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Dhaakad Movie review

Dhaakad is hindered by very violent sequences, insipid script, and monotonous direction.

Dhaakad Movie review
Kangana Ranaut plays Agent Agni in Dhaakad.

“Dhaakad” is directed by “Rajnish Razy Ghai” starring Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, and Saswata Chatterjee in lead roles hit the screens this Friday the 20th and we must admit, there is a lot to say about this latest release. Read below for more before you put your money on this one. 


Unintentionally, the statement seals a painful truth: Dhaakad (meaning “Formidable”) is blatantly derivative. The makers of this Hindi film appear to be heavily influenced by Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft blockbuster series, right down to the heroine’s style, which includes figure-hugging black clothes of varying lengths and long plaited hair for large portions of the plot.

The narrative of Razneesh Razy Ghai, Chintan Gandhi, and Rinish Ravindra is a perfect illustration of how concentrating on a few chosen sections of a film is never an option. 

The story is nothing but basically, The protagonist is out for revenge against her parents, There is a child trafficking ring involved, and one senior cop is assisting the protagonist in completing the objective. Well, the storyline certainly isn’t something that we haven’t seen before so not surprised. However, the action sequences are amazingly shot but they do not add many brownies to the film.  


Kangana Ranaut physically wins the battle but loses the mental battle since her character is monotonous when she isn’t battling on-screen (pun intended!). Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta gave their all for nothing! Everything they do could have won numerous awards if it had been done for the appropriate picture. 

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Their psycho-Jodi resembled Harley Quinn and the Joker, but like with everything else, it was in vain.

Rampal has created a name for himself as the antagonist in films such as Don and Om Shanti Om. Here, though, he appears to have been directed to define his persona by a constant raspy whisper.  But, In the absence of substance, this amounts to little more than a gimmick that makes some of his sentences difficult to understand.

Divya Dutta, who has featured in several films, however, has owned her role in this film and performs her role quite well. 

Saswata Chatterjee (Kahaani’s immensely frightening Bob Biswas) as Agni’s employer and Sharib Hashmi as her work buddy are the only performers who appear acceptable despite the chaos surrounding them.


Razneesh ‘Razy’ Ghai has created a film that celebrates Kangana as an actress, though at the expense of a depressing narrative, However, the music of the film has been perceived pretty well. This was the ideal venue for composer Dhruv Ghanekar to express his passion for indo-western fusion, which he did to perfection. Some loud action situations occasionally overshadow it

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Dhaakad is so unoriginal that the arrangement of its rural settings recalls the Superman story Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill. At the very least, outdoor photography is clever and produces several stunning images. The rest of Dhaakad lacks even that. 


Dhaakad Movie review

Finally, Dhaakad’s climactic surprise falls flat since it is patently unreasonable. Without going into specifics, let’s just say Agni was sent on a mission that would inevitably disclose a past that the person who sent her on that assignment had worked hard to keep hidden from her. It’s impossible to care enough to give the writers a chance and try to figure out why.

The film fails to make an overall impact and has a low opening at the box office.

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10, as of 23rd May 2022.

Written By

Sweta Choudhury is an Entertainment News Analyst and Content Writer at Empire Weekly. She is a journalism and mass communication student at Amity University, Noida.

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