Dabangg, Dabangg 2 and the upcoming sequel Dabangg 3 are directorial ventures of the Bollywood actor and director Arbaaz Khan and Abhinav Kashyap. The franchise stars Salman Khan as the lead in all the three parts. Sonakshi Sinha is also seen playing a prominent role alongside Salman as his love interest in all three sequels. Although, Kichcha Sudeep is going to be an addition to the cast for Dabangg 3.
Dabangg was the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2010. Subsequently, Dabangg 2 also did well on the Box Office marking it as the second highest-grossing Bollywood film in 2012, behind Ek Tha Tiger. The film also won Salman a nomination for Best Actor at the 58th Filmfare Awards. The third part is rumoured to be a prequel of the preceding stories.
“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.” Arbaaz shares.
It is a dominant opinion that both films have an appealing quality of light-hearted comedy and top-notch action scenes. The build-up pre-fight is an important element. The fight must be anticipated. The audience must be aware of the backstory and as to why the fight is taking place.
The action shown in the films are not overly drawn out. It has an exceptional balance of keeping the fight realistic while also making it dramatic. The shots are intriguing and dynamic. Another thing that doesn’t go unnoticed about the Dabangg franchise fight scenes is the rapid elevations. On the contrary, a very slow-moving fight shall not be able to garner as much attention.
Directing fight cinematography can be a tedious job. It demands an eye for detailing. Directing a good fight scene also needs solid coordination between the actor, director and cinematographer. Mahesh Limaye is the man behind the unprecedented cinematography of Dabangg and Dabangg 2.
Chulbul Pandey who is a brave policeman and a real-life robin hood helps the poor and maintains justice in the region. Chulbul has a petite stepfamily and always thinks well of them. The cop falls in love with Rajjo, an ordinary potter’s daughter. Chulbul goes on to marrying Rajjo in an impromptu ceremony. He defeats all the corrupt lawbreakers who disrupt the tranquillity of the region.
One highly appreciated action scene from the Dabangg Franchise is the climax fight at the end of Dabangg 2. Chulbhul fights Baccha Singh and all of his men singlehandedly. An intense gun battle precedes the unarmed fight. Baccha’s younger brother headlocks the hero so as to choke him to death but Pandey fights back. You’ll see Chulbul defeating all of Bacha’s men with different versions of glimas. There are classic slow-motion during the fight. The mighty Pandey fights through all the gallows of death. Has a final one on one fight with the younger brother. After defeating him, he gets the chief of the gang arrested, but when bacha tries to threaten him Chulbul and goes on to killing Thakur Bacha Singh with two gunshots on the chest to avenge his wife’s agony. There are also some well-crafted fight scenes in the first part.
Hijacking into the warehouse of gangsters who’ve stolen a huge amount of money by fraudulent means. The actor is seen displaying spectacular skills and daring through unprecedented stunts and clever strategies. Chulbul spills oil onto the floor which proves to give him an edge. The scene is not just action-oriented, it also consists of entertaining elements.
The famous station scene where he gives the antagonists a near-death experience. The Dabangg actor is seen dodging bullets and taking down multiple men at once. The aftermath leaves no one standing except the man of the film. The cinematography of the shot is worth acknowledging.
Chulbul Pandey saves his step-brother Makkhi from explosions. This is followed by a heated gunfight. The actor is seen jumping into a running car, planting a bomb inside and then jumping out of the vehicle. The fast-paced action is mixed with a hint of emotions. The explosions and bombings in the scene have been kept extremely realistic and are not extravagant.
The final fight between Chulbul and Chedi Singh. The hero kills Chedi by holding his mouth onto the gas-emitting pipe of a bulldozer to avenge his mother’s death. This is preceded by an intense wrestle. The dramatic sound effects also add to the dynamic action scene.
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