Sajid Nadiadwala produced and Rohit Dhawan directed ‘Dishoom’ starts with top Indian batsman Viraj (Saqib Saleem) – an amalgamation of Virat and Yuvraj – hitting a winning six on Dubai ground even after dislocating a shoulder on field. Poor Viraj isn’t able to even pop a bottle of champagne for celebration as he is almost immediately kidnapped.
The Indian government sends special agent Kabir Sehgal (John Abraham) on a rescue mission. Junaid Ansari (Varun Dhawan) is a rookie agent deployed to help Kabir out, and both set out in search of Ishika (Jacqueline Fernandez), who can give them clues regarding the whereabouts of the cricketer. One is a chain smoker and other is a bhendi bazaar export to Burj Khalifa, as he introduces himself.
Very predictable, Dishoom is mostly about choreographed action scenes and slow motion shots. Akshay Kumar and Nargis Fakhri’s cameos add charm. The action sequences are well executed. On the flipside, female characters are used merely as decorative props – a cricket fan (Nargis Fakhri in a teeny weeny bikini) and a con-woman turned witness (Jacqueline Fernandez, desperately trying to fit in as one of the main lead)
Well, can they find Viraj? John -Varun strike up a reasonably good chemistry and make a few scenes work with their witty one liners. And yea, Akshay Kumar in his much publicized “surprise” cameo is simply hilarious. Ditto Satish Kaushik’s phone conversation with Varun.
Expected, its Akshaye Khanna, making a comeback of sorts, who once again impresses with his villainous act after ‘Humraaz’ and ‘Race’. He makes his Wagah, an otherwise half baked character, truly convincing and engaging.
Abhijit Vaghani’s background music is peppy, fresh and fits well in different situations of the film. Sau Tarah Ke composed by Pritam is the only song to take back home and it is also the anthem of the film.
It actually had a plot unlike most flicks. Action and chase scenes are not overdone. Akshay Khanna played his part well. The circumstances are a bit realistic, but unrealistic ways to get out of the troublesome circumstances. But then, that’s the reason why we watch movies, to forget the harsh realities and get entertained for a while.
Ratings on some of the key aspects :
1. Acting: 3/5
2. Direction : 1.5/5
3. Music : 2.5/5
4. Story, Screenplay and Dialogue : 1.5/5
5. Cinematography : 3/5
6. Production Quality : 2.5/5
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