Dhoom (transl. Blast) is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written by Vijay Krishna Acharya and directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol and Rimi Sen in lead roles. It is the first film in the Dhoom franchise.
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|Directed by||Sanjay Gadhvi|
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Screenplay by||Vijay Krishna Acharya|
|Story by||Aditya Chopra|
|Music by||Original Songs:|
|Edited by||Rameshwar S. Bhagat|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
|Box office||est.₹724.7 million|
Dhoom was the first action film produced by Yash Raj Films in 16 years, ever since Yash Chopra directed Vijay (1988). It tells the story of a motorbike gang committing robberies throughout Mumbai and the police officer who teams up with a motorbike dealer to stop them.
Earning over ₹290 million (US$4.1 million) Nett Gross in India, the film became one of the top-grossing Hindi films of 2004. It spawned a film series, with its sequel Dhoom 2, released on 24 November 2006, and Dhoom 3 released on 20 December 2013.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), a no-nonsense cop, is called onto the case. Dixit seeks the help of a local bike dealer/racer named Ali Akbar Fateh Khan (Uday Chopra) and devises a trap to catch the gang, but it fails. Kabir (John Abraham), the leader of the gang, eventually taunts Dixit, claiming that Dixit can't catch him even if he is right in front of him. He is proven correct and Dixit's failure apparently causes him to part ways with Ali.
Kabir then lures Ali into his gang as a substitute for Rohit, the gang member who was killed by Dixit. Ali falls in love with Sheena (Esha Deol), another gang member. The gang later goes to Goa to perform one last big heist before disbanding forever. Kabir sets his eyes on the largest casino in all of India. Kabir and his gang swiftly loot the casino on New Year's Eve, but they soon realize that Dixit has led them right into a trap. It is revealed that Ali was working for Dixit the whole time, and a fight ensues.
Kabir manages to escape from Dixit and goes back to the gang's truck where Ali has kept Sheena bound and gagged. Kabir then viciously beats up Ali for his betrayal, but Ali is saved by Dixit's timely arrival at the scene. The gang flees, except for Sheena, while Dixit and Ali give chase to Kabir. They kill all the other gang members except Kabir, who tries to escape on his bike. He is cornered by Dixit and Ali with nowhere to go. Kabir decides to take his own life rather than let Dixit arrest him, and he rides his bike over the edge of a cliff into the water to his death. The film ends with Dixit and Ali arguing with each other, albeit in a friendly way.
- Abhishek Bachchan as A.C.P Jai Dixit
- Uday Chopra as Ali Khan
- John Abraham as Kabir
- Esha Deol as Sheena
- Rimi Sen as Sweety Dixit
- Manoj Joshi as Shekhar Kamal
- Aarav Chowdhary as Rahul
- Farid Amiri as Tony
- Rohit Chopra as Rohit
- Ajay Pande as Vinod
- Bhupinder as a Chor Bazaar Goon
- Mehul Bhojak as Manu
- Yusuf Hussain as Police Commissioner
- Mukesh Ahuja as Bookie
The film became a commercial success and received generally positive reviews from audiences, but received mixed reviews from critics. Dhoom ended up netting about Rs. 4.5 crores from Bombay circuit in 2004. Its gross net amount in India was ₹29 crore (US$4.1 million), and its lifetime worldwide adjusted gross is ₹72.5 crore (US$10 million). Overseas gross of Dhoom stands at US$2 million with its US gross at $330,400.
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|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||16 July 2004 (CD)|
27 July 2004 (Film)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Pritam composed the songs for Dhoom while Salim-Sulaiman composed the original score. 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", sung by singers like KK, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Shaan and Kunal Ganjawala. The lyrics were penned by Sameer. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 22,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's third highest-selling.
|1.||"Dhoom Machale"||Sunidhi Chauhan, Shankar Mahadevan||6:15|
|2.||"Shikdum"||Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal||5:27|
|3.||"Dilbara"||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sowmya Raoh||4:32|
|4.||"Salaame"||Kunal Ganjawala, Vasundhara Das||5:17|
|5.||"Shikdum" (The Bedroom Mix)||KK, Gayatri Ganjawala, Indee||4:19|
|6.||"Dilbara" (Reprisal Edit)||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sowmya Raoh, Abhishek Bachchan||4:36|
|7.||"Dhoom Dhoom"||Tata Young||3:21|
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