Ashdoc's movie review---Dhoom 3

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    Nowadays Yash Raj films seems to have started making films keeping the international audience in mind : ' international ' meaning the Pakistan and middle east audience allied with Indian and Bangladeshi muslims....
    .....For almost all the characters in the film are shown to be muslims---including the hero , the heroine , the father of the hero and the sidekick....
    Only the cop ( inspector Jai Dixit ) played by Abhishek Bachhan is hindu---that too because his character is a leftover from former ' Dhoom ' films and cannot be changed now....

    The villain of course is Bollywood's favourite bogey for international films---a white man who else . He is the banker responsible for the downfall of the hero's father ( played by Jackie Shroff ) and the father's suicide , which is the result of the banker's callous decision of forcing the closure of the magic show called ' great Indian circus ' owned by Iqbal ( Jackie ) for defaulting on debt .

    The son named Saahir ( played by Aamir Khan ) grows up to take revenge on the bank by looting it repeatedly ' Dhoom ' style---meaning by the most unbelievable stunts using a rope and a flashy motorbike , and leaving a shower of notes for poor people to pick like a modern day Robinhood .

    .....And because he leaves a note in hindi after every robbery , two Indian cops are called in---Jai Dixit and his sidekick Ali ( Uday Chopra ) who else....

    With this the chase begins....

    The stunts are frankly far far out from what can be attempted in real life and seem too much to believe at times , but do keep the adrenaline pumping in the movie . But it is in emotion that the movie scores !!---and the director surprises us by giving a romantic and emotional angle to the movie that far surpasses the action sequences in making the movie look good .

    And where there is romance there has to be a woman---a dazzlingly beautiful one at that . Katrina looks like a dream and dances like heaven . Her introduction in a stupendously muscle arching and body curving dance sequence where she sheds her clothes one by one left everyone in the audience transfixed on their seats in the theater just like it left the hero just watching on his seat in the movie . There was pin drop silence in the cinema hall for 5 minutes....

    But the introduction of such a heavenly beauty also shores up jealousies among two men in the movie as to who should romance her , and really gives a kick start to the emotional core of the movie .

    But the jealousy is between whom and whom ??
    I am not telling---for the movie has a surprise in store at the interval , a trick commonly used in magic shows but something that the common man is unaware of....

    Aamir Khan acts well , Katrina looks dazzling and that's enough....
    Abhishek Bachhan acts his usual stern self as inspector Jai Dixit and Uday Chopra is more like a monkey with his eyes permanently popped out at any woman....

    The action sequences may be unbelievable and the motorbikes which can change shape look frankly unreal , but everything in the movie is on a spectacular scale and that helps in glossing over the unreal parts of the film .
    The climax is heart touching and shows the importance of human relationships above all the action and emotion . No sex and lack of blood soaked violence make is suitable for watching by a family crowd .

    I didn't see it in IMAX form , but from the scenes I could make out that the motorbike somersaults and chases will look better in IMAX .

    Verdict---good .
     
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  3. Eastman

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    The punchline of the movie is copied from The Prestige.

    Verdict: cannot expect more then this from a Bollywood Dhoom, storyline is confusing and not nicely done, and :dude: stoppies can look better realistic.

    and actors can yet fly their bikes with out a ski jump :hair:
     
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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    Abhishek Bachhan + Uday Chopra: why the fuk are these guys in the movie anyway ! :why: :facepalm: both of them :gtfo:
     
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    Okay kind of movie... Good for a single watch... Aamir was terrific... But it was hard for me to digest that US authorities are so incompetent that they rely on two jokers (Abhishek and Uday) to nab the theif. :D
     
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    haha .... if Abhi and uday reads your comment then they will :frusty:
     
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    Just because to add some comedy to the action movie ... :rofl:
     
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    dont know about abhishek bachan but uday chopra is the owner of the film.(Producer):lol::lol:
     
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    I cannot believe Aamir is doing shitty stuff. First Talash now this shit. Seriously waste of my sleep last fee as I went for night show. Abhishek and Uday Chopra were pathetic as usual.

    But Aamir? Why did he do this film? :facepalm:

    Sympathies with those who saw this buying those ridiculously prized tickets at 1400 and with family.
     
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    The only movie that i could think of that Abhishek (ever) did a decent enough job was in 'Refugee', + Uday Chopra is useless as always ! no hope . :truestory:
     
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    TrueSpirit1 The Nobody Banned

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    If one has not seen "The Prestige" & "Now you see me", then there are enough surprises in store. It is a perfect family movie without any gore, violence or useless skin-show. Immensely entertaining. And finally, AAMIR KHAN - what can we say, except:

    HATS-OFF, man. Your work is an example worth emulating.
     
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    TrueSpirit1 The Nobody Banned

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    Guru ?

    Yuva ?
     
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    TrueSpirit1 The Nobody Banned

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    What Sir.... When similar unrealistic stunts, mushy melodrama & repetitive plots/themes (centered around monster creature/aliens/zombie/comicbook heroes/bank heist/con-jobs/fancy gizmo in every second movie) & not to miss, the endless, mindless sequels are displayed in Hollywood flicks, people go all crazy in its appreciation.

    Whereas, when our Desi folks would attempt even a minor fraction of the same & to top it, Aamir pulled it off so well, with his characteristic elan, intensity & sincerity, they are being derided & excoriated on minor pretexts like, doing out-n-out commercial flick & raking in unprecedented moolah. Not ot mention, a significant fraction of this money is automatically ploughed back in Indian economy (unless flicks financed by Hollywood studios).

    Come on Sir, be Desi & appreciate our work, workers, & workmanship. Especially when they have done a commendable job. 100% entertainment without any sleaze & mindless killings & unlike routine Hollywood themes (that I mentioned above).

    Our film industry is the only one in the world with the scale, popularity, connect, value & reach to withstand Hollywood when British Cinema, Japanese Cinema & even most of the EU cinema is all but dead.
     
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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    Nope :lol: Raavan: maybe ! :nod:
     
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    TrueSpirit1 The Nobody Banned

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    Though the allure of sounding elitist by criticizing the movie is too-hard-to-resist, I would hereby assert (at the risk of sounding unfashionable & less-evolved), whether you admit or not, you have got a full-paisa-vasool entertainment with this one, which was pleasantly beyond your expectation :)
     
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    TrueSpirit1 The Nobody Banned

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    :rotfl: Your constraint/limitation is understandable, given the land your are based at. My friends there try similar derision at desi-stuff but cannot cultivate the aplomb to carry it out & instead become an object of ridicule, themselves :laugh:
     
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    abhishek bachan just can not act. he is getting films due to his father or my be wife.once his father die, he will be house husband if ashwariya does not leave him
     
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    doom3 is crap with most of stunts are not logical donot waste money on it
     
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    its a copy of an English film The Prestige
     
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    Waste of time and money. Saw it last night with the kids, even they wanted to leave mid way.
     
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    Its not the quality of production, its not about Aamirs acting which is always good, its about the movie at large and why Aamir should do such crappy films.
     

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