Double Dhamaal Review :- 2.5 / 5 .Posted: June 26, 2011
Double Dhamaal focuses on four friends – Adi, Roy, Manav and Boman – who are determined to become billionares. The foursome decide to invest in a prestigious building and hire an investor to bid for it. This investor is kidnapped by the owner of the building, Kabir, who is determined to keep these four guys far away from his company and his life. Kabir finds out their plan to try to become partners and decide to prank against them with his two girlfriends. The two opposite teams scheme against each other in elaborate and insane ways to try to get their way and one team is in for… Double Dhamaal!
Sanjay Dutt as Inspector Kabir Nayak
Arshad Warsi as Adi
Jaaved Jaaferi as Manav
Riteish Deshmukh as Roy
Ashish Chowdhry as Boman
Mallika Sherawat as Kamini
Kangna Ranaut as Kiya
Producers: Ashok Thakeria and Indra Kumar
You certainly can’t expect anything less than double the fun from filmmaker Indra Kumar who’s had super hits like Dil, Beta, Ishq or even Dhamaal to his credit. In fact the title itself assures a doublewhammy. However, what it turns out to be is a shoddy show of lunacy. The film is complete slapstick no brainer and manages to make you laugh in very few places. In a bid to create humour the characters keep hollering on your ear drums consistently with their off-timed buffoonery making you wonder if certain things were even meant to be funny. The first half still manages to earn some guffaws but the predictability of the second makes it fall flat. Some scenes though do make you laugh specially the ones that have Jaaved Jaffery in it. He still as the lisp, retard is very likeable and funny. Even the comic scenes of Riteish and Satish Kaushik are good. But what mires them is the tripe and hackneyed plot which works on the clichéd formulas of slapstick comedies.
DD tries creating humour taking digs at other films like Taare Zameen Par, Shola and Guzaarish but falls flat in most cases. The mimicry of many actors like Shahrukh, Aamir, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra etc is still funny.
Actors like Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi and Aashish Chawdhry fail in their comic timing. Riteish, Javed and Satish Kaushik are decent still. Kangna Ranaut is in bad make-up, bad hair and bad styling throughout the film. Moreover, it’s her surgically made-orange lipstick covered huge pout that worsens her appearance all the more. No improvement in dialogues too. Mallika doesn’t get much to do but covers up with her scintillating item song Jalebi Bai. Anand Raj Anand’s music is average with only Jalebi Bai standing out.
music – Average
screenplay – pPoor
technique – Decent
overall entertainment factor – Average to decent comedy
OVER ALL RATINGS – 2.5 / 5 …….
OVERALL IT IS STRICTLY AN AVERAGE COMEDY FILM WITH SILLY PLOT AND GOOD PERFOMANCES