For once, Pawan Kalyan has become ambitious to release his new film ‘Sardaar Gabbar Singh’, a sequel to the 2012 blockbuster ‘Gabbar Singh’ both in Telugu and Hindi simultaneously tomorrow, Friday, April 8, 2016, hopeing to re-enact JJ Rajamouli’s ‘Bahubali’ success.
Being in Hindi, the worldwide screen count is more than 2,000 in 42 countries across the world for the film made at around Rs.80 crore. Released by Eros International, which has released ‘Baahubali’ in Hindi and made more than Rs 100 Crore, the film ‘Sardar Gabbar Singh’ has nothing to do with the character Gabbar Singh in the epic film "Sholay" though it tries to emulate certain scenes and scenario in the modern context.
While success in Telugu field is ensured for Pawan Kalyan, its failure in Hindi may offset the ambition of the actor who is into politics after he launched his own "Jana Sena" party in 2013 and supported NDA and its leader Narendra Modi in 2014 elections. He is a major political force in Andhra and Telangana politics.
The film ‘Sardaar Gabbar Singh’ goes out with a punchline that says about Pawan Kalyan or Sardar Gabbar Singh as: "He is not like any other person. He is born out of people’s ideology.” So, the message is both contemporary and political though the storyline is more unrealistic portraying the hero in a Dirty Harry type of mavewrick police officer out to do justice in his own comic and non-traditional way.
The town of Rattanpur on the border of Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, has both princely touch to make it tasty to Hindi viewers and featuring Kajal Aggarwal, Sharad Kelkar and Kabir Duhan Singh, it makes the Hindi round full, though success is not guaranteed.
Directed by Bobby, the film has highly acclaimed action scenes making full use of hi-tech cameras and digital touch partially similar to ‘Dhoom 3’. Defending its release in Hindi, Pawan Kalyan said,"Filmmaking cannot be confined to a certain area or demographics and our film attempts a unique connect with India, especially the Hindi belt.”