Actors: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Katrina Kaif
Rating: 4/5 Stars
The third movie in one of India’s most popular and highest earning franchise, “Dhoom: 3″ director Vijay Krishna Acharya leaves no stone unturned in the lavishly produced action-thriller. From gravity defying stunts to stretching the laws of physics to transforming technology beyond our imaginations this film has it all. What keeps us hooked are the high-octane stunts, high speed chases and dazzling action sequences highlighted by a superb start cast.
Aamir Khan (Sahir) effortlessly steals the show, as the disheartened revenge seeking circus acrobat who pulls off seemingly implausible bank robberies as Chicago’s finest are repeatedly left dumbfounded. This was the first time in the Dhoom series we get detailed explanation for the antagonist’s motive (which you will have to see the movie to find out), with an emotional and action packed prelude. This leads to the entrance of Abishek Bachchan as ACP Jai Dixit and his partner Uday Chopra as Ali from the Mumbai police department called in to help capture Chup Chaap Charlie.
Jackie Shroff is excellent in his part and plays young Amir, Siddharth Nigam’s father perfectly. Siddarth is definitely going to be a young star to watch out for as we can expect this to be a start to a great career. The film also introduces Katrina Kaif as Aaliya, who looks absolutely beautiful and amazes with her acrobats and incredible grace in each of her dance sequences.
If you have seen the first two movies in the series you know by now that before the movie starts you have to turn off the portion of your brain which produces common sense and expect no answer to questions like “WHAT!?” and “HOW!?” The Dhoom series has never promised to offer too much more than fast bikes, impossible action and first scenes and hot girls in item numbers and Dhoom: 3 provides just that.
Though I found my self looking for the fast forward button to get past the one too many and extended chase scenes, the precision editing, incredible cinematography and well designed use of CGI deserves an all around two thumbs up. The music for the movie was well done and definitely captures the mood of the movie with astonishing choreography for ‘Kamli’, ‘Dhoom Tap’ and ‘Malang’.
All in all Yash Raj Films did an amazing job bring the movie to light and Dhoom: 3 is the perfect close to 2013. Will it entertain? Yes! Bockbuster of the year? Yes! Live up to the hype? Yes! And the most important question, should you go watch? Yes!