Dhamaal

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Dhamaal
Dhamaal 2007.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Indra Kumar
Produced by Indra Kumar
Ashok Thakeria
Screenplay by Bunty Rathod
Story by Tushar Hiranandani
Starring Ritesh Deshmukh
Arshad Warsi
Javed Jaffrey
Sanjay Dutt
Aashish Chaudhary
Music by Adnan Sami
Cinematography Vijay Arora
Edited by Sanjay Sankla
Distributed by Maruti International
Release date(s)
  • 7 September 2007 (2007-09-07)
Running time 137 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR300 million (US$5.0 million)
Box office INR887.5 million (US$15 million)

Dhamaal (Hindi: धमाल; 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. It is the first installment of Dhamaal film series.

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.[1] Double Dhamaal didn't manage to attract the attention of many critics, and did average business at the box office unlike its original.

Plot[edit]

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 INR10crores. 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 wants the money at any cost.

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Soundtrack[edit]

Dhamaal
Soundtrack album by Adnan Sami
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Big Music

The film's soundtrack is composed by Adnan Sami with lyrics penned by Sameer. 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".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Sameer, all music composed by Adnan Sami.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
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

Reception[edit]

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.

Sequel[edit]

A sequel named Double Dhamaal was released in the year 2011 which was a moderate success.

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