Monday, September 10, 2007

Dhamaal: Get ready for a blast

-By Swetha Amit
Comedies seem to be the ruling genre for most Bollywood flicks off late, taking the audience on an unforgettable joyous roller coaster ride. After Partner and Heyy baby its now time for the viewers to gear up for yet another roar of laughter and an exciting entertainer.

Four jobless men, a hidden treasure, a wild goose chase with series of hilarious antics in between; Dhamaal indeed promises one to get ready to have a blast only this time without any bombshells.

Boman (Ashish Chowdhary), Roy (Riteish Deshmukh), Aditya (Arshad Warsi) and Manav (Jaaved Jaffery) are four bosom buddies, unique in their own special way and are perennially on a quest to make money by hook or crook. However, an accidental stumble upon a wealthy dying man Bose (Prem Chopra) provides them with an unexpected stroke of luck. He reveals his secret of a buried treasure of ten crore in a Goan garden. Gleaming at this golden opportunity, the adventurous four set on a mission to find this prized possession. But Inspector Kabir Nayak (Sanjay Dutt) who was after Bose for long is now after the hidden treasure too once he worms out the information from the foursome.

From there begins a cat and mouse game with each of them trying to outdo one another to reach his destination and is inserted with numerous and humorous sequences leaving the crowd in splits.

Whether it is Jaaved Jaffery’s unaware goof ups letting out confidential information unintentionally much to the exasperation of others’; Riteish Deshmukh’s funny encounter with a dacoit in a hijacked bus; Arshad Warsi’s annoyance with the comical South Indian narrating his name which is equivalent to a long list of names prevailing in Chennai’s directory; Ashish Chowdhary’s and his father Nari’s (Asrani) priceless flying expedition aided by an unhelpful and droning air traffic control personnel or Arshad Warsi pleading to Sanjay Dutt while collecting mud a la Sholay one; it certainly provides a difficult task for one to choose the best amongst them and say ‘wah kya scene hai!’

The entire journey to Goa is an expedition with amusing twists and turns. The greedy and unstoppable chase for the hidden treasure accompanied with a run after a hot air balloon finally ends up in a noble cause in an unexpected manner. And the last ten minutes of the film provides a touching message enabling one to realize the true significance of money.

The comic timing is fantastic for all actors, even for a first timer like Ashish Chowdhary. Music by Adnan Sami is good with the first two songs getting your foot tapping. The movie is well directed by Indra Kumar with never a boring moment in between and tickling your funny bone throughout. Giving a social message towards the end makes several hearts melt along with a lump formed in the throats, choking with emotion.

Comedy, craziness, constant chase and lastly the unmistakable message; all rolled into one ensures the viewers of being elated throughout, making them say ‘Dhamaal ekdum kamaal hai!’

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pushkar here. where do u get time to watch all these movies? god!! keep it up and watch a show extra for me. tell amit i will wait for his call. u take care and have fun. i have to be collecting these movies

1:43 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

lol.on weekends.:)

5:41 AM  

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