Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Dhoom 2: Bollywood or Not Bollywood?

Dhoom 2 is one of the most successful movies in 2006. It has attracted the attention of the box offices of home and abroad. Some people feel that Dhoom 2 is a landmark in Hindi movie. They believe that this movie has successfully come out of the typical Bollywood movies and has presented something new to the audience.

Manjula Negi wrote:

With Dhoom2, the Hindi film industry has become truly international.

'Tis true that a swallow makes not a spring and then again, there is no denying that it heralds the beginning of a lovely season anyway. Likewise, there is nothing that spells 'Regular' or 'Bollywood' when it comes to Sanjay Gadhvi's Dhoom 2 — whether when you talk of the stars, their hairstyles, the accents (including a liberal sprinkling of the Queen's language) the acting, the stunts, locations (barring a few Film City or indoor studio sets), treatment or even more importantly — content. You also can't miss out on the song and dance, which is so integral to a Hindi film. They spell anything but....

Well, I do not agree with this view totally. Yes, Dhoom 2 is a bit different than many other Hindi movies but it has not broken away from Bollywood style totally. It is just another Bollywood movie.