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Dham Dhoom - Review

Written by: By : Settu Shankar
Published: Monday, September 8, 2008, 10:44 [IST]

Dham Dhoom is the last film by Jeeva, but before he could make the final touches, he left the world. If he had done the remaining portion giving it his classic touch, definitely it would have achieved new standards (even though the plot is a mere copy of Richard Gere's Hollywood movie)

His assistant Manikandan has failed to make the film as his guru Jeeva would have wanted. But the music of Harris Jayaraj and Jeeva's fantastic camera work and picturesque locations of Russia make the film watchable.

The story is however not so interesting.

Jayam Ravi is a happy go lucky guy, a medical practitioner by profession. One day he makes a visit to his sister Anu Hassan at Pollachi and comes across Kangana Ranavut. As expected he falls in love and after some problems from both the sides, they plan to get married. Immediately the marriage is also fixed. But Ravi is then sent by the government to Russia for a medical conference.

In Russia some drug mafia trap Ravi in a murder case and the local police arrests him and tortures him Later with the help of a Tamil lawyer (Lakshmi Rai) he escapes and collects the evidence to prove his innocence in the case.

At the same time, in Pollachi, Kangana is confident about Ravi's return and asks her parents to make arrangements for the marriage. However in the end Jayam Ravi appears in Pollachi and joins his fiancee.

An important minus of the film is its poor plot. It rambles unnecessarily between Russia and Pollachi. Pollachi seems unelievable and the scenes are not in order. Every scene is predictable and the climax is not much impressive typical of Jeeva films!

But apart from these minuses, Jeeva's excellent camera work and Harris Jayaraj's soothing melodies make everyone watch the movie.

The picturisation and tune of "Anbae Anbae..." with the backdrop of picturesque Coorg is a treat for cinema lovers!

The scene where the hero escapes from a police car after an assassination attempt by jumping onto the top of buildings is amazing. Hollywood stunt director Chris Anderson has done an excellent job in these portions.

Jayam Ravi plays the role with great involvement and real enthusiasm. He perfectly fits the role of a vigorous action hero!

Kangana looks slim but lacks nativity especially in that of a typical Pollachi girl's costumes. Though Lakshmi Rai appears throughout the film without make up she has done justice to her role.

Jayaram's bad guy role does not suit this comely and friendly face. The poor screenplay and casting have spoiled the film.

Topics: manikandan, lakshmi rai, jayaram, jayam ravi, dhaam dhoom, kangana ranaut
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