Let’s get this straight, Dabangg is no Oscar material. It’s not gonna make you think, or cry and screw your brains. But it will entertain you, make you laugh and remember the characters. Abhinav Kumar Kashyap makes a movie where is introduces South Indian style and Bollywood style of entertainment. It will make you remember all Rajnikanth style action movies without an strong story. But who needs the story if the movie is well packaged and marketed. That too with Salman Khan aka Robinhood Pandey aka Chulbul Pandey. Dabangg is a full formula movie with utmost over drama, good songs, pretty herione, Macho Hero and Muscular Villain (yes the girls sitting next to me were oogling at him) and add wild wild west music in the background. A complete paisa-vasool.
Dabangg is full of madness and entertainment. I tend to compare this with Wanted which I enjoyed too but this one has a desi touch to it which makes it more appealing. Funny dialogues with even funnier reactions from Salman, his unique dancing moves and his action and his moonch. This movie has nobody except Salman. Some days ago I said that Peepli Live was spoiled due to Aamir’s hype, but Dabangg’s sucess will be only coz of Sallu Bhai. Dabanng is story around Salman, Salman and only Salman Khan who plays a super-cop who believes in revenge. He commands- “Mote wale istaraf, patle wale ustaraf aur fit wale mere peeche aao” taken right out of Sholay to make you chuckle, he stops and dances in between a fight sequence to enjoy ringtone of the mobile and says “Forward kar mujhe”. Chulbul Pande is the star of the movie. He is like Raj of DDLJ and Rahul of DTPH..adorable.
Screenplay of the movie is fast and slick, choreography kickass and dialogues which are “too much”. Full of action sequences and elaborate dance sequences, the movie storyline is absolute crap. Arbaaz Khan, Vinod Khanna & Dimple Kapadia are waste in the movie. Oh ya there were Om Puri, Mahie Gill, Mahesh Majerekar in the movie without doing anything. Sonakshi Sinha, the newcomer looks hot, hotter and hottest in the movie. The girl hardly had any dialogues but when she speaks the theater wooed :P.The only other person who stood his ground in the movie is Sonu Sood. He is one of those underrated actors which I like from the Yuva days. For Abhinav Kashyap, his first movie to turn out something like Dabangg is really impressive. Sajid-Wajid doesn’t disappoint with the music as usual. And then comes the special appearance- Munni aka Malaika Arora Khan. She is really the second best Item Girl after Helenji. She sizzles up the screen with Munni number which is like playing at every nook and corner these days.Salman turning Hulk in the final action sequence or he being a tough lover with Sonakshi, is all over the movie. Here Salman is Dabangg, he is the bad boy, he is the cop and he does the justice. With Chulbul Pandey, Salman also creates a character which will one day find a place in the list of iconic and most remembered heroes. With those rayban shades and a Wild Wild West theme track, Salman scores a winner.
Overall, there is nothing to see in the movie except Chulbul Pandey, Sonakshi Sinha and Munni. For some fulltoo entertainer and stupid dialogues you have to go to watch this movie once. And yes watch it on a single screen to experience the real fun of the movie with all those hoots and whistles.
Rating– for the entertainment it deserves 4 out of 5
Otherwise 2.5 out of 5