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Four slackers and con-men namely: Boman Contractor, who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his eccentric dad, Nari, who loves his antique car more than his son, and asks his son to leave when ... See full summary »

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Inspector Kabir Nayak
Riteish Deshmukh ...
Deshbandhu Dectective Roy (as Ritesh Deshmukh)
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Aditya Adi Shrivastav
Aashish Chaudhary ...
Boman Contractor
Asrani ...
Nari Contractor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vinay Apte ...
Prabhakarna Sripalawardhana Atapattu Jayasuriya Laxmansriramkrishna Shivavenkata Rajasekara Sriniwasana Trichipalli Yekya Parampeel Parambatur Chinnaswami Muthuswami Venugopal Iyer
Rana Jung Bahadur ...
Kailash
Prem Chopra ...
Bose
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Dwivedi
Javed Jaffrey ...
Manav
Ninad Kamat
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Baabu Bhai
Suhasini Mulay ...
Landlady
Manoj Pahwa ...
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Vijay Patkar
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Four slackers and con-men namely: Boman Contractor, who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his eccentric dad, Nari, who loves his antique car more than his son, and asks his son to leave when he damages the car; hot-headed Aditya and dim-witted Manav, orphaned brothers; and Deshbandhu Roy, a trickster who wears a magnetized belt; share a room with a lenient landlady, who eventually gives up on them and kicks them out. After a number of con tricks, the group are arrested by the Police, but released in the countryside. At this point they witness a car plummet down a cliff, with it's sole occupant, Bose, an underworld don, who, before dying, tells them that he has hidden 10 Crore Rupees in cash in the St. Sebastian's Garden, Goa, and if they find it, it is their's to keep. The group race toward Goa in Contractor's stolen car, little knowing that their plans will soon be foiled, albeit hilariously, by Police Inspector Kabir Nayak, who is angered at this Department for not appreciating his ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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За ста миллионами  »

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£107,118 (UK) (7 September 2007)

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£107,118 (UK) (7 September 2007)
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Director Indra Kumar had gone to see Paritosh Painter's play "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil", and was so impressed with Paritosh's style of writing that he offered him the job of writing this film. See more »

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During the chase before the interval, Sanjay Dutt who otherwise has a light brown hairstyle, suddenly has a blonde brown hair color, Arshad Warsi too suddenly has long hair in that scene and in several other portions of the film. See more »

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References Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) See more »

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Miss India Martee Mujhpe
Written by Sameer
Composed by Adnan Sami
Performed by Adnan Sami and Amit Kumar
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Entertaining, but not an original work.
21 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Dhamaal is an entertaining movie. However, one can't shake off the fact that the movies LIFTS scenes and story lines from AROUND 5-6 Hollywood MOVIES, right from the first scene.

First scene is a rip-off of Johnny English, the third scene is copied from one of Mr.Bean's episodes. The whole damn storyline is EXACTLY IDENTICAL to 'Its a Mad Mad World' and 'Rat Race'. Later one, the movie lifts the bridge scene from 'Road Trip', the tiger roar scene is from a movie called Without A Paddle, and the whole soap gun scene is from 'Small Time Crooks'. On many occasions, it is also inspired by Starsky and Hutch.

UPDATE - Just watched 'Dude, Wheres my car?' and the pizza scene is copied directly from there.

However, the second half is where we see some originality, and ironically, the most original scenes are the most entertaining. The movie goes for a clichéd ending, however, which is a downer.

THE GOOD

  • Great performances from the cast, especially Arshad Warsi, Ritesh,


and Jaffrey.

  • Some very entertaining original parts, especially in the second half.




THE BAD

  • You won't have much fun if you have watched the above-mentioned


movies.

  • Some jokes, like the airplane one and the cliffhanging one, are


stretched to a point where they are not funny anymore.

  • Not so great music.




  • Disappointing ending.




Overall, Dhamaal is a decent entertainer, but stumbles badly on originality, as the copied jokes have been done much better in the original movies.


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