Gabbar Singh movie review
Dabangg sees remakes being made on the trot and fearlessly at that. Osthe in Tamil saw Simbu reprising Salman 'Chulbul' Khan.
Pawan Kalyan in and as Gabbar Singh in the Telugu adaptation sees him recapping the bald-faced one liners without impunity.
Regulation high flying kicks in slo mo by the leading man that even Tottenham midfielder Sandro - trending online for his martial art style kicks in the locker room - wouldn't dare act out.
That the Andhra Pradesh Police Officers' Association had earlier raised an objection to Pawan Kalyan's misuse of the police livery in the film considering he isn't a cop but wears the uniform anyway didn't seem to impact the opening response to the film; the audience wants its corrupt cops (or pretenders to the throne), revenge drama, family bonds and song interludes when the hyperbole gets a bit grating.
Still too early to predict whether Gabbar Singh will do for Pawan Kalyan-Shruti Haasan what Dabangg did for Salman Khan-Sonakshi Sinha, but the music, we hear, is already a hit.
Now, it's a no-brainer why the film is called Gabbar Singh. Pawan Kalyan obsesses over the sadist dacoit made famous in Sholay and renames himself thus without ever having heard of a notary ever. But don't question logic, not when it's Gabbar Singh socking it up to Chhedi Singh, here called Sidhappa and played not by Sonu Sood but by Abhimanyu Singh (Remember Ransa in Gulaal?) who is a lawbreaker in his own right but understandably wants to be a legislator. Ho-hum.