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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Indra Kumar|
|Produced by||Indra Kumar
|Screenplay by||Bunty Rathod|
|Story by||Tushar Hiranandani|
|Music by||Adnan Sami|
|Editing by||Sanjay Sankla|
|Distributed by||Maruti International|
|Release dates||7 September 2007|
|Running time||137 mins|
|Budget||300 million (US$4.6 million)|
|Box office||887.5 million (US$14 million)|
Dhamaal (English translation: Fun) is a 2007 Bollywood comedy film directed by Indra Kumar and produced by Ashok Thakeria. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Aashish Chaudhary.
The film is an official remake of the 1963 American comedy, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. It also features influences from other contemporary movies such as Road Trip, Bean - The Movie, Mr. Bean, Rat Race, Dude, Where's My Car? and Johnny English. Dhamaal released on 7 September 2007, and received positive response from critics and public audiences. It also managed to do moderately well at the box office, and was a surprise semi-hit.
In 2011, the film spawned a sequel, under the title of Double Dhamaal, with the lead cast reprising their roles, with new additions to the cast including Kangna Ranaut and Mallika Sherawat. Double Dhamaal didn't manage to attract the attention of many critics, and did average business at the box office unlike its original.
Dhamaal is about four friends; Boman Contractor (Aashish Chaudhary), who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his eccentric dad, Nari (Asrani), who loves his antique car more than his son, and asks his son to leave when he damages the car; dim-witted Manav (Jaaved Jaffrey), his elder brother Adi (Arshad Warsi); and Roy (Ritesh Deshmukh), a trickster who wears a magnetized belt buckle. All four are afflicted by the get-rich-quick virus. Their fortunes take a turn after they accidentally bump into an underworld don Bose (Prem Chopra) whilst he is about to die, who tells them about a hidden treasure in Goa including 10crore rupees. The group race towards Goa in Nari's stolen car, little knowing that their plans will soon be foiled, albeit hilariously, by Police Inspector Kabir Nayak (Sanjay Dutt), who needs the money at any cost. After a lot of drama, the four friends end up arguing and decide "finder's keepers", whoever gets to Goa and finds the money first, gets to keep it.
- Sanjay Dutt as Inspector Kabir Nayak
- Riteish Deshmukh as Deshbandhu Roy
- Arshad Warsi as Aditya "Adi" Shrivastav
- Jaaved Jaffrey as Manav Shrivastav
- Aashish Chaudhary as Boman Contractor
- Asrani as Nari Contractor
- Sanjai Mishra as Babubhai (Aatank)
- Vijay Raaz as Dev Kumar Malik (D.K Malik)
- Prem Chopra as Bose
- Suhasini Mulay as the Landlady
- Murli Sharma as Inspector Kulkarni (Crime Branch)
- Tiku Talsania as Commissioner Chaturvedi
- Manoj Pahwa as Pilot
- Vijay Patkar as Air Traffic Controller
- Vinay Apte as Prabhakarna Sripalawardhana Atapattu Jayasuriya Laxmansriramkrishna Shivavenkata Rajasekara Sriniwasana Trichipalli Yekya Parampeel Parambatur Chinnaswami Muthuswami Venugopal Iyer
|Soundtrack album by Adnan Sami|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film's soundtrack is composed by Adnan Sami with lyrics penned by Sameer. The soundtrack received a 4/5 for the title song. The songs, "Dekho Dekho" and "Miss India Marthi Mujhpe", were both known as the title song, since the main chorus of both the songs included the title "Dhamaal".
|1.||"Chal Na Che Shor Machlein"||Adnan Sami, Shaan||4:56|
|2.||"Chandani Raat Hai Saiyan"||Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar||4:22|
|3.||"Dekho Dekho Dil Ye Bole"||Adnan Sami, Shaan||5:13|
|4.||"Miss India Martee Mujhpe"||Adnan Sami, Amit Kumar||5:05|
|5.||"Chal Na Che Shor Machlein - Instrumental"||Navin Prabhakar||4:22|
|6.||"Chandani Raat Hai Saiyan - Instrumental"||Raghav Sachar||4:02|
|7.||"Chandani Raat Hai Saiyan - Remix"||Sandeep Shirodkar||4:56|
Dhamaal received mixed to positive reviews upon release. Taran Adarsh rated the film 3/5 describing it as a "laugh-riot". At the box office, the film had an average opening, grossing RS.41,00,00,000 with a nett gross of RS.29,34,00,000. After a full theatrical run, the film was declared a semi-hit verdict.
A sequel named Double Dhamaal was released in the year 2011 which was a moderate success.