Movie Review: Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3

Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 Rating and Review

Last updated on February 24th, 2020 at 09:21 pm

Movie: Dabangg 3

Rating: 2/5

Direction: Prabhudeva

Behind the scenes:

In 2010 when Salman was reeling under a series of flops for more than a decade, a film came out of nowhere and started the second innings of Salman Khan as the invincible megastar. The film was Dabangg directed by Abhinav Kashyap. His character Chulbul Pandey became a legendary character in the history of Indian cinema. Now Prabhudeva has been given the responsibility of directing the third part in this franchise. Let us see if Dabangg 3 is thrice the fun or if the magic has faded out?


The film is a prequel in the Dabangg series and explores the earlier life of Dhaakad Singh Pandey (Salman Khan) and the reason he turned into the Robinhood cop, Chulbul Pandey. The film deals with his first love(Saiee Manjrekar) that gets brutally murdered by Baali Singh played by Sudeepa and how Chulbul takes revenge forms the rest of the story.


Salman Khan has really put in a lot of effort in terms of action and dances but he looks jaded and the novelty about the character Chulbul Pandey is over now. Sonakshi Sinha has slimmed down since the last Dabangg and does her part with usual grace. Saiee Manjrekar is cute but she still has to go a long way before she will be taken seriously. Kichha Sudeepa is menacing as the UP wala Gangster Baali Singh but he is given some atrocious dialogues which make no sense whatsoever and when he mouths them in South Indian accent, it sounds unintentionally funny. Arbaaz Khan is pretty ordinary. Warina Hussain is no match to Malaika Arora but she sizzles in Munna Badnaam Hua song. Dimple Kapadia, Nawab Shah, and others are just about okay.


Prabhudeva’s direction is mediocre because he couldn’t do anything innovative as this is Salman Khan’s universe where everyone follows Bhaijaan without any questions. Prabhudeva just delivered what Salman wanted him to do. There are some funny scenes which Prabhu has directed well but they are very few and far. The production values are just about decent and don’t give you the feel of watching an event film. Some of the songs are good but there are too many of them which come out of nowhere. The dialogues written by Dilip Shukla are pedestrian which also ruins the impact of many scenes. The cinematography is lit but too many slow-motion shots make u feel dizzy. The action scenes are well choreographed but again they all look same and repetitive. The editing is clumsy and the film is way too long to endure.


Salman Khan himself has written the story which belongs in the implausible space because everything in it is so larger than life and if one might say so, so unreal that many things don’t ring true. The first half, especially, is also terribly boring after the introduction of the main characters. It seems to be going nowhere, in particular, simply meandering here and there. The interval block has been handled well as the audience finally gets some connection with the story. The second half is the usual one-upmanship between Chulbul and Baali which gets tiring after a point of time. Dabangg3 is all masala with no sense, logic or coherence. The last scene gives us a hint that there might be a fourth part in the series and this time Chulbul Pandey may enter Politics. NAHINNNN!!!

Dabangg 3 is made only to please a certain section of the audience who get Bhaigasms while watching these mindless potboilers. But even their tastes might have improved after watching real good masala entertainers from South in Hindi dubbed versions. Dabangg 3 is a painful watch that lasts for almost three hours. The film hasn’t opened well as the audience seems to have lost interest in watching Salman repeating himself and in the coming days, the film will flat because of poor word of mouth.

Movie Marks: Bhaijaan, Enough is Enough is Enough!

Cast and Crew

Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Saiee Manjrekar, Sudeepa, Nawab Shah, Arbaaz Khan, Warina Hussain, and others

Banner: SKF films

Music: Sajid-Wajid

Release Date : 20th December 2019