Dhokha is about an efficient Muslim police officer Zaid Khan (Muzammil) who, after a bomb-blast in a club, learns that his wife Sara (Tulip) was the suicide-bomber. He is totally taken aback and wants to get to the core of the situation in order to know the truth.
The story unfolds at a good pace. There have been quite a few movies with a similar subject, but this one has a fresh look. The screenplay is quite gripping. Direction is first-rate. Cinematography is good.
Dialogues, especially in the 2nd half, towards the climax, are great! They talk a lot about why terrorism exists and its effects on innocent people.
Scenes to look out for – Zaid sees the video of his wife; Pain inflicted on Sara’s family by the police (absolutely terrible) ; Gulshan Grover’s interrogation; Zaid Khan meeting Maulana.
Music is nice, blends well with the script. “Roya Re” deserves a special mention. Brilliantly sung by KK.
Muzammil Ibrahim, well, I must say he is very good! Being his debut film, and he being the main lead, being seen in almost every frame, he carried it off very well, without any inhibitions.
Tulip Joshi is fine, not much scope. Debutante, Aushima Sawhney, lends good support.
Gulshan Grover, Anupam Kher, Ashutosh Rana are very good in their respective roles.
The others did a fair job as well.
Overall, it’s a good movie based on terrorism with some fine performances.
Rating - ***1/2