Opening December 21: Dabangg 2

I admit, I’m pretty excited for Dabangg 2. The original Dabangg was funny and clever, and I’m hoping for more of the same in the sequel. I’m also looking forward to the obligatory moment in the movie where Salman Khan removes his shirt, causing all of the women in the audience to scream.

Dabangg 2 opens on Friday, December 21, 2012, in six Chicago area theaters: AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Regal Gardens Stadium 1-6 in Skokie, Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 30 min.

The South Barrington 30 is the only area theater holding over any other Hindi movies after Thursday. It’s giving a third week to Khiladi 786 ($352,684 in total U.S. earnings) and a fourth week to Talaash ($2,706,375 in the U.S. so far).

The only other Indian movie showing in the Chicago area this weekend is the Tamil romance Neethaane En Ponvasantham at the Golf Glen 5.

2 thoughts on “Opening December 21: Dabangg 2

  1. ankitdf2009

    Dear Kathy,
    I used to be a big fan of Salman till around 2002 when his films depicted realistic action scenes, and he looked like a prince with his exceptional charisma. Off late, his films present such unrealistic action sequences (read, totally computerized and impractical, like those from South Indian films) that a true lover of action films finds them disgusting. His tone and dialogue delivery have also degraded. However, Time is With Salman., And when Time is on your side, you are the King. Such is the case with Salman. Cmon, when guys like these, get paid 250 million rupees for a single film and still dont take the pains of putting in “real, non computerized action scenes”, it really puts the fans down. Grow up Salman!!

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    1. Kathy Post author

      Ankitdf2009, I agree that CGI has diluted the quality of as many action films as it has helped. I never need to see another Matrix-inspired dodging-bullets-in-slow-motion sequence again in my life. What I liked about Dabangg is that it seemed to embrace the inherent silliness of these types of CGI stunts and had fun with them. That’s why I’m optimistic about Dabangg 2.

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