Watch it for Salman Khan! It's a routine Bollywood masala film with a hero, a villain, a Maa, and a sautela bhai! There's also the usual item number. (Takes you back to the 70s.) The only difference being the hero now flaunts a Ray Ban.
Back then, the item number was strictly in honour of the villain. (Naach Basanati naach. Nahi Basanti, in kutto ke saamne mat naachna, remember?)
Here our hero also joins the party! Honestly, Dabangg is all about the hero aka Chulbul Pandey. And this larger-than-life character well lives up to his name. (He couldn't have gotten 'chulbul'er ;) You'll fall in love with him as soon as he enters the frame. Be it the way he flings his glasses (Rajnikant ishtyle?) or slips them down his collar or the way he does a shimmy on Jalwaaa.
Among other characters, it's Sonu Sood's performance that catches the eye. Arbaaz plays a dud, and is no good even when it comes to acting like one. His decision to produce the film, however, was right on the money! The film has beaten all previous records collecting 14.5 crore on Day 1.
There isn't much of Sonakshi, (Shatrughan Sinha's daughter) in the film. She's there to look good and act pricey and she does it well.
Wanted is, beyond doubt, a better film. Dabangg is more of a masala entertainer. Can't end this post without mentioning the music. Melodious numbers -- from chori kiya re jiya to tere mast mast nain. Munni, however, steals the show ;)
Not worth all the hype but Salman's fans sure can't afford to miss this one!