Tuesday, September 14, 2010

DABANGG MOVIE REVIEW

Director: Abhinav Kashyap
Producer :Arbaaz Khan,Malaika Arora,Dhillin Mehta

Written by : Dilip Shukla,Abhinav Kashyap

Star Cast: Salman Khan,Arbaaz Khan,Sonakshi Sinha,Sonu Sood,Vinod Khanna,Dimple Kapadia Music : Sajid-Wajid

Cinematography: Mahesh Limaye

Editing : Pranav Dhiwar

Studio: Mehboob Studio,Filmcity

Distributed by: Arbaaz Khan Productions,Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd

Released date :10 September 2010

Rating:


Dabangg Hindi Movie Review:


Story and Movie Analysis:

Dabangg means fearless. Someone who doesn’t care a damn! As much as the film doesn’t care a damn for coming up with any innovative storyline. Like the intrepid Chulbul Pandey who tries to intermittently hide his soggy eyes behind his sunglasses, the film tries to camouflage its deficiency of substance with an abundance of Salman’s splendid style.
So what you have here is a masala potboiler with customary ingredients of two stepbrothers, a doting mother, a romance track, an item number, five action sequences, a topless Salman scene and a happy end. To cover up the conventionalism of his script, director Abhinav Singh Kashyup makes the action director and editor work overtime. And to make Salman Khan’s character look strong and supreme, every other character in the film is diluted or diminished.

So you have a dauntless corrupt cop Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) who fears nothing amongst family, friends or foes. Family comprises of stepbrother Makhi (Arbaaz Khan) and stepfather (Vinod Khanna) with whom he shares a love-hate relationship. Girlfriend happens to be village belle (Sonakshi Sinha) with whom he insists for a love-love relationship. Foe is the dubious goon (Sonu Sood) who will be ridiculed subsequently for his hole-some name Cheddi Singh and punched hollow in the climax.

Unarguably modeled on lines of Salman’s last hit Wanted , Dabangg is as much slick on stylized action, dialogue dramebaazi , a commanding protagonist and Salman’s signature dance steps. From his mortal combat entry sequence, to an introduction song, to the action-packed interval point (where he shields the heroine) to the climax tussle where he goes topless, 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.

One doesn’t expect an intellectual or inventive story from a Salman Khan film but the writing by Abhinav Kashyup and Dilip Shukla is pretty predictable and dated. Other than some domestic drama, a lighthearted love story and some heavy-duty action (where the same scoundrel-sidekick is mauled thrice), there isn’t much that happens in the first half. After his initial induction, the villain almost goes missing only to resurface in the middle of the second half. And while you expect a political conspiracy would initiate on his return, the film heads towards a routine climax.

Unlike sibling rivalry dramas like Gunga Jumna, Deewaar or Ram Lakhan where the younger brother is a competent contender to the elder, here Arbaaz ends up being a puny pawn before the glorified Salman. The potential drama between the two brothers is substituted by dishoom dishoom . Also Mahesh Manjrekar’s death was as needless as his existence in the plot.

What still makes Dabangg click is Salman Khan, Salman Khan and Salman Khan. He is the literal one-man army of the film and Bollywood’s answer to Rajnikant when it comes to single-handedly mincing meat of the countless crooks and then flipping his sunglasses with as much panache. Dressed in formals throughout and with a spruced up moustache, Salman looks handsome like never before. He flirts with his girlfriend so casually that you find him charming. His signature dance steps are an ideal tribute to non-dancers and yet so groovy. When he cries on his mother’s death, his face radiates innocent vulnerability. And even when his shirt tears up in automated mode in the final fight scene, you look forward to his topless torso and fearless fight.
Artist Performance:
Other than Salman Khan who shines bright, Sonakshi Sinha looks refreshing and ravishing and shares good chemistry with Salman Khan. Arbaaz Khan is marred by weak characterization and ends up being a secondary cast caricature. Sonu Sood plays the archetypal villain. Malaika Arora fills in as the standard item girl. Everyone else from Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vinod Khanna to Mahie Gill are wasted.

Technical Departments:
Sajid-Wajid’s tunes work pretty well for the film. Sandeep Shirodkar’s background theme track for Salman Khan is catchy. The raw and power-packed action sequences by Vijayan Master are a major highlight. 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 Wai village.

Final Veiw:
Try to find a novel storyline and there is none in Dabangg . Try to find Salman Khan and there is nothing else. You are the die hard fan of sallu just go and watch it.

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