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Movie Review : Dhamaal


Indra Kumar has given Bollywood some great films like Dil, Beta, Raja and Ishq. But on the other hand he has also made pedestrian movies like Mann, Pyaare Mohan and Rishtey. This week Indra Kumar returns to his favorite genre, comedy, with a mad cap film Dhamaal. The tagline of Dhamaal suggests that, “You Shall Die Laughing”. So is there any tinsi winsi bit of truth in that statement or is it just a figment of imagination of someone heading the promotion team of Dhamaal. Read on to know…

Dhamaal Ki Kahani

Four good for nothing guys ,( Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Riteish Deshmukh and Ashish Choudhary) and a cop ( Sanjay Dutt) get some invaluable information that could lead them to 10 crores. Then begins a race among the five of them to reach the money. The problems they face in their task to find the money forms the crux of the plot.

Is there any Dhamaal In Dhamaal?

There are two types of comedies. One is the situational type comedy a prime example being Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Golmaal and the other are those leave your brain home kind of David Dhawan comedies. Both types of comedies if well made are equally humorous.


Dhamaal Movie Review


Pic : Dhamaal Movie Review

Five minutes into Dhamaal and you realize that Dhamaal belongs to the second category of mad cap comedies. The plot of Dhamaal is wafer thin. But despite the wafer thin plot what hold’s the film is the great comic timing of Arshad -Javed-Riteish. These three musketeers are a laugh riot, with their typical idiosyncrasies they manage to get the roof down. Ashish Choudary does an ok job. But Sanju Baba disappoints and one realizes that he is not at all in touch this time round. Dhamaal has a breed of supporting actors who may take miniscule screen time but who will form a huge part of your laughter quotient. The most notable of them being Vijay Raaz. You are sure to have a hard time controlling your laughter at the aeroplane scene, or the one where Arshad and Javed ask for a car lift to a Tamilian, sure to give your stomach a hard time.


But the ending of Dhamaal is abysmal, the lesser said the better. The music of Dhamaal is also a huge disappointment. Adnan Sami looks to have lost his musical touch along with his weight. And for all you naughty guys out there, Dhamaal has no sexy heroines, no vulgar jokes. So if that’s what you look for in movies then Dhamaal would be a waste of time.

When you watch Dhamaal your cerebrum will keep popping questions about the sillyness of the cockamamie plot . At the same time you shall be forced into uncontrollable laughter with a few of the gags. Keep your brains locked up for those two hours in the theatre and you might well love Dhamaal.

Final Verdict : A full to timepass comedy. No harm in watching. Woh kehte hain na : “ Laughing Is Good For Health”. And for all you Sanju Baba fans this is a must watch, not because he has done a good job, but because his next film would release after a minimum of 6 years.

Box Office Prediction : Due to low publicity, Dhamaal may get to a slow start but the movie will go on to become a hit due to word of mouth publicity.

Movie Rating : 6/10

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  1. Comment by vijaysagar

    perfect review rajeev.this is how you should judge a movie and then rate it accordingly.from now onwards i will read ur review and then go for a movie.
    great job by rajeev masand.

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  3. Comment by Neelay

    I thought the review was quite good. It was much better than some other comedy movies in recent times. It could have been made much worse but the ending is quite good with regards to the story!

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