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Salman Khan is back with a bang as Chulbul Pandey aka Robinhood Pandey in Dabangg. Dabangg, made in a typical Uttar Pradesh atmosphere has Salman Khan playing a funny but tough cop.

The story revolves around Chulbul Pandey, who undergoes ‘sadma’ for three times in his life. He have local goons to tackle with, a beautiful young lady to romance, a mother to take care of and a step-father and step-brother to hate.

The bindass cop, fights in the air (kinda superman!) and can handle ‘n’ number of goons at a stretch. Though few action sequences were too much to believe, they are a treat for Salman’s fans. I don’t think no one other than Salman Khan could add so much life to the character of Chulbul Pandey.

His lady loveSonakshi Sinha appeared in a few romantic and funny sequences. Her performance as a traditional UP belle, having the responsibility of her drunkard father was decent enough for a debutante. Her facial features are unique and different from today’s actresses. She made a good pair with Salman on screen.

This review couldn’t be completed without the mention of Sonu Sood, who played the role of a local politician with elan. After his various attempts to ruin Chulbul, he finally takes the advantage of the ignorant and helpless Makhan Chand Pandey (Arbaaz Khan),  step-brother of Chulbul.

Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Om Puri, Mahesh Manjrekar and Mahie Gill have fitted their bill perfectly. Malaika as ‘Munni’ added the required spice and her song was in sync with the plot.

Though the story line is not completely unique, Dabangg is a good one to opt for this festive season. It is a composed movie, with no overdose anywhere. There are no major unnecessary plots.

The life of the movie lies with Salman Khan and Sonu Sood who have given impeccable performances. Dabangg is a fun, action and romance filled entertainer.

My rating: 3.25/5

P.S: (Thank god! there was no rona-dhona)

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