Rascals is a Bollywood action black comedy film directed by David Dhawan. The film stars Arjun Rampal in a special guest appearance. Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut and Lisa Haydon are featured in lead roles. It was presented by Bharat Shah. The film released on 6 October 2011, and received mixed to negative response from critics. Despite opening strongly, it was a huge box office flop. Storyline of the movie is similar to the 1988 movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The film opened to negative reviews from critics. Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN said that "Rascals is a third-rate comedy that borders on the offensive, and criticized the fact that it makes light of everything from starving orphans in Somalia to the physically handicapped." Sukanya Verma of Rediff commented that "Rascals is a series of misadventures that are dumb, dated and dreary", giving it 1.5 stars out of 5.NDTV rated it 1.5 in a scale of 5, noting that "Wanted urgently: A makeover for David Dhawan's brand of comedy. Seriously, this comedy is not funny." Manisha Lakhe from DNA said that "Hammering your toes would be more entertaining than Rascals", rating the movie 1 out of 5. Gaurav Malani from The Times of India gave it a negative review saying that "Rascals is a silly and stupid comedy!". Komal Nahta gave the film 1.5 stars out of 5 adding: "Rascals is a poor comedy which will fail to make its mark." Mayank Shekhar of Hindustan Times gave the film 1 star out of 5.