Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sanjay Gadhvi|
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Story by||Vijay Krishna Acharya|
|Editing by||Rameshwar S. Bhagat|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|Release date(s)||27 August 2004|
|Running time||123 minutes|
|Box office||725 million (US$13 million)|
Dhoom (English: Blast) is a 2004 Bollywood action thriller film and the first installment in the Dhoom series. It is produced by Yash Raj Films' Aditya Chopra (son of Yash Chopra). Earning over 290 million (US$5.3 million) net in India, the film became one of the top-grossing Indian films of 2004. This was the first action film made by Yash Raj Films in 19 years, since Vijay (1988), and brought in a new genre of movies akin to the fast paced motorcycle-robbery dramas. Its sequel, Dhoom 2, was released in 2006 in India, and Dhoom 3 is set to release in 2013.
The story starts in the city of Mumbai where a motorcycle gang starts breaking into banks and other public places and vanishing on the Western Express Highway.
ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) a no-nonsense cop, is called inside the case. He is married to Sweety (Rimi Sen). Jai seeks the help of a thief named Ali (Uday Chopra) and devises a trap to catch the gang, but it fails. Kabir (John Abraham), the leader of the gang, eventually taunts Dixit by saying that he couldn't catch him even if he were right in front of him. He is proved correct and the failure of Dixit seemingly leads to the break-up of his partnership with Ali.
Kabir then lures Ali into his gang to take place of Rohit, the gang member who was killed by Jai. Ali falls in love with Sheena (Esha Deol), another gang member. The gang later goes to Goa to perform one last big heist before becoming disbanded forever. Kabir now sets his eyes on the biggest casino in all of India. Kabir and his gang swiftly loot the casino on New Year's Eve, but soon they realize that Jai has led them right into a trap. Ali was working for Jai the whole time and a fight ensues.
Kabir manages to escape from Jai, and goes back to the gang's truck where Ali has tied up Sheena. Kabir then viciously beats up Ali for his betrayal, but Ali is saved by the timely arrival of Jai at the scene. The gang flees, except for Sheena; while Jai and Ali give chase. All the gang members sans Kabir are killed by Jai and Ali. Kabir tries to escape on his bike. He is then cornered by Jai and Ali with nowhere to go. So Kabir decides to commit suicide rather than let Jai arrest him, and rides his bike over the edge of a cliff and into the water. The movie ends with Jai and Ali bickering as usual. It is hinted at the end that Sheena will be arrested.
- Abhishek Bachchan as ACP Jai Dixit
- Uday Chopra as Sub-Inspector Ali Akbar Fateh Khan
- John Abraham as Kabir
- Esha Deol as Sheena
- Rimi Sen as Mrs. Sweety Dixit
- Manoj Joshi as ACP Kamal
- Ajay Pande as Vinod
- Sanjay M. Singh as Rahul (Kabir's Friend)
- Farid Amiri as Tony (Kabir's Friend)
- Rohit Chopra as Rohit (Kabir's Friend)
- Bhupinder as a Chor Bazaar Goon
- Mehul Bhojak as Manu
- Yusuf Hussain as Police Commissioner
- Mukesh Ahuja
- Perizaad Zorabian in a Friendly Appearance
- Arjun Sablok in a Friendly Appearance
- Director: Sanjay Gadhvi
- Producer: Aditya Chopra
- Music: Pritam
- Lyrics : Sameer
- Photography: Nirav Shah
- Writer: Vijay Krishna Acharya
- Action Director: Allan Amin
- Executive Producer: Shahnaab Alam
- Art Director: Pramod Guruji and Vinod Guruji
- Editor: Rameshwar S. Bhagat
- Audiography: Dwarak Warrier
- Background Score : Salim-Sulaiman
- Choreography : Vaibhavi Merchant, Shiamak Davar
The film became a commercial box office hit and received generally positive reviews from audiences, but received mixed reviews from critics. Its India net was 290 million (US$5.3 million), and its lifetime worldwide gross is 725 million (US$13 million).
- 2005: Filmfare Award for Best Editing - Rameshwar S. Bhagat
- 2005: Filmfare Award for Best Sound - Dwarak Warrier
- 2005: IIFA Best Villain Award - John Abraham
- 2005: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - John Abraham
- 2005: Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer - Female - Sunidhi Chauhan for "Dhoom Machale"
- 2005: Zee Cine Award Best Track of the Year - "Dhoom Machale"
Crime inspired by Dhoom
The movie had a significant cultural impact among urban Indian youth. It was blamed for an increase in incidents of street racing; bike-borne theft and stunting on public roads. Besides, there was a new impetus to the bike-modifying scene with youth going in for modifications to their bikes ranging from free flow exhaust systems to addition of NOS kits. These in turn, gave rise to incidents of speeding and breakage of traffic rules on the already unruly Indian streets.
In Malappuram district of Kerala, four members of a group of criminals had cracked the floor of South Malabar Gramin Bank on the early hours on 30 December 2007 and looted Rs. 2.5 millions and 80 kilograms of gold. Estimated to be worth Rs. 80 millions, the robbery is considered to be one of the biggest thefts in Kerala’s crime records. The Kerala Police have arrested four people in connection with this and the leader admitted that it was inspired by Dhoom movie. In the movie the robbers also made a hole on the ground floor of the bank and got away with the valuables during the new-year event.
|Soundtrack album by Pritam|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Yash Raj Music|
The title track "Dhoom Dhoom" was released in a remixed version song by the Thai-American singer Tata Young. The song and its music video featuring Tata Young proved to be a major hit in India during 2004 and 2005. The original song was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. Other tracks on the soundtrack included "Dilbara", "Dilbar Shikdum" and "Salaame Salaame". The music director was Pritam. The lyrics were penned by Sameer. The 'Shikdum' music is lifted from Tarkan's big hit 'Sikidim' from his 1999 album "Oluram Sana" . The 'Dhoom machale' music is actually a fusion of two different songs . The First 3 lines has been inspired from Jesse Cook's "mario takes a walk" and the catchy hook i.e. the part "dhoom machale dhoom machale dhoom" has been directly lifted from Amr Diab's "Enta ma oltesh leih" from his 2003 album Allem Alby.
|1||"Dhoom Machale"||Sunidhi Chauhan||6:17|
|2||"Dilbar Shikdum"||Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal||5:29|
|3||"Dilbara"||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sowmya Raoh||4:38|
|4||"Salaame Salaame"||Kunal Ganjawala, Vasundhara Das||5:19|
|5||"Dilbar Shikdum" (Bedroom Mix)||KK, Gayatri Ganjawala, Indee||4:21|
|6||"Dilbara - Reprise"||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sowmya Raoh, Abhishek Bachchan||4:38|
|7||"Dhoom Dhoom"||Tata Young||3:27|
- "Top Lifetime Grossers 2000-2009 (Figures in Ind Rs)". BoxOffice India. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
- "Box Office 2004". BoxOffice India. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
- "Dhoom (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
- Adarsh, Taran (27 August 2004). "Dhoom : Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
- "Bollywood scripts Kerala’s bank heist". DNA.
- "D(h)oomsday: In Chelembra and Milan, gold robberies rival thrillers". The Indian Express.
- S, Karthik. "Pritam [Hindi]".