Dhamaal  is a 2007 Bollywood Crimecaper Comedy film directed and produced by Indra Kumar and starring Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Aashish Chaudhary.
The film was a box office disaster, even though it was one of the funniest movies of the year 2007.
This movie is a loose remake of the 1963 American Comedy, Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. It also shows influences of other contemporary movies such as Road Trip, Bean - The Movie, Mr Bean, Rat Race, and Johnny English among others. Though, Indra Kumar is categorized as serious or romantic movie director.
An unusual feature of this Bollywood production is that there is no actress in the entire movie, as per [http://www.dhamaalthefilm.com official site]
The film starts with Four trying-to-get-rich slackers and con-men namely: Boman Contractor [Aashish Chaudhary], who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his eccentric dad, Nari [Asrani], who loves his antique car more than his son, and asks his son to leave when he damages the car; hot-headed Aditya [Arshad Warsi] and dim-witted Manav [Javed Jaffrey], orphaned brothers; and Deshbandhu "Roy" [Ritesh Deshmukh], a trickster who wears a magnetized belt; share a room with a lenient landlady, who eventually gives up on them and kicks them out. They steal a painting and sell and get a lot of money. When they spend it all, they try to repeat their trick to get money, but the group are arrested by the Police, but released in the countryside. At this point they witness a car plummet down a cliff, with its sole occupant, Bose [Prem Chopra], an underworld don, who, before dying, tells them that he has hidden 10 Crore Rupees in cash in the St. Sebastians Garden, Goa, and if they find it, it is theirs to keep. That is when Inspector Kabir Nayak [Sanjay Dutt] shows up and is about to arrest them again, until Roy gets the group to jump on a train to run off. The group race toward Goa in Contractors stolen car, little knowing that their plans will soon be foiled, albeit hilariously, by Police Inspector Kabir Nayak , who is angered at this Department for not appreciating his honesty, and is instead penalizing him by transferring him to Yavatmal. When Kabir finds the group he diggs a fight between them, and they all go against each-other saying whoever get to Goa first, gets the money. Roy jumps onto a bus meeting a bus hijacker-cum-bandit named Baabu Bhai [Sanjai Mishra], who holds Roy hostage, but then later goes to get the money with Roy after Roy tells him the whole story. Then we see Nari Contractor, who wants the money to repair his now completely damaged car. All want an equal part of the bounty, and each and everyone of them will do anything, even break rules, laws, and regulations in order to try and keep the cash for themselves, and eventually, using a wide assortment of vehicles, and even an airplane, they reach to Goa, all of them, and meet each other at the St. Sebastians Garden, and decide to share the money. When they find it, they are all jumping excitedly and happily, while in their happiness they dont notice Kabir running off with all the money, thats when Manav and Roy suspect him and run after him. They all reach to the money together and are then shown that they were on a TV show all along while getting the money. At the end of the movie, ending it, it is shown, that all four friends, and the two supporters, leave their selfishness by giving all the money to charity.
At the box-office, Dhamaal was declared as an average grosser since it only made about till Rs. 20.5 crores, although it was still one of the funniest movies of year 2007. It was a flop in India, an average-grosser in USA.
After the release of Dhamaal, a sequel was announced with the original cast of Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Aashish Chaudhary and Javed Jaffrey reprising their roles. Indra Kumar is returning as the director of the film. However, Arshad Warsi has denied taking part in the film and will be replaced by Aftab Shivdasani. The sequel is currently titled Dhamaal 2. It was scheduled to release in March 2009 however, due to script problems, the release was delayed. The film has completed production and is ready for release in mid-2011.
DHAMAAL was loved for its comedy in the first hour, but the whodunit in the second hour tapers the impact. Its a great time-pass flick which leaves you with a smile at the end.
It was promoted to a flop, eventhough it is said to be one of the most funniest Bollywood comedy movie of the year 2007 right before Dhol.
Source : Dhamaal Wiki Page