Dabangg 2 (12A)

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Bollywood

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Mon Dec 24 2012

Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan), Bollywood’s best-loved badass cop, is back. This sequel to one of the biggest ever blockbusters is louder, cruder and just as inane as the 2010 original.

When our ‘fearless’ (as the title translates) hero, his wife Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha) and child relocate to a new town, Chulbul is outraged to learn that it’s run by a criminal-turned-politician Baccha Bhaiyya (Prakash Raj) and his two thuggish brothers. Naturally, Chulbul sets out to clean up the locality using brute force.

Forget about the dosa-thin ‘good versus evil’ plot, this is a star vehicle to showcase, yet again, Salman Khan’s questionable acting skills and his gym-bunny body. In that respect, this potboiler delivers the punch. Khan’s hammy antics will delight his devoted (mostly teenage male) fans, admiring his washboard pecs as he trashes baddies.

This represents everything that is laughable about masala Bollywood movies and glorifies rampant ‘macho’ behaviour in sexist modern Indian society. You will either get excited or embarrassed when a pouty diva (Kareena Kapoor) in a spicy ‘item’ dance number does the trademark pelvic thrusts whilst referring to herself as a hot ‘tandoor’ (oven). This tikka-turkey might prove festive fun – but only for its target audience.

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12A

UK release:

Fri Dec 21, 2012

Duration:

121 mins

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Beckenham boy

Just saw the movie and loved it to bits. I reckon it was better than Skyfall rubbish, where a lame agent moves to mountains to save his boss. If I may ask with all the humbleness if my learned friends here, do they really believe that all bollywood action fare is sub standard, leads to loss of time and doesn’t have anything to do with efforts. Dabang2 represents the challenge of bollywood to cookie cut Hollywood, it represents a good plot, a excellent written scripts, attention to fine details (no one seem to notice how close the cops uniform are close to what Bihar cops wear, but I don’t think many commentators have visited Bihar) I’m sure Sherry, AD, Dan have watched the movie closely but is there a reason pelvic thrust can’t be compared to Salsa since both are dances of the masses and why is that a Jet Lee can smash many at one go but Salman can’t Let’s think and reflect does Salman really deserves this taking down or our PoV seems to be deflected.

Beckenham boy

Just saw the movie and loved it to bits. I reckon it was better than Skyfall rubbish, where a lame agent moves to mountains to save his boss. If I may ask with all the humbleness if my learned friends here, do they really believe that all bollywood action fare is sub standard, leads to loss of time and doesn’t have anything to do with efforts. Dabang2 represents the challenge of bollywood to cookie cut Hollywood, it represents a good plot, a excellent written scripts, attention to fine details (no one seem to notice how close the cops uniform are close to what Bihar cops wear, but I don’t think many commentators have visited Bihar) I’m sure Sherry, AD, Dan have watched the movie closely but is there a reason pelvic thrust can’t be compared to Salsa since both are dances of the masses and why is that a Jet Lee can smash many at one go but Salman can’t Let’s think and reflect does Salman really deserves this taking down or our PoV seems to be deflected.

dAN

this movie was the same as the first.. no need to see the same disaster twice!