Dhamaka 2021

IMDb Ratings: 5.6/10
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
Language: Hindi
Release Year: 2021

Director: Ram Madhvani

Stars Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash

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 Dhamaka Review

Based on South Korea's play 'The Terror Live' (2013), Dhamaka is Ram Madhvani's honorable attempt to expose the hungry TRP media. It explores our modern world where "News" is created and sold to its viewers who enjoy a masala or fake fare. Here, we have a low-rise anchor (Kartik Aaryan) trying to further his career opportunities by establishing a live connection with the terrorist who recently exploded the Mumbai sea link.

It starts when anchola receives a threatening call from this person during his show which, naturally, he takes as a joke. Oops !! There is an explosion and the anchor sees an opportunity here of fame with the TRPs !! It is even more shocking when the terrorists want the ruling party minister to apologize instead of safeing the victims of the blast.

The fact that Ram Madhvani has the ability to bring out his best characters has already been established when he was able to make a celebrity like Sonam Kapoor do very well in Neerja (2016). Kartik is a much better character than popo-kid and to be expected, he throws the ball in the park. His behavior, body language, speech are the first level in each scene. In fact, the character himself goes through thousands of emotions and Kartik has reached them all. Strange, really !!

Supporting actors are also not disappointing. In particular, Amruta Subhash, who plays a ruthless and greedy manager, is at a high level. Mrunun Thakur leaves the mark even in a small role.

In just one hour and forty minutes of running time, Dhamaka starts at high speed, arrives at the scene quickly, becomes a little lazy in the middle but then picks up speed again to end with a thought-provoking note. Its extraordinary climax may or may not appeal to all but this is a film worth watching in such a fun game.

Hello, Sumeet Nadkarni.