Ram Madhvani is noted for his work on the films Neerja and Aarya (series). Both projects were fantastic, and Madhvani managed to get the best performances from Sonam Kapoor (Neerja) and Sushmita Sen. (Aarya). Dhamaka, Madhvani’s most recent directorial effort starring Kartik Aaryan, has begun streaming on Netflix, and the filmmaker has once again wowed us.
Arjun Pathak (Kartik Aaryan) was a prime-time anchor before being demoted and working as a radio jockey in the Bharosa. He receives a call one morning informing him that he will detonate a bomb at Sea Link (a bridge in Mumbai). Pathak believes it is a prank call, but the explosion occurs. Pathak informs his boss (Amruta Subhash) that he will broadcast the incident on television and speak with the terrorist live. Will Arjun Pathak’s exclusive story help him advance in his career, or will it be a huge risk for him? Well, you’ll have to see the movie to find out.
The film is a remake of The Terror Live, a South Korean film. Dhamaka is a new film for me because I haven’t seen the original, and Madhvani has done an excellent job narrating it. It keeps us fascinated from the first scene to the end, and keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire 1 hour 44 minutes.
Madhvani drew the best performances from Kapoor and Sen, and he has undoubtedly given Aaryan his best film. Aaryan has given an outstanding performance in the film, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he wins an award for his performance in Dhamaka. Mrunal Thakur makes a strong impression with her distinctive appearance. Amruta Subhash is fantastic as the TV channel owner who just cares about TRPs.
The film’s background score is excellent, and you will undoubtedly listen to the song Khoya Paaya on repeat after seeing it. Puneet Sharma deserves special recognition for his lyrics.
Dhamaka is a mind-blowing film in general. This is a must-see!