"Dabangg 3" Review: Salman Khan's Film Is An Old Wine In A New Bottle

Mohnish Singh |Dec 20, 2019

"Dabangg 3", starring Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Saiee Manjrekar and Kichcha Sudeep in lead roles, arrives in cinemas today on 20th December.

Dabangg 3, as the title suggests itself, is the third installment of the super successful Hindi film franchise Dabangg, starring superstar Salman Khan in the popular character of Chulbul Pandey and Sonakshi Sinha as his wife Rajjo. The first Dabangg film hit the marquee in 2010 and Dabangg 2, the second film in the series, entered theatres in 2012.


And now, after a long gap of seven years, Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Sonakshi Sinha return with the third instalment Dabangg 3, which arrives in cinemas today. Before you go out to watch the movie in theatre close to you, here is the review which helps you to decide whether or not you should be spending your money on it. 

STORY: The first half of Dabangg 3 focuses on the love story of Khushi (Saiee Manjrekar) and Dhaakad (Salman Khan) who is yet to become stylish cop Chulbul Pandey. How Sudeep Khichcha, who is into human trafficking, especially of young innocent girls, plays a villain in their love story makes the first part interesting. In the second half of the film, Salman Khan returns as Chulbul Pandey for vengeance, with Sonakshi Sinha as his wife Rajjo. What happens next forms the crux of the story.

CRITICAL ANALYSIS: Just like previous instalments, Dabangg 3 belongs entirely to Salman Khan. Be it be in the flashback portion or after that, the superstar looks completely confident while playing Chulbul Pandey. Talking about action sequences, the actor nails them with the energy of a young man. The climax, showing his bare-chested fight with Kichcha Sudeep, is a visual treat for his die-hard fans. Cinematography by Mahesh Limaye is praiseworthy. Locations are perfect and other production values are of top standards.

Talking about some negative points of the film, director Prabhudheva fails to recreate the magic which was expected from him. The audience was expecting from him a masala entertainer like Wanted, but he does not live up to the expectations that one has from the Dabangg franchise. Another glaring issue with the film is its paper-thin story. Salman Khan himself has written the story of the movie, but he fails to come up with any novelty. Screenplay and dialogues add very little to the narration. 

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Dabangg 3 is an old wine in a new bottle. Sonakshi Sinha hardly has anything to explore in the new instalment. A few forgettable scenes and a couple of songs are what she is seen doing in the movie. Debutante Saiee Manjrekar looks good and does justice to her part, but she needs to hone her acting skills further if she is really eyeing a long inning in showbiz. Kichcha Sudeep, who plays the antagonist, deliver an average performance.

Final Verdict: Despite being plagued by many issues, Dabbang 3 is an entertaining film. It is a perfect Christmas gift to all Salman Khan fans who love to watch the superstar in Chulbul Pandey’s avatar. I am going with 3 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: Salman Khan Films, Arbaaz Khan Productions, Saffron Broadcast & Media Limited

Director: Prabhudheva
Casting: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Kichcha Sudeep, Saiee Manjrekar
Runtime: 159 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 3 Stars

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