Riding high on Double Dhamaal’s success, director Indra Kumar plans to take franchise forward with Total Dhamaal. The film will star Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Ashish Chaudhary and Sanjay Dutt.
"I have an idea for Part 3 and a title too, Total Dhamaal, but the script is being developed. You won’t have to wait four years for the next Dhamaal movie. It’ll be ready in two years with the four boys — Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Ashish Chaudhary — and Sanjay Dutt who are the life of the film,” promises director and co-producer Indra Kumar.
In its opening week, the film is doing great business and Kumar is ecstatic: “It got the second highest opening this year after Ready. That’s great because we didn’t come during festival season and we didn’t have a Khan.”
The critics have not been kind. He says that Dhamaal (2007) didn’t get one good review either. “That’s why it wasn’t a commercial blockbuster but was widely watched later on TV and DVD. This time the response was mixed and divided,” Kumar smiles. “I wasn’t making a classic comedy but a film for the aam janta who weren’t disappointed. They went back home laughing, they didn’t have to take the movie home with them.”
Any plans of switching back to socials like Beta (1992) and Raja (1995) with his muse Madhuri Dixit? “Right now, I’m in a dhamaal mood. Not just in India, but even in UK, US, Australia, Dubai and Canada — the film is in the Top 10 and Top 20 charts.”