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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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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Robin-Hood Pandey (Salman Khan) is in Kanpur to clean the town of its dirty goons and politicians.

What Worked

  • That Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) and co are chewing on raw tamarind. For some reason, it was funny.
  • Vinod Khanna's performance in the park scene where Chulbul Pandey responds to his fears.
  • The Police Department's uprightedness. You do wish this film somehow inspired a few police officers to work for the common man.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The drumroll that builds-up to indicate a Salman entry. In fact, the background music throughout serves as a cue to the emotion you are supposed to feel. Pretty annoying. Not to mention slapsticky sound effects to induce laughter.
  • The promise by Salman Khan and a female reporter that we should expect a lot of fun!
  • The knuckle dance.
  • The product placement was outright disgusting.
  • The transfer of sunglasses from Sonakshi Sinha to Salman Khan.
  • Even for a film of this caliber, why would a witness wait to make a call before going to the court?
  • The facade of women's lib.
  • The comedy made out of a midget and lame person.
  • The [*DDLJ*](http://wogma.com/article/revisiting-ddlj/ "Essay on Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge") references.
  • Acting by the man who plays Bachcha Bhaiya's (Prakash Raaj's) guru
  • Makhhi Singh's (Arbaaz Khan's) track in the story.

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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