Total Dhamaal (also known as Dhamaal 3) is an Indian 2019 Hindi-language adventure comedy film directed, co-produced and written by Indra Kumar. The third installment of the Dhamaal franchise, it is a reboot of the 2007 film Dhamaal, and based loosely on the 1963 Hollywood film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Total Dhamaal features an large ensemble cast including Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, and Esha Gupta. It also stars Sanjay Mishra, Pitobash Tripathy, Boman Irani, Johnny Lever, and Manoj Pahwa in brief roles, with Sonakshi Sinha appearing in a item number "Mungda". The film has been produced on a budget of â‚¹90 crore (US$13 million).
Production of the film began in March 2017. Deshmukh, Warsi and Jaffrey were chosen to be a part of Total Dhamaal too. Meanwhile, Devgn, Kapoor and Dixit were added to the cast as well. Principal photography of Total Dhamaal began in January 2018. Devgn also co-produced the film. Filming concluded in August 2018. The official teaser of the film was unveiled on 19 January 2019, whereas trailer released on 21 January. Due to the Pulwama Attack held on 14 February, the film was not released in Pakistan.
The film was theatrically released on 22 February 2019. It received mixed reviews from critics. The film grossed over â‚¹200 crore (US$29 million) within 12 days of its release. With a worldwide gross of â‚¹228.27 crore (US$33 million), it became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2019 and one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. The film netted â‚¹154 crore (US$22 million) domestically and was termed a Super Hit by Box Office India.