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Dabangg (2010)

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

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(as Abhinav Singh Kashyap)

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, (as Abhinav Singh Kashyap)
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Prajapati Pandey
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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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Jyotishi
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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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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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Chori Kiya Re Jiya
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Avoid it
14 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was avoiding it for a long time but atlast watched as I had heard enough of the hype. Now I just don't know what to say. Am truly astonished how they won so many awards for it. Well I wonder how many movies they copied from. Mmmmm Inglourious Basterds, Matrix, Desperado, Planet Terror, The Transporter, Sherlock Holmes, The Dark Knight, Romeo must Die, District B 13, Kill Bill of what I know and etc etc. There is no character development and they have not tried to characterize any other character than Chulbul Pandey's. Dialogs are pathetic for me. There is no scene where I could laugh. Action scenes are much more pathetic and its foolish to say that why can't we like such scenes in bollywood if we like such mindless action in Hollywood movies. The answer is simple they are screened with perfection making them realistic with efficient direction. Abhinav Kashyap here simply tries to grab the style of Tarantino and place it exactly over his project but he even could not do that. Sonakshi Sinha has nothing to do with the movie and it would not have mattered at all if they removed her completely. She should at least learn to speak the dialogs if she's been given two or so. There is practically no script involved and its like someone wrote a story in childhood over which they tried to make a movie.Especially the climax is where you'll wanna bang your head. On whole the movie is below average. Songs are nice and are only savior. It got the hype of Salman and became a blockbuster. Obviously Salman fans must love it but others stay away from it.


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