• Dhoom 3 is a sloppily scripted sandwich of hammy acting and cheesy dialogue. Which wouldn’t have mattered if it was at least as much fun as the previous two films, because this franchise has never promised much more than cool men on fast bikes, and hot women in short skirts. But the new movie lacks the required adrenaline rush of a Fast and Furious-type thriller, instead falling prey to the kind of melodrama and over-plotting that doesn’t belong here.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    ‘Dhoom 3’ is too long and too laboured. And a lot of that has to do with Khan : he just doesn’t have the sexy-badness that is required for a part like this. He is in almost every frame, widening his eyes, rolling his neck, and trying for twinkly-wicked, but he comes off trying too hard. Bachchan and Chopra aren’t given anything fresh to do; Kaif is the only one who has a moment or two.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    Dhoom 3 is a children’s film made for children who’ve never seen a film.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    The Front Row


    So see Dhoom:3 but with your expectations at half-mast. It’s not the popcorn thrill ride that I expected. There just isn’t enough joy in it but Aamir and the stupendous action make this worth watching. I’m going with 3 stars.

  • The film at some level goes back to the original purpose of all public entertainment – the circus. That’s where it is set. It’s also about magic on a grand scale, a reason pop-corn laden blockbuster flicks fascinate us anyway. Is it worth 700 bucks? Do we need to rob a bank to watch it on the giant screen? Well, money is a relative measure. I don’t think anyone at my theatre was thinking about demanding a refund. I wasn’t either.

  • Suparna Sharma
    Suparna Sharma
    The Asian Age


    Aamir Khan and the film’s director have Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock on their mind. They believe that some exaggerated posturing and a bowler’s hat will get the job done. It’s doesn’t.
    The film Dhoom 3’s producers paid for was meant to be a grand, seductive, dizzy journey. Unfortunately, our travel companions on this journey are old fogies who have seen and shown us better days.

  • Dhoom 3 continues the tradition of extravagance in adventure and expenditure by roping in the fastidious Aamir Khan as its latest star antagonist.

  • This time around, the bikes, babes and brawls formula is dished out even more liberally than before. So, for the most part, Dhoom: 3 is a high-voltage action flick that relies squarely on known methods of the genre. But watch it all the same for Aamir Khan and the hi-jinks.

  • Srijana Mitra Das
    Srijana Mitra Das
    Times of India


    Dhoom 3’s story with a twist wrapped around it, like the ribbon around a Christmas gift. Merrily unwrap – flying out of the Great Indian Circus, Dhoom 3 is great fun.

  • Hyped as the biggest release of the year, and as the slickest action thriller to come out of India, “Dhoom 3” turns out to be a damp squib. For an action film, there is hardly any action – instead the 172 minute film is laden with an insipid romance and many other distractions that add nothing to the story except lengthen it further.

  • India’s answer to The Fast & The Furious is here. Welcome to the world of jaw-dropping action and stunts never seen before on Hindi screen. Dhoom 3 redefines the word ‘entertainment’ in the grandest way possible.

  • Rohit Khilnani
    Rohit Khilnani
    India Today


    Dhoom 3 is another visual treat where you get to see a fancy foreign city, cool bikes, police cars and good stunts but that’s about it. The Dhoom series theme music when clubbed with the action stunts in the latest installment provides some entertainment because what you end up watching is not all that bad. But if you are looking for any logic, you are watching the wrong film.

  • Dhoom 3 was spectacular and majestic. Keeping a strong hold on the emotional prowess of its plot, the film sews in the slick action so awe strikingly. Don’t go in expecting an Aamir Khan film because it isn’t without flaws. But it gets right everything that is must for a commercial film, especially its ability to grasp on to the interest of audiences. Even cool thieves are vulnerable people and to be able to get that correct is what makes Dhoom 3 a winner. One bang up job!

  • In the end of it, if you still like Dhoom 3, it is because of Aamir. There is a vital twist about his role in the film that bars any discussion on his performance. All we’ll say is go watch Dhoom 3 for Aamir.

  • Faheem Ruhani
    Faheem Ruhani
    India Today


    The earlier two Dhoom films sizzled. This one fizzles right at the beginning and keeps stalling intermittently.

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    Aamir transforms into a meat machine with DHOOM-3. Displaying his well-toned physique with ropey veins and performing acrobats incredibly, the actor makes you wonder, is there anything Aamir can’t do? DHOOM-3 is one solid entertainer loaded with attitude and star power that will leave fans of the series salivating for more. It is miles ahead of its predecessors in the DHOOM series. This will shatter previous records and set new ones. SURE-SHOT BLOCKBUSTER.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    The film makers have spent considerable amount of effort and money in making the film look good, except in the writing department. Aamir Khan’s character drawing attention after a theft once can be pardoned once but to see the same thing every time, you would need a bottle of Hajmola to digest that.

  • Rummana Ahmed
    Rummana Ahmed
    Yahoo! India


    ‘Dhoom 3’ is big on style and completely delivers on the entertainment quotient. The fact that it comes at a cost of suspension of logic at times, I guess is a given. What rankles is that a film with Aamir Khan is expected to have some kind of coherence to rationale.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Aamir though manages to instil some faith in even this empty vessel. Had this been any other Khan or B-town heartthrob you could accept Dhoom 3 as a run-of-the-mill entertainer. But we’re talking here about an actor, filmmaker and genius who sets the benchmark for perfection. Sadly Dhoom 3’s lack of depth is a bonafide disappointment.

  • Forget the now-believable now-unbelievable story line, watch this film for the thrill of it. Even if you are not an action film fan, your adrenalin will keep pumping steadily in this 175 minutes. It is not only the stunt men who will keep you sitting upright in action sequences but a bunch of skillful trapeze artists add to the thriller quotient.

  • Vaishak


    Dhoom 3 will definitely find a place for itself in the crowd and will be enjoyed by a great number of audience. However, it is not for those who rely on logic in the first half! Post interval, the story heats up. Dhoom target audience is likely to ‘lap up’ this treat and it would be the best DHOOM so far.

  • Bindu Suresh Rai
    Bindu Suresh Rai


    In a year that has produced films such as ‘Kai Po Che!’ and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, that have boasted a crisp storyline and powerful screenplay, along comes a cinematic masterpiece that chucks the very backbone of a good film – it’s script – and decides to go down with a loud ‘Dhoom’ in the third instalment of this money-spinning franchise.

  • …is Dhoom to the power of 3. It’s 27 times as ridonkulous as Dhoom in every department. The longer it runs the more preposterous it gets, and you can’t help but admire it for what it is.

  • To watch Dhoom:3, you have to get rid of the expectations that are raised in most average human beings suffering from an illness called common sense. Once that is out of the way, Dhoom:3 is rather easy to appetise. It’s easy to believe that Abhishekh Bachchan, who looks as fit and flexible as a pillow, can do a somersault in mid-air, punch a man and get back to his seat on a bike. It’s also easy to believe that Uday Chopra has great degrees of self respect, yet he agrees to appear in Dhoom films.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta


    Vijay Krishna Acharya’s screenplay is superbly exciting as it keeps the eyes of the audience glued to the screen. Yes, there are a few dull scenes but the impact of the interesting parts of the film is so outstanding that in the overall scheme of things and because of the brilliance of the major portions, the dull portions pale into insignificance.

  • Aparna Mudi
    Aparna Mudi
    Zee News


    …manages to deliver a typically Bollywood revenge saga in a modern way. The suspense and the emotional quotient added to the speed and stunts make the movie as spectacular as it promises to be. Acharya brings to the audience an enthralling script and executes it equally well. The movie is sure to keep you hooked; go and watch it for Aamir!

  • Neha Pinto
    Neha Pinto


    Aamir Khan isn’t called Mr.Perfectionist for nothing. His role as Sahir, might not be his best act so far, but through Dhoom 3 we get to see him tap dance, do acrobatics, swing on a ring suspended in the air, perform death defying stunts and ride a bike like a boss. One can clearly see the sincere effort that he’s taken to do all of the above with perfection.
    What isn’t impressive?

  • Vinod Talreja
    Vinod Talreja
    Bollywood Life


    For me a good film is like a tequila shot. And when a Bollywood film gives me a high, I feel like going to the rooftops and scream my lungs out. And I must say that Dhoom:3 gave me the high that I was hoping for.

  • Khan, who was billed as one of the big draws of the latest Dhoom, turns out to be one of its biggest liabilities. Pushing his body to the limit but limiting his facial movements, Khan sets himself up for a year’s worth of supply of parody through attempts to convey determination and purpose by knitting his brows together.

  • Acharya leaves the audience in a twist during the interval, and you’re left guessing what the great suspense is. There are obvious Hollywood influences (Now You See Me, The Prestige, The Dark Knight Returns) all through, and one wonders whether it’s a paucity of original ideas or do production houses want to play too safe.

  • I just don’t understand how the audience is expected to look over the fact that Dhoom 3 is nothing but a 3 hour long chase sequence with not just enough thrills. To add fuel to fire, what the makers thought as important is repeated and in slo-mo for effect. Sigh.

  • The money seems well-spent: the action set-pieces are decently staged (barring some exceptions, like Khan running down a building in slo-mo, which looks super-tacky), the film is largely well shot, and there are enough twists-and-turns (okay, one major twist) to keep you interested in the story.

  • Karan Anshuman
    Karan Anshuman
    Mumbai Mirror


    I thought it looked spectacular! The cinematography, costume, art, stunts… I’ve never seen anything like it in a local film.