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Dhoom 2

Release Date : 24 November 2006
Year : 2006
Banner : Yash Raj Films
Presenter : Yash Chopra
Producer : Aditya Chopra
Director :
Genre : Action
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Total 26 Ratings

4.5
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Dhoom 2 SYNOPSIS

The world’s oldest desert, the Namib… A solitary railway line… A royal family on a royal journey… From the sky, like lightning… a FLASH! The centuries old Royal Crown is stolen! BACK IN ACTION... DHOOM:2 reinvents the action comedy genre and propels it into the 21st century. Ali’s (Uday Chopra) dream of becoming a police officer has come true. He is now ACP Jai Dixit’s (Abhishek Bachchan) ‘right hand man’. Together, they are trying to keep a tight leash on the crime in India. Little do they know what they are going to be up against. Enter Aryan - Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan) - A hi-tech international thief. After pulling off a series of impossible heists all over the world, his next target is Mumbai, India. The case is given to ACP Jai and Ali. Helping them put the pieces of the puzzle together is ACP Shonali Bose (Bipasha Basu), Jai’s college mate, now a police officer in her own right. For the last two years Shonali has been tracking these amazing thefts and is now an expert on this thief, who no one has seen. Once in Mumbai, Mr. A finds his match in Sunehri (Aishwarya Rai), a petty yet clever thief. She makes him an offer he finds very hard to refuse. A partnership! Aryan accepts. And so the game begins – a game of cat and mouse – a game of good v/s bad. The “COPS” - Jai, Shonali and Ali; and they are after Aryan and Sunehri – “The ROBBERS”. From the desert of Namibia to the backwaters of Goa, the mean streets of Mumbai and the ancient forts of Rajasthan, and finally to “Wild n Exotic” Rio, Brazil. Does ACP Jai Dixit manage to nab Mr. A? Or does Mr. A prove to be too much for him? Never-Seen-Before Action Sequences, Hi-Tech Heists, Breathtaking Hi-Speed Chases, Non-Stop Laughter and Excitement will lead you to the answer to these questions. Go On…! Enjoy the RIDE…!! ONCE AGAIN…!!!

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Dhoom 2 REVIEWS

An ambitious but meandering and dull sequel

By MovieTalkies.com, 24 November 2006 2.5 / 5

A meandering and overlong sequel to the original Dhoom, Dhoom 2 is an ambitious film that spends too much time and effort on its stunts (good stuff by Vic Armstrong and Allan Amin) and overlooks the importance of plot and build-up. The film with its stellar cast has an impressive Hrithik Roshan as the ace villain Aryan, this time around with beautiful Aishwarya Rai for company as Sunehri. The villainous pair add a spark to the Dhoom franchise and the makers could not have had a better substitution for John Abraham. Reprising their roles, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra are also in good form with Bipasha Basu as ACP Shonali Bose as the new recruit. The cops versus villains set-up is simple, concentrating essentially on the screen presence of the stars with slow motion introductions, exits and ramped-up sequences taking over from any coherent screenplay ploy to build action or thrill. As a result, though Dhoom 2 looks palatable and will be devoured by the popcorn-munching audience who prefer to leave their brains behind when venturing out to the cinema, the slightly more selective and intelligent audience would decidedly have to stifle a yawn or two as the predictable action unfolds. But Hrithik Roshan as Aryan saves the show, proving that Krrish was just the precursor to the actual screen presence and power that this actor can exhibit. From great disguises thanks to terrific prosthetics, to some class-act dance thanks to Shiamak Davar’s energetic choreography during the title song sequence, to some stupendous stunts which add new dimension to Hindi cinema action, Hrithik pulls off all and more with style and élan. The charm the actor displays in some badly written scenes opposite Abhishek Bachchan prove that the actor can pull a performance out of thin air like a deft magician! Comfortable and relaxed in usual Abhishek style, Junior Bachchan displays an acting prowess that has grown from film to film, proving his superstar mettle. One wonders why the writing is so ordinary and almost non-existent as the actors seem to be just doing their own thing to save the day. Coming to the disappointing story, this time around the cops are chasing an elusive thief who leaves a mysterious ‘A’ as his signature at the scene of every crime, beginning with the theft of a bejeweled crown on a speeding train in Namibia and ending with the theft of a set of the first coins ever created as currency, in Rio. In hot pursuit of Hrithik’s A is Abhishek’s DCP Jai Dixit, and his bumbling side kick, Uday’s Ali Akbar. The ideas are borrowed from the ace thief Phantom from the Pink Panther series who inevitably left a glove at every grand burglary pulled off. The confrontations between Hrithik and Abhishek also remind you of the one-on-ones of DeNiro and Pacino in Heat where cop and villain share exchanges that add high drama to the central pursuit. However, Hrithik and Abhishek don’t really have the lines nor the set-up that lends itself to high drama and the actors are left to their own tricks. The direction lacks the necessary tautness that would have helped the film in its momentum and almost the entire first half of the film is spent in just establishing characters, aimlessly wandering from one scene to another. When it comes to the thrills, the problem the film faces is though the action sequences are superlative, they don’t draw you to the edge of the seat nor do you ever bite your nails in excitement. This is essentially because the writers and to a certain extent the director, make the cardinal mistake of taking the ‘suspension of disbelief’ concept a bit to far, with Aryan making good his escape not in the nick of time against all odds, but with great ease and comfort. This dilutes the action and thrill to the extent that you simply stop wondering how the ace thief will make good his escape this time, and you yawn through the action and chase sequences. Stretching its need to ensure the lead stars all get their dues on the big screen, when the first Bipasha Basu disappears at the interval stage, she is brought back as her twin sister Monali, now residing in Rio De Janero. Call that an easy solution! Of course, she also adds to the relationship angle, getting paired opposite Ali (a great line for Uday when he says there is an Ali in Monali hence their pairing was destiny is hilarious!). However, the film’s strength is its gloss and its superb production values, reminding you of Hollywood films like the Mission Impossible franchise. Even the concept of an ace disguise artist, some finely planned grand thefts and mountain-dangling stunts are heavily borrowed from the franchise, but are well executed. The songs by Pritam are disappointing this time around, and the makers seem to have an original Dhoom hangover in the compositions. Sadly, even the background score also does not add the necessary thrill elements to the action unfolding on screen, distracting you with a multitude of Dhoom variations as vocals. Never has a theme been so oft-repeated and abused in a franchise, and Dhoom 2 beats Monty Norman’s Bond theme composition and Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther theme composition in repetition and frequency. While both Bond and the Pink Panther franchise deployed the theme with great subtlety to fuel thrills and antics respectively, the Dhoom 2 vocal theme variation coupled with its instrumental signature gets over-bearing and relentless, with rarely a breather. In conclusion, a great-looking film with dazzling visuals, but an empty film that is devoid of excitement. The marquee superstars and the great production ensure that the paying audience is not disappointed and the paisa is vasool; alas, one wonders what the end product would have been had the writing and the direction lived up to the performances.

Dhoom 2 is for those who love the dance floor

By MovieTalkies.com, 28 October 2006 3.5 / 5

Dhoom became a musical rage thanks to the rocking Dhoom Machale, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and picturized on Esha Deol and of course the Tata Young version with a special music video featuring Abhishek, John Abraham and Uday Chopra. However in retrospect we realize that Dhoom had 2 other numbers which not only made for great listening but are still heard in clubs today around the country, namely Dil Bole Shik Dhum and Salaame. It goes without saying that the expectations from Dhoom 2 are immense; if Dhoom was the dark horse which surprised everyone, then Dhoom 2 is a film which people have their eyes set on and hence the expectations from the music are also quite high. On a first listen, you feel slightly disappointed with the songs of Dhoom 2, most probably because the expectations are sky high. However, with a second listen, you realize the songs have great variety and are the perfect songs to put you in the dancing mood. The music of Dhoom 2 seems to have been composed with a very specific audience in mind and in that respect the music hits the mark completely. The album starts with the bang with Crazy Kiya Re, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. The song starts off by giving a bit of an Arabian touch with the underlying lyrics “She is sexy” and then “Sexy lady on the floor, keep you coming back for more” by the chorus takes over. The use of the tablas is also well integrated in the song which is definitely set to be a chartbuster and the new favourite to get people onto the dance floor. The song mixes the Arabian tone with a bit of Hip Hop rap and makes great use of percussions. Sunidhi is flawless in her slightly throaty rendition and considering that the song is picturized on Aishwarya Rai, this song is a sure fire hit. The electric guitar and tabla jugalbandi is also well composed by Pritam. Although the lyrics of the song are nothing innovative, they work perfectly for a composition like this which is more dependent on the music and the singing. The mood completely changes over from Arabian to Spanish, in Touch Me which begins with a strings solo, and has been picturized on Bipasha, Abhishek and Udayand sung by KK and Alisha Chinai. After the super hit Kajra Re, this time the Alisha sings for Bipasha and sets a completely different mood, as Touch Me is a sizzling, fun number again with two guys and one girl. Although the strings remain the dominant instrument, throughout the song, the bongo drums and flute are also mixed in, proving that Pritam is at his best when he uses a mix of instruments in his composition. If Kajra Re was “Teri kaare kaare naina” then Touch Me has got “Teekhi teekhi teri aakhiyan”. KK and Alisha match each other note for note in this number which will surely get people grooving on the dance floor. After two great numbers, the listener can not help but be disappointed with my Name is Ali. Although there is really nothing wrong with the song, it just is too reminiscent of Dilbara from Dhoom and takes away from the tone set by the previous two songs. The number is clearly picturized on Uday Chopra and Bipasha Basu as can be made out by the lyrics. Even Sonu Nigam seems a bit bored while singing this song as the usually flawless singer does not seem to be near his best for this one. The song starts off almost exactly like Dilbara and that feel remains throughout. Lyrics like “Excuse me too please” make the listener cringe, but it is possible that being a situational song, it may pick up more post release. This time Pritam makes use of the saxophone while Bipasha accompanies Sonu; not by singing but rather with a few words throughout the song. Even this song adds a bit of Spanish flavour too but it fails to excite in the same manner as Touch Me. Get your dancing shoes back on because Dil Laga Na is another number which will have people burning up the dance floor. After an Arabian and Spanish flavour, this one use the strings and dhol to give a Punjabi feel, but make no mistake, it is not a bhangra number. Dhoom Dhoom is back with lyrics like “Dhoom Dhoom just take my life, Dhoom Dhoom just break my heart”. A perfect mix of singers from the throaty Jolly Mukherjee, to the soulful Mahalaxmi Iyer, to the sensuous Suzanne and Sukhbir and Soham joining in as well. The Dhoom theme music is heard for the first time in this album, followed by a great mix of English lyrics mixed with Hindi. This song is picturized on all 5 of the main characters (Hrithik, Abhishek, Uday Chopra, Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu) and is sure to be a hit. Crazy Kiya Re already seemed perfect but when you hear the remix version, you’ll get to hear something even better. The mood and flavour of the song have not be changed at all and yet the remix by Bunty Rajput makes this number even more enjoyable especially for those who love to turn up the volume and listen to numbers which make you want to dance. Dhoom Again starts off with heavy, metal based percussions but the whistling tune mixed in is extremely enjoyable and has already become the theme music for the film through its promos. Then a little reminder of the original Dhoom, and you realize this song is more similar to the Tata Young version and is completely in English except for “Dhoom Machale Dhoom Machale Dhoom”. Somehow no matter how hard Pritam has tried, whether through the metals percussion or overall composition, this song is no where as endearing as the original. Dominique is no comparison to Sunidhi or Tata Young although it is nice to hear Vishal Dadlani in a less deep voice, as opposed to how he normally sings (remember Sholon Si from Shabdh). This song will mostly be used in the background and probably for the special music video being shot on the stars by Arjun Sablok The songs defiantly grow on you with each listening (except for My Name is Ali which irritates even more with each repeat), but one can’t help but notice that the songs follow a graph very similar to the original Dhoom. Crazy Kiya Re is what Dhoom Machale was, whereas My Name is Ali is exactly like Dilruba and even Dil Laga Na reminds you of Salaame because they both share the same situation. The songs seem similar not in composition but in terms of the situation and one wonders if this has been intentional. This album is clearly more for the younger generation who will have these songs blaring from their car audio systems with the windows rolled down and will also be a hit at all of the local discos and nightclubs.
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Dhoom 2 TRIVIA

Shooting was disrupted when the studio the Yash Raj staff erected was destroyed in the floods that hit Mumbai on July 26, 2005.

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DHOOM:2 ne crazy kiya re
praveena kana, Mar 22, 2007
5 / 5
DHOOM:2 is the best moviee I have watched after 'DON'-The Chase Begins Again,Naksha-Unlock the Mystery and Pirates Of The Caribbean-Dead Man's Chest.Hrithik as the cool robberer Mr.A or Aryan has done the rocking role from all his previous movies.Abhishek as the strict but cute ACP Jai Dixit is rocking and cool.Uday as the tapori Ali is good in the role and deserves the best comedian role.Bipasha is good as the sexy police officer Shonali Bose who has got a body like Angelina Jolie in her role of Lara Croft in her movies 'LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER' and 'LARA CROFT RING OF FIRE' and as the non speaking Hindi and Bengali but more speaking English girl Monali Bose is good especially in the introduction of Bipasha as Monali.Aishwarya as Sunheri is average and deserves the best supporting role award.My favourite scenes are:- 1.The first robbery of Mr.A in the disguise of a queen of the royal crown. 2.The fight of Jai and Ali against the bad guys in the starting. 3.The introduction of Bipasha as Shonali followed by the meeting of Jai-Ali and Shonali. 4.The scene of discussion of Mr.A in the police headquarters. 5.The second robbery of Mr.A of the diamond followed by the chase of Jai and Ali for Mr.A. 6.The scene where the news reporter tells people about Mr.A's next robbery of a sword in Junagarh Fort on TV. 7.The scene in which Mr.A does the robbery of the sword with Sunheri followed by the chase of Jai-Ali and Shonali for Mr.A and Sunheri. 8.The basketball match between Sunheri and Mr.A followed by the beginning of partnership between Mr.A and Sunheri. 10.The entry of Mr.A,Sunheri,Ali and Jai in Rio,Brazil 11.The first training day of Sunheri where Mr.A asks Sunheri to jump. 12.The scene where Ali comes to know the truth of Jai who made Sunheri to give every information about Mr.A and places where he would rob. 13.The first meeting between Mr.A and Jai telling their wrong names. 14.The scene where Ali and Mr.A interact with each other after knowing their true identities. 15.The scene where Mr.A comes to know the truth of Sunheri in the carnival where Mr.A in the disguise of a joker. 16.The scene where Sunheri kills Mr.A in front of Jai and Ali. The music by Pritam is good.The choreographhy of 'DHOOM AGAIN' by Shiamak Davar is good and all the songs choreography by Vaibhavi Merchant is good especially the 'Crazy Kiya Re' song.
Its Great
LuCKy SoNi, Dec 05, 2006
5 / 5
Hi, I m Shivraj Singh. I like DHOOM-2 very much.It will be super hit.

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