Dhaakad

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Dhaakad
Dhaakad poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRazneesh Razy Ghai
Written byRitesh Shah
(dialogue)
Story byRazneesh Razy Ghai
Chintan Gandhi
Rinish Ravindra
Produced byDeepak Mukut
Sohel Maklai
Starring
CinematographyTetsuo Nagata
Edited byRameshwar S. Bhagat
Music byScore:
Dhruv Ghanekar
Songs:
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Dhruv Ghanekar
Badshah
Hiten Kumar
Production
companies
Sohum Rockstar Entertainment
Sohel Maklai Productions
Asylum Films
Distributed byZee Studios
Release date
  • 20 May 2022 (2022-05-20)[1]
Running time
131 minutes[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Dhaakad (transl. Formidable) is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language espionage action thriller film directed by Razneesh Ghai in his directorial debut and produced by Deepak Mukut and Sohel Maklai under banners of Soham Rockstar Entertainment, Sohel Maklai Productions and Asylum films. The film stars Kangana Ranaut as protagonist in a lead role with Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta as antagonists and Saswata Chatterjee in supporting roles.[3] The film was released theatrically on 20 May 2022.[1]

Premise[edit]

Agni, a highly trained and deadly field agent, is entrusted with a mission to gather Intel and eliminate Rudraveer, an international human and arms trafficker who has been off the radar for ten years.[4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Dhaakad was announced on 20 October 2020. Kangana shared her various looks from the film. Kangana wrote on Instagram, “She is fierce, feisty and fearless. #AgentAgni is all geared up to set the big screen on fire.[7] In an interview Kangana said, “Dhaakad is not only a benchmark film for my career but will be a turning point for Indian cinema as well. The film is mounted on a large scale, and is one of a kind female-led action film.”

Training[edit]

The actors appearing in the film as Agents, including Ranaut, underwent training in action flick for over three months.[8]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on 15 January 2021.[9] It has been shot in Madhya Pradesh and Budapest. Razneesh Razy Ghai, the director of the film wrote on his Instagram account, “The producers and I were insistent that we hire key members of the team from other film industries. When you want your film to have high-octane action, you have to go above and beyond. For key sequences, we roped in action directors from the US, Korea, Canada and South Africa. Hitz international action specialists, as well as Cameron Hilts and Sea-young Oh. The Indian stunt team was on par with our international collaborators."[10] The filming was completed on 8 July 2021.[11]


Soundtrack[edit]

Dhaakad
Soundtrack album by
Released17 May 2022[12]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length25:53
LanguageHindi
LabelSRE Music
Official audio
Dhaakad - Full Audio Songs Jukebox on YouTube

The film's soundtrack is composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and Dhruv Ghanekar while the lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Ishitta Arun.[12]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."She's On Fire"Badshah, Hiten KumarBadshah, Nikhita Gandhi2:45
2."Namonishan"Amitabh BhattacharyaNikhita Gandhi, Shankar Mahadevan4:20
3."So Ja Re"Ishitta ArunSunidhi Chauhan, Hariharan5:13
4."Babul"TraditionalRicha Sharma3:43
5."Barood"Amitabh BhattacharyaSunidhi Chauhan4:12
6."Dhaakad Title Song"Ishitta ArunVasundhara Vee5:40
Total length:25:53

Marketing and release[edit]

Marketing[edit]

The first look poster of the film was released on 6 July 2019, the poster featured Ranaut rescuing the day in a shoot 'em up action avatar with guns in her both hands.[13] On 9 July 2019, the second poster of the film was released featuring Ranaut in the middle of a battle with assault rifles in both her hands.[14] On 9 August 2019, the first look teaser of the film was released featuring Ranaut with a machine gun and dripping sweat and blood, walking through fire and explosions.[15] The film was initially scheduled for a Diwali (November) 2020 release but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the film got postponed.[16]

On 18 January 2021, the new release date of the film, 1 October 2021, was announced along with a new poster featuring Ranaut in a black vest and shorts as she goes on a killing spree with a sword in her hand.[17] On 19 January 2021, the first look poster of Rampal was unveiled. The poster featured Rampal in a leather jacket and tattered tee with chest covered with tattoos.[18] On 20 January 2021, the first look poster of Dutta was unveiled. The poster featured Dutta sitting on a stool, with her sari lifted till one of her knees.[19] The film was postponed again and a new release date, 8 April 2022, was announced on 18 October 2021. The release date was announced along with a new poster featuring four new looks of Ranaut from the film.[20]

The release date got pushed and a new release date, 27 May 2022, was announced on 28 February 2022. It was also revealed that the film will be a multi-lingual pan-India film and will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam simultaneously.[21] On 12 April 2022, the teaser of the film was released along with a new release date, 20 May 2022. The teaser featured Ranaut in multiple looks and indulge in some heavy duty action sequences.[22] On 29 April 2022, the trailer of the film was released.[23] The trailer garnered praise,[24] American writer and film critic Chris Gore praised the trailer and called it better than Black Widow.[25][26] The second trailer of the film was released on 12 May 2022.[27] On 17 May 2022, the Tamil and Telugu language trailer of the film was released.[28][29]

Release[edit]

On 17 May 2022, the film was certified with “A” (restricted to adult audiences) certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification of India with a runtime of 131 minutes and 34 seconds (2 hours, 11 minutes, 34 seconds).[2] The film was released theatrically on 20 May 2022.[1]

Reception[edit]

Rachana Dubey of The Times Of India rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "It would have been great if along with the superb action and terrific visuals, the story, too, could have packed a punch".[30] Sonil Dedhia of News 18 rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "Kangana Ranaut's solid performance in 'Dhaakad' combined with high-impact stunt work puts a stamp on her as a formidable female action star".[31] Umesh Punwani of Koimoi rated the film 1 out of 5 stars and wrote "If a genie pops up in front of Kangana Ranaut, she should trade her all 3 wishes for deleting Dhaakad from everyone's memory".[32]

References[edit]

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