The multi-starrer comedy ‘Total Dhamaal’ has done very well at the box office but was critically condemned. Director Tigmanshu Dhulia had expressed his distaste of unintellectual comedies, having ‘Total Dhamaal’ as a reference but was reported to have called the film “trash”. The director has clarified saying he was misquoted and speaking of the film only as a reference.
As according to Asian Age, Dhulia said, “I haven’t seen Total Dhamaal so how can I comment on it? I had seen Indra Kumar’s Dhamaal years ago and was using that as a reference point for lowbrow comedies which do not pretend to be anything else. There was a tradition of such comedies in Marathi and Hindi when Dada Kondke gave us unabashed lowbrow comedies with suggestive titles like Andheri Raat Mein Diya Tere Haath Mein. They were hugely successful. But, I can’t make such films. I don’t know how to.”
The cast of ‘Total Dhamaal’ was lead by Ajay Devgn.