Dabangg is the story of Chulbul Pandey (Solman Khan), a totally fearless but corrupt police officer with unorthodox working methods. Chulbul's father passed away when he was very young after which his mother Naini (Dimple Kapadia) married Prajapati (Vinod Khanna). Together, they had a son Makhanchan (Arbaaz Khan). Prajapati favors Makhanchan which does not go down well with Chulbul. After his mother's demise and an unsuccessful attempt to mend wounds, Chulbul snaps all ties with his stepfather and half brother. Rojo (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 Sing (Sonu Sood) have their own vested interests and emerges 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.