Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is a poorly written and shoddily executed film. Leave alone laughing the film never even brings a smile to your face being completely devoid of any reason to watch.
1 out of 5 (Poor)
| Mansha Rastogi (NOWRUNNING)
Although Priyadarshan is returning to his comfortable genre - comedy, with almost the same team, the first and foremost thing to clarify is that Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is by no means a sequel to the laugh riot Malamaal Weekly as being touted. However, despite the let down of it not guaranteeing the same comedy as that of Malamaal Weekly that still gets TRPs everytime it airs on TV, KDM at least boasts of the nearly the same cast and the return of Priyadarshan to comedy after serious films like Aakrosh and Tezz. Let's see what this comedy is all about.
Set in a little catholic village, KDM's protagonist is Johnny (Shreyas Talpade) aka Bakri. Afraid of everything and everyone, Johny is one terrified soul. Born into the household of David (Om Puri), a local farmer and being the only son, Johny does nothing except buying lotery tickets every week to to take his ailing father out of his misery. But he fails everytime. The only thing going in his life is his love for Maria (Madhhurima) the daughter of the village's biggest gunda and sworn enemy of David, Peter (Paresh Rawal). Enter Kallu (Nana Patekar), a stranger who saves Johnny's butt all the time, talks mostly in monosyllables and is perpetually starving.
Priyadarshan sticks to his template of small town backdrop, similar casting and almost similar attempted gags, with the only exception that this time around almost everything gets executed horrendously. Neither does the setting appear natural nor the gags entertaining. Infact it comes as a horrifying surprise that the man who has cult laugh riot Hera Pheri to his credit could come up with something as banal as Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal.
The punches and gags are uninspiring and insipid and mostly end up annoying you no end. The humour is the typified loud kinds making it unbearable for you to sit through. The charactersketch of every person is very vague and although each and every actor tries lots to save the film, the banal dialogues and poorly scripted gags ruin their efforts.
To sum it up Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is a complete dud and devoid of any reason to watch.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
1 out of 5 (Poor)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good