Total Dhamaal has a similar storyline as the first film in the series Dhamaal. While Dhamaal was fully engaging and entertaining, Total Dhamaal has a weak plot and undefined characters.
Every character just wants easy money and their greed take them to this journey of finding 50cr Rs hidden in a Zoo.
The film has some funny moments and punches which entertains you but it lacks the main story and many characters remain unexplored.
The first half is a little boring but it makes a base for the further story. Cinematic liberty is used to a larger extent which makes the plot very unrealistic.
Boman Irani and Johnny Lever both have less screen time and hence their roles seem to be of no use. There is nothing good to talk about direction or screenplay.
Javed Jaffrey, Arshad Warsi, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Mishra and Madhuri Dixit gave their best but the makers failed to concentrate more on the writing.
Special appearance made by Esha Deol and Mahesh Manjrekar seems to be wasted as their characters are not defined and they are just introduced during the climax.
VFX is poor but the film is a light-hearted comedy and is a one time watch.