Genre: Action, Drama
Release Date: 20th December, 2019
Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha
Director: Prabhu Dheva
Producer: Arbaaz Khan, Salman Khan
Dabangg 3 Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and half stars)
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Kichcha Sudeep, Saiee Manjrekar
What’s Good: It delivers what it promises, you might not like this film in 2 cases – keeping wrong expectations or disliking the genre
What’s Bad: Length of the film sucks your patience, dialogues – from USP to the weakest point, a very predictable story
Loo Break: Whenever you don’t find any of the 4 leads on-screen, just rush & come back soon because you could miss a good Salman Khan moment
Watch or Not?: Loved Dabangg, endured Dabangg 2? Go for this one!
Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) saves the day while a local goon loots a wedding. The local goon works for someone, who works for a powerful mafia-head Bali (Sudeep). As Chulbul gets to know about this, we are taken on a trip down the memory lane. We get to know the vulnerable side of this quirky cop. We’re taken to the journey of how a good for nothing Dhaakad Pandey turns to everyone’s favourite Chulbul Pandey.
We’re introduced to Khushi (Saiee Manjrekar) who is Dhaakad’s (now Chulbul) ‘mummy ki pasand’ for Makkhi (Arbaaz Khan). Dhaakad falls in love with Khushi & turns to Chulbul Pandey because of her. From doing something good for the world to tucking his sunglasses in a certain way, everything boils down to Khushi joining the dots. The rest of the story is all about how this love story turns into a revenge saga between Chulbul & Bali.
Dabangg 3 Movie Review: Script Analysis
First of all, before many of you start bashing me for the final rating, let’s agree there exists a market for such films. If you’re not one of them, you’re not if them, stop reading & leave. Those who’re still here, the script follows multiple of formulas used multiple times in many-a-films & mash them up into one. Interestingly, though Dabangg is all about the stout-heartedness of Salman Khan, he shines the most when he displays the vulnerable side of his story.
It’s not about why he became Chulbul Pandey, it’s about how he became one. The flashback portions really help to connect with a certain innocence Salman carries with him. There’s a dialogue in which he says, “I work for both of classes & masses,” and that’s where he’s wrong. Masses will enjoy this but there would be a huge division in the multiplex audience. Most of the dialogues lack the ‘Chulbul’ zing, some of the work. Though, everything in the film has Salman Khan written all over it.
Dabangg 3 Movie Review: Star Performance
A great actor is always one who never acts. Salman Khan is Chulbul Pandey & vice versa. Post spending so much time with this character, Salman knows the traits very well and he knows where to use what. Without any doubt, he’ll be a messiah of entertainment for his fans, but there will be exceptions. He gets multiple heroic entries, nailing every one of them. He’s all set for many ‘seetis & taalis’ amongst the single screen audience.
Sudeep is perfect! He’s the best villain in the entire franchise & provides a worthy face-off to Salman Khan aka Chulbul Pandey. One major flaw with his character is that it’s not sketched properly. He’s a routine man mimicking some routine dialogues. He deserved a better role.
Saiee Manjrekar gets no room to display her talent & she stays very limited. She looks beautiful & is confident on-screen to pull-off some emotional scenes. Sonakshi Sinha loves to be Rajjo & she proves how better she has got at it. Saiee adds more value to the narrative because of the prequel track. Whereas Sonakshi is just there because of the sake of it.
Dabangg 3 Box Office Review: Star Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Saiee Manjrekar, Kichcha Sudeep
Producer: Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan
Dabangg 3 Box Office Review: Expectations
Dabangg, when released back in 2010, proved to be a historic blockbuster. The film took the biggest opening of all time and the response in single screens was simply phenomenal. Dabangg 2 (2012) didn’t receive that level of acceptance but still proved to be a super hit with little more net earnings compared to the previous one.
Now Dabangg 3 has released today amidst huge fanfare. The film is definitely expected to do much more than the previous instalments. However, it has got just 1 free week which means a big share of lifetime business will be cut.
Dabangg 3 Box Office Review: Impact
That Dabangg 3 offers nothing new was clear from the trailer itself. I won’t go in those details and will judge the movie purely on the basis of entertainment. But as Salman himself says in the film “Ham hote kaun hain”. Like always I won’t judge the movie at all because it’s a Box Office Review and all I am going do is try to explain how well or not it justifies public expectations as far as entertainment is concerned.
For masses, a Dabangg like film starring Salman Khan in lead is no less than a festival. They feast over such films and celebrate every moment. No questions asked. The typical Salman Khan audience that watches the film in single screens won’t even care about the issues which Dabangg 3 suffers from. They just need Salman Khan to be on screen and say a dialogue. That’s more than enough for them to break into dance.
But for those who care, please care to read on.
I’ll, first of all, appreciate Salman Khan for writing a nice story along with Prabhudheva & Aloke Upadhyaya. It’s not anything different that they have come up with but the way they have connected dots of Chulbul Pandey’s past and present is good and makes sense.
However, If we talk about the screenplay, it doesn’t have much to offer. The major issue is with the treatment. Prabhudheva has given a very rushed treatment to the film. Scenes come and go without leaving an impact and that is something which happened with Saaho and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy as well. Also, the screenplay looks confused in various portions. There are some scenes that are intense in nature but have been treated like a comedy scene. Again the issue similar to Saaho.
There are of course several scenes which are cleverly placed to trigger masses and they will do their job. The pre-interval scene is very good and has been well shot. It ends a dull first half on a good note and makes the audience angry as well as emotional.
The film, however, picks up in the second half and offers better entertainment. There are so many action scenes in the film but they could’ve been choreographed in a better way. The finale is very good but not as good as expected. Music is another dull factor about the film which hardly serves any purpose.
Salman Khan has done just about good and for his fans, it will be more than enough. Kichcha Sudeep is terrific as the cold and brutal villain. He comes out as easily the best villain of the franchise thanks to his character sketch as well as performance. Sonakshi Sinha is fine. Saiee Manjrekar makes a promising debut. She looks cute and acts fairly well. Vinod Khanna’s brother Pramod Khanna has replaced him as Prajapati Pandey and he looks convincing. Dimple Kapadia is fine is a small role. There’s a comedy scene featuring her and Salman and it will leave you in splits.
Dabangg 3 Box Office Review: Prospects
Overall, Dabangg 3 will do well at the Box Office. The film will do excellent in single screens and fairly well in multiplexes. Christmas holiday benefit on Dec 24 & 25 will boost the business but from week 2 it will struggle due to the release of Good Newwz.
One more struggle that Dabangg 3 is facing is the post CAB bill unrest in the country. People are scared to come out on roads in several cities and it will reduce its business at least in the first weekend. To normalise that in weekdays, the film will need very good WOM.
Dabangg 3 can do a lifetime business of 200 crores or more depending on the kind of opening it takes.
Dabangg 3 Trailer Review: Once Upon A Time In Bollywood, Salman Khan was popular as Prem. But then came 2010 and everyone went crazy over his Chulbul Pandey avatar. With this Dabangg character, he didn’t just revive his career but also got a huge boost to his already big fan following.
Over the years, Dabangg has become a huge franchise and its 3rd installment has been awaited since 2012 – the year of Dabangg 2‘s release. The wait of the fans is now almost over as Dabangg 3 is less than 2 months away and the trailer of the film has just dropped.
As we all know, Dabangg 3 is actually a prequel to the first part as it tells how Chulbul Pandey became like what he is now.
Dabangg 3’s trailer promises Dhamaal of a film for the fans of the franchise and masses. I remember the frenzy Dabangg had created back in 2010 in mass centers which were overpacked and still the audience was enjoying without taking care of their comfort. Dabangg 3 carries huge expectations as well and the trailer is exciting enough. Salman Khan is back in the cinematic territory in which he is loved the most. He is romancing, he is doing action, he is mouthing some heavy-duty dialogues and he is doing comedy – a perfect masala for his fans.
Director Prabhudheva has helmed Dabangg 3 and his style is quite visible in Salman’s performance and other aspects which I am not sure will really go well with the overall template of the Dabangg franchise. Nonetheless, if the film fulfills the promise of entertainment, the makers don’t have to worry about anything. The audience will go back to the cinemas more than satisfied. Music looks like chartbuster and that will add another dimension to what already looks like a Blockbuster affair.
Bas ab to Swaagat karne ke liye ready ho jaao Chulbul Pandey Ji Ka.