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Reader reviews: Full marks to Arbaaz Khan for Dabangg 2

Last updated on: December 29, 2012 17:11 IST

Reader reviews: Full marks to Arbaaz Khan for Dabangg 2

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We asked you to send in your Dabangg 2 reviews, and we got a fabulous response!

In the
first part of our special series, we saw quite a few reader reviews. Here's presenting the second part of the series:

Girish Menon

Not long ago, Chulbul's Pandey's antics and his superhero-like persona set the tone for a Bollywood potboiler that was lapped up by the young and old alike. It consolidated Salman Khan's position as the darling of the masses and led to a flurry of movies which gave him ample opportunities to flaunt his invincibility in the onscreen roles that he portrayed.
 
Though almost all of them have been illogical, each one has been declared a blockbuster crossing the coveted Rs 100 crore mark.
 
It wouldn't be wrong to point out that production houses got more serious about this figure because of the thunderous response that Salman Khan's films have received over the last couple of years.

Two years after Dabangg, Salman returns with its second installment directed by Arbaaz Khan, The promos were appealing enough to drag movie goers seeking masala entertainment to the theatres. I can say for sure that they would return with a smile on their lips, a statement that proves that Salman's latest offering has all ingredients to keep the public glued to the seat.

The story picks up from where Dabangg ended. Pandeyji, along with his family and sidekicks moves to a bigger town and battles bigger villains effortlessly. He romances his wife Rajoji (Sonakshi Sinha), cracks jokes with his foe-turned-friends, father Prajapathi and brother Makkhi, mouths feisty dialogues, dances like nobody's watching and makes mince meat of Bachha Singh (Prakash Raj ) and his brigade who try to harm his family.

In other words, a complete potpourri of action, drama, emotion and humour.

What works for the film is Salman's mass hero image and the songs which have shades of those in the first installment. If Malaika set the screen on fire in Dabangg with Munni Badnaam Hui (and a guest appearance in the song Pandeji Seeti in Dababng 2), Kareena, entices you with her sexy moves in Fevicol Se.

Apart from Salman, all other characters, as usual  seem relegated to the backseat. Prakash Raj looks menacing, but it would have made a greater impact had Arbaaz Khan let the veteran actor use his own voice rather than have his dialogues dubbed by someone.
 
As a debutant director, Arbaaz seems to know the pulse of the audience very well. Full marks to him for ensuring that his bhaijaan's on screen presence is absolutely electrifying.

If you are a lover of meaningful, arthouse cinema neither Dabangg nor Dabangg 2 would be advisable. But then, if you prefer something which is high on all quotients like action, drama, romance and comedy, this is a movie, that is not to be missed. 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Image: Arbaaz and Salman Khan on the sets of Dabangg


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'Dabangg 2 lacks the emotional connect'

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Bhavesh Suraj Gupta

Dabangg 2 is only about stylised action. No element of the film (except action) -- be it story, screenplay, dialogues, music or editing -- has the freshness Dabangg had.

Dabangg 2 lacks the emotional connect required for such story line. The dialogues are more layman; neither unique nor impactful. Salman Khan's style of acting is charming but unfortunately rest of the characters -- portrayed by Sonakshi, Vinod Khanna and Arbaaz Khan -- are the same. There was a point where I felt it was an overdose of no-so-funny comedy.

Prakash Raj as villian is portrayed in a similar avatar as Singham. As always, he acted brilliantly but again the dialogues that make an Indian villain larger than life lacked lustre.

All in all, Abhinav Kashyap's touch was missing in Dabangg 2 which has made all the difference.

Image: Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg 2


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'After Amitabh, Salman is the next who has so much star power'

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Nirav Shah 

Nice Movie, a complete entertainment.

Those who missed Dabangg in theaters should watch Dabangg 2, and those who already enjoyed Dabangg in theaters, no need to say anything.

Dabangg is a complete paisa vasool movie.

After Amitabh Bachchan, Salman is the next who has so much star power.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Image: Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg 2


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'Dabaang 2 is a maha bakwas movie!'

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Anand Sharma

Maha bakwas movie! Please learn from Aamir khan and make some sensible stuff!!

Image: Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg 2


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