Dabangg 2 Disappointing, Salman fans only – 2.5 of 5

Dabangg-2The sequel to the trend-setting Dabangg staring the dashing Chulbul Pandey failed to live upto the expectations of movie-buffs. The movie picks up on the success of Dabangg, but the story line is so thin that even a seasoned trapeze artiste may have difficulty balancing on it. Songs follow songs, interspersed with anti-gravity stunts and unfathomable bravado. The dialogues are funny but not as in the original. Kareena is the only thing that sticks in the memory with her Fevicol number, and Sonakshi somehow gets all wrapped up in a sari with very few meaningful words. Vinod Khanna, looks like living out his last days on screen, and Arbaz Khan failing to impress. Salman Khan proves once again that his shoulders are broad enough to carry the movie. The delightful part is the short 129 minutes duration of the movie. If you really have to go and watch, please do, but have no expectations.