Dabangg gets thumbs up from critics!

Hard-core action is back in Bollywood, and how! Salman Khan's Dabangg which has been generating a lot of interest thanks to sizzling item number Munni... and the right promotion, has got approval from movie critics.

bollywood Updated: Sep 11, 2010 11:03 IST

Hard-core action is back in Bollywood and how! Salman Khan's Dabangg which has been generating a lot of interest thanks to 'Munni' and the right promotion, gets thumbs up from movie critics.

Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Rating: ****1/2

Be forewarned. Dabangg is rustic, has loads of action, harps on the age-old mother-son and varied relationships [half-brother, step-father], eventually turns into a vendetta fare, has a number of songs placed smartly in the narrative [including an item number]... but the packaging is slick and polished. Sure, it's old wine, but packed in a brand new bottle, with a new brand ambassador [Salman Khan] endorsing this masalathon.

Anupama Chopra, NDTV
Rating: ***
Like its hero, Dabangg doesn't bother with subtlety or sub-text. Taking a cue from the potboilers of the 1970s and the more recent bone-crunching street heroes being churned out of Chennai - you recall Ghajini and Wanted - debutant director Abhinav Kashyap has created a purposefully loud masala movie.

Aniruddha Guha, DNA
Rating: ****
In spite of the film's ‘dated’ appeal, first-timer Kashyap gives Dabangg a novel treatment, which lends it zing. He plays to the gallery brazenly, but ensures the film is held together by a strong premise – that of a dysfunctional family that comes together in crisis.

Abhishek Mande, Rediff
Rating: ***

Salman gets the best lines, all the fight sequences any hero of his generation would give an eye and tooth for and most importantly a supporting cast that is so evidently in awe of the man that they let him stay in the limelight? the way they'd do in real life.

First Published: Sep 10, 2010 13:32 IST