Pawan Kalyan is back with a bang in "Gabbar Singh," which is a remake of Salman Khan's super hit film Dabangg. The film is directed by Harish Shankar. The film managed to create a positive buzz around it during the promotions even though statistically, whenever Pawan Kalyan takes up a police story, it's always a flop. Adding to the woes, Shruthi Hassan, the lady love of Gabbar Singh, is yet to register a hit in Telugu cinema. Also, Dabangg's Tamil remake Osthi was a disaster. However, whatever bee the minus points, Pawan Kalyan has delivered a good performance.
What’s the story?
Nagineedu plays the role of Pawan Kalyan's father and he doesn’t like his first born at all because he is his step son. This leads to a dispute between Pawan and his father and as a result Pawan will leave his family and after some years he will return as a cop. Suhasini plays the role of Pawan's mother. Arbaaz Khan plays the role of the villain. Pawan will stop Arbazz's bank robbery and other illegal activities and Arbaaz will train his guns on him. Shruthi plays a role of a fancy store shop keeper along with Gayathri (Appu of 'Happy days' fame). Pawan as usual will fall for Shruthi. How he marries Shruthi and he how tackles Arbazz Khan is what the film deals with next. It's not a scene by scene remake, instead, many subplots from Dabangg have been removed and converted into a straight-forward hero-villain clash.
Pawan Kalyan has given a powerful one-man show. His characterization, mannerisms, dance movements and especially the dialogues were tailor-made to please his fans. Pawan and Suhasini's bond was portrayed well. The editing by Gowtham Raju was good.
What doesn’t work?
Screenplay and story in the second half is slow. The director could've concentrated a bit more in this area. Second half is less energetic, when compared to the first half. Since Pawan Kalyan's role was portrayed powerfully, Arbazz seems to be powerless and climax looks like it is completed in a hurry. The cinematography by Jayanan Vincent had a lot of mistakes -- many shots where out of focus, especially in the introduction scenes. The continuity is lost in many places.
Final word: Its a treat for Pawan Kalyan fans after a long time.
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