If Wanted and now Dabangg is the direction Salman Khan plans to take with his career, he’s one smart cookie. Everyone else in Bollywood has hitched themselves so wholeheartedly to competing with international talent, all those who like to watch their Bollywood with generous splashes of 80s-style machismo have been left to the tender mercies of Z-listers and various regional cinemas.
Enter St. Salman of the Regressives. Bigger, badder and more funner. An A-lister who remembers the faithful. A temperamental, more successful Akshay Kumar with a better team.
And in case you were wondering about that chick who looks like the Indian version of his usual furriner Amazonians, that’s Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of the one and only Shatrughan.