Venkatarathnam Naidu (Pawan Kalyan), son of Suhasini and step son of Nagineedu calls himself as Gabbar Singh after liking the character from Sholay. He turns as a cop and gets posted to his hometown Kondaveedu. Siddhappa Naidu (Abhimanyu Singh) is a local goon in the village who aspires to turn politician and finally it leads to the rivalry between the two. Meanwhile, the cop sees a village girl Bhagyalakshmi (Shruti Haasan) and falls for her. Siddappa will put on his efforts and turns Ajay, Gabbar Singh step bother his side. How does Gabbar Singh solve all the issues and fights with Siddhappa is crux of the story.
Pawan Kalyan is amazing and fantabulous. He delivered power packed punch liners with such ease. His screen presence as usual is too good. Power Star’s comic timing, fights, mass dances mannerisms are the highlights and fans would be delighted to watch him.
Shruti Haasan is gorgeous as village girl Bhagya Lakshmi. She is convincing but the makers must have taken care on her dubbing.
Ajay and Rao Ramesh are brief yet leaves their mark. Ali as constable Samba provides rib tickling moments, Brahmanandam as Recovery Agent Ranjith Kumar is hilarious, Suhasini and Nagineedu are apt, Abhimanyu Singh is mediocre. Happy Days fame Gayatri is okay while Prabhas Reddy, Fish Venkat are impressive. Others did their bit required.
Jayanan Vincent cinematography is on top notch, the film looked quite colorful and songs are captured beautifully in the picturesque locales of Switzerland. Devi Sri Prasad’s music is ear-pleasing and the background score is truly an asset. He rocked the show and special mention for the choreographers, who did a very good job. Screenplay is at fast pace in the first half but could have been better in the second half. Dialogues are crisp and had the needed punch. Editing is neat, Direction is good. Parameswara Arts production values are rich.
DSP Songs & its picturisation
Entertaining First Half
Harish Shankar’s narration
Emotional scenes in second half
Second half tempo
While it is known that Dabangg is a blockbuster hit, director Harish Shankar made ample changes to this remake script to suit the Telugu audiences taste and the film will be liked by all mass movie lovers. Gabbar Singh script had all the elements required for commercial entertainer and when Power Star Pawan Kalyan stepped in, the expectations were at peaks and director Harsih Shankar lived up to the expectations by taking the originality in Dabangg and adding elegance and Telugu flavour to it, say for instance Kabaddi fight and Antyakshari sequences. Pawan Kalyan trusted in director abilities and Harish Shankar believed in Pawan Kalyan’s style, charisma and his energy levels and Gabbar Singh resulted in an effective output.
Dialogues are one of the major highlights, punch liners like “Nenu time ni nammanu naa timing ni nammuthanu”, “Perantam annaka aadollu, Pekata annaka policelu ravadam common”, "charitra gurinchi chatha buttalu gurinchi nenu pattinchukonu..." Brahmi saying, “Meemalini Ayudala tho kadhu vayidhala tho champestha” were hilarious and punchy.
The first half of the film is packed with full dosage of entertainment, heroism, dances and ample comedy. Entire first half runs on rapid pace and is totally entertaining. Second half moves on a bit slow pace but the entertaining dialogues lifted the tempo and elevated the scenes. Harish Shankar has taken care that the film is packed with ample entertainment and it worked.
Pawan Kalyan is back with a bang; Gabbar Singh is entertaining though few lags in second half!!! Director Harish Shankar, the Power Star fan successfully repositions Pawan Kalyan in Tollywood, taking back all the fans to Kushi days.