Double Dhamaal Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Comedy
Double Dhamaal is double trouble. Not half as good as Dhamaal.
Jun 24, 2011 By Mansha Rastogi

In the times when there are sequels of any and every film irrespective of the original being a hit or a flop, it's but obvious for the filmmakers of the super hit 2007 comedy Dhamaal to come up with its sequel. Now it only remains to be seen whether Double Dhamaal actually doubles up the fun of Dhamaal or not.

The film takes off from the last sequence of Dhamaal. Four dimwit friends Roy (Riteish Deshmukh), Adi (Arshad Warsi), Manav (Jaaved Jaafery) and Boman (Aashish Chawdhry) are back. They are poor, stupid and awaiting quick money. Just then they see their old enemy, the corrupt cop Kabir Nayak (Sanjay Dutt) passing by in his Mercedes and chase him to know how he earned so much money. They enter into his lavish house and see his beautiful wife Kamini (Mallika Sherawat) and sister Kiya (Kangna Ranaut). Green with envy they decide to eat out of Kabir's success and try blackmailing him to make them his business partners. Kabir does that but little do the four jokers know what's in stores for them. As the film proceeds the madness keeps increasing with one incident after another.

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 double whammy. 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.

To sum it up, Double Dhamaal is double trouble. Not half as good as Dhamaal.

Mansha Rastogi