How’s about a bit of MASALA for your Monday?!? I’m back with an ALL NEW Black Girls Dig Bollywood. Last month, I shared one of my feel good faves from the film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. This month around, I’m in a more… romantic mood!
Perhaps because its Spring finally showing signs of its presence in NYC, or perhaps it’s because I’ve been single for a while. But I’ve been enjoying love songs lately, and my song pick today is a reflection of that. However, don’t think that the film is all hearts and flowers!
Dabangg (meaning Fearless) is the story of Chulbul Pandey. Chulbul (Salman Khan) is a policeman with an interesting moral code. Calling himself “Robin Hood” Pandey, he robs from local criminals and pockets the money. A chance encounter introduces him to a girl named Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha), whom he falls head over heels in love with.
When Chulbul meets Rajjo and proposes marriage, she rejects him. However, it is not due to lack of love, as she has to take care of her father, Haria (Mahesh Manjrekar)—a drunkard.
In the midst of Chulbul’s familial and romantic life, his job as a policeman keeps him quite busy. A corrupt political leader named Chedi Singh (Sonu Sood) meets Chulbul and both quickly become enemies. Chulbul is a thorn in Chedi’s side, preventing his criminal enterprises each and every time he gets. With so much chaos in his professional life, he finds solace in the beautiful eyes of Rajjo.
I love films that have a little bit of everything. This is what makes Hindi films so special, because they have elements for everyone. If you love action, you can best believe the hero will be kicking ass a-plenty. Want to laugh? Your sides will be happily stretched. Craving a cry fest? Bring tissues, because there will be tears. And most of all, if you want to fall in love… You will get all the romance you need.
Dabangg is no different. There are moments that will make you laugh, make you cry, and you will root for Chulbul and Rajjo. Will their romance survive the challenges? You’re going to have to watch the film to find out!