Writer: JanakWriter Ratings:Overall: Cast: Plot: Effects: Cinematography: Watch this if you liked:
“Dhamaal”, “All The Best”, “Masti” & “Welcome”
The hilarious and crazy four friends - Roy (Ritesh Deskmukh), Boman (Ashish Choudry), Aditya (Arshad Warsi) and his little brother Manav (Javed Jaffrey) return with a big bang since we last saw them in 2007 but unlike the first film which had genuine laughs, the sequel really tries hard to be funny.
The film takes place where it was left off the last time. After donating every cent of their reward money to charity, the four friends return to the exact location with the exact intentions. They can never seem to completely shake off bad luck as they bump into the previous con cop Kabir (Sanjay Dutt) and discover that he is a multimillionaire. Much to their surprise, they also find out that Kabir donated his entire reward money to the similar charity.
As the group plan to trap and blackmail Kabir, it seems like he also has plans of his own. To add more flare to the story, unlike the previous movie which assembled an entire male cast, this time there are female leads. Kangana Renaut and Malika Sherawat plays Kabir's sister Kiya and Wife Kamini respectively.
On an honest note, both Kangana and Malika look absolutely gorgeous in the film. They not only do a good job as eye candies, but their genuine performances also give their male co-stars a run for their money. Audience will still appreciate Javed aka Manav's honest performance and also Ritesh aka Roy's blackmailing comedy sequences.
The movie's pace seemed rather snail-paced at times as it only starts to pick up from the second half onwards. Director Indra Kumar's recipe for Double Dhamaal is quite simple - sexual innuendo, potshots at popular films, bad mimicry, foreign locations, a generous dose of overacting, a hit song and of course a notable villain. As he magnificently presents the climax of the film, he somewhat leaves you with a threat of maybe another sequel in the making. Cinematography of Hong Kong and Macau are nicely captured from behind the lens as well.
The film songs are just average. Anand Raj Anand returns to compose after being absent for 10 years from the music scene. The song "Chill Maro by Mika Singh" is note worthy and as a consolation, the title of the song provides a fresh Punjabi rap feel.
Like the title, the film promises to be fun but many would still agree that the first one was much better as there were better dialogues and more comedic appeal. Despite all that, the film will still be enjoyed by movie-goers of all ages. Now we might as well anticipate a third movie.Cinema Online, 29 June 2011