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Dhamaal (2007)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 7 September 2007 (India)
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Four lazy slacker conmen buddies who are jobless, homeless and broke learn about the secret of a hidden treasure from a dying thief and later embark on a race against time to find the mobster's buried treasure and claim it while being pursued by a determined police inspector who is hellbent to get the treasure all by himself.


Indra Kumar


Paritosh Painter (story), Paritosh Painter (screenplay) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Inspector Kabir Nayak
Riteish Deshmukh ... Deshbandhu Roy (as Ritesh Deshmukh)
Arshad Warsi ... Aditya Shrivastav (Adi)
Javed Jaffrey ... Manav Shrivastav
Aashish Chaudhary ... Boman Contractor
Asrani ... Nari Contractor
Sanjay Mishra ... Baabu Bhai
Vijay Raaz ... Dev Kumar Malik (as Vijay Raj)
Tiku Talsania ... Police Commissioner M.I. Chaturvedi
Vijay Patkar ... Air Traffic Controller
Vinay Apte ... Prabhakarna Sripalawardhana Atapattu Jayasuriya Laxmansriramkrishna Shivavenkata Rajasekara Sriniwasana Trichipalli Yekya Parampeel Parambatur Chinnaswami Muthuswami Venugopal Iyer
Vishwajeet Soni Vishwajeet Soni ... Bengali Car driver
Suhasini Mulay ... Landlady
Manoj Pahwa ... Pilot Amyjot Randhawa
Kiku Sharda ... Constable


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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Sanjay Dutt was in jail during the release but as the film was shot in sync sound it didn't cause any problems. See more »


At 9:14 after the song, they are already wet even before throwing water at them. The fact that the shot was retaken is clearly visible here. See more »


Remake of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »


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Very interesting and funny, one of the best comedy films in Bollywood
17 September 2015 | by deventhakkarSee all my reviews

Dhamaal is an amazing and very funny story of four ordinary university dropouts and unemployed men formed their own group of con artists, carrying out theft and other illegal activities to get money. It's truly crazy and a laughing riot. With Director Indra Kumar weaving in new characters, unexpected plots and twists and turns, making it truly come ducal and putting a smile on the faces of the audience although some parts including the plot of the film are based on Rat Race, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World and Mr. Bean (the British TV Series and it's feature film in 1997). However, the ending of the film where the 6 men arrive at a Help Orphan Children Organization charity, the comedy is drained out but Director Kumar manages to refill the gaps with comedy when Kabir is interrogated by his boss again and the end song and dance as the credits roll. Watch this if you are feeling lonely, bored or down. As the name suggests, the film does do it's best to make you laugh. It did truly tickle my funny bone and drew a smile on me several times. Basically, this is what a comedy/drama film is meant to be! Arshad, Aashish, Ritesh and Javed truly shine as these four lovable and funny idiots with Sanjay Dutt and Asrani doing a spectacular performance, playing tough and strict but still funny men.

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7 September 2007 (India) See more »

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$166,339, 9 September 2007

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