"Total Dhamaal" Review: Even Ajay Devgn And Madhuri Dixit’s Excellence Couldn’t Save The Terrible Film

Advika Hue |Feb 24, 2019

Despite having an all-star cast, Total Dhamaal by director Indra Kumar isn’t getting good reviews.


Total Dhamaal

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Esha Gupta

Director: Indra Kumar

Watching Total Dhamaal, you’ll be wondering whether Indra Kumar directed good films like Dil (1990 - starring Madhuri Dixit and Aamir Khan) and Beta (1992 - starring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit) or not. Even his early 2000s films like Dhamaal and Masti were entertaining and amusing to some extent. But with the recently released Grand Masti and Great Grand Masti, he was not getting as good reviews as before and his latest film Total Dhamaal was even worse, despite having an all-star cast.

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being the worst, Total Dhamaal will be somewhere over 10. Terrible writing, cringy dialogues, messy script, underwhelming songs, poorly developed characters, low-quality CGI and cinematography and so many more reasons to say so.

Supposed to be a comedy film but the worst thing about Total Dhamaal is ironically its humour. Although there’re still some jokes in the first half of the film that can make you laugh, the second half is just disappointing. The most important thing for a comedy film is humour, rather than good plot or performances or continuity. Total Dhamaal, however, had none of those. If there is anything that can save the film, it’s the chemistry between Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor. Though given terrible dialogues, the way they convey the image of a mismatched married couple and tease each other is funny. Riteish Deshmukh’s performance is also humorous at some points, but the dialogues and the poor character development just ruined it all.

Ajay Devgn used to do boring comedies with director Rohit Shetty in the Golmaal series, but they are not as terrible as Total Dhamaal. The couple Adi-Manav (played by Jaaved Jaaferi and Arshad Warsi) were all charming and loveable in the previous Dhamaal film, but in this one, their comedy is gone.

Total Dhamaal 1

In general, the film did give a 90s vibe, just not in a good way. Total Dhamaal is even worse than the terrible 90s comedies like Duplicate and King Uncle. Anyway, there were still other people who burst out laughing in the theatre when watching this film. If you liked those films like Great Grand Masti and Golmaal 3, you might find it not terrible at all.

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