You will not disagree if you are not a die-hard Sallu fan that filmmakers need to take it up on warfront to convince Salman Khan to do something new. SK might resist, but have the efforts stopped after Tubelight? The call of duty drives me to make a honest comment right upfront- Dabangg 3 is yet another old wine in a new bottle in Salman's filmography.
Those same slow-mos. Those same punches. That same belt-shaking dance. Those same goggles. The man looks good, puts in all his effort, expresses convincingly--- but yet you feel you have seen it all before. The film being a prequel to Dabangg and a sequel to Dabangg 2 provided Prabhudheva (director) with a grand opportunity to present Salman at least a bit differently. But Dheva fails to provide even a racy narrative which was so vital here since this one connects the two earlier films of the franchise. Must say that Salman (he has written the film) has established the connection flawlessly, but handed the film to the wrong man. Just a quick question: Did Dheva have all the reins firmly in his hand? Anyway.
Disappointing to see Sonakshi Sinha in yet another forgettable role, so close on the heels of Mission Mangal where she was literally a scene-stealer. The young lady puts her best foot forward, though.
The whiff of fresh air is Saiee Manjrekar; this young lady too has a role which has been done before by many others but the raw innocence written all over her face makes her stand out. Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter's 15 minute scene before the curtains come down for the interval is the highlight of the film.
Sudeep comes in place of Sonu Sood to provide villainy but give me Cheddi Singh any day, not Bali. Why has Dheva tried to make him a mini Gabbar Singh?
Music? Wonder what happened to the talented Sajid-Wajid whose Tere Mast Mast Do Nain from Dabangg is high on my playlist. Munna Badnaam Hua is not a stayer, despite Khan and Warina Hussain dancing pretty well. The rest of the songs are just here and there.
Arbaaz Khan continues as Makhi well, but in a small role.
Dabangg 3 can be best described as the tried, tested and trusted formula to work at the box-office. The film may be crore-ing away in the next 100 hours and I may not make sense to the whistles which might have even started resonating in theatres as you read this. Fine, but I am going with Two-And-Half. I strongly feel that Dheva has pulled the franchise down. Abhinav Kashyap (1) and Arbaaz Khan (2) did a far better job.
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