Dabangg 2 (2012)

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Dabangg 2 is a continuation of the amazing exploits of Chulbul 'Robin Hood' Pandey. The notable facets of the character include his nonchalance, his wry sense of humor and his tongue-in-cheek dialogues. This film begins with Chulbul (Now married to Rajjo- Sonkashi Sinha) moving on from being a local inspector in a small town Laalganj to becoming an Inspector-in-charge of Bajariya Thana, a police station in Kanpur, the largest and most populous city in Uttar Pradesh. After arriving in Kanpur, Chulbul immediately gets into action thus bringing him in conflict with Baccha Bhaiyya.
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NR
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Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Salman Khan
as Chulbul 'Robin Hood' Pandey
Sonakshi Sinha
as Rajjo Pandey
Prakash Raj
as Baccha Bhaiyya
Vinod Khanna
as Prajapati Pandey
Arbaaz Khan
as Makranchand Pandey
Mahie Gill
as Nirmala Pandey
Nikitin Dheer
as Chunni
Gireesh Sahedev
as Inspector Siddique
Manoj Pahwa
as Commissioner
Sandeepa Dhar
as Anjali
Tinnu Anand
as Master
Manoj Joshi
as Shopkeeper
Nitish Pandey
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Dabangg 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Mostly likable thanks to its creators' preference for lighthearted mugging over self-serious teeth-gnashing.

Full Review… | December 23, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

For Salman Khan fans, it's manna from heaven... Those who like a coherent narrative and dramatic arc, though, won't enjoy the ride so much.

Full Review… | April 22, 2015
Hindustan Times

Dabangg 2 was supposed to be an absurd, raunchy masala movie, and it is, but not a good one.

Full Review… | April 22, 2015

The ultimate boss battle rivals anything you might have seen in Zack Snyder's similarly ludicrous 300, and the stage is set for yet more ridiculous Pandey adventures further down the line.

Full Review… | January 2, 2013
The List

It's a testosterone-fuelled Salman Khan fest with no meaningful plot, as the story is hinged on a sequence of contrived confrontations with the bad guys, that serve to demonstrate his worthiness for hero-worship.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Digital Spy

Audience Reviews for Dabangg 2

Just another action drama with bits of comedy forced in that wasn't funny enough. Not the worst of its year, but it wouldn't have gained as much box-office success had it not starred Salman Khan. Kudos to Salman Khan fans for turning a mediocre into a mega hit. Check it out for yourself (apparently, at your own risk) & see if his performance is outstanding enough to make you his fan. On a side-note (not to defend anyone), the script itself is so mediocre that there's hardly any scope for outstanding performance by anyone. It seems that the character formation is not given enough consideration. 1/5 would suffice.

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½

Dabangg 2 (Hindi) Making a sequel to an entertaining story line is no easy task especially if the previous installment was a rip roaring commercial success. While Dabangg forged a strong, insurmountable and impregnable commercial foundry for Salman Khan, Dabangg 2 only seems to further it in pure cinematic essence - nothing more nothing less. Plot: Setting is moved to the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and Chulbul Pandey aka Robinhood Pandey (-SALMAN KHAN-) gets transferred over there to continue his eccentric policing. A regular police investigation leads Chulbul to local MLA Bachcha Bhaiya (Prakash Raj) and rest of the film is an entertaining ride through good triumphing over bad. Analysis: The movie starts off with a pretty good rewinding analogy from it's predecessor Dabangg by clearly explaining it's plot while not wasting time for credits at the same time. First half of the movie is pretty routine stuff with three songs and ample number of fights required to keep the spirits up. From a story perspective there is not a whole lot going around but at the same time there are no boring and lagging aspects lingering around. The tiff between hero and anti-hero is appropriately set for pre-interval episodes and that attempt to jingle up some adrenaline pans out correctly. Second half of the film is where we have the meat - well atleast some ounces of it. The tiff between main characters reaches biblical proportions as the film progresses and reaches it's zenith towards the end of the film. Performances: Salman Khan as Chulbul Pandey was simply at the best of his elements. He grooves exceedingly well in songs and moves very well during action episodes (most them are gun & bullet episodes and not much raw power except for the last fight). The man is built like a bull and must consider shedding some weight just for that leaner look but otherwise he was top notch in his eccentric badass cop look. While he caressed through a rustic and nonchalant character in the initial film, this one saw him through family, care and affection more than anything else. Sonakshi Sinha as chulbul's wife has a believable enough role to play. Prakash Raj as the main anti-hero is totally wasted in the film and all other characters are adequate as per script's demand. Music by Sajid-Wajid is passable but their background score was exquisite. Cinematography by Aseem Mishra looks impressive especially during action sequences. Director Arbaaz Khan must be commended for handling the director's chair along with acting in the movie but regular inexperience with direction is clearly visible in certain scenes. Entertaining moments: --> Romance episodes between hero and heroine --> Teasing episodes between hero and his dad --> Salman's conversations with his constables --> Couple of songs - especially "Pandey jee ki seeti" and "Fevicol se". Tail Piece: None of the scenes from telugu movie "Gabbar Singh" have been improvised in this version.

Jack Lakkapragada
Jack Lakkapragada

Dabangg 2 (Hindi) Making a sequel to an entertaining story line is no easy task especially if the previous installment was a rip roaring commercial success. While Dabangg forged a strong, insurmountable and impregnable commercial foundry for Salman Khan, Dabangg 2 only seems to further it in pure cinematic essence - nothing more nothing less. Plot: Setting is moved to the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and Chulbul Pandey aka Robinhood Pandey (-SALMAN KHAN-) gets transferred over there to continue his eccentric policing. A regular police investigation leads Chulbul to local MLA Bachcha Bhaiya (Prakash Raj) and rest of the film is an entertaining ride through good triumphing over bad. Analysis: The movie starts off with a pretty good rewinding analogy from it's predecessor Dabangg by clearly explaining it's plot while not wasting time for credits at the same time. First half of the movie is pretty routine stuff with three songs and ample number of fights required to keep the spirits up. From a story perspective there is not a whole lot going around but at the same time there are no boring and lagging aspects lingering around. The tiff between hero and anti-hero is appropriately set for pre-interval episodes and that attempt to jingle up some adrenaline pans out correctly. Second half of the film is where we have the meat - well atleast some ounces of it. The tiff between main characters reaches biblical proportions as the film progresses and reaches it's zenith towards the end of the film. Performances: Salman Khan as Chulbul Pandey was simply at the best of his elements. He grooves exceedingly well in songs and moves very well during action episodes (most them are gun & bullet episodes and not much raw power except for the last fight). The man is built like a bull and must consider shedding some weight just for that leaner look but otherwise he was top notch in his eccentric badass cop look. While he caressed through a rustic and nonchalant character in the initial film, this one saw him through family, care and affection more than anything else. Sonakshi Sinha as chulbul's wife has a believable enough role to play. Prakash Raj as the main anti-hero is totally wasted in the film and all other characters are adequate as per script's demand. Music by Sajid-Wajid is passable but their background score was exquisite. Cinematography by Aseem Mishra looks impressive especially during action sequences. Director Arbaaz Khan must be commended for handling the director's chair along with acting in the movie but regular inexperience with direction is clearly visible in certain scenes. Entertaining moments: --> Romance episodes between hero and heroine --> Teasing episodes between hero and his dad --> Salman's conversations with his constables --> Couple of songs - especially "Pandey jee ki seeti" and "Fevicol se". Tail Piece: None of the scenes from telugu movie "Gabbar Singh" have been improvised in this version.

Jack Lakkapragada
Jack Lakkapragada

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