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Movie Review - Dabangg

I am not a Salman Khan fan because of his excessive theatrics and silliness. So when the lights inside the theater dimmed , I just prayed to be able to sit through the movie. Boy, was I surprised and how!!

Dabangg makes its intention pretty clear with the first scene itself - its not an "intellectual" movie. Its sole intention is to entertain and that it does through  large doses of Chulbul Pandey (played by Salman Khan). Chulbul, a corrupt cop with a golden heart, rules the badlands of Lalganj, Uttar Pradesh. He does so by fighting off tens of armed men through his sheer muscle power while dancing to a caller tune. It doesn't make any sense, and that's the beauty of it.

Rajjo (played by débutante Sonakshi Sinha) is the love interest of Chulbul. He manages to romance her even while fighting off Cheddi Singh (played by Sonu Sood) and waiting for her drunkard father to die so that he could marry her. When her father finally commits suicide, Chulbul doesn't waste a day. He marries Rajjo on the same day as her father's funeral in the wedding ceremony which was supposed to be held for his step-brother Makhanchand Pandey / Makhi (played by Arbaaz Khan)! The madness continues with Chulbul finishing off Cheddi in the epic climactic scene in which Chulbul's shirt automatically gets ripped off his body due to his bulging muscles.

Sonakshi Sinha is confident in her debut movie opposite a superstar. She looks pretty and innocent although she still has to shed a lot of puppy fat. On the technical front, more emphasis should have been put on make-up as one can make out the difference in skin tones when looked at carefully.

On the whole, Dabangg will be major hit in small towns and to a significant extent with the multiplex going audience. Do watch it for its unbridled stupidity and fun else Chulbul would create so many holes in your body that you would be confused from where to breathe and from where to... you know better. 

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