Thoughts: Dabangg is BANG ON!


Munni is badnaam people, but any publicity is good publicity.

Welcome to Dabangg. …the world where policemen are crooks, Salman Khan is a non green, reincarnated and dancing version of the Hulk, there is someone apart from Salman Khan in the movie without his shirt and there is Malaika-Arora-Khan looking oh-so-luscious!

Salman Khan…Slam-em Khan …..aka Chulbul Pandey. There is nothing more in the movie and to be quite honest, it is still worth it. Full paisa vasool!

A little over two hours of a typical Bollywood masala flick. Cheesy, cheap one liners, action that is larger than life (Even Robocop would not be able to hit people so hard), the time withstanding traditional romance (aka a song and dance with the female lead; but even this song wasn’t a soft romantic number, rather was a song about alcohol and how much they want to drink it), a nice item number featuring Munni (They were dancing in the theater..And no no, I don’t mean tapping their foot and nodding their head dance, I mean Get-out-of-the-chair-and dance-like-its-a-Punjabi-wedding kind of dance) and family melodrama which was in real minute quantities, just enough to attract the rona-dhona enjoying crowd to ensure that the seats are filled in the theatre.

And oh-boy were the seats filled!! Rs 14 crore in one day is really no joke!

I really don’t know if this is how the police ACTUALLY function in Lalganj, but if they do, sign me up. They drink like pirates, have alternative sources of income, they beat up whom they want and they all wear Ray Ban aviators. That’s the life!

Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) is the adopted son of Prajapati Pandey (Vinod Khanna) and Dimple Kapadia (Naini Pandey). Makkanchan aka Makki Pandey (Arbaaz Khan) is his step brother. He hates his step dad and step brother and loves his mommy. Slam-em Khan grows up and slams people for a living (The fact that he is a cop makes it legal), stealing from the crooks and giving it to the poor aka “Robin-Hood” Pandey (he really calls himself that…he does steal from the rich and since he is poor he keeps the money). Of course he is the Hero of the movie, so he has a heart of gold which justifies it all. He falls in love with an alcoholic’s daughter (Rajo aka Sonakshi Singh) and makes her love him back. Bad guy aka Cheddi Singh (Sonu Sood) wants Sallu bahi dead due to the fact that the stolen booty which Sallu took from the crooks was actually for him and meant to finance his election campaign. They fight in the end and the winner is……hmmm….let that be a surprise now shall we! 😛

Speaking of booty I should take this time to make a special mention of Malaika Arora Khan…who I now absolutely adore. (Drool)

An out and out Salman Khan flick and he is lucky enough to have a supporting cast who are so in awe of him that they stay away from the limelight themselves. Sonakshi Sinha does a good job of looking pretty (she is curvy and an eye candy for guys who are tired of the anorexic looking women these days). Of course a lot is left to be desired by her acting, but I guess not everyone can say,” khamoosh!” and become legends now can they. 🙂   The rest of the cast do a so-so job, but I feel Sonu Sood does have a future ahead of himself.

The movie in no sense of imagination is Great/Good/Mindblowing or anything that a movie should be. But a more relevant question here would be “Does it entertain?”

Answer “Yes it does!!”

Salman Khan has taken the movie by the scruff of the neck and announced his comeback in the industry. After having done a string of movies he would really not be proud of (London Dreams, Veer, Main Aur Mrs Khanna and the likes) Dabangg would be his mark, the opening has upstaged Aamir Khan’s Idiots and although it might not cross the Rs 200 crore mark, it surely has made people step up and take notice that he is back.

If you really want to watch something light, funny and a fultoo timepass (quoted by the person sitting next to me) you should take some time off and watch this. If you are a Salman Khan fan…you can’t afford to miss this. And if your idea of a movie is something with the storyline of Inception or the cinematography of Lord of the Rings or with acting like Marlon Brando in The Godfather, I would suggest you wait till they have a remake of this in Hollywood. (Don’t be surprised if they asked Sallu bhai to act in it as well. 🙂 )


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anjana on September 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    this makes me wanna watch the movie all over again … very well written!!!


  2. Posted by devika on September 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    havent seen the movie yet but i thnk after reading i wud be forced to……n thn i shall give u my reviews.


  3. Posted by Satyam on September 14, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    Way too cool dude. Couldn’t have put it better. The cops with the aviators…….hahaha…two words…….Bad Frackin ass……..wait thats three. I digress of course. U make for a awesome reviewer man. Maybe u cn get paid for it too…….that gives me ideas. I’ll get back to u on tht one.


  4. Posted by devika on September 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    n i saw it!!!!loved it…….n i myself so wished tat i could whistle n dance to Munni!if the tickets would hv been a lil cheaper would hv been a perfect Paisa vasool bt never the less great stuff!


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