Double Dhamaal Short Review

Double Dhamaal released today and the expectations were quite high, as its prequel Dhamaal was liked by majority of those who watched it. Director Indra Kumar has retained all his main actors – Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary, Ritesh Deshmukh and Javed Jaffrey – and since Dhamaal lacked a pretty face, Mallika Sherawat and Kangna Ranaut join the Dhamaal gang.

Double Dhamaal is about four good-for-nothing friends, Adi (played by Arshad Warsi), Manav (Javed Jaffrey), Roy (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Boman (Aashish Chowdhary) and their encounter with Sanjay Dutt (who is now no longer a police officer) and his partner’s in crime – his girlfriend (Mallika Sherawat) and sister (Kangna Ranaut).

Double Dhamaal Review

2 Reasons to watch Double Dhamaal

  • There are about 4 – 5 sequences in Double Dhamaal that are super-crazy but super-funny too. The one that features Batananda Swami is one of the high-points of the film. Its the performances and dialogues (Sajid and Farhad) that brought the house down.
  • Arshad, Ritesh and Javed Jaffrey are excellent. Its their comic timing and chemistry that makes Double Dhamaal a decent one-time watch. Watch out for Ritesh’s mimicry act, he’s superb!

3 reasons why it falls below expectations

  • The story is boring and some of the sequences are too hard-to-digest. Expecting even an iota of logic or sense from a film like Double Dhamaal is foolish, but far too many coincidences and inexplicably weird scenes mean the appeal towards the classes will be limited.
  • Unlike Dhamaal, the comedy in the sequel seems to be forced. Here it is not the characters who are stuck in funny situations that make you laugh, rather the gags and funny one-liners that provoke laughter. Also the last 30 minutes, including the climax, are just not  funny!
  • The music by Anand Raaj Anand is strictly okay. Jalebi Bai is good, but no Munni or Sheila.

Coming to the performances, like mentioned above, Arshad, Ritesh and Javed Jaffrey do well. Sanjay Dutt and Aashish Chaudhary are okay. The girls have little to do. Kangna Ranaut doesn’t get her look right!

Overall, Double Dhamaal isn’t a bad comedy and it certainly has its moments, but not enough to warrant a trip to theaters. We’d recommend you wait for the television or DTH premiere!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Box office: Double Dhamaal will do well at single-screens, but multiplex business is unlikely to be strong.



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