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Dhoom 3

News Helpline | December, 16 2013

Dhoom 3 Cast & Crew:


Yash Raj Films

Release Date

20 Dec 2013


Action, Thriller


Aditya Chopra


Vijay Krishna Acharya

Star Cast

Aamir Khan.... Sahir
Abhishek Bachchan.... A.C.P Jai Dixit
Uday Chopra.... Ali Akbar
Katrina Kaif.... Aaliya
Jackie Shroff
Tabrett Bethell
Andrew Bicknell
Siddharth Nigam

Executive Producer

Aashish Singh, Sanjay Shivalkar


Vaibhavi Merchant, Dein Perry

Media Relations


Publicity Designs

Sumit Basu





Music Director

Pritam Chakraborty, Julius Packiam




Siddharth Mahadevan
Shilpa Rao
Aditi Singh Sharma
Sunidhi Chauhan
Mohit Chauhan
Shivam Mahadevan
Anish Sharma


Sudeep Chatterjee


Ritesh Soni


Conrad Palmisano, Sham Kaushal


Vijay Krishna Acharya


Vijay Krishna Acharya


Ganesh Gangadharan

Music Company

YRF Music


Anaita Shroff Adajania, Rushi Sharma, Manoshi Nath


Sameer Amitabh Bhattacharya Kausar Munir Vijay Krishna Acharya

Production Designers

Sumit Basu

Movie Review

Rating :

Verdict : Fast paced and energetic, worth watching

The story starts with the history of Great Indian Circus in Chicago which is mortgaged at the Western Chicago Bank. Its owner Iqbal (Jackie Shroff) has found the magic trick of wooing the bankers but loses the bait unfortunately.

On an eventful night of the circus, Iqbal kills himself due to his inability to save his circus. Years later, Chicago bank is being robbed relentlessly and the thief leaves a Joker’s mask each time. Iqbal’s son Sahir(Aamir Khan) manages to start up their circus again co-incidentally. The Bombay Police is summoned and obvious links are found between Iqbal’s son Sahir’s involvement in the burglary.

Will Jai (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali(Uday Chopra) win against Sahir who is determined to seek revenge and destroy the bank for life?

Script Analysis


It takes a while for the film’s plot to reveal completely. Luckily the writers pack in ample suspense to keep your interest latched to the film from the scene go. While Dhoom and Dhoom 2 both worked because of style and slickness, this one works for its grit. It essentially has all the fun and entertainment that comes as a package from the franchise but luckily this time the makers did not decide to give the story a miss. Aamir’s bikes and all the death defying stunts are extremely filmy to the core giving the audiences a taste of what essentially qualifies as Bollywood, but this time they infuse a highly emotional story.

Of course, one wouldn’t watch Dhoom for a story. It has always been about the ‘femme fatalles’ and ‘Fast and Furious’ stunts. But this one reveals itself as less of a wet dream than what you expect. I specifically like the realistic writing that was attempted in this one. Using one of Bollywood’s archaic props in a contemporary movie like this is astonishing and commendably used.

The reason why the writing is great in this film is not because of how the story is structured but on what it is based. Getting to India, the concept of international circus, recovering the Shakespearean idea of wittiness of a clown is praiseworthy.

The film in the second half resorts to unbelievable sloppiness and slackens a little in terms of looseness in the consistency of film’s writing but nevertheless, the use of a few extremely stellar ideas makes this film fantastic for me.

Star Performances

It is best to reveal as little as possible about Aamir’s character. To say the least, Aamir Khan is sincere in whatever he does. He plays every shade of his role with smoothness, ease and perfection.

Katrina Kaif is beautiful in every frame. She is perfect with her acts and the dance. Sadly, her role isn’t written with more meat or emotion.

Abhishek Bachchan is as good as Jai Dixit as he has always been.

And no curt words for Uday Chopra. God bless him for all the comic relief he provides. Without him, Dhoom would be a brooding and distastefully somber.


Direction, Editing and Screenplay

Vijay Krishna Acharya does his job quite well. Though comparisons with Gadhvi is unavoidable, let’s just say he is differently better. We have always watched Dhoom for car smashes, bike chases, but this time Dhoom for me was way more from the heart. And I for one, enjoyed way more.

I have always rooted for the Dhoom villains more so for Hrithik Roshan. His cucumber cool demeanor and composed style of stealing made me go woot for him. He was just so much cooler than the policemen. But this time my heart went out for the villains. Their emotional baggage was so believable that you’ll want them to win in each of their attempts.

The film’s editing could have been more taut. The dramatic sequences might seem overdrawn especially because the film borders at a runtime of nearly three hours. For its length, the film deters you a little but don’t let that come in the way of you having a blast at the cinemas

The Last Word


Dhoom 3 was spectacular and majestic. Keeping a strong hold on the emotional prowess of its plot, the film sews in the slick action so awe strikingly. Don’t go in expecting an Aamir Khan film because it isn’t without flaws. But it gets right everything that is a must for commercial films, especially its ability to grasp on to the interest of audiences. Even cool thieves are vulnerable people and to be able to get that correct is what makes Dhoom 3 a winner. One bang up job! I am going with 4 stars for the only hitch that good films don’t necessarily need to stretch this long


Dhoom 3 is an upcoming Hindi action thriller film, written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra.[4] It will be the third installment of the popular Dhoom series. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali Akbar while Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif [5] form the antagonist duo. Believed to be one of the most expensive Indian films of all time, Dhoom 3 will be released on 20 December 2013 in regular 2D and IMAX formats.[6] This is the first Bollywood movie to be released in the IMAX format.[7] The film will also be released in Dolby Atmos.[8][9] The film is also being dubbed into Telugu and Tamil for release in South India, and into Arabic for release in the Middle East.
Even prior to the beginning of the principal photography the film enjoyed a widespread media coverage.[12][13] Because of the box office success [14] and positive reviews from audiences [15][16] for Dhoom 2, the previous installment in the Dhoom series, the sequel had been anticipated by the audience.[17] On 2 January 2011, the producer of the previous Dhoom films, Aditya Chopra confirmed that the third installment of the Dhoom series would begin principal photography at the end of 2011. Initially, the producers and the lead actor Aamir wanted to release the film on Christmas of 2012,[18] but the plan was scrapped in favor of an early release date in 2013, mainly due to a forecast that a Christmas release would force a rushed post-production schedule, which was unfavorable given the high degree of technicality required for the film.[19]
Aamir was signed on to essay the lead role and the antagonist, while Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their roles as police officers.[20] Katrina Kaif was signed as the lead heroine, starring opposite Khan. Khan and Kaif took up special preparations for their roles. Khan reportedly learnt ballet,[21] aerobatics[22] and French technique of parkour,[23] a method of movement focused on negotiating obstacles with speed and efficiency, while Kaif took paragliding training and singing lessons.[24] While Bachchan reportedly lost nine kilos of weight to prepare for his role in the film.[25] Rimi Sen, who played the role of ACP Dixit's wife in the previous two installments of Dhoom series, was not approached to play her character Sweety. However, in an interview she stated that she wouldn't have done the role even if she were offered.[26] Dhoom 3 will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya who is the writer of all three Dhoom films replacing Sanjay Gadhvi who directed the first two franchise of Dhoom.[20] Stunt Director Olliver Keller was signed to direct the stunt scenes.[27] Aamir Khan said in an interview that his role in dhoom 3 is toughest role so far in his life.[28]

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