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Dhakkad movie is the classic example of how focusing on a few selective departments of a film is never an option. Though every frame of movie is picture perfect, yet the movie fails to impress due to poor editing , bad story-line and lack of connection with the viewers .

Though action in the movie is good and Kangana sometimes looks good as well, pulling off all the kicks , jumps, twists etc with conviction but that doesn’t mean it going to be push down well among the audiences .Since past 2-3 months , few movies from the South are doing extremely well on the box-office.

This is an alarming situation for the Bollywood. Though, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which has been released on the same date as Dhakkad is doing good business.

Dhakkad movie is like old wine in new bottle. The protagonist is looking for  revenge linked to her parents, a child traf*icking group connected to this all, and one senior officer helping the protagonist to fulfil the said mission. There is nothing new in this story- line. We have seen this millions of times. There was nothing unexpected in the movie.

Even the editing and direction was below average that the viewers were feeling bored . But, “waaaah, kya action hai!”  we can say that only because it is coming from a female lead . Tetsuo Nagata’s cinematography gifts us with a few amazingly shot sequences but that is not enough for a movie.

Kangana Ranaut , most of the time looks bland with her flat poker face , unable to create any connection with her sad past . As a viewer, we don’t feel for her loss or her feel to save kid who was kidnapped. Arjun Rampal & Divya Dutta put their all in for nothing! Arjun Rampal story where he killed his father, doesn’t make any sense at all.

All of the things they do could’ve won many accolades if it would’ve been done for the right film. Their psycho-jodi very much had the shades of Harley Quinn & Joker but as with everything else, this will all go in vain. Saswata Chatterjee continues act well in the movie (Jagga Jasoos & now, this), but this time it’s supremely wasted. 

This was the golden chance for composer Dhruv Ghanekar to showcase his love for indo-western fusion . But like the movie, the music also doesn’t do justice and   gets eclipsed at times by some loud action sequences.

Dhaakad Movie Cast

  • Kangana Ranaut as Agent Agni
  • Arjun Rampal as Rudraveer
  • Divya Dutta as Rohini
  • Saswata Chatterjee as Handler
  • Sharib Hashmi

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Dhaakad Movie Credits

  • Directed by Razneesh Razy Ghai 
  • Written by Razneesh Razy Ghai : Ritesh Shah | Chintan Gandhi
  • Produced by   Deepak Mukut | Sohel Maklai
  • Music by     Baadshah/Dhruv Ghanekar/Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Dhaakad Movie Release Date

20 May 2022

Dhaakad Movie Review

No doubt Kangana has been a versatile actor and is on full display in this movie but this action-thriller remain superficial till the end. This action-thriller islike picking up scenes from various Hollywood action movies, showing  style only and little substance. Kangana tries to portray a hardcore killer with a face that could melt a hundred hearts .

Living up to the title, Kangana is consistent in creating awe in action sequences .She tries hard with her poker face and her silence but was unable to evoke curiosity. Though it is commendable on her part that she is dealing with her action scenes, the scenes which has always been meant for hulks like John Abraham and Vidyut Jammwal.

The director , Razneesh Razy Ghai tries his level best to keep the audience hooked  to the screen ,with mood-altering lights, Firing a lot of bullets and blood . He  even employs a child artist in violent scenes to stir the audience, but still fails to bring us anywhere close to the edge of our seats. The song So Ja which was to create a fear among the audience, felt flat.

Shalini Langer of The Indian Express rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote “A slick action film that is also coherent – Kangana Ranaut-Divya Dutta-Arjun Rampal film is an achievement”.

Rachana Dubey of The Times Of India rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote “It would have been great if along with the superb action and terrific visuals, the story, too, could have packed a punch”. 

Sonil Dedhia of News 18 rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote “Kangana Ranaut’s solid performance in ‘Dhaakad’ combined with high-impact stunt work puts a stamp on her as a formidable female action star”. 

Sukanya Verma of Rediff rated the film 2 out of 5 stars and wrote “Kangana Ranaut ticks off all the boxes of the poker-faced spy model in Dhakaad, but the the movie needs real rescuing”. 

Nandini Ramnath of Scroll.in rated the film 2 out of 5 stars and wrote “Dhaakad makes little effort to credibly localise its themes”.Bollywood Hungama rated the film 1.5 out of 5 stars and wrote “The Kangana Ranaut starrer DHAAKAD is all style and no substance and fails to deliver entertainment value”. 

Umesh Punwani of Koimoi rated the film 1 out of 5 stars and wrote “If a genie pops up in front of Kangana Ranaut, she should trade her all 3 wishes for deleting Dhaakad from everyone’s memory”. 

Anna MM Vetticad of Firstpost rated the film 0.5 out of 5 stars and wrote “Dhaakad is marred by extremely violent scenes, vacuous writing, dull direction and is boring-as-hell”.

Komal Nahata ‘s Review : On the whole, Dhaakad will meet with a disastrous fate as it offers hardly any entertainment value. Its very desi title hardly goes with the ultra-modern outfits and hairstyles of the lead protagonist whom the title describes. As a result, the title won’t appeal to the urban audience while the heroine’s get-up .

Bollywood Life Review : As compelling as Kangana Ranaut is with her action chops, she’s terribly let down by extremely weak and jumbled-up action choreography, so much so that some of the combat scenes look like a complete joke.

Also, there’s so much about her character’s graph and the rest of the plot that’s all too convenient just to take the plot forward.Kangana Ranaut goes all out as a badass spy in Dhaakad and pulls it off, too. If only the rest of the film was even of what her character is. I’m going with 2.5 out of 5 stars. will not go down well with the audience in smaller centres. For more stay tuned with us

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Dhaakad Movie Short Description

Dhaakad is an espionage action thriller directed by Debutant Razneesh Ghai  starring Kangana Ranaut as protagonist in a lead role with Arjun Rampal.

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