Another film in that prunes the Bollywood bromance template. The tale of two cops akin to Bade miya chote miya, something inspired from Hollywood flicks with some cool lines, mindless jokes, slapstick and a story of love and sacrifice added to the mix. This hotchpotch of a film is Dishoom.
John Abraham plays Kabir for the nth time and he does that effortlessly. Varun Dhawan, finally, has found his strength in bringing a mind-numbing comedy. He gets to the T with his act of putting you in splits. Again the cliche of a serious cop and a funny cop, and accidental revelations add to the spice.
The movie is filled with camoes - Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra, who light up the screen. Above that, there is Akshaye Khanna who is back to business as a menacing villain. At times, the movie sounds like a case of who dun it laced with multiple flashbacks that offer surprise. This momentum is in place till the interval when the crux of the plot is revealed.
Once it enters the second half, it loses with more predictable stuff and logicless action episodes. That makes Dishoom a half-baked product. The end is funny and fuels a sequel.