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Dhan Dhana Dhan fails to tickle the funny bone

June 24, 2011 17:53 IST

Shruti Indira Lakshminarayana feels Kannada film Dhan Dhana Dhan falls flat. Post YOUR reviews here!

A suitor from Malaysia, a good for nothing but good-looking and street-smart boy, and a local goon…they all have a common interest and that's pretty aerobics instructor Charmi (Sharmila Mandre).


Charmi's brother, a doctor, has his eye on the Malaysian suitor for his sister, but Charmi is in love with the good-for-nothing Prem (Prem), who has competition in the form of the local goon Silent Siddha ( Adi Lokesh). Will Prem succeed in convincing Charmi's brother, and can the doctor cure Siddha of his love virus?

If all this sounds familiar, it's because Dhan Dhana Dhan is a rip-off of the Hindi film Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi. And if you are wondering why someone would want to remake a film that had got a lukewarm response, then join the club. The original flick came in the early 2000s and at a time when comic dons were in vogue. Today, it is outdated and fails to amuse.

If you are looking for comic capers and rib-tickling dialogues, forget it. The dialogue is so confusing you can't even figure out whether the Malaysian suitor is a doctor or a businessman. The songs are uninspiring – if anything they have been inspired by some others. A CG song that was highlighted during the promotions has no impact in the context of the film.

Performances are very lacklustre too. Prem, who had given a decent performance in last week's I am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, fails to maintain the momentum.

Ravi Shankar tries to up the energy level but sparks fly only in a few places. Adi Lokesh has bagged a good role, but can't do justice to it; you feel at times that he is just sleep-walking his way through the scenes. Definitely not what one expects from an actor who has given good performances in the past. In certain scenes, for instance the one in which Adi and Prem are drunk, it's almost like the two actors are in a race for the best over-acting award.

Director Ramanath Rigvedi, who had a winner in Budhhivanta, falls flat this time.  Dhan Dhana Dhan is a failed attempt as a family entertainer. Look elsewhere for movie, masti and magic!

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Shruti Indira Lakshminarayana in Bangalore