Dishoom Cast & Crew:
Banner Dar Motion Pictures, BVG Films, Reliance Entertainment
Release Date11 May 2012
Star CastKarisma Kapoor.
Divya Dutta.Ganesh Yadav..
Executive Producer Dharmendra Rawal Manmohan D Singh, Sada Bhuvad, Vivek Rangachari
Media Relations Parag Desai, Universal Communications
Publicity DesignsStudio Link
Music Director Himesh Reshammiya
SingerRahat Fateh Ali Khan,
Anwesha Dutta Gupta,
Cinematography Praveen Bhatt
Editor Kuldip K. Mehan
Action Abbas Ali Moghul
Music Company T-Series
Costume Nidhi Yasha, Manish Malhotra
Production DesignersJayant Deshmukh
The makers of India's first Stereoscopic 3D movie 'Haunted 3D' now bring you India's first true 3D thriller 'Dangerous Ishhq'. Supermodel Sanjana (Karisma Kapoor) and Rohan, son of one of the nation's foremost business tycoons have been one of the most popular couples in the social circuit. When Sanjana decides against flying to Paris at the last minute- for a lucrative modeling assignment, she does so, not just because she cannot bear to stay away from her boyfriend Rohan, but more importantly because her instincts push her against going. But what her instincts cannot do is stop Rohan from getting kidnapped.
The high profile kidnapping creates chaos in Sanjana's life. The kidnappers demand INR 50 crores. The Police however believe that even paying the ransom will not bring Rohan back. Time is of utmost essence. Death stares Rohan in the eye. It is in this extreme trauma that Sanjana discovers something extraordinary. She sees visions of them together- sometime in the past- in different eras.
She is confused initially but in her visions lay definitive clues that could lead her to save the love of her life. As she follows clue after clue she gets closer and sometimes further away from the love that has been eluding her through the ages.
An enticing suspense thriller, Dangerous Ishhq is Sanjana's tryst with Destiny. Would she be able to unravel the past to save her future? Would she be able to rescue her love and expose his true captors?
Verdict : Cliched but Entertaining
DISHOOM starts off with a well-planned kidnapping of Indian cricket team's ace cricketer Viraj Sharma (Saqib Salim) by the dreaded Altaf (Rahul Dev), at the behest of Wagah (Akshaye Khanna) during a cricket series in the Middle East. The reason for Wagah to kidnap Viraj Sharma is to bail himself out of the Rs. 400 crore worth of debts that he has got himself into because of his match fixing deals going south. When the Indian government gets to know that Viraj Sharma has been kidnapped and that too, just 36 hours before the crucial and the much awaited India-Pakistan match, they decide to put their best police officer Kabir Shergill (John Abraham) on the job. Fearing national unrest and tension, they instruct Kabir Shergill not to utter a word to anyone about Viraj Sharma's kidnapping. When the news reaches the embassy of the Middle East, they immediately become ready to offer all kind of possible help to Kabir Shergill. That's when Kabir Shergill chooses the 'never-solved-any-case' police officer Junaid (Varun Dhawan), who is only way too happy to be chosen for the task of finding Viraj Sharma. What happens after that are a series of twists and turns, oodles of roller coaster ride and adventure tales of Kabir and Junaid and their parter in crime Ishika (Jacqueline Fernandez) who is a petty thief. Will Kabir Shergill be able to trace out Viraj Sharma before the India-Pakistan match, what role does Junaid play in tracing of Viraj Sharma and whose side is Ishika on and will she be of any help towards solving the mystery behind the kidnapping of India's key player is what forms the rest of the film.
Very predictable, Dishoom is mostly about choreographed action scenes and slow motion shots. Dishoom’s villains are a letdown, not even properly evil in a matching comic-book way. Neither Rahul Dev nor Akshaye Khanna have any menace: for fellows who keep threatening to off their victims, they are curiously minus impact. The first half of the film is both gripping and comical. Hussain Dalal’s dialogues are cheesy but entertaining. But the writing gets inexcusably lazy in the second half.
John Abraham handles his character of being a no-nonsense tough guy well. He is surely one of the best action heroes in the business. On the other hand, Varun Dhawan is delight to watch in a rather cute and comical avatar. Akshay Kumar’s cameo, as a pouting-selfie-clicking man bun is a hoot. Jacqueline is good in her sexy, glamorous role.
On the whole, despite cliched story DISHOOM is entertaning, coupled with rich visuals and high octane action work in the favour of the film. Add to this the star power of John Abraham and Varun Dhawan which will definitely attract the youth. At the box office, the film faces no competion for next two weeks and hence it will ensure good returns to the makers.