Review 1 : Dabangg 2 – Salman does it again
|Release date: 21 Dec 2012|
|Director : Arbaaz Khan|
|bollywood3.com Rating : 3.5/5|
|Producer : Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan|
|Music Director : Sajid-Wajid|
|Starring: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj|
Salman Khan always lives up to his fans expectations, and this time he is back with his super hit character Chulbul Pandey. Even though sequels of good movies turn out to be not-so-good, Dabangg 2 had a unique buzz right from the time when it was announced. Directed by debutante Arbaaz Khan, Dabangg 2 also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Prakash Raj in other lead roles. After some huge and unique promotions, Dabangg 2 has finally released. Let’s see how it is.
Chulbul Pandey(Salman Khan) is transferred to Kanpur, where he lives with his wife, Rajjo(Sonakshi Sinha) father, Prajapati Pandey(Vinod Khanna) and brother Makkhi(Arbaaz khan). Chulbul being a fearless police officer that he is, solves a kidnapping case and messes with Baccha Bhaiya’s(Prakash Raj) who is a politician with an immoral attitude. Chulbul fights his gang with his fearless attitude which leaves Baccha Bhaiya gnashing his teeth. He in turn takes revenge by harming Chulbul’s unborn child. The rest of the story is how Chulbul retaliates to Baccha’s crimes and comes out victorious.
Salman Khan is his usual self, keeps the crowd yelling and cheering, scene after scene. His humor and romance is tremendous, but what make the viewers stuck to their seats are his action sequences. He looks dashing in the desi action and yes! Salman khan goes shirtless in one of the scenes. Sonakshi Sinha looks more appealing and beautiful. Unlike the first part, Vinod Khanna shares an affectionate relation with his son and depicts more comedy and humor this time. Acclaimed actor, Prakash Raj plays a villain of the decade with his overwhelming performance.
Busy with his direction, Arbaaz Khan isn’t seen in a lot of scenes. Not that we have much to say about the minus points, but the movie has a few similarities to the first part which could have been a bit different. The second half of the movie contains a little less humor and more action. Being an out-an-out entertainer, the movie could have been more elongated. Apart from these few points, the film couldn’t have been better.
With some new and some old one-liners the dialogues of the movie are just superb as the first part. Music is peppy and numbers like ‘Fevicol Se’ and ‘Pandeyji Seti’, definitely urges the audiences to leave their seats and shake their foot. Also the slow numbers including ‘Dagabaaz Re’ and ‘Saason Ne’ are well sung and also shot nicely. Even though Malaiaka makes a come back for a few seconds in the song, ‘Pandeyji Seti’, Kareena steals the charm with her amazing dancing and pleasing looks. Action sequences have been shot very well and Salman Khan is in his peaks while doing it. Screenplay of the movie is decent and so is the editing.
On the whole, Dabangg 2 is all in all amalgamation of being a perfect family entertainer and one of Salman’s best performances. He once again proves his worth and Dabangg2 is set to create new records at the box-office. A decent and entertaining family outing, Dabangg 2 has everything from music, masti, dance, and romance going its way. Don’t miss it.
Bollywood3 Rating : 3.5/5
Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta