Cast: John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Akshay Khanna
Director: Rohit Dhawan
Producer: Nadiawala Grandsons Entertainment
Action-packed sequences, drool-worthy actors and stylish cameos- Dishoom has all these elements. But as evident, a weakened plot line conveyed with unsatisfactory performances, could not save it from being a box office debacle. The story is about two good-looking police officers who are on a mission to solve a kidnapping case. A scheming maniac bookie (Akshay khanna) has abducted the cricket sensation Viraj Sharma (Saquib Salim) before an important Indo-Pak match.
The villain wants the batsman to be a part of his match-fixing dreams. It takes only few thoughts to figure out his evil plans but it took two long hours for Kabir (John Abraham) and Junaid (Varun Dhawan) to track down the entire twisted plot. The pair investigates the matter which takes them to underground Middle Eastern City, a harem and burly men. Here they meet, Ishika (Jacqueline Fernandez) who plays the role of a recovering drug addict and pickpockets as a profession.
- The first half of the movie is engaging; however the second half is replete with clichés and predictable twists.
- What captures audience’s heart is the bromance between John and Varun. These guys have an impish charm and both of them look extremely cute.
- What gives this movie a good edge are the two factors, action and Abu Dhabi. The action-packed sequences shot amidst the beautiful skyline of Abu Dhabi take your breath away. Especially the scene where the two heroes hang off the helicopters, barge into the FJ cruiser, take the villain out of it and then threaten him to throw into the massive sea. The scene is just Bravo!
- A sight for your sore eyes is three cameos that add some glamour to the movie including Akshay Kumar, Nargis Fakhri and Parineeti Chopra. However, it was khiladi Kumar who stole the screen amongst every one.
- The music is awesome with some groovy tracks! The songs add beats to the entire cinemtaic presentation.
- The movie is 2 hours long but apparently, it is a bit long. Dialogues are mediocre and fail to provide “theek-thaak” entertainment.
- John Abraham looks good as a tough cop but he needs to work on his dialogue delivery.
- Varun Dhawan is as usual “the bumbling underdog” who tries to be funny but spoils every tinge of humour with his overacting.
- Jacqueline has put all her efforts into just being fashionable and chirpy. She hardly has improved on her acting and fails to impress the audience.
- Saquib Saleem and Akshay Khanna have performed well but the focus is more on the leading duo John Abraham and Varun Dhwan, the two rumbustious heroes. But it would have been better if the focus was on developing their character rather than on just their glam and swagger.
The Final Judgement
Despite some splatter of humour and eye-popping action scenes, Dishoom remains a cliché Bollywood style action-drama. Watch it for the two “Akshays”!