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Gabbar Singh Movie review
Director Harish Shankar's Pawan Kalyan starrer Gabbar Singh needs no intro! Everything that we supposed to know about it has already been said or publicized, so let's go straight into the review. Gabbar Singh is larger than life, made by a self-proclaimed fan (Harish Shankar) of the actor to please the humungous Pawan Kalyan fans. Increasingly, the film is made keeping the hero's image and fans in mind and Harish's work is more of an adaptation than a frame-to-frame remake of Dabangg. After the initial few minutes, you stop comparing Gabbar Singh with Dabangg and therein lies its success.
We know the story. It revolves around Venkatrathnam Naidu (Pawan Kalyan), whose father died when he was three years old and his mother (played by Suhasini) marries Nagineedu. The couple has a kid (Ajay). The young Venkatrathnam takes a liking to the iconic villain of Bollywood film Sholay and calls himself Gabbar Singh. He grows up seeing his little step brother bask in the love and affection, showered by the stepfather, and eventually runs away only to return as a cop.
Still hated by his brother (Ajay) and stepfather (Nagineedu), Gabbar Singh takes up a posting in his native village Kondaveedu. He has his own rules and even doesn’t mind to release a bunch of thugs from the lock-up provided they are willing to comply with his rules. Later, Gabbar Singh gets in the ways of politically influential goon Siddhappa Naidu (Abhimanyu Singh) and he thwarts all moves of Siddhappa, who now wants revenge. Amidst all this, Gabbar Singh falls for the gorgeous Bhagyalakshmi (Shruti Haasan).
There is nothing rave about the story. It is so simple and formulaic. Gabbar Singh is about the attitude of the hero and Pawan Kalyan simply rocks in that. He does one man show from start to end. His punch dialogues with his inimitable mannerism are superb. Shruthi Haasan is gorgeous and her performance as an innocent village belle is commendable, through she has a very small role to play. Abhimanyu Singh comes up with another memorable performance and others like Suhasini, Ali, Brahmanandam, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Ajay and Kota Srinivasa Rao put in their best efforts.
Gabbar Singh has the right dose of the staple ingredients -- action, comedy, romance, and songs, including an item number (Kevu Keka) performed by Malaika Arora Khan. Harish Shankar did many changes to Dabangg script and most of his changes work. Screenplay is racy in the first half and moves at a decent pace in the second hour. Seemingly, the second half drags a little bit in the penultimate scenes. Devi Sri Prasad’s music is the second hero after Pawan Kalyan. Every song is marvellous and Harish Shankar has shot all songs really well. Cinematography and Editing are impressive. All in all, Gabbar Singh is a complete film that will cater to all the sections especially Pawan Kalyan fans.