TOTAL DHAMAAL

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Plot = The movie is a reprised version of the first installment of the franchise where, Radhe (Ajay Devgn), Bindu (Madhuri Dixit), Avinash (Anil Kapoor), Lallan (Rietiesh Deshmukh), Adi (Arshad Warsi), Manav (Javed Jaffrey), Jonny (Sanjay Mishra) and Boman Irani (Police Commissioner) are hunting for a corpus of Rs. 50 Crores, which the character of Manoj Pahwa has hid at a clandestine place at a ZOO at Janakpur.

Their struggle for reaching their destination and finding the money is presented with humor and a relevant social message.


Opinion = After watching the trailer of this flick, I felt that the DHAMAAL franchise is going on the lines of the HOUSEFULL franchise, where you will find deliberate efforts of making the audience laugh, without backing the content with any logic.

But, to my surprise, the movie is way better than its predecessor DOUBLE DHAMAAL.

The makers have presented the same old wine (DHAMAAL) in a new bottle, with a variety of CHAKHANA (in the form of an ensemble cast).

They have ensured that the audience doesn’t get bored at any given time and have succeeded in their effort.

Though you cannot expect LOGIC in such types of movies, but at least, the one – liners and the stupidity of the situation at various occasions, kept me engaged and entertained.   

The first and the second half both, have equal amount of humor and entertainment for the audience.

However, I felt that the movie became little preachy in the climax sequence.

It’s a clean, comic and a complete family entertainer, you can happily go for it!

Performances = There are very rare multi – starrer movies where, the entire cast gets an equal opportunity to shine in their respective roles.

TOTAL DHAMAAL is one of them.

It was refreshing to see the legendary on – screen couple Anil Kapoor & Madhuri Dixit together, after decades.

Both have given respectable effort in entertaining the audience.

Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffery have done exactly same what they had done in DHAMAAL. Still, their characters have become immortal after this movie.

The makers were not able to utilize the potential of actors like Manoj Pahwa, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra, Ritiesh Deshmukh and Pitobash Tripathy, optimally.

The cameo of Mahesh Manjrekar & Johnny Lever was as hilarious and entertaining, as the cameo appearance of actress Esha Gupta useless and boring.

Actor Jackie Shroff has only lent his voice for a sequence, which is the most entertaining part of this movie.

Actor Ajay Devgn is an adroit in playing serious and challenging roles on screen, but he is not at all suitable for doing comedy or dance in any movie.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = After the debacle of Double Dhamaal at the box office, Director Indra Kumar has played a very safe bet this time.

He has presented the reprised version of his one of the most successful films and has managed to entertain the audience, at large.

The VFX done by the production house of Ajay Devgn is brilliant and hollywood – class.

The dialogues and screenplay are in line with the requirement of this franchise.

On the contrary, none of the song is memorable.


Rowdy Rating = 3 / 5

 

 

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