Rotten Reviews for Dabangg 2

Salman Khan is a name synonymous with all that’s repulsive in Indian society.

The man murders people, beats his girlfriends and kills endangered animals in real life.

And in the reel world, Salman puts out one trashy film after another.

Given the unbounded love Indians pack for lowlifes, the tawdry and trashy, it’s no surprise that Salman Khan is a wild success with the majority in Mera Bharat Mahaan.

Thank God for some sensible critics.

Here are excerpts from some early reviews of Dabangg 2:


It seems unfair to devote a whole review to Arbaaz Khan’s “Dabangg 2″, given that this is hardly a film. As a friend said, it’s a collection of deleted scenes from “Dabangg” that have been put together haphazardly to make the skeleton of a film.

Just as Salman Khan makes no pretence about acting, brother Arbaaz Khan makes no pretence about directing. “Dabangg 2″ is an endless sequence of comedy-song-fight-romance. I can almost imagine the director mentally counting the time elapsed between a fight sequence and a song. A half-hour into the film, I could tell which was next, irrespective of whether it made sense.


The pace of Dabangg 2, even at its modest length (129 minutes), is uneven….Unfortunately, the Dabangg 2 screenplay is devoid of any fresh ideas. The one-liners are rather laboured and the heroic acts that Chulbul Pandey pulls off with an eye firmly on the gallery are all too predictable.


Within 15 minutes, the novelty wears off. Our one-man Expendable has already done this and better in the previous installment of the franchise. And as much as he tries there are only so many ways a man can play himself….Even the sultry appearances put in by Kareena Kapoor and Malaika Arora Khan bop about the same old template and ambiance in flashy chart-toppers


The introductory action sequence feels like a recap of Dabangg and you wait for something new and fun in terms of action to come up soon. You keep waiting. There is nothing new or funny about them, they are just repetitive. Only this time, the sound design does the ‘action’ rather than the usual camera and/or editing. In the name of action choreography, people fall here, there and everywhere in the same old fashion.

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13 Responses to "Rotten Reviews for Dabangg 2"

  1. rakeshbaba   December 21, 2012 at 10:32 am
    rahman’s new song Responds:

    Not bad.

  2. Naveen   December 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Oh boy! not another superhit in the making. 🙁 Responds:


    The Indian love for dickheads is unsurpassed!

  3. MadAtBollywood   December 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Salman, Akshay, Sajid Khan, Rohit Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka, Katrina, etc. should just announce in the media that they plan to make a film and announce its cast and crew.

    After the announcement, the fans should just donate the price of the ticket money to them.

    That way at least we can spare them the pain of making nonsensical movies and torturing the cast & crew and the audiences. Responds:

    Just returned from Dabangg 2 – Godawful Horror Show! 🙁

    I’m pouring myself a large Scotch to recover from the ordeal!

    I was so numb with shock….in a daze I almost entered the wrong sex rest-room in the theatre after the show. Honestly! 😉

    • Naveen   December 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      I admire your sharp mind for not revealing your gender! 🙂 Responds:

      Liquor may dull lesser minds but makes me sharper! 😉

  4. iamthechampion007   December 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm


    Finished watching Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (1992) starring Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman besides Eastwood. Another great 1 from Eastwood. Dnt miss it. Great dialogues n amazing performances frm Hackman, Freeman and Eastwood. Responds:

    1. Will watch Unforgiven. Looks interesting.

    Here’s a Clint Eastwood recommendation for you – Gran Torino

    2. I have likely received the DVDs of Invictus and Mr.Smith Goes to Washington (your recommendation) in the mail today.

    If I recover from the nightmare Salman Khan inflicted on my sensitive soul via Dabangg 2, I’ll try to watch Mr.Smith Goes to Washington tonight.

    • iamthechampion007   December 22, 2012 at 1:15 am

      I watched Gran Torino long back (immediately after reading ur review)… I loved it.

      Esply, Clint Eastwood’s performance and the number of punch lines he delivered.

      Trust him to deliver those like no one else does. At this age he is still convincing as the tough guy. There are a no: of punchlines in Unforgiven too. U wont regret watching it.
      Btw, waiting 4 ur review of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

      • iamthechampion007   December 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

        Did u watch ‘Mr. Smith…’? Responds:

        Yes, indeed.

        Just finished watching (about 30-minutes before your comment).

        Amazing movie. Liked it immensely. The Netflix DVD print quality was superb (apparently restored by the Library of Congress).

        The three main characters did very well – James Stewart (Senator Smith), Jean Arthur (Saunders) and Claude Rains (the guy played the captain of the local police force in Casablanca) who played Sen. Paine.

        Although Harry Carey had a minor role as the Senate President, he still stood out with his sly smile as did Thomas Mitchell (Diz, the drunk newspaper guy besotted with Saunders).

        Hard to believe they made such fine movies 75-years back!

        Great recommendation, sweetie! Thanks. 🙂

        • iamthechampion007   December 25, 2012 at 3:22 am

          Glad to hear u loved it….so, planning to review it?


          Most likely, ys.

  5. guruji   December 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

    To ease your pain let me offer a little help.

    Not sure if you listened to this before, but these songs from Kumki can help:



    3. Responds:

    My ranking of your three songs:

    1. Aiyaiyaiyo Aanandhamae – Better (nice lyrics)

    2. Onnum Puriyala – Best

    3. Nee Yeppo Pulla – Good

    But I dislike Kumki director Prabhu Solomon for his Jesus obsession!

    That’s a problem with a lot of Christians….they bring Jesus….Mary….Judas into every conversation. 🙁

  6. mnookella   December 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I watched songs.

    Good songs and ease your mind.

    Nice ones. Responds:

    Just listened to Onnum Puriyala for the third time.

  7. boopalanj   December 24, 2012 at 3:17 am


    Watched this movie few days ago.

    Was a great relief from the usual junk. Original story and screenplay (!!). No duet songs. No fight sequences. No flesh shows. No foreign locations. Was surprised at the end to know it was based on true events.

    Shot within a house, a hospital, and a wedding hall. All those new faces delivered comparatively good performances. Responds:

    This Amnesia/short term memory loss thing has been beaten to death in Indian movies but after reading the above Wiki profile it looks like they may have done a good job with the story.

    • Naveen   December 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

      I saw a recent Tamil movie called “Pizza” on Channel Live a couple of days ago.

      The movie was surprisingly good and infact better than Aamir Khan’s Talaash, that kind of falls in the same genre.

      It makes me wonder whether it is copied!! Responds:

      1. Missed Pizza.

      2. Me watched a gem in NYC this morning, that easily became my favorite film of 2012.

      Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained!

      Django Unchained review coming in a short while!

      • iamthechampion007   December 26, 2012 at 2:05 am

        Cant wait to watch ‘Django Unchained’….Love Tarantino & DiCaprio

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