TRAILER REVIEW: ‘Dhoom 3’ – Clowns, Stunts, Acrobats, Bikes!

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Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra are back on bikes with ‘Dhoom 3’ and have Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif for company.

The ‘Dhoom’ franchise films have always been about the hero. Whether it was John Abraham bike antics in the first film, an intellectual and stylish Hrithik Roshan in the second, no one mostly followed ‘Dhoom’ for its heroes’, but for its villains. Quite like, one may say the Christopher Nolan Batman series.

So it seems all the more a coincidence when the third ‘Dhoom’ – ‘Dhoom 3’ – bears many resemblances to ‘The Dark Knight’ but also another of Christopher Nolan’s films in ‘The Prestige’.

Maybe it’s mostly due to the fact that both ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Dhoom 3’ have shot in the city of Chicago, but that’s not all. The trailer opens with a child Aamir Khan and his mentor and dad Jackie Shroff showing off tricks on the stage just like Christian Bale did so in ‘The Prestige’.

Fast forward to Aamir Khan running down a building – yes, you heard that right – running vertically down a building with a lot of currency in the air around him. He sure knows how to make an exit!

Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra – who would have thought this tag-team would last so many years and missions – return to stop this thief who leaves jibes in Hindi and a Joker mask too. (Another ‘The Dark Knight’ reference.)

Only that Aamir Khan is a literal clown. He runs a circus and Katrina Kaif, who gets very less screen space here, is an acrobat in his circus. And it’s up to Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra to stop the Joker’s tricks and illusions.

The director Vijay Krishna Acharya last directed ‘Tashan’ – one praised for its style. The ‘Dhoom’ films haven’t been short of style, but Acharya carries off his ‘Tashan’ form onto ‘Dhoom 3’. The film looks magnificent and beautiful. There were plenty of money shots in the trailer – from Aamir running down a building or his bike crossing a bridge.

‘Dhoom 3’ is sure going to be a riot on the big screen. What makes the wait worse is that it is India’s first IMAX film and will have Dolby Atmos sound too. When ‘Dhoom 3’ releases on 21 December, 2013, be prepared for a bombastic Christmas ‘Dhoom’.

PS: Did you spot that still of the Gangnam Style dance in there? Let us know in comments below!

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