Scene of the Week: Dhoom

Today is John Abraham’s birthday so check out the scenes which made him an overnight star. He created the style statement of the Dhoom series and brought back bikes in fashion. An underrated star with probably one of the best script sense often victimized for his good looks.



Now zinda was a lame copy of Oldboy but John abrahams character shaped pretty well. His was the only role i liked in it. A scene from it too

  1. Anjanpur685Miles 8 years ago

    Very good scene Baba. I havent watched any of Dhoom and John was very good in above scenes.

    • Baba 8 years ago

      yes & i think he generally does well in villian roles. dhoom , zinda, race 2 etc. I dislike him in all his romantic films. he is just not cut out for those films.

      yday i was wacthing shootout at wadala on tv and he was good in it too. it is based on the life of manya surve. the film is very anti-police in a way. anil who plays a muslim inspector in it keeps visintg dawood like they are friends. there is a scene where commissioner gives anil a choice to either encounter dawood (the muslim don) or manya ( a small time hindu gangster)and anil chooses manya!

  2. Anjanpur685Miles 8 years ago

    Btw I was amazed to see this the other day…fking 320kmph !!

    • Baba 8 years ago

      great video.insane speed. it looks like the real life version of roadrash πŸ˜‰ but tell you what, i think its the upwards close camera angle that makes the speed look insanely fast. it is no doubt realy quick but i doubt if the viewing experience of the rider is same as the ones who watch this video through this camera angle.

  3. I.One 8 years ago

    Agree about script sense. Sometimes, his straight faced looks gives him a tag of being wooden actor. Such looks often goes well with characters such as in Dhoom & Zinda, but they give a feeling of non acting in case of comedy or a romance. I guess that’s the biggest disadvantage which John had to carry all these years.

    • Baba 8 years ago

      he was decent in housefull 2 but generally i agree that he is bad in all such films.its not about straight face but the subtlety which is required in certain roles.I think of Katrina in ETT. her “woodenness” worked in it because you coudl never guess what she woudl do next! she had a better role than salman.

  4. sputnik 8 years ago

    Have not seen Dhoom but John is good in the first scene specially when he is saying those dialogues. Did not like the scene much though. You can’t just jump off like that from a speeding car. The second scene is good till he stops suddenly and that ridiculous helmet scene.

    Agree that he has style and coolness. I think he is good in movies where he does negative roles (Race 2) or roles where he has to be cool and calm. Also liked him in Force and Madras Cafe.

  5. aryan 8 years ago

    1st and 2nd scenes are excellent and thanks for sharing Baba.

  6. shan 8 years ago

    John was exceptional as the baddie in Dhoom. The movie too was quite gripping and entertaining – not high art but lots of fun. Dhoom 2 screwed up due to the lameness of the Ash character and her dialogues as well as the ridiculous climax. I mean, I know throwing a helmet at a police jeep will not lead to it blasting off the road, but I am willing to grant the makers that much cinematic liberty. Same with the diamond robbery Hrithik carries out with the little black robotic car. But having the hero of your film let the robbers off after chasing them across the world because “Pyaar ka chakkar hai” is as ridiculous as it can get. It makes the entire movie meaningless.

    Hope Dhoom 3 is more like the first part than the second. Dialogues like “We make him rob” arent exactly pointing to that, but “Ummeed pe duniya kayam hai” πŸ™‚

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