Dhoom

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This article is about the 2004 film. For the film series, see Dhoom (film series). For the 1998 album, see Dhoom (Euphoria album). For the 2011 album, see Dhoom (Call album).
Dhoom
DhoomPoster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sanjay Gadhvi
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Written by Dialogue:
Vijay Krishna Acharya
Screenplay by Vijay Krishna Acharya
Story by Aditya Chopra
Starring Abhishek Bachchan
Uday Chopra
John Abraham
Esha Deol
Rimi Sen
Music by Salim-Sulaiman
Songs:
Pritam
Cinematography Nirav Shah
Edited by Avinash Chaurasia
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release dates
  • 27 August 2004 (2004-08-27)
Running time
129 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 110 million (US$1.7 million)[2]
Box office 724.7 million (US$12 million)[3]

Dhoom (English: Blast) is a 2004 Indian action thriller film written by Vijay Krishna Acharya and directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, and Rimi Sen in lead roles.

Dhoom was the first action film produced by Yash Raj Films in 16 years, since Yash Chopra directed Vijay (1988). It tells the story of motorbike gangs in Mumbai and the police officer who teams up with a motorbike dealer to stop them.

Earning over 290 million (US$4.6 million) Nett Gross in India, the film became one of the top-grossing Hindi films of 2004.[4] It spawned a film series, with its sequel Dhoom 2, released on 24 November 2006, and Dhoom 3 released on 20 December 2013.

Plot[edit]

The story starts in the city of Mumbai where a motorbike gang starts breaking into banks and other public places and vanishing on Western Express Highway.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), a no-nonsense cop, is called inside the case. Dixit seeks the help of a thief named Ali (Uday Chopra) and devises a trap to catch the gang, but it fails. Kabir (John Abraham), the leader of the gang, eventually taunts Dixit by saying that he couldn't catch him even if he was right in front of him. He is proven correct and the failure of Dixit seemingly leads to the break-up of his partnership with Ali.

Kabir lures Ali into his gang to take place of Rohit, the gang member who was killed by ACP Dixit. Ali falls in love with Sheena (Esha Deol), another gang member. The gang later goes to Goa to perform one last big heist before becoming disbanded forever. Kabir now sets his eyes on the biggest casino in all of India. Kabir and his gang swiftly loot the casino on New Year's Eve, but soon they realize that Dixit has led them right into a trap. Ali was working for Dixit the whole time and a fight ensues.

Kabir manages to escape from ACP Dixit and goes back to the gang's truck where Khan has tied up Sheena. Kabir then viciously beats up Khan for his betrayal, but Ali is saved by the timely arrival of Dixit. The gang flees, except for Sheena, while Dixit and Khan give chase. All the other gang members except Kabir are killed by Dixit and Ali. Kabir tries to escape on his bike. He is cornered by Dixit and Ali with nowhere to go, Kabir then repeats his taunt by claiming that Dixit couldn't catch him even if he was in front of him and rides his bike off the cliff. Jai Dixit then says that he and Kabir would have been friends had Kabir not been a thief and the film ends with Dixit and Ali bickering as usual. It is also hinted that Sheena would be arrested. However, the film doesn't confirm whether Kabir died after he drove off the cliff but considering he landed directly into water, chances are he would still be alive.

Cast[edit]

  • John Abraham as Kabir, the main antagonist.
  • Abhishek Bachchan as ACP Jai Dixit, works for Mumbai police and working on catching thieves.
  • Uday Chopra as Ali Akbar Fateh Khan, who assists Jai.
  • Esha Deol as Sheena, Ali's first love interest.
  • Rimi Sen as Sweety Dixit, Jai's wife.
  • Manoj Joshi as Assistant Commissioner of Police Shekhar Kamal
  • Ajay Pande as Vinod
  • Arav Chaudhary as Rahul (Kabir's friend) 2nd man of Kabir's thieving gang.
  • Farid Amiri as Tony (Kabir's friend) 3rd man of Kabir's thieving gang.
  • Rohit Chopra as Rohit (Kabir's friend) 4th man of Kabir's thief gang and a brother of Rahul.
  • Bhupinder as a Chor Bazaar Goon
  • Mehul Bhojak as Manu
  • Yusuf Hussain as Police Commissioner
  • Mukesh Ahuja as Bookie
  • Perizaad Zorabian (cameo)
  • Arjun Sablok (cameo)
  • Arav Chaudhary as Kabir's friend

Reception[edit]

The film became a commercial success[4] and received generally positive reviews from audiences,[5] but received mixed reviews from critics.[6][7] Dhoom ended up netting about Rs. 4.5 crores from Bombay circuit in 2004.[8] Its India Nett Gross was 29 crore (US$4.6 million), and its lifetime worldwide Adjusted Gross is 72.5 crore (US$12 million).[3][9][10][11] Overseas gross of Dhoom stands at US$ 2 million with its US gross at $330,400.

Awards[edit]

Won

Soundtrack[edit]

Dhoom
Soundtrack album by Pritam
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Yash Raj Music

The title track Dhoom Dhoom was released in a remixed version song by the Thai-American singer Tata Young. The song and its music video featuring Tata Young proved to be a major hit in India during 2004 and 2005. The original song was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. Other tracks on the soundtrack included "Dilbara", "Dilbar Shikdum", and "Salaame Salaame". The music director was Pritam. The lyrics were penned by Sameer.The 'Shikdum' music is lifted from Tarkan's big hit "Sikidim" from his 1999 album Oluram Sana. The 'Dhoom machale' music is actually a fusion of two different songs . The First 3 lines has been inspired from Jesse Cook's "mario takes a walk" and the catchy hook i.e. the part "dhoom machale dhoom machale dhoom" has been directly lifted from Amr Diab's "Enta ma oltesh leih" from his 2003 album Allem Alby.[12]

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Dhoom Machale" Sunidhi Chauhan 6:17
2 "Dilbar Shikdum" Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal 5:29
3 "Dilbara" Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sowmya Raoh 4:38
4 "Salaame Salaame" Kunal Ganjawala, Vasundhara Das 5:19
5 "Dilbar Shikdum" (Bedroom Mix) KK, Gayatri Ganjawala, Indee 4:21
6 "Dilbara - Reprise" Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sowmya Raoh, Abhishek Bachchan 4:38
7 "Dhoom Dhoom" Tata Young 3:27

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