Dabangg reloaded – Sukhwinder Singh – Sajid-Wajid – Salman Khan | Dabangg 2 (2012)

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Though I am not a big fan of Bhaijaan – Salman Khan (he’s going to kill me for having called him that! He does not like to be called that since he has his own brothers and sisters, who call him that.), I appreciate his acting provess despite the pain he has in the nerves of his face. I know how it feels since I too had neuralgia a couple of years back.

Movie: This song appeared in 2012 Arbaaz Khan Productions’ super hit comic action flick Dabangg 2 (Brave Heart), produced and directed (debut) by Arbaaz Khan. This movie is a sequel to the 2010 Dabangg. The movie starred Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, late Vinod Khanna, Arbaaz Khan, Prakash Raj, etc.

The story continues from the previous installment, but, the location has shifted to Kanpur. Inspector Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) stays with his wife Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha), brother Makkhi (Arbaaz Khan) and stepfather Prajapati (Vinod Khanna). A little boy is abducted from his school and Chulbul deals with the situation. He sings this song after rescuing the boy from the kidnappers.

Song: The music of the song was scored by Sajid-Wajid and the lyrics were penned by Jalees Sherwani.

This again is a song praising the man saying that even though arrows and swords are drawn, the very death is frightened of the man.

Video: Cinematography is by Aseem Mishra and Mahesh Limaye. Dance choreography is by Ganesh Acharya-Farah Khan-Mudassar Khan-Raju Khan-Radhika Rao-Vijay Sapru-Rajeev Soorti.

The video opens with the shot of Salman Khan, wearing a police uniform. Everybody in the streets, turn and look at him. He has changed his dress and as he walks down the street, several men play the trumpet. Some goons appear on the streets. The moment they see Salman Khan, they back out.

I found the qualities that were attributed to him very funny, particularly, the way in which he performs them. This is because they are too ridiculous. But, this is what action movies today are made up of. What I found funnier is that he is made to make noises from his fists. These are crepitations that are a sign of arthritis and not his fearlessness.

The song ends abruptly and the video also ends as a jeep comes and stops near a house, which appears to be Salman Khan’s in the film.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Sukhwinder Singh and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song is again like the older Hud hud.. song narcissistic. Comparing with the previous song, in this song Salman Khan’s belt moves automatically. Unfortunately, I cannot judge how this shot has been taken – he does it himself, or does he use an appliance or is it cinematic liberty (read graphics). But, the song and the artists are ok. The video is watchable for the same.

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