Dhamaal - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Quite a few funny scenes are strung together with wannabe funny scenes. Anyways, 20 minutes of hard laughter guaranteed in those two+ hours.



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22 reviewers have given Dhamaal an average rating of 3.9/5.0 (?)

15 yays
3 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The funniest of the lot is Javed Jaffrey, who, with his imbecilic humour, brings the house down... full review

Thumbs up B4U TV ...Hats off to the director, for delivering a comic caper without a female character.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...The film is brilliantly funny in the first half and manages to mostly keep up the pace in the second half too.... full review

Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...With all that surprising hilarity the ending comes as a bit of a downer, especially the looseness with which it is handled... full review

Thumbs up by Aprajita Anil, Express India ...the witty one-liners and the apt comic timings go on to create a the real ‘dhamaal’.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...he comedy is not over-the-top and performances from the actors not loud... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Dhamaal works primarily because it's a cleverly written film that moves briskly from one gag to another... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...the film works in totality and that's what matters at the end of the day.... full review

Thumbs up by Praveen Lance Fernandes, indiatimes ...It’s not trying hard to make you laugh, it makes you laugh hard.... full review

Thumbs up by Amit Kaundinya, J.A.M ...The music of Dhamaal too is a huge disappointment.... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Dhamaal is a 'clean' comic entertainer... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...While the first half sets the rhythm for a laugh riot, its the second half which tends to go overboard with its scenes innovatively ripped from old Hollywood comedies... full review

Thumbs up by Syed Firdaus Ashraf, Rediff ... Editor Sanjay Sankla should have been better with the scissors.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... Don’t go looking for too much sense and you might just enjoy this celebration of nonsense... full review

So-So Bollyvista.com ...Speaking about the technical aspect of this film...would simply mean running down at least half a dozen of his crew, so that part is better skipped!... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...But for a few stray toilet jokes, the humour’s clever.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Dodging over vulgarity, keeping the pace slick rather than sick... full review

So-So by Satyajit, SmasHits.com ...However, my eleven year old son comments on the introduction of Javed Jaffery's character. "Daddy, this scene is borrowed from Mr. Beans."... full review

Thumbs down by Oz, Desi Train ...The writers of this movie need to stop writing and first learn the spelling of comedy - it’s C O M E D Y… and not some weird K A M E D I or any other spelling that numerology may have come up with... full review

Thumbs down by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...DHAMAAL has it's moments but on the whole it's juvenile and relies too much on farcical comedy.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Dhamaal is an attempt at a brain dead comedy in which a nonsensical plot is merely the framework for a series of unconnected gags.... full review