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Dabangg 2 Movie Review


Arbaaz... The rise of another Khan

 
 Dabangg 2
Director :  Arbaaz Khan
Music :  Sajid-Wajid
Lyrics :  Sameer, Jalees Sherwani, Ashraf Ali and Irfan Kamal
Starring :  Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Sonu Sood, Malaika Arora (guest appearance) and Kareena Kapoor (guest appearance)

December 21, 2012 02:48:22 PM IST
updated December 22, 2012 10:35:37 AM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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As a producer, Arbaaz Khan hit the nail on the head with the first installment of DABANGG. As a director, he establishes his credentials with DABANGG 2. He gets the mood of the lead actor, has the feel of Brand Dabangg and executes it the way it is meant to be - flashy, with lots of action interspersed with songs; this time from Zandu Balm to Fevicol. There's a double dose of oomph factor as well, with both Munni (Malaika Arora Khan) and Kareena Kapoor dancing to the beat.

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You get what you expect, stylized, and digitalized action (Anal Arasu) with Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) beating the baddies to pulp. This time, the city is Kanpur, and he is out cleaning the mess. He is up against Bachha Bhai (Prakash Raj) a gangster with political ambitions, and the only time Pandey blinks is when he realizes his wife is pregnant. Otherwise, he is as fearless as in the first installment.

In DABANGG 2, Pandey has also made up with his (step) father (Vinod Khanna) and brother Makhan (Arbaaz Khan). This is one happy family. But with the focus solely on Pandey and his karname, the rest fade in the background. Even Sonakshi Sinha has nothing much to do except act coy and mouth a few dialogues.

Just like in Ek Tha Tiger, as soon as Salman's shadow is on screen, the ceetis flow. That's the hysteria he has now created. Get him on the screen, and he is sure to get a resounding welcome. As of date, no other Khan, or star has that impact. Maybe, Rajnikanth in the south.

The movie begins with a kidnap scene. Who else, but Chulbul drives to the rescue of the little lad. From there on its 'Salman entertainment' at its best.

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Prakash Raj as Bachha Bhai is potent. He infuses terror when he comes on screen. Dobriyal too makes the best of the scenes he is given. Apart from Salman, it is also Arbaaz who is having the time of his life. The metamorphoses of Makhan from a shy, timid, guy to one who is game for a fight is a smart twist in the tale. As the director, Arbaaz is in control of things; he shows flashes of his brilliance, which were first evident in DARAAR. DABANGG has now become a brand and I'm sure, like Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa, Pandey will keep coming back to entertain us.

All in all, this is one entertainer. Don't go looking for flaws, just enjoy, DABANGG style.

Rating: 4.0


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