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Kapow (2016)

Dishoom (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 29 July 2016 (USA)
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When India's top batsman goes missing in the Middle East, two mismatched cops must team up for a 36-hour manhunt before the cricket final.

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Rohit Dhawan

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Rohit Dhawan (story and screenplay), Tushar Hiranandani (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Abraham ... Kabir Shergill
Varun Dhawan ... Junaid Ansari
Nargis Fakhri ... Samaira Dalal
Jacqueline Fernandez ... Ishika
Rahul Dev ... Altaf
Satish Kaushik ... Quereshi (voice)
Saqib Saleem ... Viraj Sharma
Vijay Raaz ... Khabri Chacha
Akshay Kumar ... Sameer Gazi
Akshaye Khanna ... Wagah
Rashmi Nigam ... Mrs. Wagah
Tarun Khanna ... Saeed Naqvi
Parineeti Chopra ... Muskaan
Tirth Tirth ... Viraj Sharma Fan (Kid)
Atul Wassan Atul Wassan ... India vs Pakistan (Commentator 2) (as Atul Waswani)
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When India's top batsman Viraj goes missing in Middle East, two cops Kabir Shergill and Junaid Ansari from either side of Arabian Sea team for a 36-hours man hunt before the final match between India and Pakistan. Written by nehaljhirmaria

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kapow See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$442,299, 31 July 2016

Gross USA:

$812,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,331,922
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John who has quit smoking had to smoke a lot in the film which caused him troubles but he went through a detox after the film. See more »

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References Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) See more »

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All that glitters is not gold......
28 July 2016 | by fillerruthSee all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer I felt this is not a typical thriller movie and will be a good kidnapping drama. Casting also gives some hope because John is a good action movie actor, Varun has to prove more but he is liked by the youth and doesn't matter of her acting but Jacqueline Fernandez is a good choice right now. And the main attraction was Rohit Dhawan, he is the brother of Varun but not only that, he is a good director. His previous venture was Desi Boyz, which is a comedy movie but different story line and not a backdated storyline. These all things made me very curious about the film but you have to remember the saying, " All that glitters is not gold". This movie had a lot of opportunities to execute but the director didn't utilize them well.

I am not telling this is a dumb and boring movie or the direction is bad. I just want to say that there are lots of missed opportunities taken by the director and if the director would take them properly, The movie would be more enjoyable and funny.

For nowadays Bollywood is looking for numbers and stars. Not asking acting or fundamental storyline. They just demand the box office performance and the publicity. This movie publicized well and there are huge star cast in this movie which is also favorable for box office. But if you don't concentrate the details and storytelling style you have to suffer. Maybe you will have a good opening at the box office but after ending the weekend you will loose profit.

The movie starts with a good pace and the first half is quite good for comedy movie lover. The movie also keeps a good pace till the intermission and sometimes maybe you feel the suspense and the thrill which the director wanted to give you but after the intermission, the pace slowed and the second half is ridden by unnecessary dialogues and cliché twists. There is at least 15 unnecessary scene which would be edited. The twists and the story bending is almost predictable and sometimes the lead actors made some overacting.

Performance-wise John is OK. Varun is OK but if he avoids the overacting he would be good, Jacqueline is very cliché and she have to learn what acting is and body showing is not acting. Akshaye Khanna is good and he did nothing new for this role but I think almost it is a good comeback for him. Direction for Rohit Dhawan is OK but could have been better. Editing should be more polished and the screenplay was not bad. Songs are OK but not great. Overall it is OK movie and maybe the casting will make this a profitable one. My verdict is Semi hit or hit.


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