Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Indra Kumar|
|Produced by||Fox Star Studios|
Ajay Devgn FFilms
Sri Adhikari Brothers
|Story by||Indra Kumar|
|Edited by||Dharmendra Sharma|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Box office||est. ₹222.18 crore|
Total Dhamaal (also known as Dhamaal 3) (transl. Total fun) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language adventure-action comedy film directed and co-produced by Indra Kumar. It is the third installment of the Dhamaal film series. It is a sequel to 2011's Double Dhamaal. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey in leading roles, and Esha Gupta in a guest appearance. The film was released on 22 February 2019. The film is a slapstick comedy loosely borrowed from 1963 Hollywood film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The film grossed ₹200 crore (US$28 million) worldwide in twelve days of release, becoming the third highest grossing Bollywood film of 2019.
- Ajay Devgn as Guddu
- Madhuri Dixit as Bindu Patel
- Arshad Warsi as Aditya "Adi" Shrivastav
- Javed Jaffrey as Manav Shrivastav
- Anil Kapoor as Avinash Patel
- Riteish Deshmukh as Lallan
- Esha Gupta as Prachi
- Boman Irani as a Police Commissioner
- Sanjay Mishra as Jonny
- Mahesh Manjrekar as Chinappa Swamy
- Pitobash Tripathy as Jhingur
- Sudesh Lehri as Altaaf
- Niharica Raizada as Roy's Love interest
- Swati Kapoor as Adi’s love interest
- Vijay Patkar as Inspector Patkar
- Manoj Pahwa as Pinku Choksey
- Rajpal Yadav as Munna
- Johnny Lever as Jhingur
- Ali as the Tamilian guide
- Crystal the Monkey as Prachi's friend
- Sanjay Dutt as Kabir Nayak (archieved footage)
- Ashish Chaudhary Baman Contractor (archieved footage)
- Jackie Shroff (Voice only)
- Sonakshi Sinha (special appearance in song "Mungda")
Besides Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey, director Indra Kumar signed Ajay Devgn for the third part of his Dhamaal film series in late May 2017. Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit were also signed in mid-November 2017 marking their collaboration after seventeen years when they acted together in the film Beta. Esha Gupta was signed in June 2018.
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||22 February 2019|
|Genre||Feature Film Soundtrack|
Music for the film is composed by Gourov-Roshin, with lyrics by Kumaar and Kunwar Juneja.
|1.||"Paisa Yeh Paisa" (From Karz)||Kunwar Juneja||Dev Negi, Subhro Ganguly, Arpita Chakraborty||3:24|
|2.||"Mungda" (From Inkaar)||Kunwar Juneja||Jyotica Tangri, Shaan, Subhro Ganguly||3:16|
|3.||"Speaker Phat Jaaye"||Kumaar||Harrdy Sandhu, Abuzar Akhtar, Aditi Singh Sharma, Jonita Gandhi||2:58|
|4.||"Theme Song"||Kumaar||Dev Negi||3:10|
Promotion and release
The first teaser look of the film is released on 14 January 2019. The first look theatrical poster was released on 18 January 2019. The second look poster released on 19 January 2019 with trailer release date announcement on 21 January 2019. Third official theatrical poster of the film is unveiled on 20 January 2019. It is promising "The wildest adventure ever!"
The official trailer of film was released on 21 January 2019. To boost their marketing efforts Fox Star Hindi has released the spoof trailers of the film in different Indian languages.
The Video Song from film titled as "Paisa Paisa" was premiered on 29 January 2019.
The film was set to release worldwide on 7 December 2018 but due to extended VFX work the release date has been pushed back to February 22, 2019. The film has been certified with runtime of 127 mins by British Board of Film Classification and all set to release on schedule.  The film was released on 22 February 2019 on 3700 screens in India and on 786 screens in overseas market making worldwide count of 4486 screens.
After Pulwama attack, Ajay Devgn and Total Dhamaal makers have decided not to release Total Dhamaal in Pakistan. The makers of the film including the entire crew, actors and makers have donated ₹50 lakhs to families of soldiers who died in the Pulwama attack.
Going by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has scored 43% based on 7 reviews.  Taran Adarsh rated the film with three stars and found it entertaining and loaded with clean humour. Himesh Mankad from Koimoi gives 3 star out of 5 says "Total Dhamaal is a fair clean entertainer that can be enjoyed with the entire family. It's definitely an improvement over previous installment Double Dhamaal" Trade analyst Sumit M kadel stated that "Total Dhamaal is funny specially in Ist half. Its a no brainer fast paced family entertainer, lavishly shot & well performed by Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh & the entire cast. 2nd half is moderate & it could have been better. Overall Good film." Rating- 3 out of 5 Ronak Kotecha writing for The Times of India gave two stars out of five and feels that in the ensemble cast, the film had the potential to be a comic roller coaster ride. He concluded saying "However, the fact that the film is slapstick is not a problem, what brings it down is poor writing and execution." Raja Sen writing for Hindustan Times rated the film with one star out of five.
The opening day (non-holiday) collection of the film from Indian market is ₹16.50 crore. In the second week of release the domestic gross collection is ₹177.99 crore and from overseas markets it is ₹44.19 crore. As of 17 March 2019[update] the worldwide gross collection of the film is ₹222.18 crore. The film grossed ₹100 crore (US$14 million) worldwide in three days of release. In opening week the film grossed ₹150 crore (US$21 million). In 12 days of its release the film crossed ₹200 crore (US$28 million) mark in gross collection.
- Ajay Devgn [@ajaydevgn] (25 October 2018). "December date with you'll looks challenging, but still keeping my Feb date! Due to extensive VFX work, Total Dhamaal will now release on 22nd Feb and De De Pyaar De moves to 26th April" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (14 January 2019). "First look of Ajay Devgn with Crystal from #TotalDhamaal... Costars Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaaferi, Sanjay Mishra and Pitobash... Directed by Indra Kumar... Fox Star Studios presentation... 22 Feb 2019 release. t.co/DzfHHWDHvP" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (18 January 2019). "And here comes the first look poster of #TotalDhamaal... Trailer on 21 Jan 2019... 22 Feb 2019 release. t.co/P3aEAUlS3b" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (19 January 2019). "Trailer on 21 Jan 2019... Here's the second poster of #TotalDhamaal... Directed by Indra Kumar... 22 Feb 2019 release. t.co/pd40DIZkk7" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (20 January 2019). "Trailer out tomorrow... Here's the third poster of #TotalDhamaal... Directed by Indra Kumar... 22 Feb 2019 release. t.co/1jpCIJ5zdY" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (21 January 2019). "Trailer out today... New poster of #TotalDhamaal... Directed by Indra Kumar... 22 Feb 2019 release... #TotalDhamaalTrailer t.co/AA4Q3glF3o" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (21 January 2019). "And here's another poster of #TotalDhamaal before the trailer drops today... Directed by Indra Kumar... 22 Feb 2019 release... #TotalDhamaalTrailer t.co/Duc8kEUWGx" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (17 February 2019). "#TotalDhamaal certified PG by British censors on 15 Feb 2019. Approved run time: 126 min, 52 sec [2 hours, 6 minutes, 52 seconds]... #Overseas #UK" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (22 February 2019). "#TotalDhamaal screen count... India: 3700 Overseas: 786 Worldwide total: 4486 screens Has opened well in mass circuits... Metro plexes are decent... Biz at plexes should grow in evening shows when family audience, generally, turns up" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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