Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Rimi Sen/ English Subtitles/ Dolby Digital 5.1
Yashraj Films is back in form with yet another exciting film after the hit flick Hum Tum. This time they are treating audiences with Dhoom, a fast paced, in-your-face youthful film.
Sanjay Gadhvi, who had earlier directed Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai for the same banner, directs the film. Dhoom starts with a bang, and continues with a lot more right till the end.
The tale begins in Mumbai where a sophisticated gang of robbers is sweeping through the city, giving nightmares to the police department. Their modus operandi is modelled on a twister. They come like the wind, sweep the place and disappear even before the word 'thief' can be uttered.
The high point of these thefts is always the getaway of the robbers on their hi-tech bikes - the slickest, meanest and the fastest riding machines on the road.
Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), an honest police officer, is brought in to crack the case. Soon he is on the trail of the robbers - a gang headed by Kabir (John Abraham) - an evil perfectionist with an attitude.
Kabir and his gang transform into inconspicuous pizza delivery boys after their unholy missions are accomplished. So brilliant is their metamorphosis that no one suspects them of being the same wicked robbers who don helmets and commit daring robberies in blissful anonymity.
Initially daunted by the speed and mannerisms of the gang, Jai ropes in the services of Ali (Uday Chopra), a happy-go-lucky garage mechanic and a prodigious bike rider.
Ali is very different from Jai. While the latter is serious, Ali is flippant and casual. The two don't get along and Jai hates him at first, but soon realises that he can ride bikes like the wind and can help him trapping the robbers.
Ali, the reluctant recruit, and Jai set up an ambush. But Kabir soon catches up on the Jai-Ali team. And so starts the hunt, where sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jai and Ali find their various attempts thwarted, as the gang keeps slipping from their grasp.
Dhoom reinvents the classic cops and robbers tale and brings it into the 21st century. With fast bikes, nail-biting action, non-stop fun and a thrilling story that leaves you out of breath, Dhoom is a powerhouse of adventure and excitement waiting to explode.
Besides the look and the styling of actors by designer Anaita Shroff, Pritam packs the film with some racy music. The background score is given by Salim-Sulaiman who composed the music for horror flick Bhoot.