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Dabangg 2

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."

Dabangg 2 - Movie Details

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Comments (13)

Shreeja N:

You've got a terrific sense of humour :)I doubt if Dabanng 2 has a solid storyline and a plot,but I guess 'Fevicol', PJs and action sequences will have the aam junta glued to their seats.

meetu:

Ha ha @Shreeja, you think so? I have a feeling my sense of humor is not going to be good enough to enjoy Dabangg 2. ;)

meetu:

@Dattaprasad he he...as long as I don't mind the professional hazards, all's well, I guess ;)

meetu:

@Velagyan yep, for better or for worse, that is the only question... :)

meetu:

@Salman Khan thank you! Love your name ;)

Gautam:

You and me definitely watched it with a different audience :) In my theater, I couldn't hear the dialog for the first fifteen minutes due to the noise from the crowd and during the 'Fevicol' song I couldn't see the screen as everyone was up and dancing on the seats!! And almost for the entire duration of the movie I had a crazy grin on my face :D Its an experience that I would pay for any day no matter how many he repeats the same formula.

Back late from the show it was almost midnight with nary a soul awake. I made myself some hot soup and watched 'Salmon fishing in the Yemen', end to a perfect day :)

Suman Chakraborty:

Direction: 2
Story: 0.5
Lead Actors: 2
Character Artists: 0.5

Dialogues: 2
Screenplay: 0.5
Music Director: 1.5
Lyrics: 1

meetu:

@moscow - "Same thing everytime"- i agree.

@Gautam - oh lovely! That's what I was looking forward to! And I agree with "Its an experience that I would pay for any day no matter how many he repeats the same formula."
Doesn't make me like the film any more or less, but enriches the experience, nevertheless.

@Suman I hear ya!

Taj Mehta:

Power pack action film... Salman keeps you glued to the seat… To book the tickets download Dabangg2 Mobile app from Google store and Apple store...

TimELiebe:

@Meetu - you know, DABANGG is playing at my local multiplex in upstate New York! We were all really surprised to see a masala show up right next to THE HOBBITT and DJANGO UNCHAINED - and we'd be delighted, if it weren't a Salman Khan vehicle....

meetu:

@TimELiebe Oh well, at least it is a start. :)

Mansi:

...A pistol in hand is more than he can ask for, to fight 20 odd beasts (no one questions why they won't get him all together instead of trying their luck one by one); a spin of his arm gets his opponent down in one fell swoop; his presence most times, is enough to scare away the scariest looking brutes. He's as macho fighting the goons as romancing his wife with all the smirkish liveliness and the giggles, that by the way, does not make you balk. It only makes you fall more in love with this Chulbul 'charming' Pandey... http://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.in/2012/12/back-with-dabangg.html

EatPrayLoveMovies:

...A pistol in hand is more than he can ask for, to fight 20 odd beasts (no one questions why they won't get him all together instead of trying their luck one by one); a spin of his arm gets his opponent down in one fell swoop; his presence most times, is enough to scare away the scariest looking brutes. He's as macho fighting the goons as romancing his wife with all the smirkish liveliness and the giggles, that by the way, does not make you balk. It only makes you fall more in love with this Chulbul 'charming' Pandey... http://eatpraylovemovies.blogspot.in/2012/12/back-with-dabangg.html

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