Dabangg  is an upcoming Hindi action film, directed by Abhinav Kashyap and produced by Arbaaz Khan, set to be released on 10 September 2010. It is the first film of newly launched Arbaaz Khan productions. The lead actors in the film include Arbaazs elder brother, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of Shatrughan Sinha. It is going to be the debut film of Sonakshi as an actor and Arbaaz as a producer. The film also marks the debut of director Abhinav Kashyap who is the brother of acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap. The film also features Om Puri, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arbaaz Khan, Mahie Gill and Sonu Sood in supporting roles. The theatrical trailer of Dabangg was released on 23 July 2010.
Set in Laalgunj, 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 [Dimple Kapadia] married Prajapati Pandey [Vinod Khanna]. Together, they had a son, Makhanchan [Arbaaz Khan].
Prajapati favours Makhanchan which does not go down well with Chulbul. He decides to take control of his destiny and detaches himself from his step-father and half-brother. His sole attachment is his mother. However, after his mothers demise and an unsuccessful attempt to mend wounds, Chulbul snaps all ties with his step-father and half-brother.
Rajo [Sonakshi Sinha] with her unique perspective of life enters his world and turns it 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 wheel, putting one brother against the other. Makhanchan ends up carrying out acts 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, Chulbuls fearlessness channelize itself positively and reunite him with his family?
Dabangg is a hard-hitting, entertaining, emotional narrative that unfolds grippingly in a region that has place only for the fearless.
Shooting for the film began in September 2009. Most of the scenes were shot in the town of Wai in Maharashtra, while a song and some important portions were shot in United Arab Emirates. Sonu Sood, one of the cast members, reportedly fractured his nose while shooting. Some portions of the film were also shot in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Metro. For his role of a police officer, Salman Khan sported a moustache for the second time in his career. S. Vijayan, the stunt director of Wanted, choreographed the action sequences of the film, while Mahesh Limaye has performed the cinematography. The films shooting completed in early June 2010, and it went into post-production.
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* Bollywood Hungama
* Planet Bollywood
* Musicaloud [http://www.musicaloud.com/2010/08/05/dabangg-music-review/ link]
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The soundtrack of the film have been composed by the music director duo of Sajid-Wajid and Lalit Pandit of the famed duo Jatin-Lalit, while the lyrics have been penned by Faiz Anwar, Lalit Pandit and Jalees Sherwani. Lalit Pandit did the song titled Munni Badnaam. The music was launched on 6 August 2010 in Delhi. The album contains five original songs, four remixes and one theme song.
| No. || Track || Singers || Lyricist || Duration
| 01 || Tere Mast Do Nain || Rahat Fateh Ali Khan || Faiz Anwar || 5:59
| 02 || Munni Badnaam || Mamta Sharma, Aishwarya Nigam || Lalit Pandit || 5:07
| 03 || Chori Kiya Re Jiya || Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal || Jalees Sherwani || 4:48
| 04 || Hud Hud Dabangg || Sukhwinder Singh, Wajid || Jalees Sherwani || 4:13
| 05 || Humka Peeni Hai || Wajid , Master Saleem, Shabaab Shabri || Jalees Sherwani || 5:15
| 06 || Tere Mast Do Nain [Part 2] || Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal || Faiz Anwar || 5:59
| 07 || Munni Badnaam [Remix] || Mamta Sharma, Aishwarya Nigam || Jalees Sherwani || 4:05
| 08 || Tere Mast Do Nain [Remix] || Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Arshikha Loey || Jalees Sherwani || 5:02
| 09 || Humka Peeni Hai [Remix] || Wajid, Master Saleem, Shabaab Shabri || Jalees Sherwani || 4:27
| 10 || Dabangg [Theme] || Salman Khan, Sajid-Wajid || || 2:48
Upon release, the films soundtrack received generally positive reviews from music critics. Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama rated the album 3/5 and said, "Dabangg delivers what it promised. One expected a masala soundtrack and this is what one gets with a couple of item song sequences, a couple of theme tracks and two love songs which are actually the highlight of the film. A soundtrack that has something in store for mass as well as class." Atta Khan of Planet Bollywood gave it 6/10 saying, "Sajid and Wajid''s brand of music appeals to the mass audience because it''s simple, catchy, easy on the ears and fun. Dabangg further showcases their ability to connect with the mass audience". Ruchika Kher of Indo-Asian News Service rated it 3/5 and stated, "On the whole, the soundtrack of the film is entertaining and apt for the film". Devesh Sharma of Filmfare also gave the album a rating of 3/5 and said, "Overall, the soundtrack scores high on energy quotient. But its time Sajid-Wajid gave some thought to melody too".
The films theatrical trailer was released in cinemas on 23 July 2010, alongside Priyadarshan''s Khatta Meetha. The two and a half minute trailer was an instant hit. Few industry veterans such as Taran Adarsh, Anupam Kher, Ritesh Deshmukh claimed it to be best trailer of year, with Adarsh describing it as, "Rocking!, Salman Khan like never before, expect a hurricane like start at the box office". Box office India described it as the most anticipated film of the year.
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