Dishoom Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Dishoom Hindi Movie Review

Dishoom Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 14
Average Rating - 5.6/10
Yes - 8
No - 2
Neutral - 4
Watchable? - 85%

Critic Reviews Dishoom

  • Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-5/10
While the first half is engaging, the second half is ridden with cliches and corny twists. A sight for the sore eyes was the bromance. As far as buddy-cops go, they are cute together. They have an impish charm about them, but it’s painfully predictable. What holds up Dishoom, filmed extensively in the UAE, are the two A’s: action and Abu Dhabi.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-6/10
You won’t remember Dishoom for its plot or for its performances. It’s like junk food that’s meant to be savored in the moment, but cannot be counted on for nutrition. At two hours flat it’s that rare masala film that doesn’t overstay its welcome. I’m going with three out of five. I was entertained.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-7/10
Not that there are too many nail-biters - with its careening plot, Dishoom doesn't fulfil the promise of a taut thriller but its mad, zany moments make up with entertainment. The film evokes 1990s hits, from Main Khiladi Tu Anari to Govinda's many friendly leers - presenting a new-age masala movie, full of choppers, chummas, cheetas, cheese-bhara lines and spicy dishooms.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4/10
It is only a whole lot of noise and bluster, if one discounts the stylish mounting and sparkling cinematography. The audience sits through the cacophony hoping for a genuine knockout blow to be delivered somewhere down the line. It never materialises. Dishoom doesn't land a single half-decent punch.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-5/10
Except the title is seldom justified in its disappointingly scarce and sloppy action.  Once the flaky fizz vaporises into nonsense and noise, a sense of tedium begins to steep in. Even so, at its 124 minutes running time, Dishoom doesn’t hobble for too long to hurt one’s butt or brain.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-6/10
Dishoom is clearly aiming for laughs, and even when it gets lost along the way, blindsided by some unnecessarily elaborate action moment or by a bicepped un-actor, it still provides a fair bit of corny fun. The film’s best parts are Dhawan asking a helicopter pilot to pull over 'side mein,' or Satish Kaushik trolling people on the phone.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-5/10
Dishoom is a predictable film with funny elements. If you can keep your brains aside and enjoy a film that is high on swag, this could be your pick for the weekend! As far as buddy cop films go, Dishoom is partly enjoyable. Varun Dhawan is entertaining and the only highlight other than the action in the film. I go with a 2.5/5 for this film!
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  • India Today | Review By -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-6/10
Dishoom, however, despite its decent-enough story, doesn't quite make a mark on the mind. The film is a crowd-pleaser, especially when Saare Jahan Se Achha plays in the background and you need to deal with the goosebumps. Watch the film for its comedy and action.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-5/10
The director knows his strengths and keeps feeding us clichés. Been there, done that, but nicely done all the same. The relatively short length of the movie (124 minute) helps Dishoom rise above the clichés. It’s a formula potboiler that serves the purpose of entertainment if you’re looking for some light moments.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -BH Network Rating-7/10
On the whole, DISHOOM has a predictable storyline. However, the engaging narrative, coupled with rich visuals and high octane action work in the favour of the film. Add to this the star power of John Abraham and Varun Dhawan which will definitely attract the youth. At the box office, the film faces no competion for next two weeks and hence it will ensure good returns to the makers.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Mehul S Thakkar Rating-6/10
The climax scene has been shot well but doesn't appear too effective. This is an out and out pot boiler film which does have its moment where logic can be questioned. But as long as the film keeps you entertained, it won't hurt watching this film.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Sreeju Sudhakaran Rating-6/10
Dishoom may not be the best action spectacle Bollywood has made. However, it is still entertaining thanks to John and Varun’s camaraderie, and a few funny scenes. After an entertaining first half, the second half however fails to keep us engrossed, even though its more action packed. At two hours in runtime, it can be worth your ticket.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4/10
Dishoom rejigs the buddy cop movie, with John Abraham and Varun Dhawan being assigned to the Case Of A Vanishing Indian Cricketer. The film is fashioned as a fast-paced caper. It’s got flash but the plot keeps stuttering and stops the film from really zip-zap-zooming. It shines in bits and pieces but the rest is a stretch.
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  • DNA | Review By -Sarita Tanwar Rating-6/10
The second half of the film drags. The entire segment where the two heroes go looking for Rahul Dev is annoying and boring. Despite the potholes, Dishoom is a fun for most part. Watch it for the John-Varun bromance and Akshay Kumar’s outrageous cameo.
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John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem, Akshaye Khanna
Rohit Dhawan
Rohit Dhawan
Rohit Dhawan, Tushar Hiranandani
Hussain Dalal
Ayananka Bose
Pritam Chakraborty
produced by: 
Sajid Nadiadwala, Sunil A Lulla
Action, Comedy, Drama
run time: 
124 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
Dishoom is an action-adventure film written and directed by Rohit Dhawan. The film stars John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem and Akshaye Khanna.

When India's top batsman goes missing in the Middle East, two cops from either side of the Arabian Sea team up for a 36 hour manhunt.