A.C.P. Jai Dixit and Ali are back for the third instalment of Dhoom, this time, to catch the clown-thief Sahir played by Aamir Khan. The writer of the first two Dhoom movies now sits on the chair of the Director. Sahir is a circus entertainer of The Great Indian Circus along with the show’s co-star Aaliya (Katrina Kaif).
In the past, the circus was shut down by the bank and could not fund it anymore no matter how much they pleaded. Sahir’s magician father could not handle this humiliation and takes a very unlikely step which ruins Sahir’s life. Now Sahir is back to avenge his father and shut down each and every branch of the bank. He has only one goal in his life and that is to destroy the bank which destroyed his father’s life and the circus.
The premise of the movie is very interesting but the movie could not hold the interest for too long. It seemed like every scene was dragged a bit and there are a lot of pacing issues with the movie, especially after the intermission. The chase sequences were cool but even they were dragged and you just want them to end soon.
The movie was not going anywhere, for the first half of the movie which really bothered me but many of the things made a little sense right when the second half begins. There are a LOT of cheesy scenes and dialogue in the movie which could have been handled a lot better.
Now, let’s talk about the acting in the movie! Aamir Khan does a really great job as the clown-thief. A few of his scenes really stands out. This is not his best acting though, you will be a little dissatisfied by his acting but still, he had done a great job. Katrina Kaif acts as an eye-candy for the viewers. There’s no doubt that she is one of the most beautiful actresses today. She has a very brief screen time although she didn’t have much to do in the movie.
Abhishek has the same limited expressions as he did in the previous two movies. There’s nothing new with his character and the same goes for Uday Chopra. He has some quirky and funny dialogues which act as comic relief. He didn’t have much to do in this movie either. This was completely Aamir Khan’s movie!
The cinematography is top-notch in the movie. The movie looked great. The visual effects in few scenes could have been made better but this being a Bollywood movie, it’s passable.
The direction was just okay. Some of the actions sequences were shot very well. There was a slight problem with the editing in a few scenes. That could have been easily fixed and then the transition between those scenes would have been smoother.
All in all, the movie is a lot of fun as long as you do not think too much during it. Some of the action sequences really stands out in the movie and are enjoyable. This movie would have been a lot better if it had better writing and better direction. Also, the movie is three hours long, so be prepared. This is my least favourite among the Dhoom franchise, but still is a good time. If you loved the previous Dhoom movies and want to see more of the action, I recommend you to watch Dhoom 3.
My Rating – 2.5/5
Grade – C+ (It deserves your attention for a while!)
–By Chinmay Chawade