Dhamaka is the Hindi adaptation of the South Korean movie The Terror Live, is a good adaptation that lives up to its source material.
It seems to be a human drama thriller that follows the story of an ambitious ex-news anchor Arjun Pathak (Kartik Aaryan), who is given another chance to go live on prime-time television after a terrorist calls him with a bomb threat.
Going by the trailer, it promises to be quite the nail-biting watch. Plus, Amruta Subhash and Mrunal Thakur will be seen playing the boss and spouse, respectively, equally powerful during their screen presence.
Interestingly, Ram Madhvani has always presented stories about vulnerable individuals who are plummeted into a whirlwind of extremely lethal circumstances – be it Sonam in Neerja or Sushmita in Aarya.
Speaking about adapting the original Korean film for the Hindi audiences, he tells the media:
”How many times have you seen ‘Ramayana’ and Shakespeare’s plays? There are some stories worth telling again and I feel those adaptations make sense as they allow us to reach a whole new generation.
There is perhaps a sense of excitement when you watch something again.
It also depends on whether it is a good or bad adaptation, we hope it is a good adaptation. We respect the work that has come to us and it is very different.” Madhvani added.
The trailer also aims to show an undiscovered aspect of Kartik Aaryan’s calibre as an actor.
He informs the media at the trailer launch that he shot the film in nine days, touting it to be the ‘most challenging roles’ he’s played:
“It became a cakewalk because of Ram sir. He is a maverick. He shoots in a very different style. Everyone who knows him can vouch he is different as a director. The film is based in a room and everything is real.
He has a unique filmmaking style where he never even says action and allows actors to start. ‘I am at your service’ is his line and he follows it to the T.
It was challenging when I heard the script but he made it easy for me,” he said.
Dhamaka streams on Netflix from 19th November 2021.
Watch Dhamaka trailer here: