Kartik Aaryan’s 'Dhamaka' likely to create a dhamaka in August

Netflix’s most prestigious Indian product of 2021 is getting ready for release. We are of course talking about director Ram Madhvani’s 'Dhamaka' featuring Kartik Aaryan

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Subhash K Jha

Netflix’s most prestigious Indian product of 2021 is getting ready for release. We are of course talking about director Ram Madhvani’s Dhamaka featuring Kartik Aryan.

There were some (misguided) reports recently that this actioner based on a Korean blockbuster was set for a September release. We now have it from very reliable sources that Netflix is aiming for a late July or early August release for Dhamaka.

“The film is almost ready. The post-production is almost done. Only the CGs (computer graphics) and FX remain. These were somewhat slowed down because of the lockdown. But the work is on. Netflix is looking at a late-July, early-August release,” says the informed source.

Dhamaka: Netflix’s most expensive custom-made feature film directed by Ram Madhvani of Neerja fame is a desi adaptation of the Korean thriller Terror Live. However Dhamaka moves far away from the original. Madhvani, I am told, has created his own space, ironed out the rough edges in the original, and made the plot far more taut. Kartik plays a ruthless newshound, the star reporter called Arjun Pathak of a news channel named Bharosa 24 negotiating with a terrorist to save the city from attack. A source close to the project tells me, “This one is going to be a game-changer for Kartik Aaryan. Director Ram Madhvani has extracted the best out of the young star. Dhamaaka will take Kartik to the next level of stardom.”

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