Movie : Gabbar SinghPublished Date: 2012-05-11 02:45:40 GMT
Cast : Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Hassan, Tanikella Bharani, Abhimanyu Singh, Rao Ramesh, Ajay, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Ali, Nagineedu, Suhasini, Gayatri (Happy Days fame), Malaika Arora and others.
Music: Devisri Prasad
Producer: Bandla Ganesh
Director: Harish Shankar
Banner: Parameswara Art Productions
Rating : 3.5/5
Director Harish Shankar shot to fame with his film Mirapakay with Ravi Teja as hero. Now, Pawan Kalyan had chosen him for the remake of Salman Khan's Dabangg. He asked the director to rewrite the entire script to suit the Telugu nativity with good humour by retaining the main theme. As a whole, the film has become a visual treat to the audience in general and Pawan fans in particular.
STORY OF THE MOVIE IN BRIEF:
Naidu (Nagineedu) marries a girl (Suhasini) who already has a son named Venkataratnam Naidu (Pawan Kalyan). Venkata likes the character of Gabbar Singh (Sholay) and is fond of calling himself a Gabbar Singh. He becomes a daring and dashing police officer. He is posted to his hometown Kondaveedu, which is facing many troubles from Siddhappa Naidu (Abhimanyu Singh), who is just a goon and political leader.
While Gabbar Singh starts confronting Siddhappa, he comes across Bhagyalakshmi (Shruti Hassan) and loses his heart to her. Later, things get murky as several emotions come to the fore like jealousy, hatred and greed. Will Gabbar Singh crush the atrocities with an iron hand being a police officer? What happens to Gabbar Singh's love? What price does Gabbar Singh pay in his rivalry with Siddhappa? Answers to all these questions lies in the rest of story.
Pawan Kalyan has given an extraordinary performance. His comedy timing is perfect. He has delivered several punch dialogues with his inimitable mannerism. He is good in both action and dance sequences. Shruti Hassan looks gorgeous in the film. Her performance as an innocent village belle is excellent. Though she has a very small role to play, she has used the available space to show her acting prowess.
Ali, Brahmanandam and Ranjit Kumar tickle the funny bones of audiences. Combination scenes of Ali and Pawan Kalyan have been shot well. Other artistes like Suhasini, Nagineedu, Rao Ramesh, Abhimanyu Singh have done justice to their respective roles. Gayatri (Happy Days fame) has played a different role in this film and will definitely score many points. The director has failed to make use of Kota’s acting abilities.
While talking about those behind the screen, the first one to be mentioned is Devi Sri Prasad, who has not only scored extraordinary tunes for the film, but also given fantastic background score. All songs have been shot well and are a visual feast to the audiences.
Cinematography by Jayanan Vincent is perfect and the editing by Gauthamraju is apt. Director Harish Shankar has penned a perfect script, screenplay and direction to the entire film. He changed the entire subject to suit the Telugu nativity by including several comedy scenes. Though the narration of the film in the second half appears to be slow, when compared to the first half, the director some how manages to continue the film without any boring scenes. Another minus point is that the director could not keep the necessary emotional depth while reaching climax. But the director has very punchy dialogues that suit well the image of Pawan Kalyan.
Undoubtedly Pawan Kalyan fans would enjoy the film as it has his trademark comedy and punch dialogues. Moreover, many of the action scenes would attract the front benchers. The film would definitely go well with ‘B’ and ‘C’ centres. A producer can’t expect more than money from his film in this commercial world. The film would definitely fill the coffers of the producer.
Credits: Camera – Jayanan Vincent, Editing – Gautham Raju, Action – Ram-Laxman, Art – Brahma Kadali, Presents – Sivababu Bandla.
Released on: May 11, 2012