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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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Sheena (as Esha)
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Mrs. Sweety Dixit (as Rimii)
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Rahul (as Sanjay Singh)
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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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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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INR 200,000,000 (estimated)
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Upon release, the film received a large majority of negative reviews from critics. Despite this, the film still managed to do good business at the box office. See more »

Goofs

Abhishek Bachchan clearly mentions that it's December while explaining the details of the bank robberies to his senior officer. However, it rains heavily a few scenes later during the Dilbara song. Since when has Mumbai seen rains in December? 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 »

Connections

References The Fast and the Furious (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Salaame
Written by Sameer
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Kunal Ganjawala and Vasundhara Das
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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Fast and Furious in Bollywood
8 December 2004 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

I had little respect for Sanjay Gadhvi after his futile attempt of making Bollywood version of highly adorable My Best Friends Wedding. But with Dhoom - he back on track. Its interesting to see Yashraj into Action-Thrillers who generally stick to love themes, proving they are developing into professional production houses.

A good storyline filled with witty one-liners, good comic scenes, great songs, plenty of flesh and of course great action sequences - a perfect recipe for a masala Bollywood action. The pace of the movie is so good that you don't want to leave your seat.

Abshishek's performance is good - within the boundaries of his can's and cannot's. Uday Chopra overacts. John Abraham fits the role to the "T". Heroines have small roles but oozing with sex-appeal (the action theme demands it - remember?). Abhishek-Uday combo is similar to 48 Hours and evokes good mirth.

An entertaining fare from start to finish. Go watch it!!!


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