Dhamaka (transl. Blast) is a 2021 Indian action thriller film directed by Ram Madhvani who also produced the film with Amrita Madhvani, under the banner Ram Madhvani Films, along with Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies, Lotte Cultureworks, Global Gate Entertainment, and Lionsgate Films. Based on the 2013 film The Terror Live, the film stars Kartik Aaryan in the leading role of a journalist named Arjun Pathak, who receives a threat after he exclusively interviewed a terrorist, who blew up a bridge. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Amruta Subhash in prominent roles.
Originally scheduled for theatrical release, this decision was dropped by the producers in January 2021, in favor of a direct-to-digital release through the streaming service Netflix, on 19 November 2021. The film will be also screened at the 52nd International Film Festival of India after the film’s release.
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Story Line of Dhamaka
The story centers on a mid-level radio jockey, also an ex-reporter, who receives a phone call from someone claiming to detonate the Mumbai Sea Link if their requirements are not met. Dismissing it as a prank, Arjun Pathak (played by Aaryan) scoffs until he hears an explosion. The story picks pace from hereon, triggering a series of challenges that form the spine of the story.
The cynical reporter sees an opportunity to fuel his dead career as a reporter here and asks for prime time on television as he goes on air with the terrorist on call. The story slowly unpeels different layers of Pathak’s life, professional and personal. We also see Mrunal Thakur, who plays the role of Aaryan’s wife, and how her life is compromised while Pathak discounts a deal with a national threat. Throughout the trailer, nail-biting tension ensues, ensuring an edgy thriller.
Cast of Dhamaka
Kartik Aaryan as Arjun Pathak
Mrunal Thakur as Soumya Mehra Pathak
Amruta Subhash as Ankita Malaskar
Vikas Kumar as Praveen Kamath
Vishwajeet Pradhan as Subhash Mathur
IMDB Rating: 9.8/10
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Stars: Kartik Aaryan, Mrunal Thakur
Director: Ram Madhvani