Double Dhamaal

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Double Dhamaal
Double dhamaal.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Indra Kumar
Produced by Ashok Thakeria
Indra Kumar
Written by Sajid-Farhad (dialogues)
Screenplay by Tushar Hiranandani
Story by Tushar Hiranandani
Starring Sanjay Dutt
Kangana Ranaut
Arshad Warsi
Riteish Deshmukh
Aashish Chaudhary
Jaaved Jaaferi
Mallika Sherawat
Music by Anand Raj Anand
Cinematography Aseem Bajaj
Edited by Sanjay Sankla
Distributed by Kumar Films
Reliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 24 June 2011 (2011-06-24)
Running time
138 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 350 million (US$5.2 million)[1]
Box office 680 million (US$10 million)[2]

Double Dhamaal (also known as Dhamaal 2) (meaning 'Double Trouble') is a Bollywood comedy film and a sequel to the 2007 hit film Dhamaal, and the second installment of Dhamaal film series.. The film is directed by Indra Kumar and produced by Ashok Thakeria. It features the lead roles from the original, with Kangana Ranaut and Mallika Sherawat as new additions. The theatrical trailer of the film was revealed on 20 May 2011 along with the film Haunted. The film released on 24 June 2011.[3]

Upon release, the film received mixed to negative reviews from critics, unlike its prequel, however was a moderate success at the box office.[4]


The story continues from the previous film.

The four good-for-nothing friends Roy (Ritesh Deshmukh), Adi (Arshad Warsi), Manav (Jaaved Jaaferi) and Boman (Aashish Chaudhary), are still trying to con people for a living. They happen to see their old enemy Kabir (Sanjay Dutt) driving a luxurious Mercedes Benz, and try to find out the secret behind his success. Upon "investigating", they "find" that he is living off his "wife's" wealth.

They then blackmail him into making them his business partners, but little do the four friends know that Kabir, his girlfriend Kamini (Mallika Sherawat) along with his sister Kiya (Kangana Ranaut) have an agenda of their own. Kabir connects them with an investor named Bata Bhai (Satish Kaushik) who is also a don. The four friends convince Bata Bhai to invest his money into Kabir's oil project, and the money is then stolen by Kabir. Kabir leaves the country along with Kamini and Kia, and leaves the four friends to deal with Bata Bhai. However, the four friends are able to leave the city and track Kabir down in Macau. They make a plan to ruin Kabir's happiness and take their money back by going in disguise. Roy "cons" Kiya by disguising himself as 'Tukiya' and pretending to be in love with her, whilst Adi disguises himself as a Punjabi called 'Ghanta Singh', getting the job of Kabir's "secretary". Roy also disguises himself as 'Heera Bhai', a "Gujarati investor" who would supposedly "invest" in Kabir's casino, and Boman acts as his wife, "in love with Kabir" to break his relationship with Kamini. Manav poses as various characters.

However, Kabir, Kamini, and Kiya find out about their plans and decide to pretend to be fooled by the four friends, playing along with their plans. However, they eventually reveal this at the end when the four friends reveal themselves, shocking and scaring the four friends, who are incensed at getting tricked by the trio again. The movie ends with them escaping from Johnny Bonzela (J. Brandon Hill) due to Kabir exposing them to him.



Double Dhamaal which released on 24 June 2011, was shot in Mehboob Studio, Macau and Hong Kong. At the 'Mahurat' of the film, it was announced that Riteish Deshmukh, Aashish Chaudhary, Arshad Warsi and Jaaved Jaaferi will be reprising their roles as friends again, while Sanjay Dutt plays a millionaire this time. The film focused on the four friends blackmailing Dutt to share all his fortune in the most hilarious ways they can think of. The film finished shooting early May 2011, and brought rights to remake the song "Oye Oye" from the 1989 action film, Tridev.[5]


Earlier, actress Vidya Balan was chosen to play the role of Kamini, but reports suggested she refused and was subsequently replaced by Mallika Sherawat. Asin Thottumkal was offered both the roles of Kamini & Kiya but she didn't sign the film because she could not agree with the script.


Critical reception[edit]

Double Dhamaal received negative acclaim from critics upon release. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 20% rotten rating.

Top critic Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama awarded the film 4/5 stars, saying that it is "seriously hilarious" and that "sometimes, a good laugh is all you need to make your day. Try not to miss this one, it pledges hilarity in abundance..."[6] Nikhat Kazmi from the Times of India gave the film 3/5 stars and said "This one's definitely not for the fastidious, choosy viewer but for those who don't mind losing it for a bit, Double Dhamaal works like an average Bollywood comedy. Performance-wise, it's one big circus with the guys hogging most of the limelight. The girls -- Mallika and Kangana -- are mere confetti."[7] Mayank Shekhar of the Hindustan Times rated the film with 1 out of 5 stars.[8] Shakti Salgaokar of DNA gave the movie a one and half stars and wrote in his review: "Indra Kumar's recipe for double dhamaal is quite simple — sexual innuendo, potshots at popular films, bad mimicry, foreign locations, a generous dose of overacting, an item song and a gora villain. And as he magnificently presents the climax of the film (which is funny in parts but overall ends up being a damp squib) he leaves you with a threat of a sequel. Spare us the horror, please?."[9] Nikita Kapoor of FilmiTadka rated Double Dhamaal with 2 out of 5 stars and said - "In the end Double Dhamaal is a completely mindless, non-sense comedy, which is a sequel to 2007 film, Dhamaal. If the first one was Dhamaal, then this one was not an iota more than half Dhamaal."[10] Rachel Saltz of The New York Times wrote in her review: "The director, Indra Kumar, lets his baggy tale sprawl to 2 hours and 18 minutes and peppers it with references to other, better films and with movie talk in general. "All characters are fictitious," someone says when the fools are caught scheming on camera, "and bear no resemblance to people living or dead." In this case, all you can say is amen."[11]

Commercial reception[edit]

According to Box Office India, the film had a good opening of 60 - 70% collections. At a few multiplexes, such as, Spice Noida, E Square Pune and Wave Ludhiana, the film almost opened at a 100% response.[12] The film collected approximately 76.1 million net on its first day, according to Box Office India. It is the third biggest opener of the year at That time , following Ready and Yamla Pagla Deewana. The film had a strong Saturday, collecting 80.8 million net. The film's weekend collections amounted to 256.5 million net.[13] The film grossed 670 million worldwide.[14] It was declared a semi-hit grosser.[4]


Double Dhamaal
Soundtrack album by Anand Raj Anand
Released 31 May 2011
Genre Film soundtrack
Label T-Series

The music of the film was composed by Anand Raj Anand while the lyrics were penned by Mayur Puri and Anand Raj Anand. Music of the film was released on 31 May 2011. The soundtrack features the song "Oye Oye", a remake of the song "Tirchi Topiwale" from the 1989 film Tridev.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Chal Kudiye"   Anand Raj Anand Anand Raj Anand & Mika Singh 3:30
2. "Chill Maaro"   Mayur Puri Mika Singh 3:19
3. "Jalebi Bai"   Anand Raj Anand Ritu Pathak & Anand Raj Anand 3:58
4. "Oye Oye"   Anand Raj Anand Sunidhi Chauhan 4:12
5. "Chal Kudiye - Remix"   Anand Raj Anand Anand Raj Anand & Mika Singh 3:20
6. "Chill Maaro - Remix"   Mayur Puri Mika Singh 2:50
7. "Oye Oye - Remix"   Anand Raj Anand Sunidhi Chauhan 4:09


A sequel, and the third installment in the series, was announced after the release of Double Dhamaal, though the film was slammed by critics, and was a commercial average grosser. Filming started in March 2012 and is expected to release in late 2014 under the title of Total Dhamaal. Director Indra Kumar has decided to do away with the female leads and bring back the entire cast from the hit film Dhamaal with one change.[15]


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  2. ^ "2011 Worldwide Figures: Twenty Films Cross 50 Crore". Box office India. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: First look - Its 'Double Dhamaal' time this summer!". Dailybhaskar. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  4. ^ a b Soumyadipta Banerjee. "Bollywood women on top". DNA. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011. 
  5. ^ "Double Dhamaal makers acquire remake rights of Tridev song Oye Oye from T-Series". Business of Cinema. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Double Dhamaal: Movie Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Kazmi, Nikhat (23 June 2011). "Double Dhamaal". Times of India. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Shekhar, Mayank. "Mayank Shekhar's Review: Double Dhamaal". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ Salgaokar, Shakti. "Double Dhamaal is no dhamaal". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Kapoor, Nikita (24 June 2011). "Double Dhamaal Review". FilmiTadka. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Saltz, Rachel (26 June 2011). "When Fools Rush In". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Double Dhamaal Starts Well At The Box Office". Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  13. ^ DOUBLE DHAMAAL Weekend Box Office: Rs. 25 Crore, 
  14. ^ Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network (16 August 2011). "Top Worldwide Grossers 2011 ZNMD Second". Boxofficeindia.Com. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  15. ^ Hiren Kotwani (11 May 2011). "Total Dhamaal: Third film in the Dhamaal series". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 

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