Genre: Action Comedy Film
Duration: 159 minutes
The most lovable police inspector Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) is back to entertain his fans. Following the previous two blockbuster hits Sonakshi Sinha will reprise her role as Chulbul’s loving wife Rajjo and Salman Khan’s real brother Arbaaz will yet again play his on-screen brother Makhanchand ‘Makkhi’ Pandey.
Dabanng 3 opens in Uttar Pradesh where we see Chulbul Pandey as he always is a cop with swag in a small town. But this time the film flips to the past taking you back to before part 1 and 2 and before Chulbul Pandey became the warm crime-fighting cop we know him to be. A ghost from Chulbul’s past comes to haunt him, Balli Singh (Sudeep) and this is when the flashback begins to show us how Dhaakad Chand Pandey, yes he had a different name, turned into Chulbul Pandey. We also get to meet a love from his past Khushi (Saiee Manjrekar).
Much like the previous two films this film also has the funny humour between the star and the villain, with the hilarious one-liners, silly dance moves and the sheer presence of two superheroes in one screen.
Prabhudeva has directed the third instalment of the Dabangg franchise and you can see how he has brought in his South Indian style into the film. One of the biggest disappointments of the film has to be the songs, instead of thinking of original songs to add, the makers of Dabangg 3 have rehashed older songs such as Hud Hud Hud and Munna Badnam, which is a real shame and let down and there are just too many songs.
The action sequences could also have been shot a little better, when you have two superheroes on the screen you’re expecting a real raw fight with real-life action but what you end up with is a lot of slow motion cuts, of course, shirtless which is the only plus.
Being part of such a big franchise even with the flaws, the film does well to keep you entertained and laughing throughout, just as a Christmas release should. Sinha’s role was a little less than the previous films but it was nice to see Dimple Kapadia slot in her for role as Pandey’s mother and her comic timing was perfect.
All in all, if you are a Salman Khan fan and love him playing the comic role then you will love Dabangg 3.