Critics Review


All swag no substance

Dishoom is all swagger and no substance. Expect nothing more and you might come out humming a tune or more.(more)

Source: Ameet Bhuvan, MovieCrow


DISHOOM has a predictable storyline.

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.(more)

Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama


A Potpourri Of Cliched Drama, Sizzling Bromance & Action!

There are a few indigestible scenes but having said that it's meant to be entertaining, you can give these scenes a royal ignore! If you are die-hard fan of Varun & John, then you can put this movie on your watch list! (more)

Source: Swikriti Srivastava , One India


Dishoom doesn't land a single half-decent punch.

Why must Hindi films always confuse machismo with insensitivity and loutish, hardscrabble behaviour? Akshay Kumar puts in a special appearance as an effeminate don who forces Kabir and Junaid to strip down to their trunks, which turn out to be identical in both colour and design. The sequence ends with the crime lord cracking what he thinks is a witticism: "Their father must be a baker because they have perfect buns." Original, no. Silly, yes. We know for a fact that Rohit Dhawan's father is a successful filmmaker with a string of huge hits behind him. But that would be difficult to tell if one went by what Dishoom delivers. 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. (more)

Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies


'Dishoom' is a popcorn entertainer

'Dishoom' is a popcorn entertainer which is good time pass watch. One can enjoy it till it last. The movie could have been a huge entertainer if only there was a decent script and some logical moments attached to it.(more)

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John Abraham and Varun Dhawan deliver a feel-good film

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.(more)

Source: Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today


This John Abraham, Varun Dhawan film fails to zip-zap-zoom

Akshay Kumar�s cameo, for instance, as a pouting-selfie-clicking man bun is a hoot. Some of the Abraham-Dhawan bro-time is okay too, but borrows from the �Men In Black� duo Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in the way they, Kabir and Junaid, go about addressing each other, yes, K and J.(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express