Dhoom 3 | Movie Review


In every interview, Aamir has been going on and on about how he chose to do Dhoom 3 because of its amazing script. I’m sad to report that Aamir (whom I happen to like the most among today’s actors) seemed to have lost it. He probably should have done Mela 2 instead of Dhoom 3 for probably that would have been better. Co-written and directed by Tashan director Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film borrows its storyline from one of my favorite Hollywood film, one directed by Mr. Nolan, whose work Aamir has already enacted in the past. Instead of coming up with something innovative, or even copying it directly, Acharya decides to add a lot of masala, crazy, unbelievable and mostly dumb chases and stunts ala Rohit Shetty to bore us. Add to that a pathetically slow screenplay which adds to our misery. I can’t even write of all the dumb episodes for I will then have to write the entire script. Unimaginative and crappy is all I can say.

Abhishek proves with this film that he is no better than Uday Chopra (seriously). He has the same pathetic expression throughout the movie. Uday on the other hand, if not acting, made people laugh more than a couple of times at least (intentionally and unintentionally). Katrina sizzles, but barring the songs, has screen presence of less than 10 minutes. The entire bhoj therefore is on Aamir’s shoulders, and thankfully, he is the only saving grace of the film. But somewhere down the line, he seemed to have realized what he landed himself in to for he didn’t seem at his usual best. He reminded me of SRK on a couple of occasions while playing the “secret” role.

There is nothing great on the technical front either. Music by Pritam is mediocre, but the background score by Julius Packiam was decent. The tap dance was a bore with the taps not in sync more than once. Editing by Ritesh Soni could have been better: he could/should have deleted the entire intro sequence of AB and Uday, and the movie could have gained a couple more ratings. Cinematography by Sudeep Chatterjee is pretty good, but the graphic work was terrible.

Is it worth your time and money??: Unless you like no brainer films, I’d say stay away. This holds true especially for Aamir Khan fans like me. On the other hand, if you wanna laugh your asses off watching some seriously funny and impossible action sequences apart from the super hot Katrina, go for it.

Acting: 6.5/10
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 3/10
Technical Aspects: 5/10

Verdict: 5.5/10 (only because of Aamir)

PS: Have you ever wondered how Aamir enters the bank?? 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Movie Review


Now that you’ve started with the series watching the first one, you can’t miss out on the middle pages of the book can you? But honestly, after watching the trailers, I thought the movie would be a huge disappointment, and I was not really excited about it. However, I ended up liking it better than The Unexpected Journeyfor the second installment of the trilogy has more meat and substance, where the plot unravels slowly yet steadily, and everything seems to start to make sense finally. Peter Jackson does a commendable job with the direction, and an interesting screenplay gets you engrossed in the film.

On the acting front, kudos to Ian McKellin for putting up such a consistent performance in the series. He’s brilliant. I was starting to wonder what all and how much Gandalf had to survive through the books. Uff! The rest of the cast, but for the only female character were good. Though she looked beautiful, I though Evangeline Lilly looked odd and did not exactly fit into the role.

On technical front, the editing is much better than its predecessor. Cinematography is brilliant, and the 3D effects are alright. The graphics looked a little artificial at times though, and the music too seemed too melodramatic and not as great as the LOR score.

Is it worth your time and money??: Yes, it’s a decent watch.

Acting: 8.5/10
Story-Screenplay-Direction: 8.5/10
Technical Aspects: 8.5/10

Verdict: 8.5/10