Dabangg - External Reviews
Dabangg, and more so, Salman Khan, won't even allow a reviewer her right to roll her eyes. How can she be the snoot who ignores a packed house is dancing and clapping its way to the background score of an action sequence? She laughs at the silliness on screen and off. She walks out of the theater feeling happy for the people who had come to enjoy and made sure they had a good time. But enjoy, for her own self, did she? Nope. Not a chance.
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55 reviewers have given Dabangg an average rating of 4.0/5.0 (?)
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Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The surprise of Dabanng, however, is that this aggressive masala-fest, hero versus villain, is a mere bookend to the unexpectedly low-key relationship drama in-between, played out in an Omkara-land, resplendent in earthen hues, where politics runs headlong into passions.... full review
Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...The ecstasy in certain quarters over Dabangg seems to prove that no matter how much we may try to impress the West with sophisticated films set amidst the diaspora, or realistic films about starving farmers, we actually just want updates of the old B-Cinema... full review
Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...So Salman Khan's pelvis is more expressive than his face. His lip sync is distinctly dodgy. His dramatic scenes always border a bit on bathos. And he could always do with a few extra inches. But is there a movie that has tapped into his charisma as well as Dabangg? No.... full review
Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha , Planet Bollywood ...If the writing is excellent, the execution by Kashyap is top-notch. Aadmi mein dum hai. He handles each scene with so much finesse that you’ll end up getting gripped with the whole film. I can’t wait to see what Kashyap intends to direct next. ... full review