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 Vijay Krishna Acharya
(dialogue)
Screenplay by Vijay Krishna Acharya
Story by Aditya Chopra
Starring Abhishek Bachchan
Uday Chopra
John Abraham
Esha Deol
Rimi Sen
Music by Songs:
Pritam
Background Score:
Salim-Sulaiman
Cinematography Nirav Shah
Edited by Rameshwar S Bhagat
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release dates
  • 27 August 2004 (2004-08-27)
Running time 129 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR110 million (US$1.8 million)[1]
Box office INR724.7 million (US$12 million)[2] (Adjusted Gross)

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 INR290 million (US$4.7 million) Nett Gross in India, the film became one of the top-grossing Hindi films of 2004.[3] 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 Khan(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 were 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 then 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 Khan is saved by the timely arrival of Dixit at the scene. The gang flees, except for Sheena; while Dixit and Khan give chase. All the other gang members except Kabir are killed by Dixit and Khan. Kabir tries to escape on his bike. He is then cornered by Dixit and Khan with nowhere to go. So Kabir decides to commit suicide rather than let Dixit arrest him, and rides his bike over the edge of a cliff and into the water. The movie ends with Dixit and Khan bickering as usual. It is hinted at the end that Sheena will be arrested.

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Crew[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film became a commercial success at the box-office ("Hit")[3] and received generally positive reviews from audiences,[4] but received mixed reviews from critics.[5][6] Dhoom ended up netting about Rs. 4.5 crores from Bombay circuit in 2004.[7] Its India Nett Gross was INR29 crore (US$4.7 million), and its lifetime worldwide Adjusted Gross is INR72.5 crore (US$12 million).[2][8][9][10] Overseas gross of Dhoom stands at US$ 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.[11]

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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