Dhoom is a 2004 Indian action thriller film written by Vijay Krishna Acharya and directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The film stars John Abraham, Uday Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Esha Deol, and Rimi Sen in lead roles. It is the first film in the Dhoom franchise.The story starts in the city of Mumbai, where a motorbike gang starts breaking into banks and other public places and vanishing onto the Western Express Highway.Assistant Commissioner of Police Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), a no-nonsense cop, is called onto the case. Dixit seeks the help of a local bike dealer/racer named Ali Khan (Uday Chopra) and devises a trap to catch the gang, but it fails. Kabir (John Abraham), the leader of the gang, eventually taunts Dixit, stating that Dixit couldn’t catch him even if he was right in front of him. He is proven correct and the failure of Dixit seemingly leads to the breakup of his partnership with Ali.