Regardless of a sluggish second half DHAMAKA is an fringe of the seat thriller that boasts of tremendous performances

Dhamaka Overview {3.0/5} & Overview Score

DHAMAKA is the story of a main time reporter getting the most important scoop of his profession. Arjun Pathak (Kartik Aaryan) was a reputed TV reporter of Bharosa 24×7. He’s married to Saumya Mehra Pathak (Mrunal Thakur). All goes nicely however because of an unsavoury incident, Arjun is demoted and is given the publish of a radio jockey on Radio Bharosa. His marriage with Saumya is about to finish as their divorce proceedings are happening. At some point, throughout his morning present, Arjun receives a name from a person referred to as Raghubeer Mhata (Soham Majumdar). He claims that he has planted a bomb on the Sea Hyperlink in Mumbai. Arjun assumes that it’s a prank name and abruptly cuts it. The following second, he hears a loud blast. He seems out of the window and sees that part of the ocean hyperlink has exploded. Raghubeer calls once more and desires to speak. A scared Arjun instantly telephones the cops. However he cuts the decision when he realizes that that is his probability to get again his place as a main time information anchor. He requests Raghubeer to attend for a while. He instantly dials his boss, Ankita (Amruta Subhash), and informs her in regards to the state of affairs. He additionally will get an assurance from her that he can go on air with this story. A short lived studio is ready up within the radio station. Arjun goes on air and begins to additional speak to Raghubeer. At this level, Raghubeer informs that he desires an apology from the minister Jaydev Patil instantly; or else he’ll do extra blasts. He additionally tells Arjun that there’s a bomb in his earpiece and that he’ll execute the blast if he strikes from his seat. So as to add to Arjun’s fears, he learns that Saumya is the one who has gone to the Sea Hyperlink to cowl the story on the bottom. One other blast rocks the Sea Hyperlink and now Saumya and the remainder of the folks current there are at risk. What occurs subsequent kinds the remainder of the movie.


DHAMAKA is predicated on the Korean movie TERROR LIVE [written and directed by Kim Byung Woo]. The story is exclusive and one in all its variety. DHAMAKA is a thriller but it surely begins on a candy word. Quickly, the tone adjustments as Arjun will get the decision from the mysterious caller. The primary half provides you with no purpose to complain because the makers neatly clarify the setting, the dynamics between the assorted characters and why Arjun has obtained demoted. The way in which Arjun makes use of his divorce papers to make notes is sort of assuming and reveals that the director has tried to make the product stand out. The scene the place Jayant Patil’s deputy Subhash Mathur (Vishwajeet Pradhan) involves the studio and speaks to Raghubeer is a terrific scene and can go away viewers astonished. One other heart-in-the-mouth scene is when Saumya makes an attempt to save lots of a lady from a automotive earlier than it falls off the Sea Hyperlink. The second half, too, has its share of excellent scenes however as a result of above-mentioned glitches, the impression is diluted.

Puneet Sharma and Ram Madhvani’s screenplay is spectacular and ensures that audiences stay glued to their seats. Nevertheless, a few of the developments within the second half usually are not convincing. Even the finale is troublesome to digest. Puneet Sharma and Ram Madhvani’s dialogues are sharp and acidic.

Ram Madhvani’s path is gripping. The storytelling is such that viewers can’t assist however get misplaced on the planet proven by the gifted director. He additionally raises the stress ranges very nicely, leaving audiences to surprise what is going to occur subsequent. His touch upon ethics and the search of reports channels to get the scores up at any value is bound to shock viewers. On the flipside, sure developments, afterward, are troublesome to digest. The sequence the place Ankita will get an anchor from a rival channel to reveal Arjun’s wrongdoings and even compels Arjun to talk to him on the opposite information channel is an excessive amount of. That is particularly as a result of Ankita is proven to be frightened in regards to the scores; such a transfer might have hampered the channel in the long term. The choice of Arjun within the climax feels pointless as he did have a combating spirit.

Kartik Aaryan on Dhamaka: “Arjun Pathak ye character mere liye bohot hello…”| Ram Madhvani

DHAMAKA scores in relation to the performances. Kartik Aaryan is thought for comedian and light-hearted roles however right here; he steps into altogether new territory and comes out with flying colors. He’s certain to shock many and proves that he’s capable of painting totally different sorts of roles with ease. Mrunal Thakur is talked about first within the opening credit, earlier than Kartik. Her function can be credited as a particular look and she or he does very nicely. Amruta Subhash leaves an incredible mark and provides so much to the drama within the movie. Soham Majumdar has a restricted look however his voice performs an essential function and general, he does a tremendous job. Vishwajeet Pradhan is memorable in a cameo. Vikas Kumar (Praveen Kamath; counter-terrorism official) provides a tremendous, no-nonsense efficiency. Anuj Gurwara (Manas Sethi; INL Information anchor) is okay.

DHAMAKA, ideally, ought to have been a song-less fare however the three songs are neatly woven into the narrative. ‘Khoya Paaya‘ boasts of highly effective lyrics and vocals by Amit Trivedi. The feminine model by Jasleen Royal can be hard-hitting. ‘Kasoor‘ is nice and has the trademark Prateek Kuhad stamp. Vishal Khurana’s background rating is impactful.

Manu Anand’s cinematography is a bit shaky however that provides to the stress. Nidhi Rungta’s manufacturing design is genuine. Manohar Verma’s motion is real looking. Theia Tekchandaney’s costumes (affiliate costume designing by Ayushi Jain) are non-glamorous as per the movie’s requirement. Futureworks Media Ltd and RedChillies.VFX’s VFX might have been higher. Monisha R Baldawa’s modifying (co-editing by Amit Karia) is slick and fast-paced however slows down a bit in later parts.

On the entire, DHAMAKA is an edge-of-the-seat thriller and boasts of one of many most interesting performances by Kartik Aaryan. However sadly, the movie loses steam within the second half.

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