Show me the movies you enjoy, and I’ll tell you what kind of a nation you are.
After watching this 124-minute piece of unalloyed trash a.k.a. Dabangg 2, all I can say is that a nation drooling over this kinda trash is a nation of philistines, a nation of imbeciles, doomed to perdition with nary a hope of redemption.
For the benefit of my readers outside of this planet, I must start off by saying that Dabangg 2 is a sequel to the wildly successful piece of garbage that the murderer Salman Khan and his cronies unleashed in 2010.
And for the few sane minds that thought Dabangg was lousy, I must warn you the sequel is a gazillion times worse.
Dabangg 2 is a tawdry, trashy, tacky Bollywood movie of the worst kind.
For instance, we have a son (Salman Khan’s character Chulbul Pandey) casually telling his father (Vinod Khanna) that his late mother used to complain to him that there was no fun in sleeping with his father.
As if that were not tacky enough, the hero Chulbul Pande repeatedly calls his widower father’s cell phone pretending to be a married woman besotted with him.
I am not kidding!
Such is the repulsive garbage you get for forking out $9.
Plumbing the depths in a Salman Khan movie has never been an easy job for reviewers.
Folks, there’s not even a semblance of a story in Dabangg 2.
Our Inspector hero Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) is back, this time in the urban terrain of Kanpur where his single goal is to send a bunch of nasty elements, the venal politician Bachcha Singh and his two thuggish brothers Genda and Chunni, to their makers.
For the most part of the movie, Chulbul Pandey goes about beating up dozens of people to pulp in a demonic frenzy, belting out horrid songs and mouthing asinine, effete dialogs.
And the entire beating-singing-trash-talking cycle repeats itself in an endless loop.
Salman Khan does not even make an effort at acting, preferring to sleepwalk through this abortion of a film in the certain knowledge that his stupid fans will gladly swallow any vile trash he dishes out.
Salman’s acting is not merely offensively bad but descends to the level of grotesque buffoonery that left me cringing at the farce on the screen.
Mercifully, that fat cow Sonakshi Sinha, who reprises her role of Rajoo, Chulbul Pandey’s wife in the sequel, has nothing to do except wear backless blouses held up with a thin string and look silly all the time.
Southern star Prakash Raj plays the villain Bachcha Singh, in a throwback to the loud, garish Indian villains of the 1970s and 1980s.
Since the script is so shoddy and his character over-the-top, Prakash Raj leaves no impression.
As for the music, there’s not one song that passed my basic litmus test – Did I remember it after stepping out of the movie hall?
The ballyhooed “Fevicol” item number featuring that anorexic cretin Kareena Kapoor is a big let down. Not even in the lowly class of Munni Badnaam from Dabangg.
In an endless abyss of trash, I felt happy to discern a glimmer of talent in Deepak Dobriyal who plays Bachcha Singh’s younger brother Genda.
Arbaaz Khan – Great Idiot
Dabangg 2 director Arbaaz Khan is cast as the dimwit Makki Pandey, younger brother of our hero Chulbul Pandey.
Given the pitiful quality of his direction, I must say playing the idiot suits Arbaaz Khan to a T.
Bottom line, Dabangg 2 is such a trashy movie that it’s just right for the majority of Indian moviegoers whose nirvana lies in garbage of this ilk.