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Dabangg (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 10 September 2010 (India)
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A corrupt police officer faces challenges from his family, gangsters and politicians.

Director:

Abhinav Kashyap (as Abhinav Singh Kashyap)

Writers:

Dilip Shukla, Abhinav Kashyap (as Abhinav Singh Kashyap)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Salman Khan ... Chulbul P. Pandey
Sonakshi Sinha ... Rajjo
Sonu Sood ... Chedi Singh
Arbaaz Khan ... Makhanchan P. Pandey
Vinod Khanna ... Prajapati Pandey
Dimple Kapadia ... Naini P. Pandey
Om Puri ... Inspector Kasturilal Vishkarma
Anupam Kher ... Dayal Babu
Mahie Gill ... Nirmala (as Mahi Gill)
Tinnu Anand ... Ghatyal Master (as Tinu Anand)
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Haria
Murli Sharma ... ACP A.S. Malik
Malaika Arora ... Munni (Dancer) (as Malaika Arora Khan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Feroz Abbasi Feroz Abbasi ... Bholaram
Mahesh Ahuja Mahesh Ahuja ... Jyotishi
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Fearless See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,370,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 490,000,000 (India), 16 September 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$628,137, 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,632,616, 23 December 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,705,998, 31 January 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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This film bought the Single screen audience back to the theatres in large numbers.It generated a distributor share of huge 51 crores in its first week alone including a 18 crores share from single screens alone which was more than the lifetime share for most big films. INFACT,ghajini (second highest grosser at that time) had a distributor share of 57 crores in its lifetime.It remains one of the biggest hits of multiplex era only behind 3 idiots and almost similar to dhoom 3 and a bigger hit than the likes of other mega blockbusters like ghajini,ek tha tiger,chennai express and bodyguard. 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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Crash Boom Bang... Dabangg!
5 February 2011 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg was a resounding success, and yet I did not want to watch it. But I ultimately did, and boy am I surprised. This is one typical action-drama-musical-romance Hindi masala movie, but once you start watching it, there's no way you can stop. It's silly, it's ridiculous, it's mad, it lacks a real storyline, but it's so much fun. The movie has great action sequences, fantastic music, an all-star cast, but more than anything it has Salman Khan, who totally delivers in a role that is a caricature of his own image. That's Chulbul Pandey hands down. He's carefree, he's corrupt, he's cruel, he's tough, he's cool, he's got a good heart, and he's dabangg (fearless). He practically encompasses everything that Salman Khan is known for, and the actor wonderfully displays this fun mixture on-screen to create a role he will definitely be remembered for. In many portions, Dabangg works because it's unintentionally hilarious, and the funniest thing about it lies in the fact that it was actually the intention, and that's what makes it so terribly entertaining. And then it has several moments of drama, and they somehow manage to work. In a few words, Dabangg is one of the rarest of it kind, and is one of the best bad movies of recent years. I recommend you to watch it once, and then watch it again, and again, and again...


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