Directed by: Prabhu Deva
Starring: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Mahie Gill, Sudeep
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Drama
Release date: 20 December 2019
Running Time: 150 Minutes
Dabangg 3 is an upcoming 2019 Indian Action Comedy Family Drama film directed by Prabhu Deva, and produced by Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan under the banner of Salman Khan Films, Arbaaz Khan Productions. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Dabangg 2 and the third installment of Dabangg film series. It is written by Dilip Shukla. The story is set in the city of Madhya Pradesh. The film features Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan and Mahie Gill reprising their roles from the previous film, while Sudeep plays the antagonist. The film is scheduled for release in December 2019.
Dabangg 3 Production:
In 2013, it was reported that Dabangg 3 will be a prequel. In 2014, during the promotion of his production Dolly Ki Doli director of the series Arbaaz Khan confirmed that Dabangg 3 will indeed happen and that the pre-production of it will start soon. He added: “It has to be an out of the box idea, only then we can think of making it into a film. Dabangg 3 will not be about the story being carried forward but something very different coming in way”. In March 2015, Arbaaz Khan said that he may not direct Dabangg 3 due to the pressure of playing three roles (Producer, Actor and Director) in it. In April 2015, Arbaaz Khan said that the film may take one or two years to shape up as it was postponed due to Sultan. After much speculation, it is confirmed in August 2016, that Sonakshi Sinha will be part of Dabangg 3 and another actress might join her. Later in that month it was reported that Kajol was offered the role of an antagonist, but she refused to play it, as she told the media that “her role was not as strong as that of Salman”.
In October 2017, it was reported that the writers had started scripting the film, and it would go on floors by the mid 2018. In the following month, it was confirmed by Arbaaz Khan that Prabhu Deva would direct the film, and he will look after the creative control. As of March 2018, Deva confirmed that he will direct the film and Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Arbaaz Khan will be portray their earlier respective character. Sajid-Wajid will again compose for the film soundtrack. On 31 March 2019, Salman and Arbaaz arrived in Indore to begin shooting for Dabangg 3 from 1 April. It is slated to be released in December 2019.
On 31 March 2019, Salman and Arbaaz arrived in Indore to begin shooting for Dabangg 3 from 1 April. It is slated to be released in 20 December 2019. Salman Khan revealed first posters of Dabangg 3 with film release date on 26 April 2019.
The songs are composed by Sajid-Wajid. And the film score is composed by Sandeep Shirodkar.
A fifty two seconds introduction teaser was released by Salman Khan Films on 1 October 2019. The trailer was released on 23 October 2019 by Salman Khan Films on it’s YouTube channel.
Dabangg 3 Movie Trailer:
Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Saiee Manjrekar bring another installment to the already over-crowded franchise. There’s frantic action scenes to give you headaches and nasty jokes to make you nauseous. Keep drugs handy.
Can you imagine the irony of it all? As the focus is on protests and the police’s reaction to it across the country, we get a movie eulogizing a fictional cop who beats, maims and slaps criminals, his subordinates and general public at whim?
But that’s the charm of Salman Khan and the police. You are advised by well-meaning people to ‘cut them some slack’ despite their infractions.
Talking about cutting slack, Salman Khan is not ready to allow us any. The film is Dabangg 3 where Salman returns as ASP Chulbul Pandey, the affable cop with a penchant for slaps and perforated things. This time he is bringing us the tragic backstory that made Chulbul the jolly, witty, enigmatic, enthusiastic and just generally a happy person that we have paid good money to watch in two movies and over a decade.
Directed by Prabhudeva, who has swiftly turned into his go-to director whenever Salman wishes to do whatever he pleases, the film goes back into Chulbul’s past to uncover some horrible mysteries as they unexpectedly trickle into his present. We are introduced to Saiee Manjrekar’s Khushi, Chulbul’s sweetheart before he was won over by Sonakshi Sinha’s Rajjo and her complete indifference to getting slapped. Khushi is pretty as a lamb, sweet as a lamb and even dispensable as a lamb. When the time is right, when the moon is in the seventh house and the writer’s room demands a worthy reason for making a third installment in an already overcrowded franchise, she will join a long list of WAGs who will be sacrificed on the altar of cliched film plots, so the hero could have a painful backstory and a shallow semblance of depth.
Ah, but do not be fooled by this little detail, or the generic item number, or the multiple other things that could still give a woke person palpitations to last days, because Dabangg has taken a turn towards feminism. Chulbul is no longer threatening to smack women across their faces but saving them from sex trafficking and letting them keep their father’s name after marriage. The sweet, generous man is also revoking his right to dowries, and you won’t believe this one – putting nada in his wife’s petticoats. Chulbul is a changed man.
But don’t let all that feminism talk dissuade you from booking those tickets. Chulbul maybe a softie at heart but he is still making Swiss cheese of criminals and his muscles get a heavy workout this time around too. He finds an opponent in the creepy and disgustingly 90’s villain, Bali, played by Kiccha Sudeep. Consider him an alternate reading of Salman’s Tere Naam, except this time Radhe’s love goes unrequited and he spends all that weird sexual energy planting rose gardens over the dead bodies of women who rejected him. A strong case is made about the evil of Bali. He stares down women’s cleavage, kills them when they can’t ‘love’ him back and makes open declarations of raping them. And the nastiness goes flying off the charts every time that special villainous theme arrives before him. Prabhudeva was one catchphrase away from making him the quintessential villain from second tier Bollywood.
With such exceptionally written characters (please catch on the sarcasm if you haven’t already) it’s a crime to not have a plot equally enthralling. Thank god, we have the revered writer of Race 3 to the rescue, Salman Khan himself. Why the tragic scenes were good for some eye-rolling exercises, the comedy almost made me throw up a little in my mouth. There are jokes about holding a man’s ‘gulaab jamun’, witnessing another man’s bowel movements, wiping butts, giving wedgies to grown men and to top it all off, Dolly Bindra will make bedroom eyes at you for way longer than necessary. And to be honest, even a second of it is ‘way longer than necessary’.
The action scenes are cut with the frantic energy of a toddler on sugar high. The punches land with the loudness of bulldozers, and I swear they made it sound like iron rods clanking this one time a goon hit Salman. And if through all this medley of construction work OST you could still manage to reach the climax, prepare your eyes for colour correction that would leave George Miller shaking in his pants. It’s Mad Max: Dadar Road and they have the aesthetic to match. It’s quite impressive to be honest, achieving this level of pomp and show with such little substance for inspiration.
Dabangg 3 is as unnecessary as a remake of an item song, a romantic angle between another woman 30 years younger than you, and brutality when dealing with protesters, criminals or general public.
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