Dishoom (transl. Bang) is a 2016 Indian action-comedy buddy cop film, directed by Rohit Dhawan, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, and written by Rohit Dhawan and Tushar Hiranandani. The film stars John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez alongside Akshaye Khanna as the antagonist, marking his comeback to acting after a four-year break. Dishoom released worldwide on 29 July 2016.[4] Dishoom was commercially successful at the box office, earning more than 120 crs. worldwide.

Plot

During a cricket tournament in the Middle East, 48 hours prior to the final match between India and Pakistan, India’s top cricketer Viraj Sharma (Saqib Saleem) goes missing. Indian authorities get a video tape of an unknown man claiming to have abducted Viraj till the India vs Pakistan cricket match two days later and warning them not to cancel the match. Attempting to avoid media outrage, Gayatri (Mona Ambegaonkar), the Defence Minister of India, sends special task force officer Kabir Shergill IPS (John Abraham) to U.A.E for a 36-hour manhunt.[5] After being received by and getting into a semi-scuffle with a local officer, Saeed Naqvi (Tarun Khanna), Kabir, who is a no-nonsense cop, bumps into a rookie Indo-Emirati police officer Junaid Ansari (Varun Dhawan), who has never been able to solve a case but has a good knowledge of the town which he acquired during his first incomplete case of finding a dog named Bradman.

Both Kabir and Junaid start their investigation with a CCTV footage of Viraj’s hotel and find out that on the night of his disappearance, Viraj went out with a local girl, Samira Dalal (Nargis Fakhri). On confronting her, she reveals that she took Viraj to a friend’s birthday party but he left soon. Kabir and Junaid roam around the town to meet a local goon nicknamed Khabri Chacha (Vijay Raaz) who directs them to Sameer Gazi (Akshay Kumar), the city’s biggest party animal who met Viraj in the same party, but still could not get any clue. Finally, the duo gets a breakthrough by tracking down Viraj’s cellphone from the apartment of a pick-pocketer, Ishika (Jacqueline Fernandez) who claims to have stolen the cell phone from a stranger, the previous night, in a supermarket. They also manage to capture the person in the video, but discover that he is just a struggling actor being used as the face in the video by the real kidnapper. However, Junaid is shocked when the actor recognizes the “stranger” Ishika had mentioned as the fugitive who conducted his audition, and rubs a sketch clue of evidence right out to Kabir, who asks Saeed, Junaid’s superior, to identify the stranger.

Cast

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  • John Abraham as Kabir “K” Shergill, an Indian Special Task Force officer
  • Varun Dhawan as Junaid “J” Ansari, an Indo-Emirati rookie officer and a graduate of the UAE police academy
  • Jacqueline Fernandez as Meera “Ishika” Behl, a pick-pocketer who ends up stealing Viraj’s phone
  • Akshaye Khanna as Rahul “Wagah” Kabiraj, a bookie who targets Viraj, a top batsman
  • Rashmi Nigam as Mrs. Wagah
  • Saqib Saleem as Viraj Sharma, a top batsman from India who is targeted and kidnapped by Wagah (inspired by Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma)
  • Tarun Khanna as Inspector Saeed Naqvi, a local officer and Kabir’s tentative partner who is replaced by his own subordinate Junaid
  • Rahul Dev as Altaf Dad, Wagah’s protege and assistant
  • Mir Sarwar as Hadeed, a weapons trader
  • Mansoor as Captain Yusuf Al-Dami, Abu Dhabi Police Chief
  • Pawan Chopra as Mishkat Sudhir, BCCI Chief
  • Akshay Kumar as Sameer Gazi, a gay party animal and the city’s biggest one, who met Viraj in a party
  • Nargis Fakhri as Samira Dalal, a local personna who took Viraj to a friend’s birthday party
  • Vijay Raaz as Mushtaq “Khabri Chacha” Rizvi, a local goon in Abu Dhabi who directs Kabir and Junaid to Sameer
  • Parineeti Chopra as Muskaan Raza Qureshi, a prospective bride who wishes to meet Junaid
  • Satish Kaushik as the voice of Arif Qureshi, Muskaan’s father
  • Manu Malik as Shree, the person in the lift
  • Sahil Phull as Customs Officer Vishal Sinha, Kabir’s former colleague who is shown to have deceived him by having an affair with his girlfriend Alishka
  • Anupriya Goenka as Alishka Iyer, Kabir’s girlfriend, who turns his ex-girlfriend after being caught cheating on him with Vishal
  • Jatin Gaur as Rashid Alvi Farooq, a tech-expert in Abu Dhabi Police
  • Faisal Rashid as Mehdi, a fanatical Pakistan supporter
  • Mona Ambegaonkar as Gayatri Shubha Mishra, External Affairs Minister of India, loosely based on Sushma Swaraj, the Foreign Minister of India
  • Mohinder Amarnath as Dhananjay Sadanand, Viraj’s coach
  • Atul Wassan as himself
  • Rameez Raja as himself

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