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Dhoom Dadakka – movie review

A comedy film about a don in his search for a successor


Dhoom Dadakka, movie review

Dhoom Dadakka is about Mungilal (Anupam Kher) losing his standing as the top don of Mumbai at the All Asia Mafia Meet since he doesn’t have an heir. This opens up the field for Mungilal’s arch nemesis Fursat Lala (Gulshan Grover) and his son, Zac who meets the decided requirement of the bhais of All Asia Mafia Meeting.

Way back in the 1970s, Mungilal was once a small time Bhai in Mumbai. Jignesh (Satish Shah) was his friend cum business advisor.

That time the law-enforcing authorities turned the heat on crime, corruption and the Bhais in Mumbai, so these two fled to Bangkok. Established himself in Bangkok, Mungilal has become a don of Mumbai.

Now comes the meeting of the All Asian Bhai Meet in which it is decided that it is essential for the Don of Mumbai to have an heir, since they have ambitious plans for Mumbai. The heir’s presence can improve or consolidate their position in the underworld. A rival Don of Mungi’s, Fursat Lala proposes an ambitious plan for a piece of land in Alibagh and puts across a valid argument that in their business, it is very important to have an heir. Since Mungi has no one in his hierarchy, it is proposed that Fursat Lala be made the new Don of Mumbai. Instantly, Mungilal asks for a month’s time and assures the syndicate that he has an heir, who he will present before them in the next meeting.

Mungilal comes to Mumbai and hires a detective Johnny English (Satish Kaushik) to find out his estranged sister Angoori, since he remembered that she had a child by the name Kamal. Incidently Mungi had her thrown out years back and now resolves to find her so that he can produce his “waaris” in the next meeting.

Dhoom Dadakka, the film is funny and fast paced in the first half. Johnny English, the clueless detective, has some of the best comic lines.

In his quest to find an heir and keep his position intact, Mungilal is in for a shock. He is caught in a dilemma when not one, but 3 youngsters – a conman Ranbir (Samir Dattani), a wannabe actor Rahul (Shaad Randhawa) and item girl Shivani Sawant (Aarti Chhabria) show up at his Bangkok estate claiming to be his long lost nephew / neice!

A confused Mungi asks all of them to stay in the house till he arrives at a decision as to who the real Kamal is. To figure this out, Mungilal and Jinesh hatch crazy plans to test them, which lead to hilarious situations. In the ensuing drama enters the second girl Jiya (Shama Sikander), who claims to be a girlfriend of the NRI Kamal. Is one of them the real heir?

Anupam Kher is the main character in Dhoom Dadakka and he has always does extremely well in comedy roles. Satish Shah is good as the supporting character. Shaad Randhawa and Sammir Datani have a long way to go. Aarti Chabria and Shama Sikander have a blast screaming all around in Bangkok. Satish Kaushik is seen after a long time, and he is funny as the detective Johnny English. For the glamour part it is Deepshikha around.

CAST of Dhoom Dadakka:
Mungilal – Anupam Kher
Jignesh – Satish Shah
Fursat Lala – Gulshan Grover
Zac – Zac
Ranbir – Sammir Dattani
Rahul – Shaad Randhawa
Shivani Sawant – Aarti Chhabria
Jiya – Shama Sikandar
Angoori – Bhavana Balsaver
Johnny English – Satish Kaushik
Godfather – Jackie Shroff

CREW & CREDITS of Dhoom Dadakka:
Banner – Anushka Images Pvt. Ltd.
Presenter – Eros International
Producer – Shashi Ranjan
Director – Shashi Ranjan
Music – Roop Kumar Rathod
Writers – Praveen Kumar Ashk, Shaqeel Azmi
Lyrics – Praveen Kumar Ashk, Shaqeel Azmi
Cinematographer – Arvind K.
Dialogue Writer – Ashwani Dheer
Screenplay Writers – Shashi Ranjan, Ashwani Dheer
Editor – Abhay Pandey
Art Director – Aroop Adhikari
Audiography – Jagmohan Anand
Background Sound – Sunil Kaushik
Choreographer – Pony Verma
Playback Singers – Sunidhi Chauhan, Daler Mehndi, Jaspinder Narula, Udit Narayan, Roop Kumar Rathod, Kalpana, Tarannum
Dhoom Dadakka, movie review