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Dabangg 2 – Critics review

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Dabangg 2, that features Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in the leads, has been creating extreme buzz since the time it was conceptualised. The film received an overwhelming response at the Indian Box Office. Dabangg 2, which released in 3,500 screens in India on December 21, opened to packed houses everywhere in the country.

Dabangg 2 opened to a thunderous response and collected Rs 21.10 crores nett at the domestic Box Office on its first day.

Read what the critics across the country has to say about Dabangg 2. Read the critics review by clicking on the slider below....

Dabangg 2 - Oneindia

Oneindia - 2.5 stars
The humour quotient might work fabulously well, since the fun scenes will evoke a lot of laughter. The action scenes will win thunderous applause from the masses and the youth. Dabangg is designed as a vehicle to showcase the star charisma of Salman Khan and the actor literally hits the bull's eye.

Dabangg 2 - NDTV

NDTV - 2.5 stars
As you watch Dabangg 2, crammed as it is with an entire panoply of crowd-pleasing tropes, you see no reason to doubt its money-spinning potential. The folksy songs, robustly choreographed and lustily performed, add to the film's LCD (lowest common denominator) appeal.

Dabangg 2 - Reuters

Dabangg 2 also objectifies women in the worst way possible. Watch the Kareena Kapoor song 'Fevicol' and you will know what I mean. She gyrates, sighs, pouts, refers to herself as a tandoor, while men are gaping at her in the lewdest fashion.

Dabangg 2 - Times of India

Times of India - 3.5 stars
Dabangg 2 presents a sewaiyyan Western where hot-cop Chulbul is cowboy and stud. If you're up for fun that's purely tongue-in-cheek, this will give you bangs for your buck. Arbaaz Khan's direction is commendable - he maximises his main star, maintains balance and keeps the movie tight.

Dabangg 2 - Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Hungama - 4 stars
Dabangg 2 is a typical Bollywood film. It's the kind of cinema we relished in the 1980s and enjoy to this date, but narrated in today's lingo and format. It may/may not make sense to you, but Arbaaz and team ensure that you are entertained. Thoroughly entertained, actually. It's riotous, outrageous, wacky, ambitious, absolutely madcap, transports you to an altogether different world.

Dabangg 2 - Rediff

Rediff - 2.5 stars
Dabangg 2 serves primarily as a reminder of what this Rs 100 crore addiction is doing to the art of entertainment. Entertainment, not filmmaking, mind you. Even escapism deserves to be treated with boundless imagination. And so I'll take Salman Khan stopping a moving tram with nothing but a blazer over the same old Matrix-era maneuvers. Now THAT was quite a kamaal, Pandeyji.

Dabangg 2 - Yahoo

Yahoo - 3 stars
The problem with Dabangg 2 is the same that plagues most sequels; unless there is an essentially original plot and an unpredictable twist, there is nothing new in this story. The gags, the stunts, the catch phrases, even the song placement at regular intervals give the film a very repetitive feel.

Dabangg 2 - IBN

IBN - 2.5 stars
Dabangg 2 feels like a pale imitation of Dabangg. Between the dozen-odd action scenes filmed in slo-mo to suggest the impact of every punch, and the obligatory bosom-heaving item song, you've seen it all before. Clever punch lines are few and far between, and even Sajid-Wajid's music has a recycled quality to it.

Dabangg 2 - Mid Day

Mid Day - 3 Stars
High on dialogue and drama but low, low, low on plot. Sticking strictly to a frame by frame template of its earlier instalment, Dabangg 2 turns out to be more of an episodic telling of the life and exploits of its protagonist Chulbul Pandey. However, apna Salman returns in top form and cheer and really, that's what will delight diehard fans.

Dabangg 2 - India Today

India Today - 3 Stars
If Dabangg 2 was always about Salman Khan revelling in top form, the superstar doesn't disappoint. He makes Chulbul Pandey even more lovable this time - cool shades, wry humour, crackling stunts and smooth chemistry with the pretty Sonakshi, all very much in place. Did you seriously need any more reasons to watch?

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