Direction: Rohit Dhawan
Cast: John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Akshaye Khanna, Jacqueline Fernandez
Music: Abhijit Vaghani
Cinematographer: Ayananka Bose
Editor: Nitin Rokade, Ritesh Soni
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Crime
What is it about: A famous cricketer goes missing before an important match in the series held at Middle East. To which Indian government appoints a special task officer Kabir (John Abraham) who joins hands with Junaid (Varun Dhawan) a local police officer in Middle East. Then the biggest manhunt starts, which forms the crux of the story directed by Rohit Dhawan.
Why it’s disappointing: Dishoom is all the clichés you can ask for. And when you hand the film to a producer like Nadiadwala Grandsons, the clichés sky rockets the budget of the film. They make sure the film is extravagant in every manner regardless the script requires it or not. You got have expensive cars, private jets and location lavish than you can imagine.
Dishoom tries hard to perform better but there’s hardly scope for anything new. The film runs at a jet speed, with events following one after another. You will find many scenes disjointed and illogical. You may ask why do we need logic in a masala flick, well agreed but when you try to make a film international you got to look in to something so we don’t become a laughing stock.
John Abraham looked wooden and looks like a 6 feet HULK stuffed in to clothes. John can perform but is more in to masalas like Dishoom. Wonder when he will do a “Madras Café” again.
Jacqueline Fernandez have officially become a glam doll, to just showcase among the big stars in the film. She can act explore her, rather just glittering her up. But she was looking great compared to all the films till date.
What to watch out for: Surprisingly the annoying over acting of Varun Dhawan was not annoying in this film, in fact his usual worked well and brought in some laughs and entertainment. Varun you saved your brother.
Saqib Saleem may not have too much a screen space but the film revolves around his name and he did a decent job.
Akshaye Khanna was seen in a negative role, we can also say it’s a comeback for him. Not a great one but does the job.
What makes your day better are the cameos in the film, which were hot and hunky. Akshay Kumar in the role of a gay party animal was stupendous and laudable and he nailed the short stint with a pouting selfie. Then it was Nargis Fakhri, who can give an international feel with just her appearance and she was hot as hell. And finally everyone’s “Jaaneman” Parineeti Chopra, the most vivacious one and sizzles in the climax with an item number.
The cinematography by Ayananka Bose was vivid and was rich in all frames, that edited well by Nitin Rokade and Ritesh Soni. The music by Pritam was average nothing to rave about.
Verdict: Rohit Dhawan tried to formulate “Bad Boys” bromance which works in parts but fails to hold on. Average performances and spectacular production value with sizzling cameos makes “Dishoom” a one-time time-pass watch.