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Dabangg – Milestone

Released Date – 10 September 2010

Producer - Arbaaz Khan Production



Dabangg Box Office Business

Film was released on Eid, 10 September 2010 in nearly 1800 screens worldwide.

The film set another box office record, grossing 80.87 crore in its first week, thus becoming the highest opening week grossing Bollywood film. Dabangg went on to gross 215 crore worldwide and Box office India declared it an all-time blockbuster in the second week of its release.

It is the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2010 and, as of 2012, the fourth highest–grossing Bollywood film of all time. Dabangg went on to win several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.


Box office


In India, the film had a strong opening with occupancy ranging between 80-100% in multiplexes and nearly 100% in single screens.

Dabangg went on to break the record opening day collection of netting 14.5 crore on its first day of business, thus becoming the highest opener of all time across India. It netted 16.5 crore on the second day of release, again breaking the all time second-day collection. The film continued its record breaking run at the box office, netting 18.5 crore on the third day of release, bringing the total nett collections to 49.5 crore at the end of its first weekend,


The film opened to a positive response in the overseas markets as well. It grossed a total of US$4.20 million in the international markets at the end of its second weekend, being declared as a hit overseas by Box office India. In the United States, Dabangg opened at No. 23, collecting US$628, 137 from 62 screens in its opening weekend and $1,068,589 at the end of its second weekend.

In the United Arab Emirates, it collected 3.2 million Dirhams in the opening weekend, and $1,550,000 at the end of the second weekend. Dabangg fetched up a $5.50 million total, making it the fifth biggest grosser ever in UAE with a $2 million gross.

In the United Kingdom, it opened at No. 12 collecting £332,673 from 41 screens in its opening weekend and £570,566 by the end of its second weekend.

In Australia, the film collected A$126,000 from 14 screens in the opening weekend and A$272,909 at the end of its second weekend.

In Mauritius and South Africa, it collected US$25,000 each in its opening weekend.In Fiji, the film collected US$20,000 the opening weekend.In other territories of Europe and Africa, the film collected $100,000 in its opening weekend.The final overseas collections accumulated to US$5 million.

Awards and nominations


Year Award Category Film Result
2011 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Film Dabangg Won
2011 Filmfare Awards Best Movie Dabangg Won
2011 IIFA Awards Best Movie Dabangg Won
2011 National Film Awards Best Popular Film as long as Wholesome Entertainment Dabangg Won
2011 Stardust Award Best Film of The Year Dabangg Won
2011 Stardust Awards Hottest New Film Dabangg Won
2011 Zee Cine Award Best Film Dabangg Won

Other Awards Winner

  • 2010: BIG Star Most Entertaining Film for Dabangg
  • 2011: 1st Global Indian Film & Television Honors for Best Film for Dabangg
  • 2011: Ficci Frames Excellence Honours Awards for Best Film for Dabangg
  • 2011: Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards for Best Debutante Producer Award for Dabangg
  • 2011: Rajiv Gandhi Achievers Awards for Best Debutante Producer Award for Dabangg
  • 2011: Bollywood Hungama Sufers Choice Movie Awards for Best Movie for Dabangg
  • 2011: Bollywood Hungama Sufers Choice Movie Awards for Best Marketed Movie for Dabangg
  • 2011: ETC Bollywood Business Awards for Top Grosser of the Year – Dabangg
  • 2011: ETC Bollywood Business Awards for Most Successful Producer – Dabangg
  • 2011: 3rd Gold Kela Awards for The Ajooba Award for Sheer Awesomeness – Dabangg
  • 2011: AXN Action Award for Best Action Film – Dabangg
  • 2011: Aaj Tak Awards for Best Film – Dabangg
  • 2011: Lions Gold Awards for Favourite Film – Dabangg

Track listing



Title Singer(s)



“Tere Mast Mast Do Nain” Rahat Fateh Ali Khan



“Munni Badnaam Hui” Mamta Sharma, Aishwarya Nigam



“Chori Kiya Re Jiya” Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal



“Udd Udd Dabangg” Sukhwinder Singh, Wajid



“Humka Peeni Hai” Wajid, Master Saleem, Shabab Sabri



“Tere Mast Mast Do Nain” (Part 2) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal



“Munni Badnaam Hui” (Remix) Mamta Sharma, Aishwarya Nigam



“Tere Mast Mast Do Nain” (Remix) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan



“Humka Peeni Hai” (Remix) Wajid, Master Saleem, Shabab Sabri



“Dabangg” (Theme) Salman Khan



  • Salman Khan as Chulbul Pandey, ‘Robin Hood’ Pandey
  • Sonakshi Sinha as Rajjo Pandey
  • Arbaaz Khan as Makhanchand ‘Makhi’ Pandey
  • Vinod Khanna as Prajapati Pandey, Chulbul’s step-father
  • Dimple Kapadia as Naini Devi, Chulbul’s mother
  • Sonu Sood as Chhedi Singh
  • Mahesh Manjrekar as Haria, Rajo’s father
  • Om Puri as Kasturilal Vishkarma
  • Anupam Kher as Dayal Babu
  • Mahi Gill as Nirmala
  • Tinu Anand as Masterji, Nirmala’s father
  • Malaika Arora Khan as Munni in the item number “Munni Badnaam Hui”
  • Murli Sharma as ACP Malik

Story Line

Set in Laalgunj, Uttar Pradesh, Chulbul Pandey is a young boy who lives with his mother Naini, stepfather Prajapati, and younger half-brother Makkhi. Chulbul is constantly angry that his step-father is always partial towards his own biological son Makkhi. 21 years later, Chulbul is a rowdy, mischievous, and sometimes crooked cop, who refers to himself as “Robin Hood.” He does everything in his own indomitable way; whether it’s dealing with corrupt politician and thug Chedi Singh, fighting a family feud, or romancing stunning Rajjo.


1) Taran Adarsh – 4.5 / 5

Bollywood Hungama

“On the whole, Dabangg is a full on entertainer with three aces – Salman Khan like never before, stylish action and super music. Sure to fetch an earth-shattering opening, the film will create a pandemonium at the box-office, cementing the status of Salman Khan as the darling of the masses and making the distributors laugh all the way to the bank. It has Blockbuster written all over it”

2) Komal Nahta – 4/5


Komal Nahta of Koimoi gave it a rating of 4/5 and stated, “Dabangg may be a routine subject but its other plus points will ensure that it proves a big hit from North to South and East to West. It will be loved by the masses and classes, the young and the old, the girls and the boys, the men and the women. Business in single-screen cinemas will be historic, of course, but collections in multiplexes will also be outstanding.”

3) Aniruddha Guha – 4/5

Daily News and Analysis

“In spite of the film’s ‘dated’ appeal, first-timer Kashyap gives Dabangg a novel treatment, which lends it zing. He plays to the gallery brazenly, but ensures the film is held together by a strong premise – that of a dysfunctional family that comes together in crisis. Dabangg is slightly mad, and terribly entertaining.

4) Mathures Paul – 3.5/5

The Statesman

“Dabangg aligns itself with viewers frustrated by the nonexistence of uncomplicated heroism on screen.”

5) Anupama Chopra – 3/5


“It’s the role of a lifetime and Salman Khan bites into it like a starving man devours a feast. He inhabits it fully, strutting and swaggering and even, spoofing himself.”

6) Sukanya Venkatgarhavan – 3/5


“Dabangg rides totally on Salman Khan’s magic. Had director Abhinav Kashyap cast a less popular actor, it’s doubtful the film would have the chutzpah that Khan has lent to it.”

7) Gaurav Malani – 3/5

Indiatimes Movies

“As much as the film doesn’t care a damn for coming up with any innovative storyline. Like the intrepid Chulbul Pandey who tries to intermittently hide his soggy eyes behind his sunglasses, the film tries to camouflage its deficiency of substance with an abundance of Salman’s splendid style….Try to find a novel storyline and there is none in Dabangg. Try to find Salman Khan and there is nothing else.”

8) Rajeev Masand – 2.5/5


“Dabangg’ is ordinary, at best average… Blame it on the disjointed screenplay if Dabangg works not so much as a coherent, consistent film, but as a string of set-pieces. As a result it feels way longer than its two-hours-and-five-minutes running time, and the climatic action scene that takes place outside the villain’s den seems never-ending.”