Director: Rohit Dhawan
Cast: Varun Dhawan, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Akshaye Khanna
Rohit Dhawan's 'Dishoom' is sleek and a stylish film with their lead actors Varun Dhawan (Junaid Ansari) and John Abraham ( Kabir Shergill) on cruise mode. The story very mysteriously unfolds the kidnapping of India's top cricketer Viraj Sharma before a crucial match in the Middle East.
This mission is handed over to Kabir (top cop from India) who flies to Middle East, to find the missing cricketer. He picks Junaid Ansari (local cop) as his partner for the manhunt.
Coming to their performances, both John and Varun appeared to be enjoying their onscreen characters and seemed at ease. The fun banter between the two is well scripted and keeps the audience entertained. John's character is a no nonsense person who has been dumped by his girlfriend before this mission. He is always angry and it is his fist that does much of the talking. Varun on the other hand is funny and being the latest entrant in the system, is the least trusted officer by his department.
This contrast in their characters, where one is a man and the other is a boy, with hillarious dialogues by Hussain Dalal keeps the energy level of the film always high. Varun's comic timing is too notch and works well for the film.
Jacqueline Fernandez (she has many screen names) plays a smart thief who one day runs out of luck. She is only getting better with every film and does leave an impact with her performance. Akshaye Khanna, despite the long absence from the movie circuit doesn't look like he has been out of form. His character had the scope to be well sketched out.
Abhijit Vaghani's background music is peppy, fresh and fits well in different situations of the film. Sau Tarah Ke composed by Pritam is the only song to take back home and it is also the anthem of the film.
This is Rohit Dhawan's second film after Desi Boyz and as a director he too has evolved. Unlike his debut film, where the pace of the movie was slightly slow, this movie is much faster. He has shot scenes from various angles that has allowed the editor to keep the film edgy and fast paced. The climax scene has been shot well but doesn't appear too effective. This is an out and out pot boiler film which does have its moment where logic can be questioned. But as long as the film keeps you entertained, it won't hurt watching this film.