Dabangg 2 - Preview

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) - Stating the obvious: No rating applies to a Salman Khan film for Salman Khan fans.
quick review:

Dabangg 2 increases the dose of wannabe Rajnikanth, only this time around the serving feels lukewarm. But that means nothing to the Saman-fan now, does it? So eye-rollers like me, can continue with the eye-workout. The fans - well, like they need a go ahead from anyone.



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Badass Robin Hood is back. But, then was there ever a Goodass Robin Hood? Oh, look at me going about searching for logic and cohesion in a masala film, again!

But, hey guess what? Here's something I didn't expect from myself - I am actually looking forward to Dabangg 2. Films like Khiladi 786 can do that to you. With a Salman Khan product, the least you can expect is a few decent action sequences, oh-so-silly action comedy and if all else fails at the very least the production values won't remind you of loud TV shows. And of course, without a doubt I expect a lot more people in the audience who are having fun in a Salman Khan film.

Interestingly, none of the trailers I found had much of an inkling to what the movie is going to be about. That either means, the plot is a well-guarded secret or there is none. I know which way I'm inclining towards. But, the official synopsis does imply that the "story" is going to continue from where we left off in Dabangg. It's nice to finally see a sequel which is actually a sequel versus being a mere cash-in on a wannabe franchise name in Hindi cinema, after such a long time.

While I am yet again going to try my best to enjoy Dabangg 2 for what it is, I doubt my needs for sense within the parameters set by the film are going to be met.

Not to mention, 'Zandu balm' gives way to 'Fevicol' in sending out creeps. Kareena's item number - Fevicol adds to my stress by giving me one more song to oppose when kids I know are asked to perform on stage. This is one instance where I will let the label 'high-brow' stick to me. I'm sure the tune is peppy and the song very hummable, but the lyrics... shakes head in despair

Anyway, the music reviews seem to suggest that the sequel's music pretty much sticks to expectations. I hope the film goes beyond. I'm curious to see which way the change of director from Abhinav Kashyap to Arbaaz Khan takes the next episode of Chulbul Pandey.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "The sequel’s soundtrack is a faithful follow-up – a bit too annoyingly faithful, at times."
Music Aloud - "6.5/10"
dunkdaft - "Though with all the tried tested formula tunes - it works perfectly for this masala sequel."
Bollywood Hungama - "4/5"
Bollyspice - "3.5/5"
Apun Ka Choice - "3/5"
Happy Sing - "Overall, Dabangg 2, the album, is the sequel you were waiting for. Hope the movie follows."