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Dabangg  (2010 - Hindi)

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Dabangg cumulative rating: 4.1 out of 54.1/5 (109 users)

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  • Heroism is Back.....

    Dabangg rating: 8 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 10 Sep 2010)

    60’s & 70’s were the era of musical films in Hindi cinema, with good dash of drama. 80’s made the masala films bigger with multi star cast and larger than life production values. Sadly the invasion of video era created a barrier between the classes and the masses. The former decided to stay back at home and enjoy the privacy of watching films and the later dominated the cinema hall. Thus films were majorly made, keeping in mind the audience. This audience wanted time pass masala entertainer, with good songs, dialogs, action and heroism. There were some mind blowing films which made this genre more popular, but on reverse side there were loads of craps too. 90’s started the musical era and the classes came back, thus taking masala entertainer a back seat with b grade films. Slowly this too started to vanish out as mass pullers actors like Mithunda, Dharmendra, etc were aging out and other action starts like Akshay Kumar or Sunil Shetty too shifted their camp to the classes and multiplex audience. These audiences were left on the fate of dub Hollywood films, dub south Indian action starrer and last but not the least the Bhojpuri industry. The film makers changed but the audience still was there and will be there for the masala entertainers. Last year Salman Khan’s Wanted opened the eyes of today’s Mumbai based producers that Single screen still exist and if given chance can earn great amount of money. So Salman Khan comes back with another Wanted type avatar in Dabangg. Will it mark the return of the lost era or will try to just cash in on the Wanted spill over? Let’s find out.

    “Dabangg” is story of Chulbul Pandey {Salman Khan} a daredevil cop who lives his life on his own term. He stays with his mother {Dimple Kapadia}, Step father {Vinod Khanna} and Step Brother Makkhan Singh {Arbaaz Khan}. The relationship of Chulbul with his step father is total sour and both keep quite just due to his mother. Chulbul steals the robbed money from the goons and keep it for his team and later take total action on the goons. In that process he arrests the main person of Cheddi Singh {Sonu Sood} . Cheddi decides to finish Chulbul and thus starts manipulating things, he tries to take advantage of the family differences. But will chulbul let this happen ? Well that’s what the movie all about.

    The story is typical and one liner, but it’s the happenings which makes the film. When you go for Masala Entertainer what you want is to not get bore and just keep digging for your popcorn and that’s what this film makes you do. The screenplay holds you tight trough out the film. There are some enjoyable moments like Salman’ Entry fight, All cops saying Jokes to Sonakshi, The whole Train fight, Salman-Sonakshi scenes, Vinod Khanna-Salman Scene in hospital, etc. Also Dialogs are the biggest U.S.P of this film, you will hear more of them in recent times. To name few – Iss Policewale, Haramzaade se yaad aaya, Mote wale iss taraf, Jabraat, Saas kaha se, Un Kamino ka bhagwaan and loads more. Editing is crisp, and does not give you time to think in this film. Camera work is of top notch, Mahesh has done a good job. Action scenes are entertaining, total in style of telugu films. The climax fight with whole indian Hulk stuff went over the top, but I guess the masses are going to enjoy that too.

    In a Masala Entertainer music has to be super hit and in dabangg it is. Hoor hoor dabangg, Tere Mast Mast do nain, Humka Peeni Hai are total entertaining. Munni by Jatin Pandit is the song of the film, it goes on the level of Jumma Chumma, Chaiya Chaiya and others. Background music lifts the mood of the film. All the songs are shot very well.

    Abhinav Kashyap does the total opposite of what his brother has been doing. He marks his debut with a total masala Hindi film and does an impressive start. His whole Central India theme add a spice to the film. There are many loop holes in the film, but he does not let you think over them as he has next dish in the platter ready for you. He knew his audience and has made a perfect film for them. Still one thing which was bit less was the memorable scenes in an entertainer film. All the entertainer films we remember there are some or another memorable scenes which we keep remembering for lifetime, on that note dabangg fell bit short.

    Salman Khan marks the Return of Heroism, A alien word in the era of Multiplex films, he reminds you of Mitunda, Dharmendra, Big B, etc. His style, Attitude, Screen Presence, total characterization, dialog delivery, fights, etc are outstanding. You feel like whistling while watching him in almost every scene. Sonakshi looked sweet and salty. Though she dint have much to perform, but managed to give a impressive debut opposite the stylish khan. Sonu Sood in the role of the bad guy reminds of Amrish puri in the earlier films. Loved him dancing in Munni Badnaam – Too good. Vinod Khanna and Dimple were kind of ok. Arbaaz Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Anupam Kher, Mahi Gill give good support.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?

    Dumdaar pataka hai yeh, but only for those who love such type of films. It’s a strict no-no for all those intellectuals who does not prefer masala entertainers. For rest who want to enjoy the worth of their ticket with big bucket of Popcorn, then rush for Dabanng but with keeping in mind masala entertainer film. The film fells bit low as in comparison with Wanted, but lives up to its Mammoth expectation which was created by the promos, songs and Salman Khan. We are Indians and have feasted on films of Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun and other entertainers, how much we try to run away or show least interest in such films, we still need bit of such fast food in our normal protein or bland diet food. Salman gives us the spice in our today’s films and says it loudly that Heroism is back and is going to stay forever as far as Hindi Cinema goes.

    Ratings : 3.5+/5

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