Salman Khan: Chulbul Pandey
Chulbul Pandey, a fearless but corrupt police officer who very early in his life learns to take control of his destiny. He meets each of life's challenges with elan.
Sonakshi Sinha: Rajo
Rajo is the girl who changes Chulbul Pandey's life with her positive effervescence. She is unable to think of her own future as she is devoted to her alcoholic father.
Arbaaz Khan: Makhanchan
Makhanchan, the dim wit, is the younger half brother of Chulbul Pandey. They share a love-hate relationship.
Sonu Sood: Cheddi Singh
Cheddi Singh plays the prime antagonist. He uses one brother against the other to attain his own selfish goals.
Vinod Khanna: Prajapati Pandey
Prajapati Pandey is father of Makhanchan and stepfather of Chulbul. His relationship with Chulbul is turbulent and things take a turn for the worse after the death of Naini, Chulbul's mother.
"I do not want to be sheltered from dangers. I want to be fearless while facing them."
Dabangg means fearless.
Set in Laalgurj, Uttar Pradesh, Dabangg is a story of Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan), a totally fearless but corrupt police officer with unorthodox working methods. But even the most fearless at times face a tough fight with their innermost demons. Chulbul has had a bitter childhood. His father passed away when he was very young after which his mother Naini (Dimpla Kapadia) married Prajapati Pandey (Vinod Khanna). Together, they had a son Makhanchan (Arbaaz Khan). Prajapati favors Makhanchan which does not go down well with Chulbul. He decides to take control of his destiny and detaches himself from his stepfather and half brother. His sole attachment is his mother. However after his mother's demise and an unsuccessful attempt to mend wounds, Chulbul snaps all ties with his stepfather and half brother. Rajo (Sonakshi Sinha) with her unique perspective of life enters his world and turns life upside down. Chulbul starts to see life more positively and also gets sensitized to the value of a family.
But his detractors especially the dubious Cheddi Singh (Sonu Sood) have their own vested interests and emerge as spokes in the wheels, putting one brother against the other. Makhanchan ends up carrying out act oblivious to the consequences. When he realizes he has been used, he turns to Chulbul.
Will Chulbul take his extended hand?
Will the brothers be able to thwart their detractors?
Will this time, Chulbul's fearlessness channels itself positively and reunites him with his family?
Dabangg is a hard-hitting, entertaining, emotional narrative that unfolds grippingly in the region that has place only for the fearless.
Director: Abhinav Kashyap
Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Sonu Sood, Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Mahesh Manjrekar
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