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Why Dhoom movies are worth hating

Here's why we hate Dhoom-like movies and believe we deserve better.


Updated:December 27, 2013, 4:16 PM IST
Why Dhoom movies are worth hating
Here's why we hate Dhoom-like movies and believe we deserve better.

Who would have thought that there would come a day when we would have to leave our brains behind to enjoy an Aamir Khan movie. Enter 'Dhoom 3' and we've experienced that too. We know Bollywood finds it impossible to create dramatic cinema without defying logic, but the Dhoom franchise takes it a tad too far. Though the three-film series was meant to be about sexy bikes, super cops (who never catch the thief, by the way) and sexy legs, it's about time they rejig the concept. Here's why we hate Dhoom-like movies and believe we deserve better.


There is no such thing as traffic-less Mumbai: Guys, no matter what bike you ride, Mumbai roads can never be that deserted bang in the middle of the day. The first scene of Dhoom in which John Abraham and his ’super sexy’ thief buddies ride away in jet speed in Mumbai (yes, in Mumbai) after robbing a bank makes all want to scream.

Nobody cleans the house wearing hot pants, make-up and a tank top: Rimi Sen’s butt’s introduction in Dhoom was a jaw-dropping moment for all and a double face-palm one for those suffering from OCD.

A no-nonsense cop. Really? So, the very ’macho’ ACP Jai Dixit plays a no-nonsense cop in all three flicks. But, in all three, he seems to be the one churning out most of the nonsense. For example, the need to catch the thief ”red-handed”! Ever heard of evidence? Maybe not, which is why we guess ACP Dixit hasn’t been promoted since 2004.

Worst cops ever: For Dhoom producers, the chase is always better than the catch. They swear by this theory as the honourable cops in all three Dhooms have failed to catch any criminal yet. But, don’t get us wrong, that doesn’t stop the Chicago police from asking ACP Jai Dixit for a helping hand instead of going to the CIA or FBI! Wow! Finally, Abhishek could flaunt his thick accent in a movie.

Poor actresses go on year-long diets to do nothing: ’Like, don’t you think that’s like unfair. Like really unfair’ – what say Aishwarya? The combined contribution of Esha Deol, Rimi Sen, Aishwarya Rai and now Katrina Kaif to the Dhoom franchise is… four pairs of legs.

Guess who? God forbid if one day you woke up next to your husband with long side burns, how would you recognise him? This is the trick YRF uses in ’Dhoom 2’. When Aishwarya Rai couldn’t recognise Hrithik Roshan just because he had sideburns, well, we could all think of only one thing – Miss World, really?

Uday Chopra: He is, by far, the most annoying aspect of all three Dhooms and one can safely assume that everyone in India is silently praying for Uday Chopra to pursue alternate career options. Gym instruction, perhaps?

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