Dhamaka movie review: Kartik Aaryan impresses in Ram Madhvani’s fast-paced thriller!

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director: Ram Madhvani

mold: Kartik Aaryan, Mrinal Thakur, Amrita Subhash, Vikas Kumar and others

ratings: 3.5/5

Sharp, spirited and honest performance as Hardball journalist Arjun Pathak, Kartik Aaryan2.0’s performance in his latest outing ‘Dhamaka’ is everything you would not have expected from the actor.

Karthik, who won the hearts of the audience with his boy-next-door charm and rose to fame as the monologue king, went on to feature in ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ and its sequels, ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’, ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh,’ ‘Luka Chuppi’ among others gives a passionate performance.

Kartik’s dedication to being the aspiring Arjun Pathak, who is selfish as well as empathetic, is not only a big change from what the actor is used to seeing, but also proves that he has a lot to offer. Is.

He plays a resolutely determined television news anchor, desperate to regain his primetime seat and his lost glory, but has limited choices.

And that’s the beauty. This is where we get to see Kartik’s range of emotions. And now that he’s forayed into a different genre, it looks like his fans will want more.

Helmed by a National Award winning director Ram Madhvani, who has given hits like ‘Neerja’ and ‘Aarya’, both of which have proved to be game-changers for lead stars Sonam Kapoor and Sushmita Sen respectively, also with ‘Dhamaka’, the filmmaker attempted to present a Is. The never-before-seen avatar of Kartik Aaryan turned out to be a success.

The film begins on a romantic note with Arjun Pathak recounting the lovely time he spent with his wife Saumya Mehra Pathak, essayed by the talented Mrunal Thakur.

Prateek Kuhad’s melodious voice and soulful lyrics in the background capture your attention and heart. The sequence itself is an emotion and you fall in love with the small, loving world of Arjun and Saumya.

But it is not all hunky-dory in Arjun Pathak’s life as he is about to get divorced.

Why? Well, the answer is found as the story progresses.

A prime-time anchor on a popular news channel, demoted to become a radio jockey in the same media house, Arjun Pathak is one inspired man who will do anything to get his primetime slot back!

Based on the South-Korean film ‘The Terror Live’, it happens when a random caller, Raghubir Mhata, threatens to blow up the Mumbai Sea Link Bridge and Arjun Pathak – the radio jockey, doesn’t take him seriously at first. , realized that this is not a hoax and his exclusive interview with the terrorist, who in the end turns out to be a common man (son of a construction worker), is the trump card that will help him get back his prime time seat , that the story bang has been published.

Till this point, the plot of the film will keep you hooked and Kartik’s performance as a news anchor hungry for primetime slots will make you ask for more.

However, it is only when you start expecting from the film that it disappoints.

Over-dramatic scenes, dry dialogue and a decidedly paused script per se, from where you don’t see the plot progress and only listen to Arjun Pathak who is unconvincingly trying to persuade Mhata not to explode further. which can lead to the loss of innocent lives, that you start to lose interest.

However, Ram Madhavi’s brilliant directorial skills will make you sit through the 1 hour 43 minute film.

However, some parts of the film seem unnecessary and elements of big twists seem missing when the audience is expecting them the most.

Rather it is a sharp drop to ‘Dhamaka’ which started on a high note. However, this is not a film you would not want to see.

Arjun Pathak’s dilemma as he is reporting a terrorist attack from a newsroom and negotiating with the man responsible, his helplessness while his wife, righteous journalist Soumya Mehra Pathak, reports live from the site and helps the hostages. Will keep you busy the whole time.

Mrunal Thakur’s short performance is impressive while Amrita Subhash is Kartik Aaryan’s b**chy and a vocal boss who only cares about TRPs and plays her in the gallery to climb another ladder of success.

And even though the film lacks script and dialogues at some points, Ram Madhvani’s direction in the confined space of a newsroom is brilliant, capturing every heightened emotion during a breaking news scenario through multiple camera setups.

Dhamaka shows you the wonders of Ram Madhvani’s direction once again.

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