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'Dhoom 3' Movie Review: Nothing but noise and smoke!

Reuters | December 20, 2013, 16.12 pm IST
 
The dominant sound in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s “Dhoom 3” is the revving up of a bike. The bike never quite takes off though, resulting in a lot of noise and smoke, but not much else.
 
Hyped as the biggest release of the year, and as the slickest action thriller to come out of India, “Dhoom 3” turns out to be a damp squib. For an action film, there is hardly any action – instead the 172 minute film is laden with an insipid romance and many other distractions that add nothing to the story except lengthen it further.
 
Even the action sequences aren’t clever – the bike that Sahir (Aamir Khan) uses can apparently travel on water, fire and in air – can combine with another bike to transform into another machine altogether, and even straddle a rope across two buildings. If the film had gone on any further, it might have solved world hunger.
 
Inspite of this magical bike, on which Sahir makes all his escapes – all of which seem inspired from “The Fast and Furious” and the Batman films – the action looks slick only because the other side stares open-mouthed as he makes these apparently great escapes. At one point you want to shake Abhishek Bachchan’s character and say “do something, don’t just stand there!”
 
 
Bachchan plays Jai Dixit, the intrepid police officer, who is referred to as “India’s top cop”, and is called in to Chicago, along with his deputy Ali (Uday Chopra) to solve a series of bank robberies that take place at different branches of the same bank. The thief leaves a note in Hindi and a smiling clown mask as his signature, and always manages to evade capture, zooming away on his bike before anyone can sight him.
 
This invisible thief is Sahir, who owns a circus and nurses a grudge against the bank in question. When he finds out that Dixit is hot on his trail, he presents himself at the police station, claiming to have been acquainted with the thief and offering his help to the police. Up until here, the film trundles along fine, except for the minor hiccup.
 
But then Acharya plays his cards wrong – he reveals his biggest twist at intermission, and then plunges into a tragic family saga that is completely out of place in a film like this. What also weighs the film down is the clunky and cringeworthy dialogue – at one point Sahir’s assistant tells him about his inability to find a female performer for their circus saying “Is area ki saari hot Asian girls aa ke audition de chuki hai” (All the hot Asian girls in the area have already auditioned”.
 
Acharya borrows heavily from Hollywood films like “The Dark Knight”, “The Prestige”, and even Indian films like “My Name is Khan” to ultimately deliver a film that is entirely predictable. Unlike the earlier two “Dhoom” films, this one takes itself too seriously, forgets to have fun, and thus becomes a deadweight film that collapses soon enough.
 
Of the performances, Abhishek Bachchan tries hard to match the swagger that a police officer who is on the side of right should have, but fails. Uday Chopra, surprisingly has the best lines in the film, and gets away with a few laughs. Katrina Kaif is obviously there to show off her perfectly toned body, and to create a minor conflict in the film. As Sahir, the clown thief, Aamir Khan delivers his weakest performance yet. His menacing snarl comes off as comic and his emotional side comes off as fake. Whether it was a bad casting choice or not, he is far from convincing as the cunning, intelligent criminal.
 
Except for a couple of action sequences and a few laughs from Uday Chopra, there is nothing about “Dhoom 3” that justifies you buying a ticket to see this film.

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priyatham's picture
by priyatham (not verified) on
Stupid review . Have you watched the movie? its seems no........ its a different from other parts and so good....please dont give bad reviews like this
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by sdqshn@hotmail.com on
I agree with U Mr. Priyatham. This review is a stupid one. dear readers don't believe this review.
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by ManishSwapnil (not verified) on
You are an idiotic fan of Aamir who comes to that conclusion telling about quality of film. I have watched it and I definitely agree with most of the review here. This is dumbest movie of the Year, even worse than CH.Ex. Most importantly, I broke laughing when saw Aamir doing macho stunts .. lol .. he really looks clown
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by Praveen Kumar12 (not verified) on
it's a worst story, I watched it today, there is no action, no story and to surprise no twist at all. Its like plain old story where there are twins, at the end the magician who does magic dies at the end, 0.5/5 ratings
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by Rayan (not verified) on
SWAT team is coming with pistol!!! without mask!!! Auto broke the wall without scratch!! BMW is new optimas prime :P
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by Goodcritic (not verified) on
The review is perfectly precise and true.
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by ManishSwapnil (not verified) on
You are an idiotic fan of Aamir who comes to that conclusion telling about quality of film. I have watched it and I definitely agree with most of the review here. This is dumbest movie of the Year, even worse than CH.Ex. Most importantly, I broke laughing when saw Aamir doing macho stunts .. lol .. he really looks clown
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by dweepjyoti pathak (not verified) on
can a bike be transformed into a motor boat, or ride on a rope between two buildings
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by rohithp69 (not verified) on
gfy who has writtn ths review........ur screwd u nuts
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by sdqshn@hotmail.com on
Very stupid review. It is a very dashing movie. if you don't like the movie then please don't review all but for a movie like this one you should not give negative opinions to the people.
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by moinrocks18061995 on
dont give rong review ...... dhoom 3 is superb
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by CINEFAN (not verified) on
Every one has a right to have an opinion of his own and others have a right to disagree. So I chose to disagree with mr. Reviewer. I found Amir's acting mesmerising. And the movie is very stylishly executed. Amir khan is the most versatile actor of this generation
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by ManishSwapnil (not verified) on
so you are Aamir fan! ok! got it. No doubt you will love movie. What am I talking about movie, You will also smell his fart like perfume
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by TheRealSahir (not verified) on
Hey priyatham, learn to watch a real movie before watching crap like Dhoom 3. Maybe then you'll understand that this is review justifies the boring feeling of the movie.
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by Sam9 (not verified) on
Ur drunk critic go home. D3 is fantastic. It has a story that D&D2 lacked.
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by Riahassan (not verified) on
Amir khan shouldn't agreed to do such a role like this in dhoom3. Compare to his other films, he made a mistake by doing this film. It's fake crap and bullshit.
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by Movie Times (not verified) on
Stupid review... The movie is great action thriller and best to watch it in theatres..Good performance from Aamir and i beleive the story actually steals the show..
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by Movie Times (not verified) on
Stupid review... The movie is great action thriller and best to watch it in theatres..Good performance from Aamir and i beleive the story actually steals the show..
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by HaaklaKhan (not verified) on
Guys & Gals, I apologize for my stupid review - I am SRK in disguise. Please have fun watching the movie I am a ghanta ghada.
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by Aamirfan (not verified) on
Silly review !!! Anyways it's a Yash Raj film starrin Aamir Khan.. No one will read reviews before watching the movie.. Aamir never dissapoints !! Salute to him !! Beautifully made.. Hollywood, were catching up ,fast!!!
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by yonny (not verified) on
This is a stupid dumb ass review by the reviewer
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by Sammi (not verified) on
India will never make a cool action movie like FAST AND FURIOUS. The director of Dhoom 3 is just a small potato in Hollywood. He thinks money from Uday(nephew) can buy white guys to create action scenes. The white team took your granddad's money and gave you crap action scenes.
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by review (not verified) on
Seen the movie..total waste. Dont agree with the review much but all I can agree is this movie is crap. Not worth the money I rather watch dhoom 1 and 2 .its much better with less gadgets and more acting. And guys just coz its shoom doetsnt mean its a hit. Amir is a very good actor but not in this one.
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by MD. Mahedy Hasan (not verified) on
DHOOM 3 MOVIE REVIEWS http://lifestylecapsule.blogspot.com/2013/12/dhoom-3-movie-review.html
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by by me (not verified) on
I am agree with The real sahir I was waiting for this got nothing but disappointment . Mt priyatham, you have to watch actually 4 movies “The Dark Knight”, “The Prestige”, “My Name is Khan” "Iron Man" Amir khan is copying Robert downy JR (Tony Stark).
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by Karan soin (not verified) on
Plz dont misguide the audience dhoom 3 is a class apart....
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by dhoom 3 rocks (not verified) on
stupid review by idle dosa brainlss
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by smartchater (not verified) on
Dhoom 3 movie is dhoooooooom. Wat a performance by amir khan. Good cinematography. Superb movie.
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by Sabyasachi (not verified) on
Aamir Khan is just awesome.Dhoom-3 is one of the best commercial movies in the history of Indian Cinema...
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by reality (not verified) on
The review is simply the truth. It was actually quite disappointing!
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by arbaz (not verified) on
there was only Amir in d movi..b4 it's release..I predicted d story n is d same..it's world-class but some undigested seqs makes neg issues
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by ravinder rawal (not verified) on
fuck u man....get the hell out of hea...u dont have the balls to watch a good movie....but u motherfucker will rather watch.crap like chennai express or himmatwala....or other sallu or stupid action flicks now motherfucker tell m which hero has been left....go just fuck ur wife....if she is not happy then call me...
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by jack (not verified) on
its over you like to sit and watch but nothing special that we haven't seen before, all actors are fine with their roles but overall move doesn't give a that sociality its more towards story but we were expecting some shocking robberies but its different
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by AsifKhan12 (not verified) on
This review is wrong.. I think Deccan chronicle is payed by someone to defame the movie..
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by aadhil (not verified) on
Hahaha.....good review about abishek bachhann.....n movie was awesome good stunts nice concept but poor story and it lacks presentation.... Over all an awesome thriller and action film.
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by ali9000 (not verified) on
what a stupid review. dont think you seen the movie. the emotional side of his second character was great. shows he can do both the serious and emotional roll with ease. amir khan was the best actor in the movie and you saying his performance was weak
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by Aussie (not verified) on
These reviews are propoganda to downgrade such movies. Dhoom 3 is the best movies of 2013 that you will enjoy watching with your family & friends. The movie is a full entertainment pack. People don't get carried away by these negative reviews....decide for yourself. It will completely justify your money spent on the tickets.
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by Shabaz Irfan (not verified) on
Movie is Average not so good as i expected it to be.....i thought this is going to rock 2013 but not so good anyways with the same sad end... DHOOM will continue and hope next time would do something better and different from this....
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by Deccanchronicle... (not verified) on
Aamir's performance is awesome and i was speachless after seeing his fantastic act in D3. I agree that some scenes won't make any sense but movie gets quite interesting after interval. if Chennai express can make 300 then this should 100 times better than CE.
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by Goodcritic (not verified) on
Totally agree this is a very weak performance by Aamir Khan. The Samar retarded twin role was unbelievably amateurish.Very true the film makes a lot of noise and is low on substance for an action film.
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by alikhankhan (not verified) on
i hate it when some indians cant stand the truth ...admit it !!!! indians suck at action films...
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by Thamil kumaran (not verified) on
Dear author! as a journalist don't give this type of Review about good flim.. Really the flim was awesome & satisfy everyone. Better than Other part of DHOOM.. Saher (AMeer) played his role well.. even the story is lined well in this movie.. Stunts are compromising level to hollywood movies.. it would satisfy all classes A,B,C.. Deliverd nice romance.. action.. comedy.. Roles were well played..
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by Atul39 (not verified) on
Dhoom 3 is BORING. Maybe if the emotional drama was removed and they had stuck to the franchise and had witty interesting twists it would have been good. Uday seems to not see his movies, continue to play an embarrasing role, abhi is wooden, kat is only eye candy popping up in between,aamir why did you do this film :(? he's a misfit for the role. Jackie is OMG :( reminds of yaadein, the only thing worth watching is Chicago, the bike and stunts,everything else is a letdown.
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by AajaxXx (not verified) on
The movie is a copy of all Hollywood movies ,if you have watched those you will knw that bollywood is nothing but a copycat movie industry ......the review is justified ...Thanks DC. They copied and they failed .....how can someone fail even after having wonderful movie scripts .....i wonder what would Nolan think of this .Peace
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by Zodiac (not verified) on
I agree with the review..all movies which come out as hits now are crap movies..the standard of movies have been lost that now people have started liking anything and everything they see..
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by Ujjawal (not verified) on
This Review is a complete crass. Dhoom 3 is superb and scintillating. . It's apt movie for couples , family.. and believe me it will break all the records. For those who didn't like the movie, Go keep downloading pirated movies from torrent hollwood or bollywood and keep saying crass. These guys js watch english movies unethically and they say rubbish about other thingz. This movie is a package for those who are not torrent downloader but either work or study sincerely and when a good family movie comes, they go with there family, friends or girl and thoroughly enjoy. They makes the movie 300crore. Just wait for the figure after one week. Shame on you critics. They watch so many crass movies, they become a trash
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by shrikant (not verified) on
Dhoom3 is a classic. I was never a fan of dhoom1 and 2. Dhoom 3 is simply superb thanks to Aamir Khan and Jackie Shroff. This film is like watching any Hindi classic of 1970-79 period. Jackie Shroff's acting was another highlight and Jackie's acting resembled /infact reminded me of the intense acting of Rajesh Khanna. Hope this time every award show gives away Best actor award to only one man Aamir Khan and Jackie gets award for supporting actor. Situations have been delibrately created to ensure the police team of Abhishek and Uday catch Aamir. Abhishek,Uday,Katrina don't have much to do.This film is a must watch. Worth watching in theatres. After long time a film from which my eyes never ever strayed from the screen. A clean family entertainer. Music of the song Tu Hai junnon was great. Worth your money. Guess all those reviews - which say there are goof ups and term the film a disaster - r plain idiots.Those who love films of 1970-85 would like dhoom 3. if this film is called a disaster then may be people'ss tastes have changed- they want vulgur scenes and jokes or 3rd rate masala film (like rowdy rathore or grand masti or ek tha tiger or yeh jawani hai deewani or expect length to be below 2hours).
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by Gohan (not verified) on
WTF ??? how can u compare Jackie's acting with Rajesh Khanna. "Worth your money"... this is what u have written... 900 rs for this movie in IMAX n 1400 rs in PVR... Total waste of movie ... have u watch the movie!!! Rowdy Rathore , Ek tha tiger n Yeh jawani hai deewani were the worth watching movie ... Dhoom 3 was the most awaited movie of 2013 and its direction and story turned in to disaster... Aamir Khan is a good actor ... the story didnt had that much of power as compare to Dhoom and Dhoom 2 !!!
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by Shrikant (not verified) on
Dhoom3 is a classic. I was never a fan of dhoom1 and 2. Dhoom 3 is simply superb thanks to Aamir Khan and Jackie Shroff. This film is like watching any Hindi classic of 1970-79 period. Jackie Shroff's acting was another highlight and Jackie's acting resembled /infact reminded me of the intense acting of Rajesh Khanna. Hope this time every award show gives away Best actor award to only one man Aamir Khan and Jackie gets award for supporting actor. Situations have been delibrately created to ensure the police team of Abhishek and Uday catch Aamir. Abhishek,Uday,Katrina don't have much to do.This film is a must watch. Worth watching in theatres. After long time a film from which my eyes never ever strayed from the screen. A clean family entertainer. Music of the song Tu Hai junnon was great. Worth your money. Guess all those reviews - which say there are goof ups and term the film a disaster - r plain idiots.Those who love films of 1970-85 would like dhoom 3. if this film is called a disaster then may be people'ss tastes have changed- they want vulgur scenes and jokes or 3rd rate masala film (like rowdy rathore or grand masti or ek tha tiger or yeh jawani hai deewani or expect length to be below 2hours).
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by Kush S (not verified) on
This time I think article is true and comments are purchased.

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