13 Years of Dabangg: Salman Khan’s Iconic Cop Film That Revolutionized Bollywood

Salman Khan’s iconic cop film, “Dabangg,” celebrates its 13th anniversary, marking its significant impact on Bollywood and Indian cinema. Released in 2010, the film became a trendsetter, redefining the cop-genre in Indian cinema. “Dabangg” not only stormed the box office but also captured the hearts of the masses.

Salman Khan’s portrayal of Chulbul Pandey, the fearless and charismatic cop, was a game-changer in the industry. The film’s iconic belt dance step, memorable dialogues, action sequences, emotions, romance, and comedy made it a complete entertainer. Salman’s chemistry with Sonakshi Sinha, who played his love interest, was widely appreciated.

“Dabangg” set new box office records upon its release and became the highest opener of all time in India. Its success paved the way for a wave of cop-based action films in Bollywood, including “Singham,” “Rowdy Rathore,” “Simmba,” “Sooryavanshi,” and more.

Beyond its box office performance, “Dabangg” received critical acclaim and numerous awards. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and multiple awards at the Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards, and IIFA Awards.

Salman Khan, known for his role as Chulbul Pandey, is now gearing up for the release of “Tiger 3,” the third installment of his beloved franchise. The film is set to hit worldwide cinemas on November 10, 2023, and is eagerly anticipated by fans and moviegoers.