Dhamaka

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Dhamaka
Dhamaka.jpg
Directed byOmar Lulu
Produced byM. K. Nazar
Screenplay bySarang Jayaprakash
Venu O. V.
Kiran Lal
Story byOmar Lulu
StarringArun Kumar
Nikki Galrani
Dharmajan Bolgatty
Music byGopi Sundar
CinematographySinoj P. Ayyappan
Edited byDileep Dennis
Production
company
Good Line Productions
Distributed byGood Line Release
Release date
  • 2 January 2020 (2020-01-02)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Dhamaka (transl. Pounding) is a 2020 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film directed by Omar Lulu and written by Sarang Jayaprakash, Venu O. V. and Kiran Lal from a story by Lulu. The film stars Arun Kumar, Nikki Galrani, and Dharmajan Bolgatty, with Hareesh Kanaran, Mukesh, Urvashi, and Innocent in supporting roles.[1][2][3] The film has music composed by Gopi Sundar. The plot follows Eyo (Arun) and his search for remedies after finding out that he has erectile dysfunction on his wedding night.

Plot[edit]

Eyo is bad in studies and all that he does is fooling around with his friend Siva. As Eyo's father is sure that his son is never going to achieve anything in life and he himself is having a cash crunch, he wants his son to marry Annie, a wealthy divorcée.

After a series of jokes about her being divorced, Eyo is smitten by her charm when he sees her. Their marriage happens soon after. As Annie had challenged her ex-husband saying she will marry a younger man and have a baby in the tenth month, she is in a hurry to have a child.

But as it turns out, Eyo is unable to “prove his manliness on bed”, as he explains it later to Dr. Saxena, a sexologist who is also an expert on IVF. The “Tsunami mix” given by the doctor to boost the boy's sexual urge is mistakenly taken by Eyo's father and his mother becomes pregnant. This is disliked by Eyo and Annie as it is a shame for him to be a brother at the age he is supposed to be a father. He and Annie is now in a hurry to have a child so he again meets sexologist saxena he puts forward the idea of IVF as a remedy. They both agree on the same.One day in dads absence it is Eyo who takes his mother for checkup to a government college. Eyo's mother mentions about his sons problem to doctor who advises and make him aware of the fraud activities by such unethical doctors like Saxena. Doctor asks him to go for a honeymoon and take their own time. Happy Eyo calls doctor to thank him for both his medicine and advice that helped him in the bed it is revealed that the medicine was mere vitamins given by the doctor just to boost Eyo's confidence. After a few months it is shown that in a happy baby shower the entire family rejoice the arrival of new guests.[4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Arun, who played a role as a child artist in Olympiyan Anthony Adam, was roped in to play the lead role.[5][6] The film is directed by Omar Lulu of Oru Adaar Love fame.[7]

Release[edit]

The film was initially scheduled to release on 28 November before the release date was pushed to 2 January.[7][8]

Reception[edit]

The Times of India gave the film three out of five stars stating that "The film considers issues like quick-fix solutions, ageism and also our language, and calls for a rethinking on these".[6] Cinema Express gave the film a rating of one-and-a-half out of five stars and wrote that "The movie’s ideas seem to have been inspired by the dirty jokes and trolls on social media which come from the imagination of teenagers".[9]

Sajin Shrijith of Cinema Express rated the movie 1.5 out of 5 and wrote, "After Oru Adaar Love, Omar Lulu returns with Dhamaka, another movie that gives tough competition to the former in the patience-testing department. I can’t tell which of the two is more potent in that regard. The movie’s ideas seem to have been inspired by the dirty jokes and trolls on social media which come from the imagination of teenagers. With one cringe-inducing scene (and song) after the other, Dhamaka continually assaults our senses. And just like his previous movies, Omar takes tunes from popular Malayalam flicks and use them for “explosive” moments in his film. The awkwardness generated is so high that one wishes for Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak."[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music and background score of the film were composed by Gopi Sundar.

Track list

1- "Kandittum Kanatha" - Gopi Sundar

2- "Potti Potti" - Gopi Sundar

3- "Happy Happy Nammal" - Gopi Sundar, Afsal, Sithara, Swetha Ashok, Sachin Raj, Aswin Vijayan

4- "Kattumundedye" - Vidhu Prathap

5- "Ee Ventheeram" - Najim Arshad

6- "Vazhikattum" - Najim Arshad

7- "Kattumundedye" - Pranavam Shashi

8- "Adipoli Dhamaka" - Sayanora Philip, Swetha Ashok, Akbar Khan, Nanda J Devan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dhamaka poster promises out-and-out fun - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Photo: Innocent turns DJ for Omar Lulu's 'Dhamaka' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Mukesh Khanna allows Omar Lulu to use 'Shaktimaan' reference in 'Dhamaka' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Dhamaka review: Lowbrow comedy". sify.com. 28 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Omar Lulu shakes a leg for THIS song from 'Dhamaka' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ a b "Dhamaka Movie Review: A sex comedy with some heart". The Times of India.
  7. ^ a b "Omar Lulu's 'Dhamaka' gets a release date - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Dhamaka - Times of India". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Dhamaka Movie Review: A cringe-inducing ride". The New Indian Express.
  10. ^ Shrijith, Sajin (2 January 2020). "Dhamaka Movie Review: A cringe-inducing ride". Cinemaexpress.com.

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