Dhoom (film series)
|Dhoom film series|
Dhoom DVD cover.
|Directed by||Sanjay Gadhvi
(Dhoom, Dhoom 2)
Vijay Krishna Acharya
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Written by||Vijay Krishna Acharya|
(Dhoom,Dhoom 2,Dhoom 3)
(Dhoom,Dhoom 2,Dhoom 3)
|Studio||Yash Raj Films|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films
(Dhoom,Dhoom 2,Dhoom 3)
|Box office||(2 films):
2.225 billion (US$34 million)
Dhoom (Hindi: धूम, Blast) is an Indian buddy-cop action thriller film series. The movies are centred on ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), an ACP and his sidekick Ali (Uday Chopra) who capture high-tech thieves or robbers.
ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), a no nonsense cop, is called on the case. He seeks the help of a scatterbrained, clownish downtown racer named Ali (Uday Chopra) and devises a trap to catch the thieves, but fails. Kabir, (John Abraham) the leader of the gang, eventually taunts Dixit by saying that he won't be able to catch Kabir even if he were right in front of him. He is proved correct and the failure of Dixit seemingly leads to the end of his partnership with Ali.
Kabir then lures Ali into his gang to replace Rohit who was killed by Jai. Jai is married to Sweety (Rimi Sen). Ali also falls in love with Sheena (Esha Deol), one of the gang members. The gang later goes to Goa to perform one last big heist before disbanding forever. Kabir now sets his eyes on the biggest casino in India. Kabir and his gang swiftly rob the casino on New Year's Eve, but soon, they realise that Jai has lured them right into a trap. Ali was working for Jai the whole time and a fight stages.
Kabir manages to escape from Jai, and goes back to the gang's truck where Ali tied up Sheena. Kabir then viciously beats up Ali for his betrayal. Kabir holds Ali at gunpoint, and is about to shoot him when Kabir is shot in the hand. The gang minus Sheena then boards the truck, while Jai and Ali follow. A fight ensues between Kabir and Jai on top of the truck, while Ali fights the other gang members Rahul and Tony inside. Ali fights his way into the driver's seat. Kabir tries to escape on his bike. He is then cornered by Jai and Ali. Kabir decides to commit suicide instead of going to jail, and rides his bike over the edge and into the water. The movie ends with Jai and Ali bickering.
Dhoom 2 (2006)
The police are baffled by a master thief known only as Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan) because he leaves an 'A' symbol after each robbery. Mr. A steals a priceless English crown by sky diving onto a train across the Namibian desert, disguising himself as queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, stealing the crown, and escaping on a sand-board.
He is pursued by ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), his former classmate ACP Shonali Bose (Bipasha Basu), and Sub Inspector Ali Akbar (Uday Chopra), the comic relief. They try to catch him in the act as he robs a Mumbai museum, but fail after a long chase with Mr. A on rollerblades.
Mr. Aryan, in the meantime, is caught by the wiles of Sunehri (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), who claims to be A's number-one fan. Attempting to catch Sunehri in the act, Shonali breaks her leg. Mr. A agrees to take Sunehri into partnership, not knowing that she is actually working for Jai.
Mr. A and Sunehri fly to Copacabana, where Mr. A plans another big heist. Jai and Ali follow. While in Brazil, they stay with Shonali's twin sister Monali and uncover that Mr. A's real name is Aryan. Aryan, who has trusted Sunehri with his life, finds out that she is working against him and accuses her of treachery. She then realises that she loves him and joins him in earnest. Their heist is a success; their escape, not so much. In the end Sunehri shoots Aryan who falls off a cliff, though Sunehri claims she did it out of love. However, it is implied that even this was a last-resort faked death, planned out by Aryan and Sunehri, as in the end they are seen working at a restaurant in Fiji. Jai drops in unexpectedly but leaves them alone once Aryan hands over the details of where he has stashed the loot from all his robberies. Jai then talks to Ali over the phone and tells him to return to India, since they have a new case.
Dhoom 3 (2013)
On 2 February 2011, Yash Chopra confirmed that the third instalment of the series would go on floors at the end of 2011 featuring Aamir Khan playing anti-hero and planned for a Christmas 2013 release. Vijay Krishna Acharya has worked for about one year on the script of Dhoom 3. According to Yash Chopra "It is possibly one of the best scripts coming out of our production house (Yash Raj Films)." When talking about Dhoom 3 Khan went on commenting that "Victor's script really won me over and I look forward to working with him." Aditya Chopra decided to cast a new face for the female lead, but was unable to find a perfect debutant. And eventually selected Katrina Kaif for the role.
The principal photography of the film was expected to start from November 2011, taking about 11 months to complete. But it was later postponed to May 2012 because Aamir Khan wanted time to finish Reema Kagti's Talaash. In March 2012 reports claimed that shooting of Dhoom 3 is indefinitely postponed due to future commitments of Aamir Khan. But Yash Raj Films however denied the reports by saying "This is absolutely baseless. DHOOM:3 starts shooting in May 2012 and Aamir Khan joins the schedule in June as per plan." 
Reportedly,the producer of the film, Aditya Chopra wanted to make the film in 3D format, feeling that the success of Haunted 3D showed that Indian audiences have opened up to 3D cinema viewing . But actor Aamir Khan is not convinced as he thinks 'making a 3D film needs more expertise'. Some sources still maintain that the film will release in 3D.
|Dhoom||Dhoom 2||Dhoom 3|
|ACP Jai Dixit||Abhishek Bachchan|
|Ali Akbar Fateh Khan||Uday Chopra|
|Mrs. Sweety Dixit||Rimi Sen|
|ACP Kamal||Manoj Joshi|
|Aryan / Mr. "A"||Hrithik Roshan|
|Shonali Bose / Monali Bose||Bipasa Basu|
|Sahir's Mentor||Jackie Shroff|
Release and revenue
|Film||Release date||Budget||Box office revenue|
|India (net)||Outside India||Worldwide (gross)|
|Dhoom||27 August 2004||290 million (US$4.4 million)||725 million (US$11 million)|
|Dhoom 2||24 November 2006||350 million (US$5.4 million)||803 million (US$12 million)||US$8.57 million||1.50 billion (US$23 million)|
|Dhoom 3||20 December 2013||1.50 billion (US$23 million)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
The movie had a significant cultural impact among urban Indian youth. It was blamed for an increase in incidents of street racing, bike-borne theft and stunting on public roads. Besides, there was a new impetus to the bike-modifying scene with youth going in for modifications to their bikes ranging from free flow exhaust systems to addition of NOS kits.[original research?]
In Malappuram district of Kerala, four members of a group of criminals had cracked the floor of South Malabar Gramin Bank in the early hours on 30 December 2007 and looted 2.5 million and 80 kilogrammes of gold, a total worth of Rs. 80 million, considered to be one of the biggest thefts in Kerala’s crime records. The Kerala Police have arrested four people in connection with this and the leader admitted that he was inspired by Dhoom. The media in India drew parallels to Dhoom 2.
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