Dhoom is indeed a Bollywood action thriller helmed by Sanjay Gadhvi and scripted by Vijay Krishna Acharya and Aditya Chopra, who often produced the movie under Yash Raj Films. Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, as well as Rimi Sen, appear in the movie. This is the first episode of the subsequently well-known Dhoom series. The movie’s cinematography was handled by Nirav Shah, whereas Pritam created the original music, with Salim-Sulaiman providing the background music. Dhoom became Yash Raj Films’ first action picture in 16 years, ever since Yash Chopra helmed Vijay (1988).
It’s about a cat and mouse game between a motorcycle gang that conducts thefts around Mumbai and a Mumbai cop who partners up with a motorcycle dealer to stop them.
The movie had become one of the top-earning Bollywood movies of 2004 in India, generating approximately 290 million rupees (US$4.1 million). It garnered mixed reviews, with acclaim for its actors, action scenes, and soundtrack but criticism because of its narrative, and it has been likened to certain other Hollywood action-thriller heist movies such as Fast and Furious (film series), Death Race (film series), and Ocean’s Eleven. After its first release, the film became a cult classic.
It created a film franchise, with Dhoom 2 releasing on November 24, 2006, and Dhoom 3 released on December 20, 2013.
The narrative begins in Mumbai when a motorbike gang (headed by charismatic Kabir, a band of thieves on hi-tech motorcycles is sweeping across Mumbai, outwitting the police at every step) begins stealing into banks and other public locations before disappearing along the Western Express Highway.
The case is assigned to Assistant Commissioner of Police Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), a tough cop. Dixit sought the help of Ali Akbar Fateh Khan (Uday Chopra), a local bike dealer/racer, as well as invents a snare to capture the motley crew, but it keeps failing.
The group’s leader, Kabir (John Abraham), teases Dixit, stating that Dixit can’t catch him even if he’s standing there next to him. He is shown to be accurate, and Dixit appears to have broken up with Ali as a result of his failure.
Kabir then recruits Ali into his group as a replacement for Rohit, who was slain by Dixit. Ali finds love with some other gang member, Sheena (Esha Deol). The gang then travels to Goa for one final big heist before disbanding for good. Kabir has his sights set on India’s largest casino.
On New Year’s Eve, Kabir and his crew quickly steal the casino, but they soon discover Dixit has to lead them right into such a snare.
Ali is shown to have been working with Dixit the entire time, resulting in a brawl.
Kabir manages to flee Dixit and returns towards the gang’s vehicle, wherein Ali has bound and gagged Sheena. Kabir then brutally beats Ali for his treason, but Ali is spared because of Dixit’s quick arrival. With the exception of Sheena, the gang retreats, as Dixit and Ali pursue Kabir. All of the other gang members are killed, save Kabir, who attempts to flee on his motorcycle.
Dixit and Ali have him trapped, and he has nowhere to escape. Instead of allowing Dixit to capture him, Kabir decided to commit himself by riding his bike over the side of a cliff and through the ocean.
Dixit and Ali are shown bickering with one other towards the end of the movie but in a pleasant manner.