Director: Prabhu Deva
Starring: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sudeep, Saiee Manjrekar, Arbaaz Khan
Screenplay: Salman Khan, Prabhu Deva, Alok Upadhay
Dialogues: Dilip Shukla and Alok Upadhay
The action comedy Dabangg created one of Khan’s most endearing characters – the suave and charming rogue cop Chulbul Pandey, who was deft with both punches and punch lines. Dabangg 3, directed by Prabhudeva, is the origin story of Chulbul Pandey. We find out what Chulbul’s real name is, the reason he wears his eyeshades on the back of his shirt collar, and the source of the infamous line about perforating the body with numerous holes. We also learn that before Chulbul met and married Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha), he loved Khushi (Saiee Manjrekar), though just how this contributes to Chulbul’s evolution. Chulbul’s actions bring him in the crosshairs of Bali (Sudeep), who turns out to be an old adversary from his hidden past.
There are ample clap-worthy and seeti-maar moments in Prabhudeva’s ‘Dabangg 3’ for Salman Khan fans to lap up. Yes, he takes off his shirt, flaunts his well-toned, perfectly-greased body and beats up the goons to pulp. The action is raw and solid. While the story is somewhat predictable , but Salman’s star power, swag and style remain intact. Overall, the film has all the ingredients required for a massy masala entertainer — good action, music, drama and, of course, Salman packing all of this in one story. The portions where the actor throws in comedy while doing hardcore action scenes are nicely done.
Technically the film looks good, Editing by Ritesh Soni is fine but could have been much tighter. Cinematography is impressive by Mahesh Limaye. Music by Sajid – Wajid plays goes along well with the film.
Performances wise Salman Khan as always shines in the film. He is outstanding one again as Chulbul Pandey. Sudeep as the main villain is brilliant. He is menacing as the baddie, who is out to make Chulbul’s life miserable. The South actor has a great screen presence, which makes the face-offs between Chulbul and him impactful and entertaining. Sonakshi Sinha plays her part to perfection. Saiee, who makes her debut as young Chulbul’s lady love, has a pleasant screen presence and is effective, Arbaaz plays his part well.
Director Prabhu Deva does a wonderful job and has made this film a complete family entertainer. Dabangg 3 shows Salman in his element – throwing deadly blows at the villains amidst all the smoke, dust and fire, while you can hear chants of Hudd Hudd Dabangg in the background. And those certainly will be paisa-vasool moments for Salman Khan’s fans.
At the box-office
The film has taken a major opening although there was a massive unrest in many parts of the country. The film has all the potential to be a sure-shot hit!