2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Dhamaka’

Dhamaka Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Dhamaka cast features Arjun Pathak, Mrunal Thakur and Amruta Subhash. This info article contains minor spoilers for Ram Madhvani’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Dhamaka follows an acclaimed TV anchor, Arjun Pathak, who gets demoted to a radio position after divorcing his journalist wife. He receives a phone call from a Mumbai local who threatens to blow up the Sea-Link bridge. Arjun scrambles to learn more about “Mr. Raghubeer” with the knowledge that an explosive has been placed in his earpiece. Here’s every main player in Dhamaka.

Dhamaka Cast: Kartik Aaryan as Arjun Pathak

Dhamaka Cast - Kartik Aaryan as Arjun Pathak

Character Profile: An award-winning Mumbai journalist. After divorcing from his wife/colleague, Soumya, he gets demoted from a TV anchor to a radio DJ. Arjun tries to understand the motivations of a terrorist while hoping to sustain high ratings that will benefit his career.

Resume: Akaash in Akaash Vani (2013), Sonu in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), Vinod “Guddu” Shukla in Luka Chuppi (2019), Abhinav “Chintu” Tyagi in Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019), Veer and Raghu in Love Aaj Kal (2020)

Dhamaka Cast: Mrunal Thakur as Soumya Mehra Pathak

Dhamaka Cast - Mrunal Thakur as Soumya Mehra Pathak

Character Profile: Arjun’s ex-wife. She appears during an opening montage sequence and later broadcasts live from the Bandra–Worli Sea Link bridge. Soumya speaks with Arjun while reporting about the terrorist.

Thakur’s Resume: Sakshi Anand in Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek – Arjun (2012), Bulbul Arora/Bulbul Purab Khanna/Bulbul Purab Khanna in Kumkum Bhagya (2014-18), Sonia in Love Sonia (2018), Ira in Ghost Stories (2020), Ananya in Toofaan (2021)

Dhamaka Cast: Amruta Subhash as Ankita Malaskar

Dhamaka Cast - Amruta Subhash as Ankita Malaskar

Character Profile: Arjun’s boss. She is primarily concerned with maintaining high ratings. Ankita clashes with Arjun about his behavior, unaware that he has an explosive in his earpiece.

Subhash’s Resume: Channama in Astu – So Be It (2013), Meera in Selection Day (2018), Razia Ahmed in Gully Boy (2019), Kusum Devi Yadav in Sacred Games (2019), Lily in Bombay Begums (2021)

Dhamaka Cast: Soham Majumdar as Anand Mhata

Dhamaka Cast - Soham Majumdar as Anand Mhata

Character Profile: A Mumbai terrorist. He calls Arjun and explains his connection to various attacks. Anand pretends to be his father, a man who worked for Konkan Railways for several decades.

Mhata’s Resume: Avik in Drishtikon (2018), Shiva in Kabir Singh (2019), Bikramaditya in Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti (2020)

Dhamaka Cast: Vishwajeet Pradhan as Subhash Mathur

Dhamaka Cast - Vishwajeet Pradhan as Subhash Mathur

Character Profile: The minister’s deputy. He appears on live television alongside Arjun. Subhash receives a big surprise while discussing the terrorist.

Pradhan’s Resume: Thakur Rudra Pratap/Kalavati in Ek Boond Ishq (2013-14), Mahamatya Kaikala in Tenali Rama (2019-20), Sampat in Aarya (2020), Mangesh Doiphode in Class of ’83 (2020), ACP Arjun in Radhe (2021)

Dhamaka Cast: Vikas Kumar as Praveen Kamath

Dhamaka Cast - Vikas Kumar as Praveen Kamath

Character Profile: A member of a counterterrorism unit. He assists Arjun during a live broadcast. Praveen states that it’s best not to use the word “terrorist” while speaking to a possible suspect.

Kumar’s Resume: Umesh Jagdale in Powder (2010), Senior Inspector Rajat in C.I.D. (2012-13), Abhay in Hamid (2018), ACP Khan in Aarya (2020), Shirish Mathur in The Knot (2021),

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The Dhamaka cast also includes Aeklavya Tomer (Bishwa, The Big Bull), Soham Majumdar (Drishtikon, Kabir Singh), Aishwarya Chaudhary (College Romance, Mumbai Diaries 26/11), Ritviq Joshi (The Insiders, Dil Bechara) and Mahender Singh.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.