Claps: Varun- John's bromance, high octane action sequences
Slaps: The clichéd plot
What's New: Varun Dhawan and John Abraham sharing screen space and boy, they are totally killing it as Junaid Ansari and Kabir Shergill. Bring on some more adventures for this duo please!
Popcorn Refill: Strictly interval
Plot: Somewhere in the Middle East the police are inquiring the whereabouts of Kabir- Junaid and have stumbled upon the fact that Viraj Sharma is missing from the room where he was said to be held captive. To know who these people are, the film rewinds back to the events that unfolded a day before.
Viraj Sharma (Saqib Saleem) is the shining star of the Indian cricket team whose top performance lands the country a place in the finals after defeating Sri Lanka. Too much excitement in the stadium because it's going to be Team India vs Team Pakistan in the end game! However just 36 hours before the final match, Viraj goes missing leaving everyone baffled. Enter Kabir Sheirgill, a broody, chain-smoker cop from the Special Task Force whom the Indian government has zeroed down to solve the case. Our man on a mission flies off to the Middle East and gets a rookie cop Junaid Ansari (Varun Dhawan) to assist him. But hey, what's life if it's so easy? During one of their investigations they meet the street-smart Parvati/ Pakeezah (Jacqueline Fernandez) who says she steals everything except 'hearts'. However this time our lady is completely smitten by Kabir and decides to help the two guys to find the missing chap. After several 'misses' the finger of suspicion eventually points out at a bookie who calls himself Wagah (Akshaye Khanna).
Will the trio manage to rescue Viraj from the clutches of this evil man and get him to play the finals?
Performances: John Abraham, aptly cast as Kabir is supposed to be a stone-cold, no-nonsense man and the actor aces that part pretty well. At the same time he's got the swag too that will make the girls go weak in their knees.
Give Varun Dhawan any role and the young lad makes sure that he leaves a lasting impression. We have already seen his impeccable comic timing in his previous flicks ('Main Tera Hero', 'Dilwale') and this time too he shines in that zone. But what will take you by surprise is his new action avatar! While his partner-in-crime John is generally associated with guns and cars, Varun too turns out to be an equal show-stealer in that department! We would definitely love to see you doing more such slick action, Dhawan boy!
Jacqueline Fernandez is just as fun to watch as the boys!
Akshaye Khanna's villainy act isn't exactly menacing. But intimidating enough to leave you with your heart in the mouth!
Saqib Saleem's Viraj Sharma seems to be an amalgamation of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and the actor pulls it off quite well.
Akshay Kumar's cameo is quite a shocker! (Sorry we ain't revealing anything about him here..watch it out for yourself). There's Nargis Fakhri and Parineeti Chopra too making a special appearance.
Direction: 'Desi Boyz' director Rohit Dhawan is back behind the camera and has a buddy cop flick to offer this time! 'Dishoom' has all the elements of a fun-filled entertainer. Never mind, the cliches, and some loopholes where we have a batsman 'miraculously' fixing his dislocated elbow to smash boundaries and a few logic defying sequences! 'Dishoom' keeps you glued to the screen. It's fast-paced and you are hooked to it from the first scene.
Hussain Dalal has penned some rib-tickling lines and John- Varun's bromance makes them an absolute treat. Ayananka Bose's top-notch cinematography and Pritam's peppy music adds more to the value! Special mention for the adrenaline pumping action scenes.
Combo-on-offer: Comedy+ Slick Action
Verdict: We give 'Dishoom' 'THUNDEROUS CLAPS' for being a breezy watch! This one is a total paisa-vasool fare!