an extensive hunt for a new face to star opposite Aamir Khan in 'Dhoom
3', the film makers have finally decided on actress Katrina Kaif to play
the female lead in the upcoming sequel of the blockbuster series.
Yash Raj Films made the announcement today after director Vijay Krishna
Acharya (popularly known as Victor), and producer Aditya Chopra decided
to go with the leggy beauty.
"After almost a year of searching for a new face for 'Dhoom 3' we
were still unable to find the perfect debutant to play the lead role. We
even reached out to international talent but were still unable to find
someone who stood out. Both Adi and I really wanted to be sure that the
person we chose would be perfect for the role," Victor said in a
"Once we decided to go with a known face and not pursue the new-comer
route, Katrina was the obvious choice for all of us. She is someone who
we all know will bring tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the film.
The first time pairing of Aamir with Katrina will also certainly add
value," he said.
The theme of the 'Dhoom' series centres around thrill, action, bike
chases, handsome thieves, smart and daring stealing plans. After the
success of 'Dhoom' (2004) and 'Dhoom-2' (2006), there is much buzz in
B-town regarding the next sequel.
Aamir would be seen as the baddie in the film while actors Abhishek
Bachchan and Uday Chopra would be continuing with their famous pair of
'Jai' and 'Ali'.
The shooting will begin in the end of this year and it is slated for a 2012 Christmas release.
Banner: 14 Reels Entertainment Cast: Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood, M S Narayana, Brahmanandam Music: S S Thaman Dialogues: Kona Venkat Cinematographer: K V Guhan Editing: M R Varma Story, screenplay, direction: Srinu Vaitla Producers: Anil Sunkara, Achanta Ram, Achanta Gopichand Release date: 23/09/2011
The much delayed and most awaited movie has finally arrived. It has
brought Mahesh Babu along with Samantha under the direction of Srinu
Vaitla. Let us take a plunge into the details. Story: Shankar Narayana (Prakash Raj) an honest man with ideals who does a
lot for the poor. His good deeds find enemies (Kota, Supreeth,
Sayaji). Shankar’s son Ajay (Mahesh Babu) grows up to be an honest and
While the whole world thinks Shankar Narayana is dead, he is actually
recovering in a hospital. Meanwhile, unaware of all this flashback Ajay
sets on a mission to hunt Nayak (Sonu Sood), a dreaded mafia don. In
this process, he comes across Prashanti (Samantha) and falls in love
with her. Meanwhile, Shankar Narayana recovers but he is not supposed to
go through any sort of stress.
For this, Ajay starts doing all sorts of things to keep him happy. The
story takes a turn when Ajay discovers about the attack on his father
and decides to take revenge. How does he do that? Whether he is
successful or not forms the rest of the story.
Performances: Mahesh Babu gives a powerhouse performance. His versatility in
acting and emoting of various expressions is impressive. As usual, he
rocks with his style and handsome looks.
Samantha looks sweet. She manages to do justice in songs and the light
romance track. However, she must reduce her dose of makeup and start
focusing on adding few extra pounds, that will make her double sexy.
Prakash Raj was matured as usual. Though he doesn’t have intense
scenes in it, he maintains a contained act and does his bit as required.
Sonu Sood looks stylish as a villain but his characterization is not
that powerful. This time, he was not able to create the required
Nasser was natural, Brahmanandam was hilarious, M S Narayana was
fantastic, Vennela Kishore brought few extra smiles and made his
presence felt, Sonia was alright, Subbaraju made his presence felt, Kota
was effective, Sayaji Shinde was standard, Aditya Menon was apt,
Tanikella Bharani was elegant, Supreeth was okay. Special mention must
be made of Parvathi Melton. Her item song and her oozing sex appeal is a
visual delight. The others did their bit as required and added value.
Mahesh Babu’s performance
Brahmi, M S Narayana comedy
Parvathi Melton’s item song
Routine Vaitla formula
Weak romance track
MLA get up Mahesh Babu got wasted
Analysis: The two names, Mahesh Babu and Srinu Vaitla, are enough to set high
expectations for the film. But the best way to enjoy this film is to
go with an open mind. As such, this is a typical Srinu Vaitla film and
his formula and pattern is the same from start to finish.
Subba Raju’s character resembles Jaya Prakash Reddy in ‘Dhee’. Brahmanandam’s character resembles what he portrayed in ‘Ready’.
Only difference is, the commercial elements are high and for a change
he has shown villains as villains and not converted them to good
As usual, Vaitla relied on his strengths ie comedy and dialogues.
During the first half, things are quite erratic and it is hard to
connect. Many were looking at their watches for the interval bang.
During the interval many gave thumbs down reactions and somewhat
The much hyped Mahesh Babu’s MLA get up is wasted in the film. The
purpose of raising curtain for a reality show by Mahesh Babu is not at
all convincing but boring. Taking the bigger risk of reality show to
keep father happy is like a cock and bull story. The entertainment graph
falls down suddenly due to that. Audience gets disconnected to the
film at that moment for about 20 minutes. Although the purpose of that
reality show is not convincing, the pattern in which it goes with other
artistes brought the humor.
But second half covered up the entire thing and no one looks at the
watch anymore. There are few points which are worth mentioning here:
When Dharmavarapu faxes a celebrity photo to the villains. All are shocked. You must watch the film to enjoy that.
The scene between Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj. It is a straight lift
from ‘Sarkar’ scene between Amitabh Bachchan and Zakir Hussain, but a
Last twenty minutes comedy and the dialogues of Brahmi and M S Narayana
Overall, the film has the right ingredients to appeal the family
audience and though most of it is expected, it is the pace and ability
with which the audience is engaged and the entertainment value they get.
At the box office, with no other film in sight and the hype created, the film will be invincible.