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  • Ameet Bhuvan

    Ameet Bhuvan (2,108 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - March 02, 2014 7:19 PM IST
    3.6DM (11389 ratings)

    Verdict - Less of a movie more of leftovers from the first edition

    Dabangg 2Watch trailerRelease date : December 21, 2012

    Dabangg 2, at two hours running time, is much like the Roti upma mom would conjure up from last nights dinner. Director Arbaaz khan strings together a number of scenes that were probably edited out of Dabangg's final cut, glues them with a few fights, songs (one of them actually called Fevicol se) and voila, you have a pretend-film starring a superstar who has made pretending to act an art now.

    Chulbul Pandey is now married to Rajjo, has shifted to Kanpur, and is still beating goons like a kid playing with his new yo yo ball. That pretty much sums up the films story- there is absolutely nothing else by way of a plot in the movie. So there is a fight sequence every ten minutes, alternating with a song at the fifteenth minute, and in between Salman cracks some lewd and inane one liners the way only he can.

    Salman Khan is himself in the role in a character that has now been reinforced with some Rajni style power chops. Rest of the actors, Sonakshi, Vinod khanna, Arbaaz himself, are all excuses to fill the frame, having nothing much to do. The biggest disappointment was Prakash Raj as a villain who never really is intimidating nor is even comic.

    That doesn't go to say that Dabangg 2 is unwatchable- the film thankfully is short, crisply edited, and paced well-covering up for its faults. The framework so wonderfully created by the first part is dilligently replicated in the second, though the wow factor that Dabangg had is sorely amiss.

    Dabangg worked brilliantly as it was superb buffonery combined with some astute story telling. It never once took itself seriously and entertained no end. Dabangg 2 on the other hand is an oversmart attempt at cashing in on the Chulbul Salman wave, that does not leave much of an impact. Watch it once, forget it five minutes hence.

    Fevicol is decent, but not a patch on Munni. Dabangg 2 is passable, but cannot hold a candle to the first one.

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