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Release Date 7 September, 2007
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Budget ₹19 crores
Box Office India ₹33 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹51 crores
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This is a story of four slackers and con men. They witness a car plummet down a cliff, with its sole occupant, Bose, an underworld don, who before dying, tells them he has hidden 10 crore rupees in cash at St. Sebastian’s Garden, Goa. And if they find it, it’s theirs to keep. The group raced toward Goa in a car, little knowing that their plans will be spoiled by a police inspector, Kabir Nayak, who is angered at his department for not appreciating his work.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹2.38 crores
Saturday₹2.75 crores
Sunday₹2.87 crores
First Weekend₹8 crores
First Week₹13.65 crores
Second Week₹9.58 crores
Third Week₹3.93 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹33 crores
Worldwide Gross₹51 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹142.56 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹220.32 (
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Movie Reception

Dhammal received a good response on its first day at the box office. The film witnessed a decent growth over the first weekend and earned Rs. 8 crores. The positive word of mouth from the audience helped it to earn well over the weekdays and it earned over Rs. 13 crores in its first week.

The film dropped by only 30% in the second week and took its total over Rs. 20 crores. It continued its stronghold in the theatres and ensured a lifetime total of Rs. 33 crores at the box office. Also, the excellent response in the overseas theatres helped the film to earn over Rs. 50 crores in the world. Since the comedy film turned out to be successful so the makers came with its sequels which also fared well in the theatres.

Full Cast & Characters

Sanjay DuttInspector Kabir Nayak
Riteish DeshmukhDeshbandhu Roy
Arshad WarsiAditya Shrivastav
Aashish ChaudharyBoman Contractor
Manav JaffreyManav Shrivastav
AsraniNari Contractor
Sanjay MishraBabubhai (Aatank)
Vijay RaazDev Kumar Malik
Manoj PahwaThe Pilot
Tiku TalsaniaCommissioner M I Chaturvedi
Murli SharmaInspector Kulkarni
Prem ChopraBose
Suhashini MulayLandlady
Vijay PatkarAir Traffic Controller
Kiku ShardaConstable
Kurush DebooDwivedi's son
Ninad KamatFunction Host
Karmveer ChoudharyKailash Da Dhaba

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Dhamaal is the remake of 1963 film, 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World', with a little modification of original story.
  • The makers signed Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani, and Sohail Khan but later they failed to become the part of the film.
  • Some scenes are inspired by the movies, Johny English, The Road Trip and The Good The Bad And The Ugly.
  • Saif Ali Khan was offered the role of Sanjay Dutt but he failed to star in the film due to his involvement in other projects.
  • Paritosh Painter was selected as the writer for the film's script because the director Indra Kumar was impressed by his work in the play, "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil".