Saturday, August 28, 2004 16:43 IST
By Santa Banta News Network

By: Sumesh Sharma

Picture this: Four innocuous looking boys own some of the costliest mean machines like Suzuki Hayabusa, deliver Pizzas in the day light and rob city in rest of the time.

How convincing do I sound? Don't frown at me like that. It's director Sanjay Gadhvi's plot, who took his 'Fast and Furious' thriller a bit too far.

Call it Abhishek's bad luck that despite being endowed with the finest 'acting' genes, chhota B will have to wait a bit longer before he actually has a hit to his credit.

As an Assistant Commissioner of Police Jai Dixit, he makes a wonderful cop, stuck in script which has less teeth and more action. However, Rimii Sen as his wife Sweety just looks sexy. Ahem.. What else do you need in a thriller?

Then there are PiZZa boys, remember, the one who rob. Leading the brat pack is John Abraham as Kabir on Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 cc bike, which takes him away from the long arms of Law before Police can even sniff him.

And finally there is street smart Ali (Uday Chopra), a bike expert-cum-mechanic, who'll put spoke in their wheels once Jai gets him on the team.

Together they're comitted to cage the riding monsters.

But once a tapori always a tapori. For Ali, his grotesque dilbara (Esha Deol) comes first than any ruffian. As a result Jai fails to nab Kabir, who challenged him to capture or get out of the way forever. Meanwhile, Kabir plans his last mega-robbery at a casino in Goa on New Year's Eve.

Kabir, Jai and Ali all land up in the fun city at the same time and what ensues is 'action-packed' cat and mouse game.

Dhoom's script has some glaring flaws and Director Sanjay Gadhvi try to make up for them by putting all the focus on mean machines. Apart from the title song, the music of the films fails to add Xing to the so-called thriller.

John Abraham as a baddie still needs to work on his oratory skills. Though Abhishek makes a convincing cop but it is Uday Chopra, who steals the show from his partner by playing to the gallery. Likewise Rimii 'outstrips' Esha and make her presence felt.

On the whole, Dhoom has an overdose of bike-thrills and lesser substance in the story.

But don't worry, every cloud has a silver lining. I hope Tata Young's Dhoom number will actually make you feel a bit 'thrilled' as you find your way back home.

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