wogma rating: Don't bother (?)
It's a shame that actors are brilliant with their comic-timing are made to over-act, be loud, sleazy and outright disgusting. Any little trust you might have in the "scripts" they choose, is misplaced.Read more
Makers of such slapsticks suffer from a huge superiority complex. By such slapstick, I mean, the ""ball hits balls" and again and again" kind of "comedy". And the makers' arrogance is transparent. Obviously they are intelligent people. They have raised finances for such a dumb product. And yet they have this condescending attitude towards their audience. Or maybe, having money and knowing what to do with it, requires two different types of intellect.
Even so, we know for a fact that Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaaved Jaaferi AND Sanjay Dutt are capable of so much more. Heck, even Ashish Chaudhury can do a better job with overacting than this. And yet, they chose this film. They couldn't be that out-of-work, could they? Miss Cleavage-Kangna-Cleavage-Ranaut-Cleavage and Mallika Sherawat did a better job than any of the guys, imagine that! Well, then again, that's only relative.
The thing is the film has a plot that had huge potential to be funny. Four good-for-nothings trying to out-smart a smart aleck ex-cop. But if you are not going to get the least bit creative about your characters, how am I supposed to get interested? Save Maanav (Jaaved Jaaferi), the other three good-for-nothings have no distinguishing characters. They all can mimick, they can all role-play, they can all pull-off a disguise. Even though the disguises were well done and could actually conceal identity, the changed identities remained pretty much the same. Why have three different characters? Oh, too much money and we know not what to do with it, I forgot.
If they didn't feel the need to work on a plot or characters, the least they should've tried is get a laugh or two out of us, right? Whole eggs crack in the mouth, and a guy chews on his boxer's naada (the string that holds the boxer shorts up) - they make me squeeze my eyes close and I can taste the disgust. In that sense then, I could feel what the characters felt. Sigh
Neither do the umpteen references to other films or actors from the industry reach out to my funny bone. There is this slight comment the makers want to make about the babas (spiritual gurus) are no better or worse than goons from the underworld. But, the whole sub-episode is so loud that you couldn't bother yourself with subtext.
On the other hand, the film does try to laugh at itself. There's a comment about the foursome, "they look like crooks" That is true. All four of them look straight out of the goon-factory - shady and repulsive. Then there are these two scenes where Sanjay Dutt makes a "I don't have patience for this anymore" expression, mimicking what's running through the audience's minds at those exact points. Yet you cannot forgive them for taking you for a fool.
Another film that takes the audience for granted. Another one that would make the lousy sms forwards more interesting than the supposed smart-quips. Another one for you to skip and so you can enjoy the monsoons.
- meeta, a part of the audience
So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...The girls, however, are not really as sexy. Apart from wearing hideous clothes (whatever happened to her style sense?) Kangana screeches, hams and speaks with a funny accent. ... full review
So-So, by Bhavikk Sangghvi, Planet Bollywood : ...Music by Anand Raj Anand is nothing to rave about except the ‘Jalebibai’ song (well choreographed by Ganesh Acharya) and the remix version of ‘Oye Oye’ from Tridev.... full review
Thumbs down, by Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice : ...you laugh at some instances but when you’re expected to turn off your brain and relax to a nice guffaw fest film, you know you’re heading the wrong way if your brain switches on again.... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...A throwaway line here, a gag there works, but on the whole, the yelling, screaming, pratfalls and double entendre are just not funny and the strain shows. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...these gents -- Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffery (and Ashish. Of course) -- have had to do the kind of things for a living, endure a sort of public embarrassment for entertainment’s sake, they should be entitled to a gallantry award.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Ms Sherawat comes in for some nether-region attention herself in a skin-coloured costume she sports while shimmying to an item number, with the camera sticking firmly to its convenient waist-level-position : it just needs to take a quick swoop up to take in Ms Ranaut’s invitingly untethered chest. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...Actors like Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi and Aashish Chawdhry fail in their comic timing. Riteish, Javed and Satish Kaushik are decent still. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph : ...If the 16 reels weren’t enough, this moronic movie ends with the warning of a third film — Total Dhamaal. And to think we wish the world doesn’t end in 2012!... full review
Thumbs down, by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall : ...We Indians don’t laugh at the insanity of the situation at hand, or on screen. We never did. Instead, what tickles us is the sheer helplessness of being exposed to over-the-top stooges parading as circus animals on screen.... full review
VIKRANTBANARASE: Just watched double dhamaal . . . Its quite good movie . . . . . .
varshabiswas1: watched Double dhamaal...oh god...its super cool..riteish u r a swwetheart...
vaman2727: 'Double Dhamaal' paisa vasul very gud movie!!!!
TheSarda: Double Dhamaal was truly worth its title!
SubhodeepBose1: Double dhamaal is a real hit, it was double, triple hitttttt............ Just laughed my breath out , double dhamaal rocksss!!!!!!!
soniaparmar6: Double dhamaal must watch guys...hilarious
shah_bhavik: had a wonderful day wit cousins..saw double dhamaal and liked it very much,ritesh deshmukh was at his best in the movie... :)
sethiapavan: Two funny movies on a trot - Bad Teacher and now Double Dhamaal.... Good way to end a week that was so tiring :)
sauravbhanot: Saw Double Dhamaal.. Full on entertainment!! And special mention for @MallikaLA ... What a HOT body .. Sizzling in the movie and Jalebi Bai!
sandmaxprime: I enjoyed Double Dhamaal -Was quite humorous with some good comedic performances and timing by the cast. Sherawat was ice candy only
S_scoops: Double Dhamaal - Laugh riot \m/
rohitgarg88: Double Dhamaal...Full on Entertainer ! :D Bottomline – Watch it if u can bear shitty dialogues in bargain for numerous good laughs.
robinmodgil: This is robin Modgil I saw double dhamaal yesterday and I have say that it as funny as dhamaal with it's own unique twist to it's story
RJTejalJani: What's the problem with some critics? Double Dhamaal has quality comedy & Indra Kumar has made a good sequel! It is not a brain dead comedy!
rizwanmohiuddin: Watched Double Dhamaal. Funny as Hell. Brainless comedies FTW!!! :D
ritubarmecha: Watched "Double Dhamaal"...liked it...first one was better for sure but like the series...would love to watch "Total Dhamaal"..:)))
rajnigandha: Double Dhamaal is for Pappu Pager fans! Which I am... :) "Aye multi star picture ke side hero...."
Puneet_Thakkar: saw Double Dhamaal ... tp movie
piyushjain969: Double Dhamaal is better movie than Ready
nayan1606: he guys double dhamaal is really a very nice movie.
MumbaiAngel: Double Dhamaal:all de perfomances have been well enacted,well edited, fast paced,no gaps...Crunchy madness,watchable whilst munching popcorn
mishy05: Double Dhamaal Is a must watch ☺ @trishala_c kunal was soo cute, white jacket ufff hottt :P
lovememuskan: Double dhamaal was we tooooo better than bheja fry 2
lashrocks: So, Double Dhamaal is 'awesum', bt aftr interval.....
ladynamic: Double Dhamaal was total dhamaal...hilarious movie from start to finish...enjoyed & laughed a lot inspite of ankle pain... : D
Kunal077: Double Dhamaal is 4X Better Than Dhamaal
keep_rokkinn: Double Dhamaal the #movie :) 7/10
karina5555: Saw 'Double Dhamaal'. Very good movie. I give it **** out of ***** stars.A very good entertainer.Must watch it.
ka_unplugged: Saw a bollywood movie after ages. Luckily, it was Double Dhamaal.
jatin9141: Doubal dhamaal is really double Dhamaal...:D
jannyverma: just saw double dhamaal.......awesome movie...... so many goof ups........ so much fun....
ISLAH_8: -'Double Dhamaal': Sanju @Riteishd @imarshadwarsi @MallikaLA @AshishChowdhry @jaavedjaaferi Kangna Satish Kaushik... everyone is super!
iqra_m94: Jus watched double dhamaal great movie every1 was fabulous in the film luved it greatt film mde my borin daii was laughin all da wayy !! :D
iManishAgarwal: Seen "Double Dhamaal" yesterday. Usual no brainer movie, but with some very witty dialogs & sequences. Overall had good time.
gupta_kaushal: Double Dhamaal was a nice movie to watch
FAIYAZ29: double dhamaal rocking movie
dshano: ...saw Double Dhamaal last night, its a riot of laughter - total paisa vasool!!!
DevansshDhruv: Crazy,Mad,Fun,Total Entertainment in a single Film :: Double Dhamaal :: #MustWatch
dev_dagar: Double dhamaal a laugh riot...awesome to watch...I wish film fraternity makes more hilarious movies than the crap around
deep164: Two great movies, one day. The kind of comedy that I love. F.A.L.T.U and Double Dhamaal. @imarshadwarsi and @Riteishd are AWESOME :D
burmawalamusa: Double dhamaal must watch
bloomcrafts: Double dhamaal fully time pass...
bharatoswal: Double Dhamaal...Double Fun...
bandodkar: Blame it on the benadryl overdose but I quite liked double dhamaal.
anantnarrayan: Dig an outrageous laugh riot this season? Go watch Double Dhamaal. Loved it @MallikaLA @duttsanjay @AshishChowdhry @imarshadwarsi @Riteishd
amitjain5: Double Dhamaal rocks..
AmerShoib: Go watch double dhamaal , just to funny!!!!!
alterdj86: Double dhamaal was a good show yesterday.. Kangna ranaut is the new mallika sherawat! #DoubleDhamaal
ajay20_m: hi everybody did un saw that movie double dhamaal ... its great to see these guys back...
ahmedravat: watched double dhamaal! all i can say is that its way tooooo hillarious.. enjoyed it!
abdee007: Chala chala chala chala mere yaar !! Tera mera milnahi DOUBLE DHAMAAL !! Nice movie !!!!!! Watched it wid my 2 best frnds !
aatif257: Double dhamaal full on timepass hahahaha go 4 it 1ce n leav ur logic n thinking skils outa theatre u'l njoy! Cnt stop laughin
sumitkr06: Xmen & double dhamaal, xmen 5 star DD-3 star #fb
sachinsinha13: Double Dhamaal is a decent watch, only if you watch it at home.
rahulvshl: Seen Double Dhamaal.....not as good as DHAMAAL was....Sequel is the time pass with lots of overacting & sizzling Mallika and Kangna
rahul_great_one: double dhamaal is a typical bollywood masala comedy.... 1 time watch!!!
PrinceKaumil: DOUBLE DHAMAAL complete nonsense comedy. wonderful tympass. worth a watch on weekends. but origanals r always better....
nitinkanle: watched #"DOUBLE DHAMAAL". good #movie,but poor when compared to #"DHAMAAL", need more fun:)
niceapoorv: Watchd Double Dhamaal dis evening..!⁰⁰Ws gud..! At production bt lite at script n story..!⁰⁰dhammall ws bettrr...!!!
neer3: Double Dhamaal! Not so bad! Has its moments! Company was fun too! :)
mehmoodvaid: Double Dhamaal is decent time pass movie in Hindi Language of India
kvnmht7: Double dhamaal Ws Nt bad..ok ok..!!
junaidrocker: Not a bad movie.......... DOUbLE Dhamaal ,,,
iampratiks: Double Dhamaal is an average comedy movie.....not so good!!
gyagnesh: Just seen Double Dhamaal .... liked the work of My favo @imarshadwarsi , @Riteishd and Javed Jafry .... Still No 1 Cn beat Dhamaal !!
deepparvez: Double dhamaal is not so good then dhamaal... But its funny...
coolrus10: Double Dhamaal was fine . .neither good nor bad . Jalebi bai is so hot .... @Inkfruit
CoolkarniVky: Double Dhamaal: One time Watch if you like Javed Jaffrey as Manav, Jalebi Bai music n dance, Sanju Bawa's Tashan else stay away..
bumchick_baba: #DoubleDhamaal was ok.. chal kudiye chal mere naal..tera mere milna double dhamaal..
bhushh: Double Dhamaal minus last 15 min - 4/5. Overall 3/5. Full of innuendos. Ritesh n Arshad rock. Sanjay Dutt sucks!!
ArChIt_R: Double Dhamaal Nyc Comedy.... Bt it seemed more like copy of its prequel.... most of the Dialogues and Jokes were the same ....
ankitank: Double Dhamaal was fine . .neither good nor bad . .
Z00PERMAN: I mean Double Dhamaal is a biggest shit..
yuvvraajmonoo: Double dhamaal fully faltu
yashrocks09: Double Dhamaal - stupid film .. too many mimicry, dialogues that dont make u laugh.. poor screenplay.. My Verdict : Poor.
vishalfast007: Double Dhamaal.... really disappointing movie..!! Pakauvu movie of the year..!!
VasooliBhai: Double dhamaal has no dhamaal at all. Feel like walking out mid-way through it
urveshvasani: Watched Double Dhamaal what a ridiculous movie, totally not worth it. The first part was way better than this one.
urvesh85: Double dhamaal is so boring...its cant satisfied any body
theonlyanil: Double dhamaal is a nonsense movie. Its terrible to watch. Don't watch.
thecoffeeholic_: Double Dhamaal is a double time waste.
TaraShankarBasu: Double Dhamaal is utter nonsense.I wonder why I ever decided to watch the movie in the first place.
swapnilchichani: Double dhamaal, double bakwas
sureshmuraali: Double Dhamaal....super Flop
sumit_mamc: Watched Double Dhamaal yesterday. It should have been named as Double Bakwaas..!!
sKidd0o: Super disaster! Double dhamaal fiasco! Arrrggghhh ... #fb
ShwetJ: #doubledhamaal #review Double Dhamaal - MyRating[1/5]: Disappointed. Total time waste.. Wondering why some people like this movie?
Shreshthu_: double dhamaal..bakwaas movie..
ShivaniSofat: Watched Double Dhamaal yesterday so crap :P and then random people fighting in the cinema because they took their seat lol
shibusasi: Hell = Double Dhamaal. #flop
shaileshkapoor: Double Dhamaal just about managed to give No Problem some competition. Laughed exactly 5 times. #fail
sensonize: Double Dhamaal is all crap. No dhamaal. 1/2* . Avoid at ALL EXPENSES!
savyjha: Double dhamaal: turns out to be a damp squib...want my money back ....dont watch ...not worth a penny and time
sandeep_v: Watched 'Double Dhamaal'. The actual name should've been 'Quarter Dhamaal' Those who haven watched it, don waste ur time n money on dis one.
saaggar: was expecting more from double dhamaal #disappointed
RoyallyMe_x: Double dhamaal = double mindfucked.
rjkeerthishetty: weekend was really boring watched 2 boring movies bheja fry & double dhamaal....0 rating
ramaindigo: Double Dhamaal = No Dhamaal
RahulD08: All those who can tolerate Ranbir Kapoor's Docomo Ads can safely watch Double Dhamaal. Otherwise, May Lord Save You!
PvnMuziK: It ws nt evn Dhamaal forget abt Double Dhamaal...:-(
psujal9: Maybe that is why I felt that Double Dhamaal was boring. Didn't find it funny as funny as the prequel.
PRIYA_999: saw double dhamaal movie, nice one, but i liked ready more! :)
prashantkannan: Double Dhamaal wasnt upto expectations
pds92004: Double dhamaal kuch khas maza nahi
ozvoo: double dhamaal is not even aadhaa dhamaal
offtoaashish: a request to everyone. don't waster money on Double -Dhamaal. it's a double shit..!
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nishant_kaushik: Double dhamaal = double debauchery.
nirajsinha1718: YESTERDAY SAW "DOUBLE DHAMAAL" FULLY BAWKAAS MOVIE....
nds_rocky2: Double Dhamaal was half the fun of Dhamaal !!!
naina: Brain short circuit imminent. Double Dhamaal has reinforced that Bollywood movies SUCK almost 100%
memyselfrohit: Double Dhamaal - Double Disappointment!!!!
MasalaPapad: Double dhamaal was dumb but better than Ready. Don't watch it.
Manthan_R: Double dhamaal it is !! Never seen such a bad movie !
malhotrasaurabh: Went for Double Dhamaal. Highly recommended to everyone. #NOT
mahfuuz: Yes, it has come to that. After a horrible experience with Double Dhamaal, giving Cars 2 a miss, just to prove a point....
mahadikanu: Double Dhamaal -2 flop!!!!! :(
kush0143: Double Dhamaal... Horrible movie. Don't watch it. Not worth spending money on such...
kunwar: X-Men First Class was awesome. Double Dhamaal, not so.
keithdsouza: Bheja Fry 2 is not a bad movie, Double Dhamaal on the other hand is like they stitched up patches of remaining pieces of cloth together
karthikmbhat: Just watched double dhamaal!! And I need my money back and feel like killin the crew!!! So so bad!!
k_raghav7: double dhamaal is bloody boring! #SAVEME
jayvasavada: double dhamaal: aftr bheja fry2 again its proved dat seqal is dangerous to bollywood if first film is copy n rest u try to original (?) ;)
jaldesai: I watched Double Dhamaal yesterday. Don't know why I did it. Atleast a million braincells got damaged. Also, you can outcast me now.
iNishikant: I watched Double Dhamaal today! SHIT HAPPENS!
immhemant: #Double Dhamaal didn't hd any Dhamaal!:(
hit_kid007: After a real bad massive family pack sized headache caused by Double dhamaal! Off to bed with some Jai uttal! Gnite!
GaziMumbai: Double Dhamaal mujhe bohat buri lagi, lekin film Hit hogayi .. Kamaal hai, meri pasand ki koi value hi nahin :D @eDeepika @junaidrocker
Evil_Prime: So, it wasn't worth to watch Double Dhamaal..nd that also instead of Shaitaan.
duks: Double dhamaal sucks ...
drsairao: step out seeing double DHAMAAL & felt is an double bakwaas movie with an only couple of good sceen in d entire movie & rest of was repeted
DishaKapkoti: watchd Double Dhamaal... sin of a lifetime... wont forgive my frns for taking me out on a satrday morning for d Jalebi BAi torture..
deka_mnnit: Watched 'Aadha Dhamaal' ...athough people say it a Double Dhamaal #jalebibai #crap
DASHING_MEJ: Double Dhamaal!!! Awful
connect_anil: Double dhamaal iz not so much awesome...
CharuBhanti: Double Dhamaal sucks big time. Although "Jalebi bai" will overtake Munni and Sheila
brijeshsmita: watched double dhamaal ....... its not even 1/4h dhamaal.... still njoyed weekend with family.....
BrainBzr: So family dragged me to Double Dhamaal and guess what? It spelled D.I.S.A.S.T.E.R. AND W.T.F. together! :|
AyushSrivastav7: Dont watch double dhamaal, mental torture
ayubjanvekar: watch double dhamaal for just jalebi bai ...!! she is awesome ,,,,!! remaining whole movie is waste ..!!
atulmh: Warning - Its a Torture !! RT @_iamAftab: hey guys how is Double Dhamaal is anybody saw what is the review please share with us so we can
aseemshaikh: double dhamaal: ** laughter gurnt bt qulty miss
Arjunkr: watched Double dhamaal,its utter boring 1.5 out of 5,one of the worst film of 2011,first half is ok...
appyagain: #Singham luk promising...after double dhamaal and bin bulaye barati,even uday chopra's movies luk promising #fact
ankitavivek: Dear Lord. What did I do wrong to deserve viewing Double Dhamaal in a movie hall?!
anilchintz: Good morning evryone.. Still recovering from a horrifying experience called Double Dhamaal.
AHS_20022: double dhamaal is a shit movie , wasted money !
aayush1796: Double Dhamaal o.O ghatiya Bakvas nonsense radhar pic hai don't see guys
aanchal_nagpal: Saw double dhamaal last night..aarrgghh the movie suked big time..!! I had so many expectations from this one :(
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