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Movie Review – Dabangg

The fight between the good and the bad!

Loads of action!

Mother – son and half – brother and step – father relationships!

Songs every few minutes in the narrative!

The story starting with the hero as a kid and in matter of few minutes becoming more than 21 yrs old!

Dabangg has all this more and more packed in its running time of over 2 hours and 15 minutes. It for sure is been there, seen that kind of stuff. But then for Salman fans, its a treat to watch nonetheless.

Dabangg set in Uttar Pradesh is the story of Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) who is a totally fearless police officer whose literally like a one – man army. But his unorthdox working methods such as taking money from dacoits who loot a bank to give to his own police offers for bravery make him different. He has had a troubled childhood with problems with his step father (Vinod Khanna) and half brother (Arbaaz Khan). After his mother’s death (Dimple Kapadia) he detaches himself from the family and tackles the local politician Chedi Singh (Sonu Sood) who is trying to get the seat in the assembly by hook or crook. The rest of the movie deals with how he proposes and marries Rajo (Sonakshi Sinha) and tackles Chedi Singh.

The promos gave the feeling that the movie is a masala entertainer with a mix of Matrix, Mission Impossible, Rajnikant and Vijay’s (South actor) stunts thrown in. And if one goes to the hall with such expectations, he / she wont be disappointed.

I personally haven’t ever liked songs from the Sajid – Wajid duo. But this time with Tere Mast Mast Do Nain they have done a pretty decent job. But then they are hummable for a certain period of time after the movie gets done (maybe 2-3 days). But sadly not so after that. The Munni Badnam track with Malaika Arora Khan has gripped the nation like never before. It is one for the hoi polloi for sure.

Arbaaz Khan was at his usual wooden best. His role as the side kick was apt for him ;). Vinod Khanna and Dimple Kapadi for adequate. Mahi Gill as Arbaaz Khan’s love interest had a blink and a miss role. Sonakshi Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter is likeable. She has a strong built which is the remnant of her 90+ kg weight not so long ago. Though she doesn’t have much of a role in the movie, she plays her part decently. Sonu Sood as the villain is really good and in many of the action scenes matches Salman at every part.

But the most important and the biggest factor of all is Salman. His Chulbul Pandey / Robin Hood Pandey avatar shows that when it comes to entertaining the masses with Bollywood movies, he is the ultimate boss. The movie carries his stamp all through.

His one dialogue to Chedi Singh sure to be loved by the masses –

“Main Tumhare Andar Itne Ched Karoonga Ki Tumhe Pata Bhi Nahi Chalega Ki Kis Ched Se Saans Le Aur Kis Ched Se Paden”

(I am going to make so many holes in you that you won’t know from which hole to breathe and from which to fart)

Rating – 2/5 (Average)



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  1. Mini

    Yeah this is surely a treat for all salman fans :-). I personally dont like salman , but kinda liked him as chulbul pandey in this movie. Its a nice timepass fun movie 🙂

  2. swathi2212

    Yet another Indian masala film.

    • aseemrastogi2

      I think masala is what audiences love even today despite a lot of changes and style. 🙂

  3. Fazal Ahamed

    its hard to believe,but its like a typical vijay movie in tamil.
    It was a gamble. wonder how did salmaan,accept to do this movie,considering his recent bombs at the box office.This somehow escaped.

    I liked the movie though,being a Salmaan fan. 🙂

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