Dhamaka review: Lowbrow comedy

Dhamaka is mainly for those who are at the cinemas only looking for some dialogues with suggestive meanings

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Critic's Rating: 2/5

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Movie Title

Dhamaka review: Lowbrow comedy


Omar Lulu

Star Cast

Arun, Nikki Galrani

Director Omar Lulu’s Dhamaka has perhaps been modeled on the ‘Rohit Shetty style of loud and colourful comedies’ but lacks the smartness or wit which make those ones popular. 

Eyo (Arun) is bad in studies and all that he does is fooling around with his friend Siva (Dharmajan Bolghatty). As Eyo’s dad is sure that his son is never going to achieve anything in life and he himself is having a cash crunch, he wants his son to marry Annie (Nikki Galrani), a wealthy divorcee. 

After a series of jokes about her being divorced, Eyo is smitten by her charm when he sees her. Their marriage happens soon after. As Annie had challenged her ex-husband saying she will get married to a younger guy and have a baby in the tenth month, she is in a hurry to have a kid.

But as it turns out, Eyo is unable to “prove his manliness on bed”, as he explains it later to Dr. Sexena (Hareesh Kanaran), a sexologist who is also an expert on IVF. The “Tsunami mix” given by the doctor to boost the boy’s sexual urge is mistakenly taken by Eyo’s dad and his mother becomes pregnant.

Let us make it very clear that there is no problem in making an adult comedy. But that requires some skill and also some basic decency, which is lacking here. 

If the Bollywood movie Shubh Mangal Saavdhan talked about erectile dysfunction and Badhaai Ho dealt with pregnancy at an older age, this one is a mess of a movie that is neither funny nor intelligent. In fact, sheer stupidity is being preached as if genuine messages. The main effort to evoke laughter here is by using double meaning dialogues and jokes that are sexist and are mostly offensive.

Worse still, there are dialogues and scenes copied straight out of Badhaai Ho and then there is a song which is a bad copy of Algerian singer Khaled’s hit number from the 1990s, Didi.

With zilch chemistry between the lead pair, Dhamaka is mainly for those who are at the cinemas only looking for some dialogues with suggestive meanings. If you are looking for that only, try this one at your own risk.

Dhamaka review: Lowbrow comedy

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