November 30, 2010
The movie provides nothing unique but is an average entertainer. IMO, watch it only if you don't have any other better option. Salman Khan, Vinod Khanna & Arbaaz Khan are as usual, while debutant Sonakshi Sinha doesn't get much to do. Anupam Kher & Om Puri are wasted.
September 23, 2010
The best thing about this macho action masala flick is the dialogues. The dialogues are mostly clever and funny and provides most of the fun. Salman shone in the tailor made role. Expect more films of this kind from him. Sonu Sood was good, the guy is so underutilised in most flims. Sonakshi was the most confident debut I've seen since Hrithik. No kidding. The music is awesome. The action scenes are over the top, just as they are meant to be. Over all, its like a Telugu film made in Hindi and it is fun while it lasts.
April 21, 2011
this movie copied way too many scenes and sequences from various American, French & Hong Kong films...I mean way too many such as District 13 Ultimatum, Romeo Must Die, The Transporter, Dao Huo Xian to name a few. (I hate the lack of creativity and blatant film plagiarism! especially when the original films worked hard to come up with the techniques and executions of the action and shots to have another film just copy and rob...DO NOT GET ME STARTED WITH THE FILM ZINDA! There is a fine line between 'inspired by' and 'stealing'. Kill Bill is inspired by, Zinda is stealing)
Also, the film shoves the "male cojones" around with the slapping people and macho I say what goes thing like any Southern Indian Action Hero film, but I think other Indian actors sell it better like Chiranjeevi for an example...and I don't even prefer that style of hero. The only thing cool about this film is the Tamil style groovy cool songs, but that's why you buy a CD and not the film.
An additional final note from the experience of watching this whole film: there is nothing brilliant or heroic of a 'death by forced blow job to a running tractor's exhaust pipe'. Oy Salman, I know you can do better.
January 28, 2014
Entertaining action scenes and funny moments. The effects , however, could be improved- at times.
December 26, 2012
Dabangg is a top-class action film, which even though is predictable at parts, won't stop entertaining you! Check it out if your interested in action films or just a fan!
Verdict = Super Hit
December 16, 2012
this movie is yet another worst movie of his, this movie has no acting, of any sort, but it worked because of salman's fans going all crazy
October 27, 2012
A predictable movie with a towering performance by Salman Khan
September 17, 2012
great bollywood movie !
September 13, 2012
Complete entertainer. I would say a whole family entertainer.
January 29, 2012
Hud hud dabang keep it simple and fresh.. Gud movie to go to with family
December 12, 2011
1 time watch & Salman steals the show again... dialogues are rib tickling & Sonakshi Sinha is the red rose.
December 9, 2011
Most of the film is fairly routine but well done however when Salman Khan plays Uttar Pradeshi's uber-machismo to the hilt it's a blast. And the action sequences are gloriously ridiculous. There's just not enough of those elements though, and the film drags a bit when they are absent.
November 26, 2011
Good movie and great songs.
November 5, 2011
Entertainment- 100% All those who want to see a story/good cinema should not venture anywhere this side. It seems like hindi cinema has got it's Rajnikant.
August 12, 2011
watch it only for salman.
July 17, 2011
Salman Khan appears watchable in few shots, and also Sonakshi sinha,
But apart from that the movie was made to collect Revenues from the Class of Audiences in India Living Behind Poverty Line like Rickshaw and Taxi Drivers, Industrial Wagers, Street Vendors etc....
June 11, 2011
The most entertaining bollywood blockbuster of the summer,2011. Enjoy the action cuz thats what this movie is all about!
April 12, 2011
A VERY BAD FILM. DEPENDS UPON THE TYPICAL BOLLYWOOD MASALA.
April 7, 2011
A good move for the action fans, and of course, Salman Khan fans. A great acting, some awesome action sequences, but a weak storyline and some plotholes make this movie a worthy watch, but forgettable fare.
This week brings us one of the most hyped and anticipated movies this year, the Salman Khan starrer Dabangg. Salman Khan can be considered to be one of the few actors who have time and again tried new characters. He started out with the lover boy, then became the action star, tried the comedy genre for a while and is now trying to home in on the pulp action, and with good results. He started out with Garv, followed it up with Wanted, tried adding some seriousness to it with Veer and now has come out with Dabangg, which means fearless. Here's the review.
Salman Khan plays Chulbul Pandey, the stepson to Prajapati Pandey via his marriage to his mother. He also has a step brother, Makhanchand, known as Makhi (Arbaaz Khan). For a profession, Salman Khan is a Ray Ban wearing, body fit khakhi uniform touting, hair gelled back police office, who is more or less the owner of all that he sees in Lallanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He is shown as a corrupt police officer, who comes into the eyes of a politician, Cheddi Ram (Sonu Sood), who is basically as crooked as they come.
The world changes for all of them when Makhi decides to marry a girl that he loves, a daughter of a poor headmaster, but his father is waiting for a tout dowry, so that he can pay off the loan on the factory that they run. Makhi finds out that his step brother has a lot of money stashed in the house, and cooks up a plan to use the money and get himself married. Of course, things do not go as planned and a rift develops within the already estranged family.
How Chulbul Pandey comes to terms with his family's life and whether he finds out the secret behind his mother's death forms the rest of the story.
As you would notice, the storyline is nothing new - take any nineties movie and add some 00 ka masala and you have Dabangg. What makes this movie different is the crisp photography, the awesome action sequences, the generously talented acting from everyone - even Mahesh Manjrekar who has a cameo in the movie.
This movie is not without its faults though. For a crisp action thriller, the screenplay lags in between, and you will find yourself twiddling your thumbs between one Salman Khan appearance and another for a while. The movie also has some gaping plot holes, like Chulbul's love, Rajo, being called a rustic word for a 'loose woman' all her life by her dad, she actually tells Chulbul that he does not know everything about her. No father would call his daughter that term lightly. There should have been some justification.
Another thing that comes across as a bit impractical is the fact that Cheddi Singh begins supporting Prajapati and his son without any hype or hoopla. Yes, there is a validating factor that Chhedi Singh has already had some issues with Chulbul, but even one sequence showing the three joining hands against Chulbul would have been good.
The piece de resistance, then, are the action sequences, and basically any sequence that Salman Khan is in. This movie is of Salman Khan, by Salman Khan and by for Salman Khan, and that is not bad as it seems. This guy has a passable face, a fine toned body and is not half bad an actor.
There are some cute sequences in the movie, like the one where he does not touch Rajo when he buys the pots for the first time, when he can. I remember we used to do that in school and college to women who'd later on turn out to be our girlfriends for the rest of the year, or until someone grew up. That was cute.
As for the action sequences, there are around three to four action sequences, and the best one is the one at the station. There is some mind blowing stuff in this movie, and you should definitely watch it if you are up for a action fest.
March 10, 2011
Dabangg is very deceptive to say the least. Thru an otherwise B-grade parcel (i.e a story with no redeeming value), it delivers some refreshing content such as characterization, casting, acting, music, choreography, humor, technical effects, and clever dialog. You have to sift thru some rubbish though. Well done Abhinav Kashyap, and bravo to a new Salman, and debutante Sonakshi (who, btw, couldn't have been more aptly named by her parents and has a custom-written song in the movie on the same theme).