences were a bit over-stretched or maybe the storyline was just not worth it. The songs are average and I, personally wasn’t excited about the music aspect anyway. The movie runs for about 3 hours which is quite unusual these days and maybe that’s the reason the second half becomes loses it’s consistency in terms of tempo and interest.
Overall, the movie was more than just okay but nowhere close to being a fantastic watch. I’ll rate this 3 and would have easily given another half if the film’s screenplay was a bit more tight.