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Dhoom (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 27 August 2004 (India)
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A mysterious gang of bikers are on a robbing spree. ACP Jai gets Ali, a mechanic, to assist him in the case. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to nab the thieves red handed.

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Jai
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Ali
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Sheena (as Esha)
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Mrs. Sweety Dixit (as Rimii)
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Shekhar
Sanjay M. Singh ...
Rahul (as Sanjay Singh)
Amir Farid ...
Tony (as Farid Amiri)
Mehul Bhojak ...
Manu
Rohit Chopra ...
Rohit
Palash Dutta ...
Chottu
Sanjay Keni ...
Munna
Ajay Padhe ...
Vinod (as Ajay Padhye)
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TV Reporter
Mukesh Ahuja ...
Bookie
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Storyline

The tale begins in Mumbai where a sophisticated gang of robbers is sweeping through the city, giving nightmares to the police department. They come like wind, sweep the place and disappear on their hi-tech bikes - the slickest and fastest riding machines on the road. Officer Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) is brought in on the case. Soon he is on the trail of the robbers - a gang headed by Kabir (John Abraham), an evil perfectionist with an attitude. Jai ropes in the services of Ali (Uday Chopra), a happy-go-lucky garage mechanic and a prodigious bike rider. The two reluctant partners join forces, and soon Jai realizes that the clown can ride bikes like the wind. Kabir soon catches on to Jai-Ali's teaming up and his arrogance pushes him to take up the challenge openly. From the mean streets of Mumbai, the chase shifts to the sun kissed beaches of Goa. And so starts the hunt - where sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Dhoom reinvents the classic cops and robbers tale and brings it ... Written by Official Source

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Taglines:

One brave cop... one smart thief... one cool biker... together they create... See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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27 August 2004 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Dhoom! - Die Jagd beginnt  »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 200,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$245,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,000,000
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Trivia

The word "shikdum" is Turkish. It means "dirty dancing." See more »

Goofs

It's clearly dark when John Abraham and his friends see Abhishek Bachchan reporting on Aaj Tak. However, the time shown on the TV screen is 17:52. See more »

Quotes

Kabir: After Kabir crashes Rahul's Car... You are very luck Rahul, you could have been in that car too. We are thieves... We tend to disappear in smoke, the moment police see fire, its all over... Nobody can break my rules... Not even me.
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Crazy Credits

The 'yash raj films' logo has the sound of vrooming bikes instead of the original musical theme. See more »

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Referenced in Salaam Namaste (2005) See more »

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Dilbara
Written by Sameer
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Abhijeet and Sowmya Rao
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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So bad it's funny
16 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie basically seemed to me like a bad attempt to copy American action movies. I generally don't like those movies and not knowing what I was getting to see I was hoping to see a real Indian movie. Instead it was this weird cultural-crash-movie. But that's not the reason I didn't like Dhoom.

It's because the whole movie is so bad it's laughable. The dialogs are tacky ("Thank you mummy. Yes very okay very okay", etc), the story is predictable and boring, the actors are extremely bad and the cutting and special effects (or whatever you want to call it) are simple and pretentious. They have tried to make it "cool" but they fail so much it's almost as sad and funny as watching Jackie Chan in City Hunter.


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