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Double Dhamaal Review

Movie Name: Double Dhamaal
Actors: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Javed Jaffery, Ashish Chaudhary, Mallika Sherawat, Kangana Ranaut, Satish Kaushik
Director(s): Indra Kumar
Producer(s): Ashok Thakeria, Indra Kumar

Editor Review: Double Dhamaal Movie Review
Continuing the trend of horrible sequels, Double Dhamaal sees the light of day. The movie is a shoddy assortment of gags which even a child would not find funny. Skip it if you want to see a good film.
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Another sequel in a comic franchise, Double Dhamaal, is the follow up to Dhamaal. Dhamaal was a directed by Indra Kumar and was a huge hit despite having many lifted gags from Hollywood films and T.V. shows. Wonder if Double Dhamaal has done a repeat and tried to pass off lifted plot lines as original. Let' s us check out the story.

The useless foursome is back. Roy (Ritesh Deshmukh), Adi (Arshad Warsi), Manav (Javed Jaffery) and Boman (Ashish Chaudhary) are still the same; they are still ruing over the lost treasure from the earlier part. They run into the old enemy, Inspector Kabir Nayak (Sanjay Dutt), except that he is not an inspector anymore. He is a rich; he has bungalow, a fancy car and even fancier girlfriend in Kamini (Mallika Sherawat). Another addition is Kabir' s sister Kiya (Kangana Ranaut). The foursome decides to relieve him off his money and begin hatching plans to dupe him. However, Kabir has some plans of his own and thus begins total chaos.

Firstly, let me tell you about Dhamaal. Dhamaal was loosely based on It' s a Mad Mad World, and the gags in the films were fully lifted from films like Johnny English and the T.V. series Mr. Bean. However, these were not famous in India back then as they are today, hence, the blatant lifting was overlooked and the film became a hit. Double Dhamaal, though, is a seemingly original film; the gags are lifted from many films.

The film follows up from where the old one left off and all the cast members are the same, with the addition of two female leads and few other characters. The film also tries to spoof a few films and real life people. However, they should have stuck to their gags instead. The one liners in the film are okay and manage to be funny at times but they never go beyond that. Also, there a quite few flaws in the film, which make it a torture to watch.

Comparison to the previous one is inevitable. Dhamaal, though not entirely original, had still some things going in their favor. The film had very less vulgarity; most of the jokes did not have any double meaning and the performances even from small support characters were good. Double Dhamaal only has good performances. There are needless crude jokes and the spoof of Barabara Mori as Barbara Gori was seriously unfunny. The Censor Board was right in pulling up the makers for naming the character something else; it was not Gori originally, you can guess what the makers had named it.

The writers, it seems only have concentrated on writing the dialogues and the screenplay was probably written by the gorilla that kisses Ashish Chaudhary in the film. The screenplay is jerky at times and hence it reduces the impact of many jokes. The first half is full of childish humor that even children will reject. The second half is slightly better, but by then you would have lost interest and are thinking about the hard earned money you have spent on the tickets.

Indra Kumar is known to make mushy films like Dil, but with Dhamaal he had taken a comic turn and it had worked well in his favor. However, he may have undone it all with this sequel. The director has controlled the film. To make a mad comedy, you need even more control over the script, which is lacking in this film and the director should be blamed. However, he gets good performances out all the actors. Except for the ladies, they look out of place and end up being mere props.

All the actors are proven comics. Arshad Warsi and Ritiesh Deshmukh give a solid and humorous performance as does Ashish Chaudhary. He should stick to this genre if a he has any hope of survival in the film industry. The show stealer from the last film, Javed Jaffrey, does it again. He is too funny as the almost retarded Manav and one of the few mention worthy aspects of the film. Sanjay Dutt does a decent job too.

Another mentioning factor is the appearance by Satish Kaushik as Bata Bhai. He brings the house down with his crude one liners. His appearance is the high point of the film. The two females, Mallika Sherawat and Kangana Ranaut, have meaty role in the film but they have a hard time handling themselves and make their characters ineffective.

The music of the film is okay with a saucy item number by Mallika Sherawat being a hit, but no other contribution other than that. The cinematography is good, capturing the beauty of Macau really well. The editing is decent too.

The production value is good. The previous film was made on a low budget, but this one isn' t. May be that is what is the deciding factor. When budgets are small, the makers tend to focus more on the aspects like story, production, editing etc. The big budget is the let down of the film. Another point is the presence of female leads. Despite running the risk of sounding sexist, the presence female characters forces the writers to add a romantic angle and the whole story goes for a toss.

Double Dhamaal is not a good movie, but since there is nothing else going on in theatres, it might make a good run at the box-office.

Rating: *1/2

Verdict: Double Dhamaal is an inspiring film if you enjoy childish jokes and some vulgar humor.

Reviewed by: Harshal Anand

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Double Dhamaal Reviews by Twitter Users:

sudeep sengupta reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:44:58Z

Watched Double Dhamaal on Saturday, first half had some funny moments second half was dull. A one time watch if u have nothing to watch.

Pramod Shenoy reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:43:09Z

it was worth the money . . Double Dhamaal 3.75/5 , if dhamaal was 4.5/5 . .

Pramod Shenoy reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:41:02Z

Double Dhamaal was very good. . . :-)Not better than Dhamaal . .

Darshak Bhatt reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:40:03Z

@Riteishd congrats Ritesh, you rock in the Double Dhamaal...one of your best performances...

kamlesh reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:39:48Z

Double Dhamaal is superduper hit mjhe aagye haste haste pet dukhne lag gya thanx.............

Amit Vasnani reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:39:26Z

Dunt watch Double Dhamaal..it sucks..old crappy jokes

Captainnkid reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:37:00Z

Seems Double Dhamaal is a super hit! Yet to see it.. =(

Aamir Abbasi reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:35:40Z

yes Double dhamaal is good. You should watch it.

NyooTV reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:33:31Z

Double Dhamaal might not have made any dhamaal in the box office last weekend , but this song is surely a nice... http://fb.me/VTxAdcYz

AbhiJeet B. Patil reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:31:07Z

Double Dhamaal: boring, nonsense, pathetic, torture, wastage of time and money. Rating 1/10

amir reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:27:27Z

Double dhamaal is Awesome.if u want to enjoy the movie whistle and lough on every seen.I loved it.seriously

gaurav mishra reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:25:51Z

Double Dhamaal It is a Seriously hilarious movie that lives up to its title--its double dhamaal all d way. RATING :4/5...

Saurabh Malhotra reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:23:03Z

Don' t go for Double Dhamaal or you may not recover from the trauma till US Open.

Akshay S Karanjkar reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:22:21Z

Watchng Double Dhamaal and its funny if u can laugh on pj' s .

SAHIL reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:21:05Z

@MirzaSania double dhamaal is just like you.....UGLY

Sayed Mohd Haider reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:15:39Z

double dhamaal..2nd bigest openingg after ready this year..26 crores..

prashen kyawal reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:14:36Z

' Double Dhamaal' : Rs 25.67 cr nett in opng wknd. Fri 7.65 cr, Sat 8.11 cr, Sun 9.91 cr. Emerges 2nd biggest opener of 2011, after ' Ready' .

wogma reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:03:09Z

Double Dhamaal: 153 tweeters give it an avg rating of 2.1/5 (54 yays, 78 nays, 21 so-so)

wogma reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:00:20Z

Double Dhamaal: 41 external reviewers give it an avg rating of 1.0/5 (4 yays, 28 nays, 9 so-so)

Chuddy Buddy Ashish reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 09:00:15Z

Ystrday I happened 2 accidentally land up in a cinema hall playing Double Dhamaal - The Most Pathetic Excuse 4 a Film since Baba Ramdev.

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:38Z

Just seen Double Dhamaal .... liked the work of My favo @imarshadwarsi , @Riteishd and Javed Jafry .... Still No 1 Cn beat Dhamaal !!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:37Z

Double Dhamaal Is a must watch ☺ @trishala_c kunal was soo cute, white jacket ufff hottt :P

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:36Z

After a real bad massive family pack sized headache caused by Double dhamaal! Off to bed with some Jai uttal! Gnite!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:36Z

Double Dhamaal was fine . .neither good nor bad . .

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:34Z

Watched Double Dhamaal yesterday so crap :P and then random people fighting in the cinema because they took their seat lol

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:33Z

Dear Lord. What did I do wrong to deserve viewing Double Dhamaal in a movie hall?!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:30Z

Watched " DOUBLE DHAMAAL" . good #movie,but poor when compared to " DHAMAAL" , need more fun:)

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:29Z

Double Dhamaal.... really disappointing movie..!! Pakauvu movie of the year..!!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:29Z

I mean Double Dhamaal is a biggest shit..

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:27Z

Brain short circuit imminent. Double Dhamaal has reinforced that Bollywood movies SUCK almost 100%

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:24Z

Double Dhamaal is definitely one of those movies I' d be ashamed to watch with my parents.

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:22Z

Hi everybody did un saw that movie Double Dhamaal ... its great to see these guys back...

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:20Z

Watched Double Dhamaal...oh god...its super cool..riteish u r a swwetheart...

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:16Z

Double dhamaal a laugh riot...awesome to watch...I wish film fraternity makes more hilarious movies than the crap around

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:48:16Z

Double Dhamaal - stupid film .. too many mimicry, dialogues that dont make u laugh.. poor screenplay.. My Verdict : Poor.

Sumit Kumar reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:45:09Z

good opening of Double Dhamaal is good sign for film industry after a big hit Ready

Arun Kareer reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:38:45Z

Double Dhamaal has one of the best opening after READY. Grrhhhhhhh!!!!!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:36:00Z

Had a wonderful day wit cousins..saw Double Dhamaal and liked it very much,ritesh deshmukh was at his best in the movie... :)

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:59Z

Crazy,Mad,Fun,Total Entertainment in a single Film :: Double Dhamaal :: MustWatch

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:59Z

loved Double Dhamaal..

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:58Z

Double Dhamaal: aftr bheja fry2 again its proved dat seqal is dangerous to bollywood if first film is copy n rest u try to original (?) ;)

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:57Z

Double Dhamaal fully faltu

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:57Z

Just saw Double Dhamaal.......awesome movie...... so many goof ups........ so much fun....

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:55Z

Double Dhamaal is a typical bollywood masala comedy.... 1 time watch!!!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:54Z

Warning - Its a Torture !! RT @_iamAftab: hey guys how is Double Dhamaal is anybody saw what is the review please share with us so we can

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:53Z

weekend was really boring watched 2 boring movies bheja fry & double dhamaal....0 rating

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:51Z

Double Dhamaal is a decent watch, only if you watch it at home.

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:50Z

Double Dhamaal was truly worth its title!

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:48Z

Double Dhamaal... Horrible movie. Don' t watch it. Not worth spending money on such...

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:48Z

I watched Double Dhamaal yesterday. Don' t know why I did it. Atleast a million braincells got damaged. Also, you can outcast me now.

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:47Z

step out seeing double DHAMAAL & felt is an double bakwaas movie with an only couple of good sceen in d entire movie & rest of was repeted

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2011-06-27 at 08:35:46Z

Watched ' Double Dhamaal' . The actual name should' ve been ' Quarter Dhamaal' Those who haven watched it, don waste ur time n money on dis one.

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