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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySanjay Gadhvi
Produced byAditya Chopra
Screenplay byVijay Krishna Acharya
Story byAditya Chopra
Music byOriginal Songs:
Background Score:
CinematographyNirav Shah
Edited byRameshwar S. Bhagat
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • 27 August 2004 (2004-08-27)
Running time
129 minutes[1]
Budgetest.110 million[2]
Box officeest.724.7 million[3]

Dhoom (transl. Blast) is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language 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. It is the first instalment to the Dhoom franchise.The film's story is penned by Aditya Chopra, who was produced the film also, under the banner Yash Raj Films.The cinematography was handled by Nirav Shah and original soundtrack is composed by Pritam while Salim-Sulaiman provided the background score for the film.

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

Earning over 290 million (US$4.1 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.


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

Assistant Commissioner of Police Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), a no-nonsense cop, is called onto the case. Dixit seeks the help of a local bike dealer/racer named Ali Akbar Fateh 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, claiming that Dixit can't catch him even if he is right in front of him. He is proven correct and Dixit's failure apparently causes him to part ways with Ali.

Kabir then lures Ali into his gang as a substitute for Rohit, the gang member who was killed by 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 disbanding forever. Kabir sets his eyes on the largest casino in all of India. Kabir and his gang swiftly loot the casino on New Year's Eve, but they soon realize that Dixit has led them right into a trap. It is revealed that Ali was working for Dixit the whole time, and a fight ensues.

Kabir manages to escape from Dixit and goes back to the gang's truck where Ali has kept Sheena bound and gagged. Kabir then viciously beats up Ali for his betrayal, but Ali is saved by Dixit's timely arrival at the scene. The gang flees, except for Sheena, while Dixit and Ali give chase to Kabir. They kill all the other gang members except Kabir, who tries to escape on his bike. He is cornered by Dixit and Ali with nowhere to go. Kabir decides to take his own life rather than let Dixit arrest him, and he rides his bike over the edge of a cliff into the water to his death. The film ends with Dixit and Ali arguing with each other, albeit in a friendly way.



The film became a commercial success[4] but received mixed reviews from critics.[5][6][7] Dhoom ended up netting about Rs. 4.5 crores from Bombay circuit in 2004.[8] Its gross net amount in India was 29 crore (US$4.1 million), and its lifetime worldwide adjusted gross is 72.5 crore (US$10 million).[3][9][10][11] Overseas gross of Dhoom stands at US$2 million with its US gross at $330,400.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Awards Category Recipients Results
Filmfare Awards Best Editing Rameshwar S. Bhagat Won
Best Sound Design Dwarak Warrier
Best Film Yash Raj Films Nominated
Best Music Director Pritam
Best Female Playback Singer Sunidhi Chauhan for "Dhoom Machale"
Best Villain John Abraham
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Female Playback Singer Sunidhi Chauhan for "Dhoom Machale" Won
Best Villain John Abraham
Best Action Allan Amin
Best Picture Aditya Chopra and Yash Raj Films (also for Hum Tum) Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Esha Deol
Best Comedian Uday Chopra
Best Music Director Pritam
Screen Weekly Awards Best Background Score Salim-Sulaiman Won
Best Editing Rameshwar S. Bhagat
Best Music Director Pritam Nominated
Best Performance in a Comic Role Uday Chopra
Best Cinematography Nirav Shah
Best Action Allan Amin
Best Sound Design Dwarak Warrier
Zee Cine Awards Best Song of the Year "Dhoom Machale" Won
Best Female Playback Singer Sunidhi Chauhan for "Dhoom Machale
Best Villain John Abraham
Best Action Allan Amin
Best Comedian Uday Chopra Nominated
Best Costume Design Anaita Shroff
Best Editing Rameshwar S. Bhagat
Best Sound Re-Recording Leslie Fernandes
Best Special Effects Pankaj Khandpur
Best Dialogue Vijay Krishna Acharya
Best Audiography Dwarak Warrier
Best Background Score Salim-Sulaiman
Best Film Processing Yash Raj Films


Soundtrack album by
Released16 July 2004 (2004-07-16) (CD)
27 July 2004 (2004-07-27) (Film)
StudioYRF Studios
Mumbai, India
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelYRF Music
DirectorSanjay Gadhvi
ProducerAditya Chopra
Pritam chronology
Raghu Romeo

Pritam composed the songs for Dhoom while Salim-Sulaiman composed the original score. 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", sung by singers like KK, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Shaan and Kunal Ganjawala. The lyrics were penned by Sameer. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 22,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's third highest-selling.[12]

All lyrics are written by Sameer; all music is composed by Pritam.

1."Dhoom Machale"Sunidhi Chauhan, Shankar Mahadevan6:15
2."Shikdum"Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal5:27
3."Dilbara"Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sowmya Raoh4:32
4."Salaame"Kunal Ganjawala, Vasundhara Das5:17
5."Shikdum" (The Bedroom Mix)KK, Gayatri Ganjawala, Indee4:19
6."Dilbara" (Reprisal Edit)Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sowmya Raoh, Abhishek Bachchan4:36
7."Dhoom Dhoom"Tata Young3:21
Total length:34:27


  1. ^ "DHOOM (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 23 August 2004. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ Rediff.com
  3. ^ a b "Top Lifetime Grossers 2000-2009 (Figures in Ind Rs)". BoxOffice India. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Box Office 2004". BoxOffice India. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  5. ^ Adarsh, Taran (27 August 2004). "Dhoom : Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/2004/aug/27dhoom.
  7. ^ "Dhoom (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  8. ^ http://www.ibosnetwork.com/newsmanager/templates/template1.aspx?a=21930&z=7
  9. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/boxoffice/id/65066
  10. ^ http://www.yashrajfilms.com/AboutUs/BuisnessActivities.aspx?SectionCode=PRO002
  11. ^ https://boxofficemojo.com/franchises/chart/?id=dhoom.htm
  12. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.

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