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Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal  (2012 - Hindi)

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  • Kamaal Dhamaal…Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal rating: 3 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 28 Sep 2012)

    When Priyadarshan ventured into Comedy with his Super-Hit film ‘Hera Pheri’, people wanted to see more of such films from the versatile director. And he happily complied to their wishes, giving them the similar brand of comedy fairs in dozens. And while the first few ones were as mind-blowing as ‘Hera-Pheri, slowly Priyadarshan ran out of steam and all his films began looking more-or-less the same and missed the fun they promised. In between all these films, he experimented with a small film ‘Malamaal Weekly’ with no major star but loads of character actors in small but important roles. People loved it and till date, the movie is a great favourite for all movie channels. Recently, Priyadarshan re-ventured into his serious cinema, but failed to create any impact, thus came back with another Comedy ‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’ which has been promoted as sequel to ‘Malamaal Weekly’. So let’s find out whether this comedy king director manages to tickle our funny bone or there is another dud in the offing.

    ‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’ is story of a timid lover-boy Johnny {Shreyas Talpade} who yearns for Maria {Madhurima Banerjee} but Maria’s father Peter {Paresh Rawal} hates Johnny and his family, since his father {Om Puri} married the girl Peter loved. Peter and his sons keep bashing Johnny at any given point, but things change as a stranger {Nana Patekar} enters Johnny’s life. What happens next is what the entire film revolves around.
    Needless to say, the story is worn-out and done to death by now. The whole Paresh Rawal – Om Puri track will most probably remind you of the Rajendra Kumar-Danny track from ‘Love Story’, and that ‘déjà vu’ feeling unfortunately keeps hitting us back throughout the fare.There are few hilarious moments in the first half like Paresh at hospital followed by Nana Patekar at Shreyas’s house, the whole Nana’s obsession with food followed by Shreyas at Paresh’s house. Besides, there are so-called funny scenes there was not a single moment that even manage to bring a vague smile on your face. Instead, most of the times you will be wondering why on the earth are you watching this film. With a weak screenplay and plenty of loopholes in the script, the makers also fail on the geography count as initially they show the village as a part of U.P., but the clothing and cuisines resemble those of Maharashtra, while the characters look like directly transported from Goa. Besides these, there are plenty of negative moments like the whole Shreyas’s love story followed by few more cliché plots and the whole Nana’s past angle. But the worst scenes are all the arguments between Shreyas and Om Puri.
    Camera work is nothing great nor is the editing and as a result, the movie keeps on dragging at many points. No wonder that the ‘Interval’ sign at the interval almost startles you, reminding you that there’s still as much to endure as you have just done. Music by Sajid Wajid is horrible and so is the background score.

    Director Priyadarshan fails miserably in making a comedy. Besides a few funny moments, there is hardly new or interesting here. Also, except for the lottery name, there is nothing common between ‘Malamaal Weekly’ and this movie, hence it’s pretty obvious for the audience to get the feeling of being taken for a ride.

    Shreyas Talpade deservingly gets a major role after a long time, but gets little help from the writers both on the character-sketch and the script-writing level. Hence, except for few scenes, he fails badly, especially in the screaming scenes, he borders on screeching. Nana Patekar is fine, but yet is wasted in this half-baked role. Om Puri unabashedly hams through the film, while stalwarts like Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Asrani hardly have a role to speak of. Madhurima Banerjee fails to impress. Neeraj Vora and Razak Khan, gladly, have their moments.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ iss film mein kitna hai Dum?
    This movie has NO Dum at all. Except for a few funny scenes, it fails big time on all counts. Its especially sad to see how some of our greatest character-actors are ruthlessly wasted yet again, despite having a genuine promise this time around. The screenplay and the plot bore the hell out of you, and all you will get after watching this film is Kamaal Dhamaal Zzzz {Sleep} with a great headache.

    Ratings: 1.25/5

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