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Dhamaka release date: When and where to watch the thriller starring Kartik Aaryan

The film has journalism as the setting but delves into deeper questions of the very notion of progress and ambition in a capitalist world.

Hia Datta
Nov 17, 2021
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Kartik Aryan in a still from the trailer.

Kartik Aryan-starrer Dhamaka is nearing its digital premiere on Netflix. The Ram Madhvani directorial is an action thriller that is an adaptation of the 2013 South Korean film The Terror Live. Amrita Madhvani, Ram Madhvani, and Ronnie Screwvala have produced the film in association with Lionsgate, Globalgate Entertainment, and Lotte Culture Works. Puneet Sharma and Ram Madhvani have penned the story. Vishal Khurana has composed the soundtrack and musical score.

What is the plot of Dhamaka?

It’s another Sunday in Mumbai. Arjun Pathak (Kartik Aryan) is an ex-TV anchor and journalist who gets a terror call on his radio show from a terrorist called Raghuveer Mhata, followed by an announcement that Mhata will blow up the sea link. Arjun brushes it aside until he is jolted to the truth of the statement with an explosion. Arjun now sees it as an opportunity to make news out of his contact with the terrorist and make a comeback in the world of television news. He takes to the television prime time as the anchor but now he is faced with a choice of opportunism and amoral ethics versus the core of truth and righteousness. His personal life gets dragged into the situation.

What is the cast?

The cast includes Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash, Vikas Kumar, and Vishwajeet Pradhan.

What does Ram Madhvani have to say about Dhamaka?

In an interview with The Telegraph, Ram Madhvani, a compelling filmmaker known for Neerja and the Emmy-nominated series Aarya, told that Dhamaka is not so much about the media in as much about the consequences a man faces when he ‘chooses a certain path and loses a certain value system.’ He went on to describe the film as a ‘dramatic story about one man, but something that can happen to anyone.

When and where is Dhamaka releasing?

The film is releasing on Netflix on November 19.

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