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Dishoom is an escapist cinema, no second thoughts on it, but it does entertain. It’s a film that you can go without any expectation and can have fun though the very moment you come out of the theater nothing remains in your mind. But I won’t blame the Creative team for it because this film does not involve anyone who’s working in the industry from last 2-3 decades yet running behind money by doing masala films over and over again. Film had a lot of clichés in fact a skit from RJ Naved have been used in exactly the same way. John Abraham slow motion walk alone and with Varun, haven’t we seen it dozen of times in the past? Rohit Dhawan has made it for single screens with many cheap thrills, a cameo of Nargis Fakhri is horrific, pathetic actor she is, Jacqueline Fernandez is too forgettable. Yes, she looked beautiful, but Parineeti Chopra looked more beautiful that too in just a song called Janeman Aah but again that song is so damn cheap to hear. Editing is good by Nitin Rokade and Ritesh Soni yet the intro scene of Abraham looks a mean filler, they could have avoided the scene. Having said all that I found myself entertained in most of the parts, the runtime of the movie is 2 hours and despite being a commercial comedy thriller they haven’t forced too many songs in it this shows that Rohit Dhawan had a screenplay and deliberately wanted to make an entertaining Comic thriller and nothing wrong with it. Music of Pritam is massy, BGM of Abhijit Vaghani is fine. I would like to mention about the cinematography of Ayananka Bose which is very good, on a limited budget the canvas looks big. Rohit seems a capable mainstream commercial director. Talking about our own Hulk Abraham, he is smartly managed here by Rohit. He did what he is good in, being tough and emotionless as a Policeman but it’s high time he should start acting little less mechanical, he does have a massive screen presence, though.
Bollywood’s underutilized asset Akshaye Khanna has been underutilized yet again but he plays his part of a baddie with aplomb. Sakib Saleem’s body language does look like a cricketer, he does play some very good shots in the film. Cameo of superstar Akshay Kumar is a highlight definitely, he is seen here in a never seen before kind of part and he is a very competent actor, watch out for him. But the show stealer is Varun Dhawan, his comic timing is top notch, he is lively and looks a complete superstar material. So after his disastrous act in Dilwale, he is back in form. So, all in all, you won’t find this film very bad neither something great in it, if you are free then go watch it or else sit back, you are not going to miss anything special. I wanted to give it 2.5 stars but for Varun, I’ll go with 3 stars.