Scene of the Week: Dabangg

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  1. Baba Ji
    Baba Ji 8 years ago

    Just back from dabangg 2. I am not sure of the overreactions from few salman fans who bashed it.It is just as avg as any other salman film.Infact I found it a lot less offensive than dabang. There is less nonsense, lesser objectification of women (salman asking sonakshi not to be her ghulam).Action is just as poor or as good as d1 whichever way you see it. I quite liked one scene where salman walks into the marriage of a girl and finishes up Prakash Raj’s younger son in 2-3 punches. It was quite surprising as i thought he would use his revolver. Nikitin Dheer (the huge villain of JA) was terribly wasted. I so wanted to see a proper duel between the two.Salman beats him up in like 1 min and also kills P. Raj like he is some side villian. Climax is huge let down. There are quite a few ‘family’ scenes and less punchlines unlike part 1. The major flaw though is there is no real conflict in the film .Also , other than salman,all other characters are half baked.

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      sputnik 8 years ago

      I think there was a similar scene in Dabangg too where Salman says something to Sonakshi about not being a pushover. Salman is shown as listening to Sonakshi’s advice about Makki too. As I said before and as can be seen in the Vinod Khanna scene above Salman’s character is not what appears to be. He employs nonchalance and coolness just as a defense mechanism.

      • Baba Ji
        Baba Ji 8 years ago

        well daabng 2 is more like singham. no twists in any character . everyone is pretty straightforward. Chulbul is almost a dutiful policeman here. anyway i prefer a harmless crap to an offensive film.

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    hithere 8 years ago

    Some nitpicking – Kanpur people normally don’t speak any Bihari (you need to travel some more distance in east)..So the Song Fulowri Bina doesn’t exactly fit.

    Though use of “Kantaap” is perfect.

    Original Kaise Bani (later popularized by Kanchan and Babla)

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      Suprabh 8 years ago

      Cmon, if you are giving the old wine, then at least give others the usual snack associated with it t, for people to much on πŸ˜‰

      Here’s the snack: This song and many others are what’s called Chutney music. This music was started in late 40s to early 50s in the Caribbean countries (or West Indies). It was started and popularized by the Biharis and UPites who settled in West Indies and started their own population by mixing with the then localites (afros)- mainly sailors-labors with the British Army. So by root they are half black half brown (or Half african half biharis)..
      These songs are especially popular in people who are my grandparent’s age range and who belong to UP bihar.

      You will find a lot of old dadi nanis humming these songs or using the tunes in other local songs/bhajans.

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      sputnik 8 years ago

      But isn’t the main tune that of a old Hindi song? I can’t remember the song.

      • Baba Ji
        Baba Ji 8 years ago

        its a folk song from North. if it is used in a film,then it must be a version of the original, not the original itself.

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          sputnik 8 years ago

          I was asking for the old Bollywood song which has the same tune as this Chutney song as I feel I have heard this before.

          May be I should have rephrased my question as “But isn’t there a a old Hindi song which is similar to the tune of this song? I can’t remember the song.”

          I think the Chutney songs use a basic tune which could either be a folk song or a Bollywood song. Wikipedia says the Chutney songs started with religious songs and we all know that some religious songs are based the latest Bollywood songs.

          “This contemporary fusion of genres was created by Indo-Caribbean people whose ancestors were from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal and the South Indian area around Madras. They were taken as indentured servants by the British to replace laborers on sugar plantations after emancipation. Chutney music was established in the 1940s within temples, wedding houses, and cane fields of the Indo-Caribbean. There were no recordings until 1958, when Ramdew Chaitoe of Suriname, a small country in South America, recorded an early rendition of chutney music. The album was entitled King of Suriname and all of the songs were religious in nature. However, Chaitoe soon became a household name with East Indians not just in Suriname but throughout the Caribbean. Although the songs were religious, they had a dance vibe throughout each track. For the first time Indo-Caribbeans had music that spoke to them and was not Indian, or European/American in style. This was a breakthrough for East Indian Caribbean music but the fame was short lived.

          Chutney music exploded again in 1968 with the female singer Dropati, who released an album entitled Let’s Sing & Dance, made up of traditional wedding songs. These songs became huge hits within the East Indian Caribbean community. The album gained recognition for chutney music as a legitimate form and united East Indians, regardless of their birthplace.

          1970 was the biggest turning point for chutney music because of Sundar Popo. He modernized the music by including western guitars and early electronics into his music. Popo became known as the “King of Chutney.” Other artists, such as Nisha Benjamin, followed in his footsteps by adding new modern instrumentation into their music.” (From Wikipedia)

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    hithere 8 years ago

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    sputnik 8 years ago

    @suprabh,

    We should both blame hithere for posting the Fulowri Bina song πŸ˜‰

    I have been trying to recall the song since hithere posted it πŸ˜€

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    sputnik 8 years ago

    Found the Bollywood song. Here it is. Its a Kishore Kumar song “Zamana To Hai Naukar Biwi Ka” I remember watching the movie as a kid and the song. Music is by Bappi Lahiri so we are safe in assuming that its a copy.

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      Suprabh 8 years ago

      Thanks a lot……………..ahhhh finally..I was doing google searches like Meenakshi sheshadri funny songm…anil kapoor funny songs, I initially thought it was from Ghar ho toh aisa…

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