Dhishoom: Dashing Cops, Bashing Entertainment, Yet Something Missing

Starring: John Abraham (Kabir Shergill), Varun Dhawan (Junaid Ansari), Jacqueline Fernandez (Ishika), Akshaye Khanna (Wagah), Saqib Saleem (Viraj)

Director: Rohit Dhwan

Music: Pritam

The Dhawan family has always delivered their best when it comes to trendy entertainers. Ranging from the famous No.1 series of the senior, Mr. David Dhawan to their latest venture, Dhishoom involving both, Rohit and Varun, comedies and the perfect Bollywood “tamasha” have been a field of expertise for the Dhawan family.

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With a promising trailer, catchy songs, a bad ass John Abraham and a cute Varun, Dhishoom had already set its expectations to be an all and all cop adventure with unlimited comedy and an ordinary story line; i.e. the perfect Dhawan movie. The movie revolves around the kidnapping of Viraj Sharma, an alias for Virat kohli, played by Saqib Saleem, just few hours before a crucial India Pakistan final. Compared to his previous venture, Desi Boyz, another amazing entertainer, Rohit Dhawan makes no major amendments to his well-balanced two lead actor equation.

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The lead actors, John Abraham and Varun Dhawan carry out their responsibilities perfectly, but tend to overdo their part at times. While John Abraham plays the tough cop who breaks and smashes anything coming in between, Varun is equally gullible, witty and adorable, adding that much needed element of humour to every scene. Despite the on screen electricity between the Desi Boys 2.0, something that will surely dazzle you is the comeback of Akshaye Khanna. The return of the much loved actor, whom we last saw winning hearts with his negative performance in Race, strikes back with another power packed and ruthless performance. As far as Jacqueline Fernandez, she is nothing but a charming addition to this well decorated film.

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Pritam’s music, without doubt, is trendy, but lacks class significantly, however he manages to get away with his brilliant title track, “Toh Dhishoom”, which is the common man’s candy. Dhishoom, at times gets boring, springs up with over acting and fails to impress upon some major chunks in it’s story, which of course can be ignored by the audience.

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Dhishoom, does not only entertain, but has a few surprises lined up as well, to savour the taste of which, I would suggest Dhishoom is a must watch for all Bollywood fans. The Dhawan’s latest project, may not be a buffet of delicacies, but unquestionably, is a “paisa vasool” meal you should try at least once.

My rating: 3.0/5

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