Dabangg 2 hit or flop, hit is it? Hit or Flop, Dabangg 2 has been generating quit a buzz. Dabangg 2 has to be a hit else Abhinav Kashyap’s stand that such classics are made only once will be vindicated. Dabangg was a runaway hit which was directed by Abhinav Kashyap, brother of Anurag Kashyap- Gangs of Wasseypur fame. It ended up shattering many records at the box office by raking in Rs.220~ Crores. Dabangg 2 releases after good two years of the original which was released in 2010. Dabangg franchise is a desi take on the character of Robinhood who plunders the rich to redistribute wealth to the poor.
Dabangg 2 has been directed by Arbaaz Khan as Abhinav Kashyap had refused to direct the sequel. Story progresses in the sequel as a now married Chulbul has a son with Rajjo. Now that Chhedi Singh is dead, Prakash Raj, famous villain from the south is playing the antagonist in his character as an evil politician. Reportedly Chulbul and Rajjo’s son is kidnapped by the villain, which is avenged by Pandey ji in the latter half.Story may be a Dabangg 2 hit or flop case but Salman sure has enough to pull it off.
Film is based in a semi-rural setup and a set was erected in the Kamlistan Studio by renting the entire place which is a first in the industry. Sequel has Sonakshi and Salman in the same roles but Mahie Gill will not be there while Arbaaz who is also the director will return as the bad brother Makhkhi. Interestingly Kareena is doing an item number- Fevikol se and this time producers have not risked the wrath of the brands. Unlike in the case of ‘Munni’ when Zandu Balm had to be negotiated with after the song was a hit, this time a deal has been struck with Fevicol in advance without waiting for its hit or flop status for the promotion of the brand through the song. This being one source of moolah, Dabangg 2 has also sold the satellite rights for reportedly Rs.45 crores already. Home video rights have been sold to Eros International for Rs.25 crores.
Film has got a U/A certificate without any cuts, so it is up for the hit or flop question.