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Cine Peek

Cine ‘Peek’ of the Week: Dabaang


By Chirag Jain

Movie: Dabangg
Genre: Action
Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha,
Direction: Abhinav Kashyap
Theme: Chulbul ‘Robinhood Pandey is a corrupt, yet dabanng cop. He is out there to live in this world by his own terms. But everything has its own strings attached.
Positives: Real short movie. Fast paced. Full marks for action: Better than Expendables in many regards, despite the fact that it contained all the big guns, and here we have just one Salman. Great combination of cheeky as well as romantic songs. Add to that the ‘dabangg’ dance steps by Salman. The dialogues are just made-to-order for the movie, and there could not have been a more apt role for Salman, neither does it seem that anyone other than him could have done better justice to the protagonist role. And the starting as well as the ending shots (apart from ‘Munni badnaam’) are a must-must watch.
Negatives: Logic’s just ain’t there at some places.
Critic Rating: 3.5/5
Entertainment Rating: 6/5
Paisa Vasool: Definitely yes @Ajanta. Even if it means getting the tickets in black.
Final Reco: This is a big time treat for Salman fans. A real entertainer for sure. This one may just be his best performance in his rather long bollywood career. And yes, this movie comes with a guarantee: you just can’t stop whistling/laughing/smirking/commenting for the entire length of the movie. Go get Dabangged.