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

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Naini P. Pandey
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Makhanchan P. Pandey
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Inspector Kasturilal Vishkarma
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Dayal Babu
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Chedi Singh
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Ghatyal Master (as Tinu Anand)
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Haria
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ACP A.S. Malik
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Munni - Dancer / Singer (as Malaika Arora Khan)
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$9,370,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£332,673 (UK) (10 September 2010)

Gross:

$1,258,932 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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Apparently, Abhinay Kashyap, brother of Anurag Kashyap, wanted to make the film a gritty realistic fare like his brother's films. At that point Randeep Hooda was to play the lead role. When Arbaaz heard the script, he decided to up the films budget and make it a full fledged masala commercial film. Wanted was a big hit, Salman Khan changed the entire script and brought in action, one-liners and also the item song. 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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References (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Hud Hud Dabangg
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Salman is way too bigger than movies he acts in.
13 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Salman is way too bigger than movies he acts in. It's always about Salman in his movies. He loves to play almost himself and adds his superstar persona in every role he does and people love it and only he can dare it. The only true star of bollywood, rest others are moons, they need good story, good producer and blah blah blah. If you are expecting drama dose with some character artists working in preachy subject or based on a true story or inspired by some popular book, watch something else. This is strictly Bollywood entertainment and the king is entertainment is at his best.

Salman is a corrupt but golden-hearted police officer in a small town of U.P. He dotes on his mother (Dimple) but hates his stepfather (Vinod Khanna) and stepbrother (Arbaaz Khan). He is at loggerheads with the local politician, Sonu Sood, who sets the two half brothers against one another. Sonakshi is Salman's love interest in the film.

What's Good: Salman Khan's performance; the songs, particularly Munni badnaam huyi and Tere mast mast do nain; the action and stunts; the humour.

What's Bad: Not bad, but the story offers absolutely no novelty.

Verdict: Dabangg will rock at the box-office. A sureshot and a huge hit!


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