Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:39:59.8200000 IST


KAMAAL DHAMAAL MALAMAAL (KMD) marks the revival of Priyadarshan in the comedy genre, after a series of disasters in action-thrillers ( AAKROSH )and TEZZ). It promises to bring back the fervor of Priyadarshan' stylized comical feel that has not only entertained viewers but also delivered a promising response at the box-office. On the musical front, Priyadarshan's films have been a mixed bag all-together, but still one expects a potential success from the reliable Sajid-Wajid, composer duo who have been in headlines for delivering back-to-back chartbusting hits in Salman Khan's recently released blockbusters. Can they together create any "Kamaal" or "Dhamaal" and make their producers "Malammal" Let's find out...

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Going steady with high thriving-cum-tuneful feel of "Chaiyya Chaiyya" (DIL SE), the first track "Dariya Ho" is a pleasing rustic melodic feel delight. Shadaab Faridi's immensely earthen folksy tones (sounding similar to Sukhwinder Singh) are booming as well as appealing and create a beautiful natural ambience of "feel-good" romance. Monali Thakur's slender voice is an added support that brings the desired femininity in this duet. Jalees Sherwani's simplistic poetic verses are splendidly packed and voices out the tender romantic verve. So are the blend of camouflage of traditional instrumentals (drums, flute) that paves way to catchy signature tuneful impact. Sajid-Wajid starts off optimistically on a high note and raises expectations of quality music in forthcoming tracks. "Dariya Ho (remix)" is a bombastic DJ's "club-remix" bonanza that works in catalyzing out the "pep-factor" in the album. Shadaab as well as Monali's vocals are enlightened pompously with the ballistic "beat-juggles" and DJ spins and the outcome is indeed a rollicking feast. Go for it!!!

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"Desi Girl", "Desi Boyz" and now "Desi Mem"! The word "desi" finds its new charm and affixation in the stylishly packed raunchy "item-song" titled "Desi Mem", a song of genre that has recently found a big sect of listener's acceptance. Mamta Sharma tries to rejuvenate the raunchy attires of "Munni Badnam" (DABANGG) with a westernized impish mode, but the spicy punch is too mediocre. This time Jalees Sherwani's spicy lyrics fails to create any major "jadoo" and the Hinglish slang "Beauty-istan" sounds too unimposing. Against all odds, this Sajid-Wajid composition brings out the desired Bollywood pretentious raunchy dancing feel that has so far worked potentially in creating buzz for the flick, and this one too succeeds to some extent. "Desi Mem (remix)" raises the tempo and "oomph" factor sufficiently and sounds a better option. It adds racy disco beat fillers and fires up with Mamta's grueling vocal strokes with some peppy DJ antics.

"Zor Naache", a quintessentially Bollywood rustic-feel celebratory track, brings vivid shades of joyous moods and adds energy to the "feel-good" factor ambience. To be precise, it has the cultural feel of "Dholi Taaro" (HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM) and "Phir Raat Kati" (PAHELI) in its enthused countrified signature tuneful appeal and connects well with vocals. Keerti Sagathia along with Sugandha Mishra's motivated voice enlightens up the decorum, but the lyrics are too contemporary this time. It's a decent effort by Sajid-Wajid in creating a multicolored cultured feast but lacks the innovative punch; overall a reasonable audible situational track.


What do we see? The one who is cheated (Om Puri) is living with his family working hard, while the one who cheated (Paresh Rawal) is living in luxury. His daughter is in love with his once 'best friend's' son while he has three other sons, who do nothing but roam in a jeep and bash up the boy who is in love with their sister. That boy is called Bakri, played by Shreyas Talpade.

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There is also Nana Patekar who sleepwalks into the movie, keeps mum the whole while, and then at last speaks. His role is so nonsensical that you wonder what is Kamaal, Dhamaal or Malamaal in this movie.

The Kamaal, I guess is Priyadarshan going on the sets with no script in hand. The Dhamaal would be the artistes had on sets not knowing what to expect in the next scene or shot. Malamaal... I don't think anyone will be.

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What is even more frightening is that artistes of the caliber of Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar and Shreyas Talpade actually agreed to be a part of this... forget it.

Rating: 1


Strange; for a movie designed to be a comedy, KAMAAL DHAMAAL MALAMAAL fails to evoke even one sincere laugh. Director Priyadarshan has no script in hand, and that I think is the biggest comedy.

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The storyline is an absolute mystery, even after two-and-a-half hours of trying to fathom things out. In between, the director throws in some heavy emotions, which is like wearing rubber slippers along with a suit.

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The characters have no spine, and I dare say, are like twits. There's David and Peter. They are two childhood friends who share everything, except their love. One day, a lottery they have bought hits the jackpot. But one of them cheats the other of the money when it was decided that they would share the booty. The girl one loved is now married to the one who was cheated. In one minute, the film then progresses to over 20 years later.


What do we see? The one who is cheated (Om Puri) is living with his family working hard, while the one who cheated (Paresh Rawal) is living in luxury. His daughter is in love with his once 'best friend's' son while he has three other sons, who do nothing but roam in a jeep and bash up the boy who is in love with their sister. That boy is called Bakri, played by Shreyas Talpade.

view KAMAAL DHAMAAL MALAMAAL videos

There is also Nana Patekar who sleepwalks into the movie, keeps mum the whole while, and then at last speaks. His role is so nonsensical that you wonder what is Kamaal, Dhamaal or Malamaal in this movie.

The Kamaal, I guess is Priyadarshan going on the sets with no script in hand. The Dhamaal would be the artistes had on sets not knowing what to expect in the next scene or shot. Malamaal... I don't think anyone will be.

CHECK OUT : KAMAAL DHAMAAL MALAMAAL - Movie Preview

What is even more frightening is that artistes of the caliber of Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar and Shreyas Talpade actually agreed to be a part of this... forget it.

Rating: 1

Rating 1/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Nana Patekar, Shreyas Talpade, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Neeraj Vora, Asrani, Madhurima Banerjee
  • Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani and Wajid
  • Director: Priyadarshan
  • Music Director: Sajid-Wajid
  • Release Date : 28 Sep 2012