Director : Abhinav Kashyap
Cast : Sonu Sood, Amit Dhawan, Vijay Gupta, Honey Chhaya, Manoj Chaturvedi, Murli Sharma, Pradeep Choudhary, Zamir Khan, Tinu Anand, Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Mahesh Manjrekar, Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Arbaaz Khan, Om Puri, Feroz Abbas Khan, Amitosh Nagpal, Sonakshi Sinha, Romeo Sharma, Rajiv Kachroo
"I do not want to be sheltered from dangers. I want to be fearless while facing them" Dabangg means fearless. Set in Laalgunj, Uttar Pradesh, Dabangg is a story of Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan), a totally fearless but corrupt police officer with unorthodox working methods. But even the most fearless at times face a tough fight with their innermost demons. Chulbul has had a bitter childhood. His father passed away when he was very young after which his mother Naini (Dimple Kapadia) married Prajapati Pandey (Vinod Khanna). Together, they had a son Makhanchan (Arbaaz Khan).
Prajapati favours Makhanchan which does not go down well with Chulbul. He decides to take control of his destiny and detaches himself from his stepfather and half brother. His sole attachment is his mother. However after his mother's demise and an unsuccessful attempt to mend wounds, Chulbul snaps all ties with his stepfather and half brother. Rajo (Sonakshi Sinha) with her unique perspective of life enters his world and turns it upside down. Chulbul starts to see life more positively and also gets sensitized to the value of a family. But his detractors especially the dubious Cheddi Singh (Sonu Sood) have their own vested interests and emerge as spokes in the wheel, putting one brother against the other. Makhanchan ends up carrying out acts oblivious to the consequences. When he realizes he has been used, he turns to Chulbul.
Will Chulbul take his extended hand? Will the brothers be able to thwart their detractors? Will this time, Chulbul's fearlessness channelize itself positively and reunite him with his family? Dabangg is a hard hitting, entertaining, emotional narrative that unfolds grippingly in a region that has place only for the fearless.