John Abraham-Varun Dhawan starrer Dishoom has opened to a positive response from moviegoers. The highly anticipated action-adventure film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem, Akshaye Khanna and has superstar Akshay Kumar play a cameo in the film, which is one of the highlights of the movie. The story revolves around India’s top batsman who goes missing the Middle East just before the final match between India and Pakistan. How two cops go for a 36-hour manhunt forms the crux of the film.
First things first. Dishoom’s script (Rohit Dhawan, Tushar Hiranandani) is predictable, however the chemistry between the actors, especially during the comic scenes make for an entertaining watch. On the whole, Dishoom has a predictable storyline. However, the engaging narrative, coupled with rich visuals and high octane action work in the favour of the film. Add to this the star power of John Abraham and Varun Dhawan which will definitely attract the youth. At the box office, the film faces no competion for next two weeks and hence it will ensure good returns to the makers.
The first half is engaging, the second half is ridden with cliches and corny twists. A sight for the sore eyes was the bromance. As far as buddy-cops go, they are cute together. They have an impish charm about them, but it’s painfully predictable. What holds up Dishoom, filmed extensively in the UAE, are the two A’s: action and Abu Dhabi.The focus is on Abraham and Dhawan, the two swashbuckling heroes. But it would have been great if there was more to them than just style and swagger.
Dishoom is the chemistry that Abraham and Dhawan share, despite the cheesy and humourless lines. The fact that the twosome are easy on the eye probably earns them a few more points that they may have lost with their acting prowess or lack thereof. All said and done though, Dishoom may not pack a steady punch like Sultan or Kabali, but it doesn’t bore at least.