Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad Movie Review

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta

Crew: Written by Chintan Gandhi, Rinish Ravindra, Ritesh Shah, Razneesh Razy Ghai

Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Dhruv Ganekar, Badshah, Hiten Kumar

Cinematography by Tetsuo Nagata

Edited by Rameshwar S. Bhagat

Directed by Razneesh Razy Ghai

Produced by Sohel Maklai, Deepak Mukut

Kangana Ranaut has been in the news for all other things than her films. She is a great performer without any doubt and she has been trying to launch her own action film franchise from long. Manikarnika is one attempt in that process and Dhaakad is her next step. She wanted to do a slick action flick and trailers promise makers have left no stone unturned to project her as an action star. Movie released in the theatres and let’s talk about how it is.


There is not much story in the film. It is all about how Agni (Kangana Ranaut) brings down a child trafficking nexus run by ruthless thug (Arjun Rampal).


Movie tries to emulate many Hollywood action films like Resident Evil, Kill Bill from the word go. It keeps creating situations for the lead actress Kangana Ranaut to take up a weapon and fight someone. It is hard to find a rhyme and reason for her aggression but she gets elevations as an action male star does. A better written script that supports action sequences could have made the movie a much better watch.

Film falls flat after the initial twenty minutes as the action sequence- dialogue baazi – action sequence pattern keeps repeating itself throughout the runtime. The logic behind some of the scenes go hopelessly horrendous that you wish you had not walked into the theatre. But Kangana Ranaut works hard to sell the movie and her performance keeps you hooked to some extent. Arjun Rampal is at his charming best but he is wasted.

Writers worked overtime to create situations that drive home the point that Agni is fearless but they don’t give any good reason for backing a hero like her. She can hit someone so she hits. She can deliver a punchline so delivers. Male stars get elevation from supporting actors so, she gets one after pulling off a stunt. In a film Industry that makes very little number of female oriented action films or even films, it would have made sense to make hardcore action film that is sensible and worth of your ticket money than just some mockery of genre.


Kangana Ranaut performance

Arjun Rampal screen presence


Bad Writing

Faulty execution

Over reliance on action sequences

Bottomline: Dhaakad bore fest!

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