Pawan Kalyan is ‘Venkataratnam Naidu’, son of Suhasini and stepson of ‘Naidu’ (Nagineedu). Gabbar Singh is the name which the hero has given himself, since he is a big fan of ‘Gabbar Singh’ in Sholay (1975). After becoming a police officer, ‘Venkataratnam’ comes to his own hometown to turn Robinhood for his people. In the process, he takes on the local don ‘Siddhappa Naidu’ (Abhimanyu Singh), as well as falls in love with the village belle ‘Bagyalakshmi’ (Shruti Haasan). The story is about how he wins over his lady love, even as he teaches the goons a lesson.
Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan, Abhimanyu Singh
Devi Sri Prasad
Pawan Kalyan’s much awaited film Gabbar Singh proves to be the film of this summer. With strong dialogues and out-of-the-box performance from the Power Star, the film which is a remake of Hindi blockbuster Dabangg, is a sure shot box-office hit and going by the initial response, the film could be the much-needed hit for this star. The most important element that has been achieved by Harish Shankar in this film is bringing in Telugu nativity and lots of humour, while not diverting from the original story.
Though there is nothing new in the story, what makes this film watch-able is the way Harish Shankar has handled the already known story. His mass touch, with the star contributing his might has helped to make Gabbar Singh an enjoyable fare. Well-etched out Telugu dialogues interspersed with humour in correct dosage, Gabbar Singh is a grand festival for Pawan Kalyan’s fans while a good entertainer for general audience.
Of late we haven’t seen Pawan Kalyan throwing out so much energy for a film and here he seems to have hit back upon his critics with a vengeance. His striking performance, trademark dialogue delivery and signature dances add much needed fillip to the film.
He is well supported by other cast. Shruti seems to have finally broken the jinx and tasted success with this movie. Kota Srinivasa Rao is extraordinary, while Ali, Brahmanandam, Suhasini Rao Ramesh and Abhimanyu Singh have performed well to keep the momentum of the film all through. The “Madu Babulu…” song sung by Kota is well rendered and could go down very well with the front benchers. In fact there is a lot in store for the front benchers, the double-meaning dialogues, the comedy scenes of Brahmanandam and Ali, the all-important “Kevvu Keka…” song, etc.
Technically the film is well made and the music score by Devi Sri Prasad stands out.
Overall a loud entertainer, which could be the much-needed hit for Pawan Kalyan.