Dabangg 3 Cast & Crew:
BannerArbaaz Khan Productions Salman Khan Films Saffron Broadcast
Release Date20 Dec 2019
GenreAction Drama Family
ProducerArbaaz Khan Salman Khan Nikhil Dwivedi
Star CastSalman Khan
Music DirectorWajid Sajid
ScreenplayPrabhu Dheva Dilip Shukla Alok Upadhyay
CostumeAshley Rebello Alvira Agnihotri
Verdict : 2 Stars
This film is made for mass audience, so if you could leave your brains and intellect at home and watch it for the same old routine, this film is for you, otherwise the third instalment of Dabangg franchise has run out of content, quality, substance and performance.
Dabangg 3 marks Khan's third outing as Chulbul Pandey, the comic-serious policeman who has no qualms about circumventing the law to serve the common people or himself.
This mega venture is useless, purposeless and slightly repetitive, a slow but steady decay of a rather good franchise, and third instalment could very well a spectacular farewell it needs, perhaps not deserved.
What made a simpleton, Chulbul into a badass cop, and now that he is a badass cop, the revenge is legal for him, that’s the narrative of the story. In this instalment we meet Rohinhood as the ASP of Tundla, still married to Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha), a father, and up against a human trafficking don called Bali Singh played by Kannada star Kichcha Sudeep.
The writers has gone all out using everything possible from 80’s era to create this magnanimous ultra hyper 50 year old ASP, who is a child at heart and will drop a body or two, if someone talks about female’s in derogatory manner, or perhaps ask for dowry, or promote women's education. It is exhausting to watch, women doesn’t need protection, get this through in your thick head; they are strong as it is and this whole “Abla-Naari” portrayal is nothing but misogyny in full blast!
Third instalment does have some saving grace but there is nothing new in the story. From ridiculous to downright bizarre elements a put together to get some laughs and whistles from the audience. There is a song every 20 minutes, which is followed by some dialogue-baaji and mindless action sequences, voila, the film is over!
The music of the film is recycled goods and holds your interest just for a few minutes. The first instalment had some memorable tracks but this one offers nothing new!
The visual effects are hilarious to a point where they are extremely bad! Even the choreography has nothing new to offer, which is disappointing as Prabhudeva has directed this film and he has an eye for visuals.
Sonakshi Sinha, plays her role of damsel in distress even after being married with rather ease, she has little to do but pout, dance, and deliver dialogues for her husband, when he is not around. Newbie Saiee Manjrekar gets a large supporting role to which she lends nothing but her smooth complexion and lovely figure.
Sudeep brings in much needed charisma to match chest-thumbing Salman, but he does not stand a chance in the face of a sketchily written character which does little and ends up rather badly!
The climactic fight, which has been promoted as never done before in Indian cinema, is grossly violent and boasts eight packs on both ends, so it’s a battle of which gym-workout wins!