Dus is all about plots, schemes, terrorists, mayhem, chaos and complete action and entertainment. The storyline of Dus is quite simple. Global terrorists have laid a master plan to blow up thousands of innocent lives and the bomb has already started ticking. The world is at ransom and ATC (Anti terrorist cell) has just seven days before May 10 (Dus) to fuse their plans. If the terrorists succeed - the world will forever be hostage to their demands. If the ATC fails, 26,000 innocent men, women and children will die a horrible death. Just seven days. Before Dus.
People involved in this mission are DIG Siddhant (Sanjay Dutt), squad members Shashank (Abhishek Bachchan), Aditi (Shilpa Shetty), Aditya (Zayed Khan) along with Canadian police officer Dan (Sunil Shetty) and Neha (Esha Deol). How they thwart the plans of the evil and come up with an operation that entire world would admire forms the basic crux of Dus.
An interesting idea without doubt, but interesting ideas don't necessarily translate into interesting and entertaining movies. What could have been a superb action thriller ends up being a complete disaster thanks to the inefficient and half baked screenplay. Director Anubhav Sinha, no doubt has given a superb execution to the film, great music, hair raising stunts but with such a screenplay, the movie is bound to fail. The first half of the film is racy enough, although you realize time and again that the writing could've been much better.
But it's in the post-interval portions that the screenplay goes haywire. The romantic angle should have been completely dropped from the movie. Anubhav Sinha has concentrated more on giving the film a slick look than narrating a gripping story. Dialogues [Anubhav Sinha] are quite good at places. Cinematography [Vijay Arora] is outstanding.Vishal-Shekhar's music is top grade.
DUS has a huge star cast, but at the end of the day it's Abhishek Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt who have given a great performance. Suniel Shetty and Zayed Khan are strictly okay. Amongst girls, Shilpa Shetty is the best of the lot. Her stunt is awesome. Esha Deol as usual wears a blank look. Dia Mirza and Raima Sen get minimal scope. Pankaj Kapoor has once again given an excellent performance. Rest of the cast lend able support. Overall, not a very interesting and gripping film.