Filmmaker Indra Kumar‘s latest offering Total Dhamaal has raked in good moolah on its day 1 at the Box Office. Early trends suggest that this Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor starrer has raked in Ra 16 crore on its opening day. The comedy film has been appreciated by the masses as a clean entertainer and therefore, it’s business is expected to only rise in the weekend. The jungle comedy is expected to go past Rs 50 crore in its first weekend at the Box Office.
The buzz around the film is quite high on social media. Trade expert Amul Vikas Mohan deemed the film as a ‘major crowd puller’. He wrote on Twitter, “Despite exams all over the country. Despite it been a non-holiday. Despite normal ticket prices. #TotalDhamaal is turning out a major crowd puller nationwide. Early estimates pointing to a ₹15 crores plus opening day! @ajaydevgn @Riteishd @AnilKapoor @MadhuriDixit @ArshadWarsi” (sic)
Total Dhamaal features a stunning cast with top faces associated with comedy in the Hindi film industry. Apart from Ajay, Madhuri and Anil, it also stars Johny Lever, Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Mishra, Arshad Warsi and Jaaved Jafferi in important roles. The entire team of the film has promoted it well among the audience that resulted in a good buzz.
Earlier, talking about choosing to do comedies and how he trusts Indra Kumar with Total Dhamaal, Ajay told Mumbai Mirror, “It’s not about the franchise, it’s always about the script. Total Dhamaal makes you laugh and I want to be associated with clean comedies that appeal to families. As an actor, one looks out for things that have not been done before, Yes, there have been instances when I thought a film would work and it didn’t or even when I realised we weren’t achieving what we had set out to. The failure is always at the script level.”
He added, “This one had an interesting premise and since the script excited me, I was happy to come on board. Induji (Indra Kumar) has made some really funny films in the past, and I am hopeful we will succeed in tickling the funny bone this time too.”