Dabangg story is set on the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh and here lives Chulbul Pandey (salman), a tough but corrupted cop. He has family issues as his father dies young and his mother (dimple) marries Prajapati (vinod khanna) and bears another son Makhanchan (arbaaz). Soon, Chulbul breaks away from family after the death of his mother but his life takes a turn with the arrival of Rajo (sonakshi). Just when he begins to get into the groove of family life, trouble comes in the form of Cheddi Singh (sonu) and others. What happens from there forms the rest of the story.