Yash Raj Films’ 2004 release ‘Dhoom’ established a brand new fashion of heist-action movies in India. Laced with thrilling motion and foot-tapping music, the movie wowed the viewers because it made method for a full-blown franchise.
The second instalment of the franchise ‘Dhoom 2’ was launched precisely 15 years in the past and furthered the viewers’s fascination for the style.
As the movie celebrates its fifteenth anniversary, Vijay Krishna (Viktor) Acharya, the author of ‘Dhoom’ and ‘Dhoom 2’ and the director of ‘Dhoom 3’, opened up about designing the largest motion sequences within the Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer ‘Dhoom 2’.
Vijay deconstructed three key motion sequences from the movie beginning with the nice practice theft. The author shared the thought behind the theft as he stated, “Aryan’s character in ‘Dhoom 2’ was supposed to be someone who leads an almost invisible life, and he can do that because he’s a master of disguise.”
Explaining additional, he acknowledged how a courageous alternative of remodeling Hrithik‘s character into an outdated woman, led to some of the iconic motion sequences of Hindi cinema, “The first heist was planned as emblematic of this aspect of Aryan. It felt audacious at the time to see if we could pull off Hrithik as an old lady with a fortune. Of course, the sequence would not have been the same if it didn’t have the sense of speed. A train hurtling down the Namibian desert. It also sets up the thief as someone who is after rarities, a connoisseur.”
He then talked about the diamond theft sequence set within the museum the place Hrithik’s character poses as a statue whereas he patiently manoeuvres a remote-controlled automobile to execute the heist. Vijay stated, “Personally I’ve always been fascinated by museums, a sense of history and one feels transported in time. Since the museum heist is almost a trap set by Jai (Abhishek Bachchan), the trick was in how Aryan would get into the museum, and the solution presented itself because of the location. If you have to rob a museum, how about being an exhibit yourself.”
And lastly, the author spoke in regards to the vintage sword theft the place Hrithik’s character realises he has an imposter, he stated, “This was one where Aryan meets Sunheri. The structure was more of a scene that can then lend itself to an action sequence. It also becomes the scene that will set the tone for the chemistry between the lead pair.”
“Looking back, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed writing the scene and the sequence that follows then forces them to be a team. A master thief and his acolyte,” Vijay stated with a way of contentment and inventive fulfilment.