- Posted December 20, 2013 by
Dhoom 3 Review
Dhoom3 is enjoyable in the first half but second half drags till climax holding it back is Aamir's twin with a stutter.Aamir's double role is revealed at the end of second half.But the climax is just awesome with both Aamir's jumping in a canyon committing double suicide.This climax scene was shot at Verzasca (Contra) Dam on the Verzasca River in Ticino, Switzerland.This dam became a popular bungee jumping venue after a James Bond stuntman jumped off it in the opening scene of the 1995 film Golden Eye.
Katrina Kaif's role is just like the two piece she wears,just two songs and a couple of scenes,nothing much to do for her here,but she excels in "Kamli" song and creates magic on screen whenever she is on silver-screen. Her introductory scene is really well done which culminates in this "Kamli" song which is more like a disguised Cabaret song for she comes wearing a hat,spectacles and a long over-coat all of which goes away bit by bit revealing her well toned gym physique like Amazon woman in a two piece.
Theater Audience loved the first half clapping joyously at the chase sequences and the clever way Aamir Khan is shown eluding cops.But boys especially were bored and even booed in the second half.We have seen Shahrukh stutter in Darr and he was loved,we have seen Ajay Devgan stammer in Deewangee and the movie didn't went down well,let's see how Aamir fares in Dhoom3 though he has a advantage of double role.
Sidharth Nigam,the child actor who plays Aamir Khan's childhood part is just excellent,I wonder how did he learned such good acting such magic that he just somersaults into your heart.Jackie Shroff evoke pathos of a father who commits suicide in front of his son.
Uday Chopra is just loved by the audience as they identify with him as a funny common guy like them.Abhishek Bachchan is his own self as always.This is not as good as Dhoom2 but still its unique and enjoyable.Direction and locations are great which is evident in the chase above the slum houses.
The starting few scenes reminded me so much of Martin Scorsese "Hugo",just like Hugo we have Sidharth Nigam the child who plays Aamir Khan's childhood part running nimbly in the streets and then deftly climbs up houses to vanish away.Aamir Khan reminded me so much of Tobey Maguire from Spiderman,he smiles and acts so similar.Katrina Kaif comes out as good a dancer as Hollywood Legend Cyd Charisse who was renowned for her long legs from "Silk Stockings".Chases featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra are as funny and thrilling as in Steven Spielberg's TinTin especially the one in a feeble "Auto" whose all three tires come out at the end of the chase.Equally funny and breathtaking is Katrina Kaif's introduction scene where she rides a Bicycle with the finesse of a teenager up the steps of "The Great Indian Circus" and into the area where Aamir Khan has just finished auditioning girls.Katrina Kaif reveals her super fit body like a gymnast in "Kamli" number,and girls were just over awed by it,think you would see more Indian girls lining for the Gym then ever to get a super-fit super-toned body like her.While watching Genius stammerer Aamir on Joy-rides with Abhishek Bachchan I was reminded of Claudette Colbert's "The Gilded Lily" which has this warm friendly atmosphere of just having a good time with someone you like.Aamir Khan's twin suicide was so surreal that it brought back memories of Sherlock Holmes going down with wicked Professor Moriarty,though their they were sworn enemies.Its uncanny the way twin stammering Aamir Khan is introduced just at the end of first half,but if you have seen Christopher Nolan's The Prestige (2006) this pivotal scene in Dhoom3 will not have much effect,it would be at the most just a surprise,not 'mindblasting' as the filmmakers would have wanted it to be.
Few things are not logical why a caring father like Jackie Shroff kills himself before his son knowing this incident could scar a child for life,or why Aamir Khan starts robbing the Bank when his father forbid him to beg,If he did not approve of begging he would hardly approve of his stealing.Also this is kind of a anti-Bank film which may echo sentiments of people worldwide.But the money bank has is of other people its not for the Bank to give it away.If you want charity go to a Charity Trust,you can't expect commercial organizations to do charity with other people's money,it would be unethical.
Its a great watch for the weakened though prepare yourself for a weak and dragging second half.