Total Dhamaal Story
Director: Indra Kumar
Cast: Anil Kapoor as Avinash Patel, Madhuri Dixit as Bindu Patel, Ajay Devgn as Radhe aka Guddu), Riteish Deshmukh as Lallan, Arshad Warsi as Aditya Shrivastav aka Adi, Javed Jaffrey as Manav Shrivastav, Sanjay Mishra as Jonny, and Boman Irani as a Police Commissioner
Total Dhamaal tells the story of a group of 8 people who form into four pairs in the mad rush to reach and get themselves a share or all of the booty of Rs. 50 crores. The main guy among these is Radhe whose philosophy in life is to make big bucks for he believes in Bada aadmi ban na hai. He resorts to stealing with his mate Johnny.
The movie starts with the director making it clear that it's all about money. True to the story's form and his character, Radhe aka Guddu steals an amount of Rs. 50 crores from the police commissioner and the chase begins. His hard-earned money is stolen by Pintoo when the cases containing the cash are put in a car by doublecrossing the friends. For his part, the commissioner is not at all a good man. It is his black money that was stolen.
Pintoo is the friend and right-hand man of Deshbandhu Roy aka Lallan. Deshbandhu ironically is more of a con and trickster than a real bandhu. Adi and his half-dim brother Manav gets wind of the money and starts to get a part of it. And then there is the odd couple on the verge of separation Avinash Patel, a Gujarati and his Maratha wife Bindu. Who or if any of these get the money, in the end, form the rest of the story.
Total Dhamaal received overwhelmingly negative reviews when released but struck a chord with the audience who wanted to enjoy a silly but pure fun adventure as such films have become rare these days. The chemistry between the ensemble cast and their top-notch performances were praised nonetheless. Total Dhamaal is recorded as a super hit at the box office and is one of the biggest grossers of the year.
Total Dhamaal Trailer