Movie Review: DABANGG
Movies / Cinema:
Actors: Salman Khan ,
The Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer movie received mixed reviews.
Dabangg means fearless.
DABANGG is a story of Chulbul Pandey aka
Robinhood Pandey . He's corrupt but has a
'big heart'. He bashes up fraudulent politicians, goons, loots their
money but doesn't think twice in helping the poor and needy. Elements
like love for mother, romance, struggle with step-father and
step-brother, an effort to fight corrupt politicians and much more is
packed in this film.
Prajapati favours Makhanchan, which does not go down well with Chulbul. He decides to take control of his destiny and detaches himself from his stepfather and half-brother. His sole attachment is his mother.
However, after his mother's demise and an unsuccessful attempt to mend wounds, Chulbul snaps all ties with his step-father and half-brother.
Rajo (Sonakshi Sinha) enters his world and turns life upside down. Chulbul starts to see life more positively and also gets sensitised to the value of a family. But his detractors, Cheddi Singh (Sonu Sood), have their own vested interests and emerge as spokes in the wheels, putting one brother against the other. Makhanchan ends up carrying out an act oblivious to the consequences.
When Makhanchan realises he has been used, he turns to Chulbul. Will Chulbul take his extended hand? Will the brothers be able to thwart their detractors?
Salman Khan makes maximum use of his body language and mannerisms to great effect that makes him stand tall in the saddle where he tries to cover the defects of the film with his sheer charisma.
Sonakshi Sinha looks beautiful and it's a dream debut for her.
The fight sequences by S. Vijayan are crowd pleasers. Salman's introduction at the start and the fight-to-finish in the climax is a paisa vasool stuff. The ring tone thingy in between the fights where Salman starts dancing while punching is entertaining.
Dabangg follows the same graph as Wanted in terms of its treatment. Unfortunately it fails to follow suit of Wanted in terms of its storytelling with a flat narrative.
Sajid-Wajid’s tunes work pretty well for the
film. Sandeep Shirodkar’s background theme track for Salman Khan is catchy. Pranav V Dhiwar edits the film flawlessly amplifying the action and magnifying
the heroism of Salman Khan to good effect. Cinematographer Mahesh Limaye aptly
captures the beauty and bleakness of village.