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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.

Director:

Indra Kumar

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

Tusshar Kapoor, Sohail Khan, Aftab Shivdasani were signed for roles but later opted out. See more »

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Ritiesh's belt attracts a knife which is not possible. See more »

Connections

References Rat Race (2001) See more »

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Chal Na Che Shor Machlein - Instrumental
Composed by Adnan Sami
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It's a mad mad mad mad Rat Race...
18 September 2007 | by salilgoyalSee all my reviews

Well, the title of the comment is good enough to suggest what i am referencing to. It's a 40% copy of "It's a mad mad mad mad world", 15% of "Rat Race", 5% of others (like Mr.bean). Rest 40% is original, i guess.

Enough of Segregation.. Now, coming to movie. After see(tolerate)ing movies like Partner and Heyy Babyy, this one comes as some serious refreshment.

Though copied, movie has some nice comic sequences of its own. Best part, i believe was that none of the actors overacted and performed their acts quite well. Javed Jaffrey stands out as the best of the lot. His performance, similar to the character "Blaine Cody" of "Rat Race", was brilliant. Vijay Raz's sequence as tower controller was the best moment i guess.

Aashish Chowdhry has improved a lot. Ritesh performs well. Sanjay Dutt is just OK and cameos by some TV artists are good as well.

For the shortcomings.. Arshad Warsi disappoints after a long time. His performance wasn't up to the mark here.

Another bad thing is that some scenes are xerox copy of the originals. Bollywood needs to trust its capability. More Indians now watch English movies than ten years back and copying scenes now could backfire. No matter how good a movie is, people are still gonna blame you for copying. Moreover, there's a danger of lawsuits being filed which can be a big shame for Indian cinema.

Anyways, the movie was highly watchable. so it gets 6/10 from me.


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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$166,339, 9 September 2007

Gross USA:

$166,339

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,077,541
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