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Rhetoric On Ropes
Razor_200527 May 2014
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Iqbal Khan (Jackie Shroff) is a misunderstood artist of his generation. He is a visionary. He is not interested in rendering a generic circus machinery: that of hackneyed antics, animals (ill-treated behind the stage) and forced glamour. The callous bank executive — metaphorical of Philistine corporations and close-minded audience — is predisposed to reject his plea, with hidebound contention that viewers only expect puerility from circus. The director sets the scene of Iqbal Khan's plights within seconds of his introduction. The young Sahir (played by brilliant Siddharth Nigam) evades bullies in an act of mini-parkour. It's a swift and effective introduction — a tap on his potential, for things to come.

The trial circus show of 1990 is filmed very well. There's soft 'malang' tune in the background. The circus props would evolve in the future acts. The hat-throwing trick of the father and the son would later be replicated in the final robbery with motorbikes replacing hats.

Although 'Dhoom' films are set in real world, they are quasi-fantasy films. The director makes sure that the implausible stunts are shot aesthetically. This is what separates a good director from an ordinary director. Every scene in 'Dhoom 3' has a function. There is a circus motif in each robbery. Tightrope walking is a common feature in circus and riding bicycle on a tightrope is a possible feat. Accordingly, the motorbike on high-rope is fully thematic in the quasi-fantasy realm of 'Dhoom'. Since motorbikes are essential in 'Dhoom' series, it makes for a thematic correlation between the 'Dhoom' trope and circus.

Victor Acharya uses slow-motion and ultra-slow-motion to a great effect in the motorbike scenes, without relying on gaudy tableaux. Then he immediately gets back to the normal speed: it enhances the effect of motorbike's acceleration.

The second escape adventure is a riveting spectacle. The taut background music underlines Sahir's predicament when the motorbike reaches the bridge. Sahir underplays well through his countenance of predicament. The scene also harks back to James Bond films where Bond uses gadgets to get out of trouble. Herein, the motorcycle unbelievably transforms into a Jet-Ski. After all, magic is meant to be unbelievable: a mix of sleight, contrivance and deception. Sahir, again, relies on circus acrobatics and magic tricks to escape. The VFX transformation is top-notch. The entire scene is wonderfully executed without any toffee-nosed rush or jumpy chopping. The editor does a fine job in knowing when to chop and when to spare.

In both robberies, Sahir uses the disappearing trick (taught by his father) to circumvent the police.

None of the songs are forced in the narrative. The 'malang' song is well-timed at a crucial juncture before the interval. The prelude has a sense of grandeur, silhouettes representing the young Sahir and his father. Malang has so much potential that it could have become a meta-movie in the song itself. But it is still impressive, grandly expressionist with colours, shadows, outlandish creatures and magic.

Like the previous 'Dhoom' movies, the background music is superlative. Julius Packiam blends it finely in the narrative: at times subtle, at times prominent as per the situation. It lingers on even after the movie ends. One gets to appreciate the background music more during repeat viewings. A big revelation comes at the point of interval. This scene, again, is very well directed. The good thing about Victor Acharya is that he knows when to accelerate and when to slow down. Following the confrontation with Jai, Sahir ensconces towards his room. It's a long take with no dialogue. The length engenders a feeling of suspense. As Sahir sits on the chair, probably facing a mirror (a common mode of cinematography), one can hear his breathing. The camera circles slowly, the silence adds to the anticipation.

Abhishek Bachchan shares more screen-time with Aamir Khan than he did with his adversaries in 'Dhoom' and 'Dhoom 2'. He shows a menacing streak in the scene where he interrogates Sahir. Since everything has to be done in the 'Dhoom' framework, the film misses out on opportunities of what they could have done with Jai's character, as well as a few other things, because in many ways, it's Jai Dixit who comes across as a stubborn antagonist.

A propos the act in India, the idea was to play it to the gallery with a rustic fight scene. The auto-rickshaw feature, however, is unbefitting to the 'Dhoom' template. Ideally they could have harked back to the brilliant chor bazaar (black market) scene from 'Dhoom 1'; that scene had a riveting escape (with Jai and Ali being the absconders instead of chasers) and a little story behind it. But here, there is no back story, no motif and no 'Dhoom' twinge on the rustic tableau.

'Dhoom 3' also succeeds in bringing old-school rhetoric to the fore. The poem 'bandey hain hum uske' is orated throughout the film in different tones, each at a key moment. Sahir and Iqbal Khan disperse a few memorable dialogues.

Aamir Khan takes care of aesthetics and nuances in a remarkable performance. As always he stays true to his character. There is no reliance on past glory, self-reference or braggadocio. His poised countenance and that remarkable stance make the motorcycle scenes more effective. He gives Sahir an aura of mystique when he goes to meet Jai Dixit at the police headquarters. His fine hat, tilted a tad upwards, gives him an air of a sly jester. In a scene where the audience cheered the loudest, Sahir says, 'When sleight, contrivance and deception converge, people think it's magic.' During the dialogue, he scratches his face with the gun with an old-fashioned panache. Whether it's a nod to the old-school acting or personal mannerism, it goes well with the rhetoric. This is the closest he can come to self-reference.
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9/10
An honest appraisal of an honest attempt at filmmaking
Nwoakes27 May 2014
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Sometimes in cinema it is difficult to live up to hype. However, Dhoom 3 exceeds all expectations by packing a solid punch. The start was excellent and emotional, propped up by great performances from Jackie Shroff and Sidharth Nigam, the kid who plays young Aamir. YRF were indeed fortunate to find a kid who is not only a gymnast but a talented actor. I thought the cruel bank guy was good in his small part. He should've got a longer part. After the hasty Iqbal (Jackie) commits suicide, his son decides to take revenge. He targets the bank using his circus tricks and incredible gymnastics.

As good as Aamir acts, he gets a very good script here that gets the best out of him. The "dhoom" scenes i.e. the chases are awesome. Modern cameras and VFX effects make them even better.

Aamir's acting gets better and better as the story progresses. This is one one hell of a job by Aamir, on par with his best works.

*****SPOILERS AHEAD*****

To be frank, ACP Jai Dixit has become a liability since Dhoom 2 because his character makes things redundant. Since Dhoom 2 had a happy ending, his pesky interruptions didn't matter. But in Dhoom 3 the ending is sad, just because they had to give leverage to his character. Alas! they miss out on many tricks. Sahir's mastery and the twists around his characters are so good that he could have easily toppled Jai. Alas! Jai's character needs face saving because he's supposed to be one of the principal characters. He comes across as a big time nuisance.

The whole angle about Jai called by US police to help them is hard to fathom. But we understand it's "dhoom" and some level of cinematic liberty has to be taken to involve a story like this in Chicago because it's hard to visualize this story on the streets of India.
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10/10
only mediocrity is safe - dhoom 3 ain't mediocre
pras_hicks27 May 2014
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Only mediocrity is safe. D3 could have been a safe affair but thankfully it is a daring adventure with great story and performances.

The credit goes to the writer and director Vic Acharya for putting great action, bike scenes, mystery, important twists and emotions.

Bande hai hum uske is a great poem repeated at important points in the movie.

I won't write much about Aamir Khan because much has been said about his acting. He is simply brilliant in a very challenging role. Siddharth Nigam does a great job playing Aamir's childhood part. Watch him in the flashback after interval, you might drop a tear or two. Abhishek Bachchan looks tough and stern in a good depiction of Jai Dixit. Overall, a sharp entertainer.

Story: 9 Direction: 10 Acting: 10 (Aamir, Sid Nigam, Jackie) Cinematography: 10 Bike action: 10 Songs: 8 BG Music: 10 Production Value: 10
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10/10
Awesome movie with minor flaws
saud-akram5 January 2014
This movie is really good and I can easily say its the best Dhoom from the series. The chase sequences are awesome and the so called "plotholes" people are complaining about aren't really that bad. Aamir Khan's acting is flawless and and indeed is "Mr.Perfectionist". Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra's acting is mediocre at its best. Kat doesn't have much of a role but showcases her dancing skills. Songs are good and BGM is even better. If you can overlook abhishek and uday chopras ridiculous entry and enjoyed Dhoom 2 then I'd say go for it! I assure you you will not regret watching this one. My rating- 8/10(gave it a 10 cause it deserves a higher rating)
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10/10
Dhoom 3 is a definite must watch
soni725 December 2013
Breathtakingly shot with gorgeous cinematography. If you liked Dhoom and Dhoom 2 then you would not want to miss Dhoom 3. Just stop whatever you are doing, grab a ticket and go watch this film. Just for the sake of suspense and stunts it has. It is really a fantastic movie because aamir play an interesting emotional character in this film as his style. love u aamir. Movies like this would always become "box-office" hit. Lately, the more incoherent the storyline, more the earning. They say movies like Chennai Express, Krish-3, Dhoom-3 are supposed to be watched after leaving your brain at home. But if you get your brain back after watching them, you probably won't survive the regret and grief! Heist movies are supposed to be mind-blowing and intriguing.
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Nostalgia, Style and Substance
ravishingricky15 May 2014
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Apart from evoking the memories of the earlier Dhoom movies, the third part of Dhoom comes as a great surprise package. Because apart from its inherent coolness, it adds more substance to the series - a substance you could expect from an Aamir Khan starer. This one is no exception.

The emotions move back to the Hindi films of the 70s and the action (in fact bike scenes) are styled after James Bond movies. So it comes as a great mix. Modern technology makes the stunts really cool and allows them to do things which weren't possible before.

Acting is great from everyone including Aamir Khan for obvious reasons. Whether it is Dhoom or any other movie, never do you feel that he is the Aamir Khan, the star. It's because he gets into his characters so well. Here too you actually feel that you are watching two different people. Abhishek Bachchan does well with his character. He seems to have a snobby streak in real life and that actually helps his character. Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif do well. I wish Tabrett Bethell had more role.

Malang song is a treat to watch. Other songs are great too.

(Watching it second time was even better. But I must add, it has to be seen in high-definition.)

The complaints about unrealistic action are strange because it's not meant to be a Sarfarosh or Madras Cafe. In fact many South Indian and Hollywood movies have unreal action. Try "Sin City", "Kill Bill" or South Indian blockbusters. Even Aamir Khan's Ghajini had over-the-top action. It's because of their genres. One size doesn't fit all. Every film has its own demands. There are also complaints that they don't show any robbery. My question is, how many robberies did they show in the first Dhoom? Hardly.

P.S. I am going with 9 out of 10. I took one off because the climax despite being emotional seems like a compromise.
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9/10
The peak of dhoom
ewing_show21 April 2014
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Most of the times a series loses its charm by the time it reaches third part but this is where Dhoom: 3 peaks.

I love all Dhoom films but Dhoom: 3 is definitely the best of the batch.

It's a pure Dhoom show with fun, music, love and superhuman stunts.

The showstopper is Aamir Khan.

He gives a flawless performance, including the fantastic action scenes that take your breath away.

It's hard to talk more about about his role without giving spoilers. In short, he is at his best.

Dhoom: 3 entertains more than it promised.

The suspense is rocking!!!

Katrina Kaif has a short role but she steals the show in the songs. Her dancing is a surprise package among other things of Dhoom: 3.

The standard of direction is high. Victor Acharya deserves a special mention. He is one of the most underrated talents of India.

Pluses: everything I wrote above.

Minus: rickshaw scene and climax.
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10/10
Good Movie
xlovely-m325 December 2013
It is a shame to see harsh comments about the movie. You don't have to get so aggressive about it. I usually rely on this website to see what others have to say about the movie but I won't anymore because many people just express their harsh comments and don't really ever have anything positive to say. I don't know what they feel is a good movie in their terms. We all loved the movie and it is very entertaining. Aamir Khan as usual is amazing, I didn't like Abhishek as much but overall the movie is great. The concept, the story, everything is great. I didn't like Dhoom as much but I really enjoyed Dhoom 2 with Hrithik in it. But this movie I feel beats the other Dhoom movies. I enjoyed this one the most out of all the Dhoom movies. Definitely worth paying money for if you go watch it in the theater! Katrina was good, her dancing was amazing.
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9/10
People read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
alimurtaza78023 December 2013
This has no spoilers so if you haven't watched the movie I will not disclose anything.

OK first things first. I have read all the reviews on IMDb and they are saying it is a dumb and non logical movie. This is so not damn true. If we watch Hollywood movies with such effects we would give them great reviews but if Indian it is the opposite. This movie was not predictable. Aamir khan had a great role and his acting was extremely great. Now Katrina Kaifeng surely didn't have that much of a role but she did her best at some scenes. The story was great and acting of everyone was awesome. All in all this is a must watch film. Better than Chennai Express and Krrish 3. Surely there were gravity defying stunts but c'mon this is a movie and wake up.

Just because Katrina was not given such a role I cut out 1.5 stars.

8.5 stars out of 10. :)
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8/10
Dhoom 3-My thoughts
parivenkat1 January 2014
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ITS A MINDBLOWING FLAWLESS ACTION MOVIE.....yep its the movie of the perfectionist aamir khan..so its obvious we cannot fine a mistake in the movie.Compared to the first part...this one has gone into deep evolution and it is awesome in its action.There are some surprise factors in the film which starts in the mid of the movie & aamir khan has again proved in putting his best efforts in making a difference to an usual franchise.For action movies,this is a perfect movie to watch with the required amount of emotional melodrama needed for an usual bollywood movie.This has more drama compared to the rest of the franchise & glamour content lies on katrina alone with making her presence small in songs & few scenes but rest of the movie has only aamir khan & action.

The graphics needed for the action scenes are perfect that we cannot find that they are computer graphics & scale of graphics is unimaginable.But we cannot see in lot of scenes that the face of the dupes riding the bike instead of aamir khan,that could have been avoided.Added,why in every movie Aamir khan need to die like in faana,rang de basanti....its really becoming irritatingly usual.This movie I would rate as a best choreographed bike action movie.
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9/10
Watch the movie don't listen to haters
imsmiles19961 January 2014
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OK first off yes their are action sequences where things seem really fake and the movie does have its flaws but what movie doesn't and having one thing on common with another doesn't make it a complete rip off. Just because there were twins in the prestige and there were twins in dhoom 3 doesn't make them the same movie they r completely different. Amir khan is an excellent actor with a story with an equal force to keep you interested. Plus being twins is not the main plot twist, if you are just going in to watch this movie for action than I don't recommend it but if your looking for real emotion and a nice story that may bring you to tears than I highly recommend it.
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10/10
Amazing experience
ayesha_rashid18 May 2014
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Awesome experience first time and only gets better later... There's sureshot expectation of popcorn entertainment from Dhoom franchise. This time it's even bigger in terms of story, direction and action. The stunts are of international standard.

It not only strengthens the legacy but takes it to a higher level. In D1 and D2 John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan didn't have any backstory but here Aamir Khan has a backstory and a better characterisation.

Spoilers ahead...

It's unfair to pick one best Aamir Khan performance because he has given so many great performances. His work in Dhoom: 3 definitely finds place amongst his best work. He is restrained as Sahir and totally cute as Samar. At times Samar seems like a different actor.

Bike on rope and the second heist are awesome. The third one is alright.

The songs are superb. I always felt that Katrina Kaif didn't go berserk in 'ishq shava' song (jab tak hai jaan). In 'kamli' however she does very well, totally fits into the role.

Overall it's a fantastic movie from start to end.
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10/10
The year does end with a dhoom! aamir's performance is brilliant.
anurajeev200020 December 2013
The Dhoom franchise does a great job once again with action packed, surprising twists. great shoot of Chicago. it is a visual delight!The action, song sequences and acrobatics is fantastic. The bike chasing scenes are technically comparable to the Hollywood standards. Malang song is spectacular!! Jai-Ali duo are fun filled as before. Katrina has a small role to play but has done a great job.Katrina and aamir make a great pair. Aamir has lived upto his standards of a perfectionist. He plays his character with ease. Aamir does a superb job. The emotional element is appealing. The director vijay krishna acharya has done a good job. The movie has everything a commercial film has to have.Must watch movie!
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9/10
A good movie.....
dsinha2322 December 2013
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Well after reading the reviews , though this movie deserve a 7/10... but i would rate it 9/10.... because of the Indian attempt to make such movie . the basic problem is with the we Indians only on one hand we would believe a aircraft getting invisible in air and would call a bike becoming a motorboat "CRAP" which is far more logical....well how can you actually compare an Indian movie with a Hollywood one.... look at the budget difference.... a appreciation to such movie.... will make Bollywood rise to the level we want ... the story line was a quite different form the basic story that we actually see in a Indian movie... # khan is awesome ..... well katrina has no roll .... and the other two are the same.... however, one should not compare it with "the prestige" as it was based on a novel .... the twin was just an idea but the story line was the original one.... also not compare it wit "Now you see me" ,it was released this year by that time making of Dhoom 3 was over.... overall the movie is a fun ride and you are not gonna get bored for the 3 hour run for sure....
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10/10
Man vs. Bank
chomskyan_pride18 June 2014
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Aamir Khan dons the helmet this time and sets on thrilling escapes. Chase is the buzz word in Dhoom. Instead of being called action films, Dhoom movies fit the description of adventure. There is an underlying socialist theme: the corporate domination, the exploitation of common people by banks, their arbitrary attitude, prejudice and so much. It's a circus guy's battle against a bank. A common man versus establishment.

Three chases are almost enough. One more would have been better. It doesn't matter that they don't show how the banks were robbed. The chases are so well executed that it doesn't matter. The circus stunts during the chases are awesome. Full points for that.

The suspense-buster scene is directed with sheer brilliance. Aamir makes it special with a great performance.

ACP Jai Dixit has shades of gray. He too is a part of the "system" like Anderson and the bank. The ending is a sad commentary on our society, deeply moving with love between two brothers.
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9/10
Aamir is the best... Dhoom 3 works big time
soodji31 May 2014
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The kid who plays Aamir Khan's childhood is so damn good that he matches Aamir Khan in his memorable performance. He starts the movie with Jackie Shroff in superbly acted cameos by both. The movie is awesome from start to finish with thrilling action scenes. The antagonist (Aaamir Khan) has a better characterization compared to his predecessors in Dhoom. (Mind you, I am not saying that the older Dhooms were inferior. They all are good in their own way.)

In my review I would like to address some of the criticism Dhoom 3 has received:

Criticism 1: "How could the kid Sahir beat up grown up adults?"

Explanation: He didn't beat them up. He merely deceives them with his nimble movements and acrobatics. After all he is a trained boy.

Criticism 2: "Why does the kid Sahir start talking in Hindi with Anderson?"

Explanation: He was tense. He was totally desperate for the bank's approval. For heaven's sake! he was a young kid, probably a new immigrant, not well versed in spoken English. In his nervousness he started rattling in Hindi.

Criticism 3: "How could he ride a bike on rope? It's so unreal."

Explanation: He is a circus artist. Modern circus players are capable of doing incredible feats on ropes. Bike on rope is far fetched but that's what an escapist entertainer is about. How about when James Bond drove an invisible car? How about when Uma Thurman killed 100 assassins with one sword in Kill Bill?

Criticism 4: "How could the bike turn into a motorboat? That's unreal."

Explanation: The same way how James Bond's car turned into a submarine. Bond uses gadgets. So does the wizard Sahir.

Criticism 5: "Why didn't any CCTV cameras capture his face when he descended down the building?"

Explanation: The same reason why Farhan Akhtar had shaved chest and eight-pack abs in Bhaag Milkha Bhag. In real life he wasn't muscular. (BMB was a biopic while Dhoom is fantasy). The same reason why Bhuvan didn't have a moustache in Lagaan. He should have had a moustache logically because it's customary in villages for men to have moustaches and it was a drought ridden area. How could he waste water on shaving his face? The reason he didn't have a moustache was because the director didn't like the character's look in it. It's called cinematic liberty.

"Criticism 6: Why did American police need Jai Dixit's help?"

Explanation: Now that's a fair criticism but how could they exclude Jai Dixit from Dhoom? People would have complained about not following the spirit of Dhoom. Besides, shooting stunts like these in India wouldn't have the same effect.

Criticism 7: "It lacks the essence of Dhoom series."

Explanation: Watch Dhoom 1 and Dhoom 2 again. Both films are poles apart in many ways. In same way, Dhoom 3 offers novelty. But in the end all 3 films carry the essence of Dhoom.

Criticism 8: "Plagiarism! It is a copy of The Prestige!"

Explanation: The magic trick is the same but what they have done out of it is completely different. If that similarity makes it a copy, then 99% of the films are inspired from cinema or real stories. Even Sholay, Inception, Irreversible were unofficially inspired from other films.

Criticism 9: "It is a copy of Now You See Me"

Explanation: That's absurd because Now You See Me came just 4 months before the release of Dhoom 3. Whereas Aamir Khan signed Dhoom 3 in 2011 and the shooting started in 2012 and finished early 2013.

Criticism 10: "It unrealistic."

Explanation: So are James Bond films, Dabangg, Ghajini, Spiderman, Superman, Sin City, Kill Bill etc. They are NOT meant to be realistic. For realism watch Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Shahid, Taare Zameen Par, Peepli Live etc.

My score: 9/10
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7/10
Entertainer of the year
gtbanu3 January 2014
An out and out entertainer. Vijay Krishna Acharya makes no mistakes this time and boasts this highly awaited franchise with an engaging script that makes the audience guessing till the very end. Death defying stunts especially with those bikes. Catchy dialogues. Spectacular sets that makes Dhoom: 3 a pulse rising chilling cop thief adventure that has a highly satisfying and spectacularly dazzling individual part of Aamir Khan that stays with you for long and asks repeat viewing. Vijay Krishna Acharya sticks to the basics shows his outmost loyalty to the genre dosen,t go for any layers and while he makes us jump out of our seats with those action shocks draws out those soft funny moments with finesse and even easily manages a touch of romance into the yarn with commendable ease. Technicalities are first rate. Sudeep Chatterjee cinematography is a treat to the eye. Editing by Ritesh Soni is crisp. Sumit Basu's production designing, Adri Siriwatt art direction is spectacular. Manoshi Nath, Rushi Sharma and Anaita Shroff costume designing is chic. Pritam Chakraborty music adds memento to the adrenaline rush. Title track, 'malang' and 'kamli' are a take home. Aamir Khan: you know how serious he is about his choices. And you know how really he works hard on his characters he plays. In Dhoom: 3 Aamir is in great shape and gives a brilliantly mature performance. His finesse to enter into the skin of the character is well known but here he as an actor/performer does to the franchise what a superstar should do- he demands a repeat viewing and that is the biggest USP of this installment. His fans and audience in general will go gaga. Katrina Kaif: boy she was never so delicious. The lass who has grown up tremendously as an actress has worked a lot for this and it shows. In 'Kamli' Katrina is bewitchingly sexy. Truly it's impossible to shift your eyes from her. Fabulous. Abhishek Bachchan: is in complete element and seems to be enjoying the fun. Highly entertaining. Uday Chopra: is very funny and successfully makes yo
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10/10
Hats off Aamir for Acting, a very nice Bollywood movie when compared with other movies. Worth to be watched if you see other movies of Indian Cinema.
ved-sajag22 December 2013
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A very nice movie compared to other prequels of Dhoom series. Consists of a story, well-gripping one,packed with action and master-piece acting of Aamir Khan which makes it more worth to be watched. Hollywood started much before our Indian Cinema. Obviously they are well-equipped with technology compared to us. Still we are developing fast in visual effects, technology, and many aspects with movies like Dhoom3, Kriish 3, Ra-One, Eega(Naan e/makkhi), Enthriyan(Robot). Compare these movies and their action scenes with other Indian movies, not with Hollywood movies. One day we 'll beat Hollywood cinema soon. Developments are fast, it seems seeing such movies. Put India and its cinema which entertains us at TOP by putting comments in a positive manner rather than criticizing and lowering the moral of producers and directors of Indian Cinema. And the back-ground music of Indian cinema is already much more energetic, thrilling than the Hollwood. At least some life is their in the music of Indian cinema, be it Hindi/tamil/telugu/malayalam/punajabi/...../..... Its not that silent and boring one as that of Hollywood.
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10/10
Two thumbs up
kiran156420 May 2014
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{Bandey hain hum uske humpe kiska zor}

Jackie Shroff recites the motivational poem elegantly. He is a damn good actor without any doubt. He is like a chameleon who adapts himself well into whatever part he is given. I don't think the film industry has done justice to his potential. The super-talented Sidharth Nigam and Jackie form a great father-son duo for a short period. Would it have been better to start the film with the robbery and then show the 1990 Chicago later on in a flashback? Hard to say. It doesn't make much of a difference to the final show.

Dhoom 3 is basically a mix of bikes and circus themes with loads of thrills and the usual entertainment. It is a true escapist entertainer. Motorbikes make a full-on comeback to the Dhoom world. Watching Aamir on the bike is a high. Watching two Aaamirs is even better. His dedication is astounding. He took a year to get in shape for a circus guy's role. One can see how important it is to look that part. His acting is predictably top class.

There is no plagiarism here or in Ghajini as many people still complain. People need to watch it with an open mind. {Watch Barfi, Zeher, Taxi No. 9211 to see what plagiarism means}. Vijay K. Acharya is a dreamer. He is a man who follows his passion. His command over his material is praiseworthy. Truly underrated director. The cinematography is praiseworthy. The slow-mo scenes are well done. {I am usually not a fan of slow-mo fights but Acharya has done them in a uber-cool way}. Abhishek does well and Uday doesn't get much room. The action is extraordinary. It is meant to be that way and must be received in that spirit.
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10/10
Dhoom Dham
jeeperz_creeperz18 May 2014
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It's a totally escapist world. While Dhoom 1 & 2 sought their style from Hollywood, Dhoom 3 looks back at 70s Hindi movies and fit it into the Hollywood style.

I liked how they based the stunts around circus.

Dhoom 3 is a perfect addition to the Dhoom series. I don't believe in comparisons because every Dhoom has a style of its own. This one doesn't miss out in any manner. If only, it is the best Dhoom of the series. I wonder if they should make another because it will be hard to top it.

You have Aamir doing stuff he has never done before. He is totally cool in bike scenes and circus gymnastics.

AB Jr and Uday Chopra are fine. Their characters extend from the earlier movies.

Kat Kaif is a sensation. I am a fan of her dancing from now on. She doesn't have a long role but she is competent.

All three bike adventures are superb. My favourites are the first two. The BG music deserves a special honour because it is so vital to the movie.

Direction is brilliant. Vijay Krishna Acharya is a great talent. I hope his talent doesn't get wasted in this industry.

The little Aamir is a treat to watch:- a one hell of an actor. It's amazing what children bring to be table because of their innocence and freeness.

The best things:- direction, bike on rope, bike on bridge, aamir khan, kat kaif, bg music etc.

Not so best things :- final robbery, climax because it's sad.
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7/10
Dhoom = Mega Action AUR Emotion
jmoneyjohal10 January 2014
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An engaging tale the story is set on the backdrop of Chicago and a bank is getting looted by a thief leaving a clown's mask. He is Sahir (aamir) who has a circus show and he also has a vengeance behind this act. From India come the duo of ACP Jai Dixit (abhishek) and Ali (uday chopra) to catch the thief. Meanwhile, Sahir is joined by the beautiful Aaliya (katrina) in his circus acts. Whether Jai and Ali are able to catch Sahir or not forms the rest of the story.

The director has come up with a regular storyline and while the presentation was rich, the narrative was quite absorbing. The dialogues were well written. The script was average but the screenplay made the whole difference. The background score was gripping and three songs were worth watching. Cinematography was exceptional. Editing was crisp. Costumes were stylish and well designed to suit the royalty while the art department was fabulous. Aamir Khan has taken the film to a new level with his performance, Katrina was stunningly sexy and eye catching, Abhishek was good, Uday Chopra brought few smiles. Not much for the foreign actors. Jackie was brief but made his presence felt.

This is the third edition of the Dhoom series and though there is nothing much in the plot or storyline it is the way the whole thing is packaged and presented that creates the difference. Right from the first scene there is a lot of energy and the interval twist is quite good. The second half also is engaging and though it slowed down a bit it picks up in the climax. Overall, this is a film which must be watched for its adventurous chases than content.
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8/10
Dhoom 3 is best action,crime,thriller movie in Bollywood till date.
mayank427822 December 2013
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A complete entertaining movie with, Excellent acting by Aamir Khan, little good comedy,very good action,Very good story, Very good Direction by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Short and sweet love story, songs are also very good, background score is also very good, beautiful scenes, overall the movie is best action,crime,thriller movie in Bollywood till date. the movie is very good every one must go and watch this movie. this movie gives you complete entertainment. Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra are also good in the movie but Aamir Khan is best in everything in everyday. A must watch movie for all movie lovers.If you are a real movie loves and you want some thing very good then you must go and watch it as soon as possible.

Go for it.
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three times the fun
sonudisco17 April 2014
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Dhoom movies are more about style and breathtaking action but this time they add more dimensions to it.

The VFX effects are of international standards. Kudos to the VFX team and the director for his vision.

After a long time a Hindi film has had great dialogues. The poetry is awesome: bande hain hum uske. At the interval point everyone clapped. Later on when Sahir fools Jai, audience cheered the loudest. When Sahir says: "Tum to zukham ki tarah peeche par gaye yaar" (like common cold you are hard to get rid of), the audience giggled.

Aamir Khan is a revelation. You always expect him to give his best but this time he gets even better. Abhishek Bachchan stands tall and plays his role well. Uday Chopra's character doesn't get much to do. Katrina is outstanding in the songs, especially Kamli and Malang. The songs are not forced.

They could have done without the auto-rickshaw scene. It looked straight out of Rohit Shetty or Prabhudeva's cinema. It was like watching a different movie. But thankfully this time Jai Dixit and Ali Akbar don't get interrupted by phone calls during their fight scenes. (If anyone remembers Dhoom: 2).

Dhoom: 3 is not only the best action film but one of the best action thrillers from India.

What we see is what we were promised. Full on entertainment from start to end.
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9/10
Hats off to Dhoom 3
FatemeLP7 June 2014
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I have become a huge fan of Aamir Khan after watching dhoom 3.

A great epic entertainer with an engaging story, epic chases, sharp BMW stunts, fantastic acting and memorable music.

The direction is very ambitious in a good manner deserving congratulations. Slow-mo scenes are well done and he draws good performances out of his cast. The interval point is simply brilliant. Every scene is shot with precision.

The stunts, the chases involving the cop and Aamir are top class. Simply put, it's how a cat and mouse chase should be done.

The pace slacks a little after interval. The whole thing at amusement park is a little fake. After a while things get back to good. The last crime isn't as compelling as the first two maybe because the cat is out of the bag by then. Strangely the final robbery isn't good in any Dhoom movie.

My final word 9.
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8/10
Enjoyed a lot. Amazing entertainer.
vanvesh23 December 2013
This is the one and only movie for which I am satisfied in 2013. This was a great suspense thriller. Do not expect robberies in a great style as in its previous versions of this series. But I could bet, Aamir gonna make you dumb with his spell bound performance. Malang song was awesome. It was shot for 60 days. Katrina is limited for a few scenes only. The locations were so scenic. Its budget is 1/20th of a Hollywood movie if there will be a similar movie to this in Hollywood. In this budget, no one may give outpur as best as this. I suggest the viewers to go to the theatre and watch it as soon as possible. Reports say that the movie collected a revenue of around 107 Crore Indian Rupees in a span of just 3 days. This was the biggest record till now. So do not miss it.
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