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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.

Director:

Sanjay Gadhvi

Writers:

Vijay Krishna Acharya (dialogue), Vijay Krishna Acharya (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abhishek Bachchan ... Jai
John Abraham ... Kabir
Uday Chopra ... Ali
Esha Deol ... Sheena (as Esha)
Rimi Sen ... Mrs. Sweety Dixit (as Rimii)
Manoj Joshi ... Shekhar
Sanjay M. Singh Sanjay M. Singh ... Rahul (as Sanjay Singh)
Amir Farid Amir Farid ... Tony (as Farid Amiri)
Mehul Bhojak Mehul Bhojak ... Manu
Rohit Chopra Rohit Chopra ... Rohit
Palash Dutta Palash Dutta ... Chottu
Sanjay Keni Sanjay Keni ... Munna
Ajay Padhe Ajay Padhe ... Vinod (as Ajay Padhye)
Ayesha Raza ... TV Reporter
Mukesh Ahuja 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 August 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Blast See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally the movie was supposed to have top-of-the-line sports cars. Then the director, Sanjay Gadhvi decided to have motorcycles because the actors' faces could be seen clearly. Also, he was crazy about motorcycles when he was young. See more »

Goofs

In the chase after the bank robbery Abhishek fires a bullet which makes the bag fall off John's shoulder. Immediately in the next frame we can see John escaping the second bullet shot by Abhishek, but in that we can also see John still carrying the backpack. 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

Followed by Dhoom 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Shikdum
Written by Sameer Anjaan
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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So bad it's funny
16 June 2005 | by tarjeiol-1See 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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