Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is a typical Priyadarshan film sans the heart and giggles. Malamaal Weekly was a laugh riot owing to the superb performances and an absorbing storyline. It boasted of charismatic performances by Rajpal Yadav, Paresh Rawal himself and Om Puri whereas what we get here is a lot of Shreyash Talpade who seems to have no clue whatsoever to what he is doing. The biggest flaw here is a boring storyline which is coupled by a mammoth runtime. If the screenplay was folded up in about two hours, the slapstick humor might have left an impression on the audience but an additional 40 minutes ensure that the audience is irritated to the hilt. The additional minutes also lets the audience to have a closer look at the flaws. The story has nothing to keep us interested. There are unnecessary scenes which after a while start getting to your nerves.
I won’t blame the superlative actors who are a part of this disaster simply because they just didn’t stand a chance in front of the hopelessly lame story. Nana Patekar stands out though as the lone character that makes some impact on the audience simply with his physicality but then again his role starts becoming farfetched after a while and loses its grip. Paresh Rawal and Om puri are irritating and are left out to dry by the script. Paresh Rawal’s sudden change of heart at the end comes in as a sucker punch. Shreyash tries his best to make an impact but fails miserably. The music is mundane. The cinematography and the editing leave a lot to be desired. The action sequences could have been much more imaginative and would have added to the screenplay but unfortunately that is not the case.
Overall Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is a huge disappointment. It deserves to be missed.