• You won’t remember Dishoom for its plot or for its performances. It’s like junk food that’s meant to be savored in the moment, but cannot be counted on for nutrition. At two hours flat it’s that rare masala film that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    John Abraham and Varun Dhawan’s movie is designed like a fast-paced caper but lacks impact. It shines in bits and pieces but the rest is a stretch.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    The film keeps trying to concentrate on the plot, which is weak, and because the action scenes and chases are long and repetitive, merely changing backgrounds don’t help things as much.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    The relatively short length of the movie (124 minute) helps Dishoom rise above the clichés. It’s a formula potboiler that serves the purpose of entertainment if you’re looking for some light moments.

  • Mehul S Thakkar
    Mehul S Thakkar
    Deccan Chronicle


    This is an out and out pot boiler film which does have its moment where logic can be questioned. But as long as the film keeps you entertained, it won’t hurt watching this film.

  • Once the flaky fizz vaporises into nonsense and noise, a sense of tedium begins to steep in. Even so, at its 124 minutes running time, Dishoom doesn’t hobble for too long to hurt one’s butt or brain.

  • The audience sits through the cacophony hoping for a genuine knockout blow to be delivered somewhere down the line. It never materialises. Dishoom doesn’t land a single half-decent punch.

  • Srijana Mitra Das
    Srijana Mitra Das
    Times Of India


    As an entertainer, Dishoom delivers. If you’re good with laughter, not logic, Dishoom is actually two much fun.

  • The only redeeming quality of this film is Varun Dhawan and his comic timing that lightens the mood and makes some lines funnier than they would have been otherwise.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    Despite the potholes, Dishoom is a fun for most part. Watch it for the John-Varun bromance and Akshay Kumar’s outrageous cameo.

  • …despite its decent-enough story, doesn’t quite make a mark on the mind. The film is a crowd-pleaser, especially when Saare Jahan Se Achha plays in the background and you need to deal with the goosebumps.

  • As far as buddy cop films go, Dishoom is partly enjoyable. Varun Dhawan is entertaining and the only highlight other than the action in the film.

  • DISHOOM has a predictable storyline. However, the engaging narrative, coupled with rich visuals and high octane action work in the favour of the film. Add to this the star power of John Abraham and Varun Dhawan which will definitely attract the youth. At the box office, the film faces no competion for next two weeks and hence it will ensure good returns to the makers.

  • I wish a film that looked so good, would have felt that good as well.

    Despite all the swag, this is one is tepid show.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    The basic requisite of enjoying Dishoom is to not have any heavy duty expectations. This film by director Rohit Dhawan is the same brand of easy entertainment that his dad was known for. The movie starts with a song (Toh dishoom) and it ends with a song (Jaaneman). The new age filmmaker has just added a whole lot of style to the same old substance. And as it did 20 years ago, the gimmick still works out.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    DISHOOM lacks imagination, it’s formulaic but John and Varun make it watchable. Go for it if you love John and/or Varun or you are looking for a harmless fun.

  • Suprateek Chatterjee
    Suprateek Chatterjee


    Dishoom feels like a missed opportunity. All that budget, all these resources (read: stars), and the best Dhawan (whose previous directorial credit was the insufferable Desi Boyz) could make was a mildly amusing, templatised movie that couldn’t go two hours without succumbing to mediocrity? What a waste.

  • The filmmakers have splurged on the styling in ‘Dishoom’, but not on the storytelling. Agreed it is a leave-your-brains-at-home entertainer, but some method to the madness would have packed a punch…

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Though I found Dishoom to be way too formulistic  to make as strong an impression as Rohit’s directorial debut film Desi Boyz , there is virtue in vice. Dishoom proves it.

  • Bindu Suresh Rai
    Bindu Suresh Rai


    What works for ‘Dishoom’ is the chemistry that Abraham and Dhawan share, despite the cheesy and humourless lines. The fact that the twosome are easy on the eye probably earns them a few more points that they may have lost with their acting prowess or lack thereof.
    All said and done though, ‘Dishoom’ may not pack a steady punch like ‘Sultan’ or ‘Kabali’, but it doesn’t bore at least.

  • Dishoom is a sporadically engaging, intermittently funny, yet always insubstantial film.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Dishoom will emerge victorious at the box-office. The entertainer will keep its producers, distributors and exhibitors happy.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    If you said Hindi comedy, it meant ghastly sex comedies or completely stupid comedies which are loud and labled ‘leave your brains behind’. Thankfully Dishoom is nothing like either. It’s pure fun. Silly, but fun. You’ll laugh at the funny lines, and you’ll like where the story is going. And everyone in the cast looks like they had a great time at the movies.

  • Stutee Ghosh
    Stutee Ghosh


    Dishoom is everything you expect a typical Bollywood masala entertainer to be. A wafer-thin plot, flashy action sequences, crowed pleasing dialogues and a bevy of beauties gyrating to some foot tapping number. But for all its silliness it is still watchable thanks to John Abraham and Varun Dhawan being easy on the eyes.

  • The only thing which bothers is the fact that a lot of stuff happens while you still try to figure out the scene. But maybe that’s because the entire film runs on a 36-hour-long deadlock. Be ready for many highs but do not think on ‘how is it possible?’. Do not forget, it’s Bollywood and nothing is impossible.

  • Tania Rana
    Tania Rana


    Watch Dishoom if it is a fun time you are looking for. The jokes may be a little repetitive, but you are bound to love the action sequences, and will absolutely love the Dhawan-esque flavor of Dishoom. Go book your ticket, you will NOT regret it! 

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    ‘Dishoom’ is a popcorn entertainer which is good time pass watch. One can enjoy it till it last. The movie could have been a huge entertainer if only there was a decent script and some logical moments attached to it.

  • Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Bollywood Life


    Dishoom may not be the best action spectacle Bollywood has made. However, it is still entertaining thanks to John and Varun’s camaraderie, and a few funny scenes. At two hours in runtime, it can be worth your ticket.

  • There’s far more emphasis on style than script, but Dishoom won’t disappoint fans of the buff leading men.

  • IANS


    Dishoom offers nothing that you have not seen before, yet entertains you. An ideal watch for John and Varun fans.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    Dishoom jabs a hole into every action thriller ever made and packs in tested tropes – like two unlikely cops paired together for a mission to save someone of national significance. Harbouring much contempt for each other initially, their misadventures ensure that much bromance brews before the director calls it a wrap. Just like every other Will Smith or Bruce Willis or Chris Tucker movie.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    Dishoom is the cinematic equivalent of masala chai; an all too familiar but giddy infusion.

  • While the first half is engaging, the second half is ridden with cliches and corny twists. A sight for the sore eyes was the bromance. As far as buddy-cops go, they are cute together. They have an impish charm about them, but it’s painfully predictable. What holds up Dishoom, filmed extensively in the UAE, are the two A’s: action and Abu Dhabi.

  • No Disappointment, Only Entertainment In This Varun-John’s Buddy Cop Film!

  • If you can suspend disbelief, surgically detach your brains, laugh at illogical buffoonery that rolls out in the name of humour, then my dear friend, you DON’T need to watch this film. You need help.

  • It is a good looking, pacy movie that flaunts bling, stunts and babes. Dishoom is well made and is a hell lot of fun. 

  • Dishoom’s premise has promise – two mismatched police officers join hands to rescue India’s cricketing jewel from a kidnapping – but Desi Boyz director Rohit Dhawan simply cannot get the film to jumpstart despite all the elements being in place.

  • Dishoom has good production values. The helicopter chase scene is claimed to be the most expensive stunt performed by its makers. While the story is cliché, the screenplay is in focus since the high octane action sequences give it a high entertainment quotient.
    Masala Entertainer it is this weekend then. Go for it.

  • “Dishoom” is timepass entertainment, and, since it has little competition till Aug. 12, will do well. Varun Dhawan, of course, will pull in the audience apart from the songs.