With Krrish 3 premiering this week, it’s gotten all of my attention and I’ve barely mentioned (but in a random post) that the Dhoom franchise is releasing its triple threat, for the holidays. The film has been thrown around for so long, that I was concerned it may never happen, for the big names touted never seemed to have the time. But finally, at the beginning of this year, a date was set and the villain secured and now only weeks after it’s teaser previewed with Shuddh Desi Romance, the official trailer zoomed in two hours ago in IMAX format (6pm MST).
Dhoom burst on the scene back in 2004 as buddy cop heist film, starring Abhishek Bachchan as the straight-laced, dogged ACP Jai Dixit with Uday Chopra portraying Ali Khan, his bumbling racer side-kick as the heroes, while John Abraham led the bandit crew with Esha Deol. This film solidified the franchise as all around fun, with a little bit of everything, from action and romance to intrigue, marking it India’s own brand of The Fast and the Furious. Then two years later, Dhoom 2: Back in Action upped the ante, yet continuing the trend of casting the hottest, sexist stars, with Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu. The film portrayed Roshan as the “Master of Disguise” while the chemistry of his and Rai’s characters melted the screen. Like the previous film, the second installment awarded its villains best star and actor awards (Roshan, Filmfare; Rai Stardust) only this time director Sanjay Gadhvi was added the mix along with the film grabbing nearly all MTV‘s 2007 Style Awards. Needless to say, the movie was a box office success, breaking office records with its numbers and reception domestically and abroad.
Now, movie three is on its way, with famed prolific actor Aamir Khan as Dixit’s criminal target, with Katrina Kaif as his acrobatic partner.
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What is the best thing about this trailer do you ask? JACKIE SHROFF! Until I heard his voice in the opening shot, I had no idea he’d be doing a cameo and I absolutely love it! And though there were several treats sprinkled throughout those brief two minutes, from a new title track to a bare-chested fiery Khan, one thing that I truly enjoyed was the consistency in Abhishek Bachchan’s portrayal of ACP Dixit. With tales like these, the straight man or the “law guy” always finds himself, second fiddle to the criminal and though that will most certainly be true in this case as well (this is Aamir Khan we’re talking about!), the familiarity of Dixit is rather comforting.
The narrative gives me The Illusionist and Guzaarish vibes, which are both very good things in my book, for I enjoyed the darkness of the first and the melancholy of the latter. And it appears our “Clown” has bitten the bitter pill of revenge and well, that intrigues me all the more.
Dhoom:3 The Blast smokes into theaters December 20.