The director of the movie Dhoom and Dhoom 2, Sanjay Gadhvi, passes away at 57.

The Indian film fraternity is currently grappling with the profound loss of the esteemed director Sanjay Gadhvi, who breathed his last on November 19, 2023, at the age of 57. Widely celebrated for helming blockbuster hits such as “Dhoom” and “Dhoom 2,” Gadhvi’s contributions to the cinematic landscape have left an indelible mark. The industry mourns the passing of this visionary filmmaker, and today, on November 19, 2023, his final rites are anticipated to be conducted, marking the end of an era in Indian cinema.

Reports indicate that Sanjay Gadhvi encountered chest pain during his morning walk on Lokhandwala Back Road earlier today. Following this distressing incident, he was swiftly transported to the nearby Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Despite prompt medical attention, doctors at the hospital pronounced him dead. The suspected cause of his untimely demise is believed to be a heart attack. This sudden and tragic event has sent shockwaves through the industry, leaving colleagues, fans, and the film community in mourning.

Sanjay Gadhvi’s career in the film industry spanned several decades, during which he made significant contributions to Indian cinema. He first gained widespread recognition with the release of “Dhoom” in 2004, a film that not only redefined the action genre in Bollywood but also became a cultural phenomenon. The movie, known for its thrilling motorcycle chases, sleek heists, and a charismatic antagonist played by John Abraham, was a massive hit and established Gadhvi as a director to watch.

Following the success of “Dhoom,” Gadhvi continued to captivate audiences with his directorial prowess in its sequel, “Dhoom 2,” released in 2006. The film, starring Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, and Uday Chopra, took the franchise to new heights with its international locations, elaborate heists, and intricate plot twists. “Dhoom 2” not only shattered box office records but also became a benchmark for action and style in Indian cinema.

Gadhvi’s ability to blend adrenaline-pumping action with a gripping narrative and visually stunning sequences made him a sought-after director in the industry. His films were known for their larger-than-life appeal, and he had a knack for creating a perfect blend of entertainment and storytelling.

While “Dhoom” and “Dhoom 2” were the highlights of Gadhvi’s career, he continued to explore different genres and styles in subsequent projects. His unique vision and storytelling skills were evident in films like “Kidnap” and “Ajab Gazabb Love.”

The news of Sanjay Gadhvi’s untimely demise has left the Bollywood fraternity and fans in shock. The film industry has lost a creative force, and his absence will be felt deeply. Colleagues and fans alike are mourning the loss of a director who played a crucial role in shaping the landscape of contemporary Indian cinema.

Reacting to the news of his sudden demise, filmmaker Kunal Kohli tweeted, “This is beyond shocking. #SanjayGadhvi RIP never thought I’d have to write your obituary. Shared an office for many years at YRF, lunch dubbas, discussions. Will miss you my friend. This is too hard to accept.”

Published by HOLR Magazine.