Dabangg 2: A Review


Chulbul Pandey Hits the Big Screen Again

The most beloved inspector of all times, Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) is back. And I say most beloved because the public clapped in the multiplex where I watched the movie when Robinhood Pandey made his outstanding entry.

Chulbul Pandey is no longer living in a small town, and has shifted to Kanpur. No, he hasn’t been transferred; rather, he has asked to be transferred over to the city. He has moved with his wife Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha), step-father Prajapati Pandey (Vinod Khanna) and step-brother Makhanchand Pandey aka Makkhi. Surprisingly enough, Tiwari ji and Chaubey ji have come along with Pandey ji.

Bachcha Bhaiya (Prakash Raj), the local gangster-politician of Kanpur – along with his younger brothers Chunni and Genda – is a huge threat to the locals. No one dares to speak against him. Those who stand up against Bachcha Bhaiya’s tyranny or at least try to do so, end up beaten up, or worse, dead.

Okay, first things first. Who named the gangsters in the movie? If it was their father or mother then I can safely say that their parents hated them because there is no other reason why anybody would name their children Baccha, Chunni and Genda. Of course, unless they really want us to make fun of their kids. I wonder if the gangsters were beaten up as kids and bullied a lot! Inspector Pandey proves my point. Not only does he make fun of their names, but also beats the hell out of them.

So, Bachcha Bhaiya is the bad guy with a funny name, and Chulbul Pandey is the hero. Sure, he has a funny name too, but then he is the hero; everything looks good on a hero. However, if the bad guy doesn’t inspire fear and terror in his audience, he isn’t doing a really good job.

Anyway, Chulbul Pandey kills Genda, and Bachcha Bhaiya swears to avenge his brother’s death. This leads to the climax of the movie where Chulbul gets into a fight with the bad guys and their subordinates. You want to know if Salman bhai takes off his shirt in this movie?

No, he doesn’t take off his shirt. Chunni does that for him and we get to see the six pack abs! Or were they eight? I couldn’t count properly in the dark for I was way too happy as Salman Khan keeps up the tradition.

Dabangg 2 contains the essence of Dabangg and is yet a novelty in itself. Chulbul Pandey is the same funny, corrupt and yet honest police officer. There are a lot of scenes that are linked to the prequel of the movie and would make sense if someone has watched the prequel.

The music in the film is by Sajid-Wajid who also gave music for the prequel, Dabangg. There is a distinct similarity of the songs in Dabangg 2 to the songs in Dabangg. Each song in the first movie seems to be a counterpart to one in its follow up. While Malaika Arora Khan ruled 2010 with her item song Munni Badnaam Hui, this time Kareena Kapoor presents her exquisite dance moves with Fevicol Se.

In the song Pandey Ji Seeti, the policemen are wearing their official caps with glow-in-the-dark top surface which looks really cool when they dance. Malaika gives a special appearance in this song.

Dabangg 2 is produced by Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan. Arbaaz is also the director of the movie. The movie was shot at Kamalistan Studios in Mumbai where Kanpur city was reconstructed in the studio. The complete studio was rented to shoot the movie which is the first time in Bollywood. The theme song of the movie that comes with the casting is amazing. The idea is really innovative and builds up the perfect anticipation for the movie that’s just about to begin.

The movie is a paisa vasool and gives the viewers 120 minutes of entertainment, taking them  far away from their problems.

Kunjika Rawat

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