Dabangg 2 - Notepad

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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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.