Sunday, September 12, 2010
Dabang – The Bang
It’s the story of Chulbul Pandey, a Dabang (fearless) police officer. He lost his father at a very young age, didn’t get any love or guidance from his stepfather, hence wrote his own destiny. He has a love angle – falls in love with a village girl. He has a crime angle – loots the looters. He has a heroic angle – fights against the evil. How Chulbul achieves his love, wins the hearts of his stepfather and stepbrother, avenges his mother’s murder, describe what Dabang is.
Nothing new about the story. It seems like the story has been written in half an hour. They just collected everything that suits Salman Khan and tried to weave them into one string. But applauds to everyone associated with the idea. You need to be “Dabang” to do all this successfully.
Performancewise Salman was fabulous – his stardom goes with the character. His fans will be happy to see him in this avatar. Sonakshi had nothing much to do but looked gorgeous. Dimple Kapadia and Vinod Khanna delivered good performances. Arbaaz Khan was ok.
Songs are the biggest plus point of Dabang though their picturisation seemed to be like those of the nineties. Action can be compared to those of top-class action movies made in the south.
Anyway, Dabang is a fun to watch. It’s made for entertainment and meets the purpose. People who liked Wanted will love this.
I took 15 minutes to write this review and I think it's enough for a movie that has been written in half an hour. So that's all!