Dec 22, 2013

Movie: Dhoom:3 - Yet another uncharacteristic sequel

One of the most appreciated artists of Bollywood of these days is Aamir Khan. One of the most charismatic movie franchise of the recent Indian Cinema is Dhoom. One must agree to the fact that these two are undoubtedly the best match, when put together. Unfortunately, it ends there. Only until the thoughts. Not more. 

One of the most awaited releases of the year, Dhoom:3, has reached the theaters on 20th of Christmas month. It has got mixed reviews. I will put it my way.

According me, Dhoom:3 is comparatively the toughest one to make out of all Dhoom series. The major chunk that one has to keep in mind while writing the script is the expectations of the audience. Considering the earlier block blustering successes of the same series, and with Aamir Khan starring, one cannot risk the screenplay, story, and mainly clarity in characterization. All these three are a lot lacking in Dhoom:3. Fortunately and unfortunately, the whole movie has been picturized abroad. Fortunate, because, had the whole movie been picturized in India, I fear if we would have got to see similar 'Auto Riksha' stunts, which was shown for almost five minutes at the introductory scene of Uday Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan, the carry over characters since the series' first outing. Unfortunate, because, apart from the few Indian faces, rest all are foreigners! That never appeals! 

For Aamir Khan fans, like me, watching the double dhamaka is a feast. But at the same time, I've never seen such a low level of expressions, low rated dialogue delivery from this man. One more, I never knew or rather realized that Aamir Khan is so short! The two earlier thief-police matches were perfect. I mean, John Abraham - Abhishek Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan - Abhishek Bachchan were even matches in height especially. The scenes between Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan were very Tom and Jerry type. I think the director did not take the auditions keeping them together, side by side. Also, the director minded the least about showing the robberies whereas, like never before, he had put all efforts in showing the intention behind the robberies. May be he is right according to him but a director is right only when the audience can connect themselves to the story line. For me, Dhoom:3 director cannot be given the distinction. 

Now coming to the other side of the review, Katrina Kaif looked stunning. She danced superbly. On the way to the movie I thought I would miss Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But Katrina has done a good job and justice to her role as the heroine of the third venture of Dhoom. The Bike stunts were amazingly good as well. And the all American roads have been the major plus point. I'm not sure of such bikes exist in the world, irrespective of that I loved the ideas. Pritam has once again done fantastic job by giving life to the movie in the form of music. The selection of locations is very admiring. I especially liked the last scene, for the location. 

Well, there is nothing much to appreciate. And I do not want to just put the lines. So it ends here.

All in all, the movie is a one time watcher and for Katrina Kaif one may choose to go to the theaters one more time, or any number of times for that matter. To be frank, Dhoom:3 is yet another uncharacteristic sequel. Hoping for a good one next time! 

1 comment:

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

I wish I had read your review before going to watch Dhoom 3. I too am an Aamir Khan fan. Totally agree with your observation "I've never seen such a low level of expressions, low rated dialogue delivery from this man. One more, I never knew or rather realized that Aamir Khan is so short!"

While Katrina has done a good job esp in the dance sequences where she is absolutely stunning, if you look at it from the perspective of a cinema goer, she has no dialogues that you can remember from any of the scenes...except perhaps the first scene where she tries to get through to audition.
Dhoom 3 turns out to be the crappiest film I've seen this year and I still can't get over the disappointment!