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Fearless (2010)

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


Abhinav Kashyap (as Abhinav Singh Kashyap)


Dilip Shukla, Abhinav Kashyap (as Abhinav Singh Kashyap)
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Credited cast:
Salman Khan ... Inspector Chulbul Pandey
Sonakshi Sinha ... Rajjo
Sonu Sood ... Chedi Singh
Arbaaz Khan ... Makhanchan 'Makkhi' Prajapati 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


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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Action | Comedy


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Did You Know?


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 »


When Rajjo is stuck with her father on a railway track, a train passes by on the track next to them and within few seconds a train arrives on the same track from opposite direction. See more »

Alternate Versions

The distributor chose to release a pre-cut version of the film in the UK, these edits removed moments of strong violence. This edited version was classified 12A. The uncut version was later submitted for classification and classified 15. See more »


Referenced in Oh No! (2014) See more »


Tere Mast Do Nain
Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Arshikha Loey
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The Legend of Chulbul Pandey!
10 September 2010 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

'Dabangg', 'Dabangg', 'Dabangg', 'Dabangg'.... the most-discussed chat of this week, finally has hit the silver-screen! And fortunately, 'Dabangg' lives up to it's gargantuan expectations!

Let me get this straight: 'Dabangg' is no path-breaking, life-changing cinema. It has an outdated story, which worked big time back in the 1980's, but it's presentation & execution is mind-blowing. This one's an out-and-out mass entertainer, with perfect direction, clap-worthy dialouge, Marvelous Action, Meldious Music & Salman like never before!

'Dabangg' starts with a bang, slips in the middle, but picks up big time in the final 30-minutes. The climax is bombastic, it's kick-ass & worth whistling. One more thing that works for this film, is that, it's not a violent experience. It has loads of Action, but there's hardly any bloodshed.

Abhinav's direction is perfect. The Screenplay is Mass-Meant, it has Action, Romance, Comedy & little bit Melodrama. Cinematography is satisfactory. Stunts are marvelous. The Music is a chart-buster!

In the acting department, Salman is the life of the show. As Chulbul Pandey, he performs fearlessly & leaves you in awe of him. Chulbul Pandey is sure to go down as a legendary character. Sonu Sood is another topper. He excels as the conniving villain. Sonakshi makes a good debut. Dimple is wonderful in a brief role. Arbaaz Khan is decent. Vinod Khanna is able. Om Puri is wasted. Ditto for Anupam Kher. Mahesh Manjrekar is good. Tinnu Anand is effective. Mahi Gill is casual.

On the whole, The Legend of Chulbul Pandey is worth your time and money. A Fearless, Thumbs Up!

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Release Date:

10 September 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$9,370,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$628,137, 12 September 2010

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Dolby Digital


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