A corrupt police officer faces challenges from his family, gangsters and politicians.

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Naini P. Pandey
Arbaaz Khan ...
Makhanchan P. Pandey
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Inspector Kasturilal Vishkarma
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Dayal Babu
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Chedi Singh
Tinnu Anand ...
Ghatyal Master (as Tinu Anand)
Mahesh Manjrekar ...
Haria
Murli Sharma ...
ACP A.S. Malik
Malaika Arora ...
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Nirmala (as Mahi Gill)
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Set in Uttar Pradesh, Chulbul Pandey is a young boy who lives with his mother Naini, stepfather Prajapati, and younger half-brother Makkhi. Chulbul is constantly angry that his step-father is always partial towards his own biological son. 21 years later, Chulbul is a rowdy, mischievous, and sometimes crooked cop, who refers to himself as "Robin Hood." He does everything in his own indomitable way; whether it's dealing with corrupt politician and thug Chedi Singh, fighting a family feud, or romancing stunning Rajo. Written by L. Hamre

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10 September 2010 (India)  »

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Budget:

$9,370,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£332,673 (UK) (10 September 2010)

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$1,258,932 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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Sonakshi's debut. See more »

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When Chulbul goes to buy a water pitcher from Rajo, he offers her rs.500. In alternative shots, the currency note is furled and unfurled See more »

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Referenced in Singham (2011) See more »

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Humka Peeni Hai
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Dabangg offers tremendous value for money
11 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the unstoppable Macho-man, Salman Khan excels in action sequences. He is, of course known to be stiff and it becomes very apparent while he is dancing but it is fun to watch no doubt, when he lets loose in most songs and just goes wild. Delivering bhojpuri dialogs, threats and romanticism, Salman Khan earns your whistling and hooting. Wanted and Dabangg both would've been catastrophic flops if it weren't for Salman re-inventing himself. Here, he doesn't look like he is out to prove that point. Most of the time, you can see him simply enjoying himself. Arbaaz Khan is passable but could've been sillier to add to the fun as Makhi. Om Puri, Vinod Khanna and Anupam Kher in cameos were superlative while Mahesh Manjrekar delivered a shockingly good performance as a drunkard father. Sonu Sood has been better in 'Jodha Akbar' but he is quite adequate as Chulbul Pandey's adversary. Newcomer Sonakshi Sinha looks beautiful, can put up a straight face pretty well and can compete well against her contemporaries.

It goes without saying that Dabangg was never going to be an intellectual enricher. This is pure, flawed entertainment and that is how it needs to be enjoyed. The action seems like a spoof of our southern counterparts and therefore, is fun to watch. Dialogues, however rude at times: 'haraamzade se yaad aaya, aapke sasur kaise hai?' are thoroughly laugh worthy and the sensational cinematography around Salman's entry at various points in the film augments his heroism. Considering these factors, Dabangg offers tremendous value for money and is no surprise that it opened to such an overwhelming response. Nevertheless, this is not going to be a revolution in Bollywood but just a passing tide and it better remain that way.


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