All must be seen in consecutive order.
Any of these can be switched out with Andy Warhol's Empire. The…
Diwali 2006: Dhoom Machale once again!
In the second installment of the Dhoom series, Jai and Ali are back as the buddy cops on their toughest job so far. "Mr.A" is an international thief who has planned to steal a priceless artifact in Mumbai and the police have got to nab him. But Mr.A manages to steal the artifact and elude the police. He finds his match in Sunehri and they form a partnership. They move on to Rio for their next job, with Jai and Ali hot on their trail. Mr.A whose actual name is Aryan, and Sunehri are drawn towards each other but little does Aryan know of Sunehri's little secret.
After watching "Ra. One," I found myself eager to dive headfirst into the world of Hindi cinema, a corner of global cinema I'd yet to expore. "Dhoom 2" was recommended by a City on Fire reader and it's handily streaming on Netflix Instant in HD at the moment. Where to begin? This is ostensibly the Hindi analog to the "Fast 'n Furious" films but, in truth, it goes above and beyond that franchise's formula. Director Sanjay Gadhvi never saw a primary color he didn't like. From the opening scene, every frame of "Dhoom 2" is packed wall to wall with an array of vibrant colors. The plot follows a group of globe-trotting cops and thieves but I use "plot" in…
I really liked this. Aishwarya Rai is gorgeous as always, although some of her dialogue was a bit, like, stilted, like. XD Hrithik Roshan is also gorgeous, and I can't get over how much like Bradley Cooper he looks. They could be twins, it was uncanny. Look! The music was great, the dancing was great, the basketball in the rain scene was adorable, but far and away the best scene was Abhishek Bachan and Uday Chopra chasing Hrithik Roshan along the highways of Mumbai - Hrithik Roshan on rollerblades, Uday Chopra on a motorcycle and Abhishek Bachan in a hellicopter. And still, Hrithik Roshan, Masterthief extraordinaire, managed to escape and outwit them all! Well, mostly.
This was reviewed on the Cinefessions Podcast, which can be found at cinefessions.com.
I seem to be giving this the same rating as the first DHOOM, though I think I liked it a bit more maybe, though in a slightly different way, while being a hair bugged by different things.
As a film, and as an action film, it works better than the first one -- more cohesive, more interesting, not trying to do as much and focusing on doing what it does better. It requires knowledge of the characters from the first one to work properly, but apart from that holds together well on its own.
At the same time, I was a little put off by how much it seemed influenced by Western and Hong Kong cinema rather than what I've…
Shamelessly rips off other action films with style. Great songs. Hrithik Roshan is outstanding.
I don't know what the hell is going on but I like it.
Turn off your brain when you watch this film. You'll be better off for it.
The reason that DHOOM:2 is better than the original is actually quite simple. Whereas Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra were the main characters in the original (with John Abraham stealing the show whenever he could), the sequel rightly recognizes that those characters are pretty much worthless. So, bring in Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai.
If you have any doubt about what the movie's really about count the number of times Hrithik Roshan appears shirtless, or Rai reveals her midriff or wears short skirts. Give the people what they want - hot people doing utterly ridiculous things.
I would probably give it one more star if Uday Chopra were digitally removed from the movie.
Fantastic action scenes. This movie is fast paced and fun
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Enjoyable action romp. Great songs.
- It's Such a Beautiful Day
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
- Dhoom 2
- The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
- Death Race 2000
- Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
- My Name Is Khan
- House of Good and Evil
- The Hunger Games
- Albert Nobbs
Its a new one and is a work in progress.