salaar Plot

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Cast: Prabhas, Shruti Haasan

Director: Prashanth Neel

Writer: Prashanth Neel


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Box Office Review Of Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire (Hindi)
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Star cast: Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Easwari Rao, Bobby Simha, Tinu Anand & others

Director: Prashanth Neel

Producers: Vijay Kiragandur

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire Box Office Review (Hindi): Pre-Release Buzz & Impression

Both Prabhas and Prashanth Neel are big names in the Hindi market and when this collaboration was announced, mass movie lovers were very much excited. Sadly, due to Neel’s commitment to KGF Chapter 2, the COVID-19 pandemic, and some other reasons, the project saw a major delay. However, this didn’t affect the buzz for the film among the target audience.

In fact, without any promotional events, Salaar got free publicity due to talks of a clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki. As Hombale Films had earlier clashed with SRK’s Zero, the reports of old rivalry erupted, and such discussions helped the Prabhas starrer to stay in the headlines. It also helped in creating awareness regarding its release date.

Out of all the promotional material that was churned out, the second trailer was the most successful and pushed the excitement level among the masses.

So overall, Salaar had a good pre-release buzz for its Hindi version, and it looked a like a winner at the box office.

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire Box Office Review (Hindi): Initial Start, Positives & Negatives

The advance booking for opening day was recorded above 5 crores gross, clearly hinting at a good start for the Hindi version. As per the trade reports flowing in, the morning and afternoon occupancy has been good across the country, with mass centers dominating through over-the-counter ticket sales. The day 1 collection is aiming to go above 15 crores, which is a promising start considering the competition in the form of Dunki.

Speaking about the positives, the Hindi version has been receiving favorable word-of-mouth and is said to be a grand comeback of Prabhas. If this positivity continues till the last show of the night, the film will storm the ticket windows from tomorrow onwards. Another thing is that the issues of screen/show distribution are solved, and a good showcasing has been given to this biggie. So, a solid collection is expected during the extended opening weekend, lasting till Monday.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki is more of an urban-centric film, and for Salaar, the bigger audience lies in the mass belts. So, there’s no such deadly battle between the both. Also, there are possibilities that the film might manage to secure more screens during weekdays as all the ugly tussle was for the opening weekend. If that happens, it has no major competition until Hrithik Roshan’s Fighter arrives on 25th January.

Coming to negatives, Salaar being the mass action entertainer is the biggest problem. 2023 has seen several such big-screen entertainers attracting footfalls, with the latest example being Animal. There might come a phase where the market for such mass films gets saturated. So, it’ll be interesting to see to what extent the Hindi audience welcomes this Prabhas’ action thriller.

Just like Animal, this one too is an ‘A’ rated, so that might become a tool of marketing in the coming days. Animal benefitted a lot due to it. Let’s see how it turns out in the case of the Prashanth Neel directorial.

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire Box Office Review (Hindi): Final Verdict

On the whole, Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire (Hindi) is a big success in the making. For Prabhas, this film is a complete game-changer after the debacle of Radhe Shyam and Adipurush. It is expected to earn 170-185 crores at the Indian box office, thus becoming Prabhas’ second-highest net grosser in Hindi by surpassing Saaho (149 crores).

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Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire Movie Review Rating:

Star Cast: Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Easwari Rao, Bobby Simha, Tinu Anand & others

Director: Prashanth Neel

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire Movie Review
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What’s Good: Prabhas getting a character that’s high on adrenaline rush after a long time

What’s Bad: Length & overdramatization at several points

Loo Break: You’ll need more than one due to the length of the film

Watch or Not?: If you’re enjoying the current season of mass entertainers, go for it!

Language: Playing in five Indian languages – Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam & Kannada

Available On: Theatrical release

Runtime:  2 hours and 56 minutes

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In the violent city of Khansaar, Deva (Prabhas) and Vardha (Prithviraj) are close friends. Deva, filled with anger, is always ready to take on anyone if Vardha is in trouble. However, due to some circumstances, Vardha asks his best friend to leave the place, but Deva promises to return whenever Vardha needs him.

Far away from Khansaar, Deva is living his life peacefully and avoids any kind of violence as promised to his mother. On the other side, the father of Vardha, Raja Mannar (Jagapathi Babu), plans to make his son his successor in Khansaar. But Raja Mannar’s own ministers and advisors plan to kill Vardha in a battle for the throne. Then comes a day, after 25 years, when Vardha calls his friend Deva to help him.

The next that follows is bloodshed and much suspense, eventually leading to part two.

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Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire Movie Review: Script Analysis

So basically, it’s a tale of a friendship with a backdrop of bloodshed that’s going on for the throne. The story appears to be simple, but Prashanth Neel has tweaked it in his own style. Neel never likes things happening in their simple form and loves making them complex to keep the attention of viewers hooked. He has used flashbacks conveniently to narrate the story. However, sometimes it gets too complicated to understand.

We understand that Prabhas is being presented as a silent, angry man who is living his life with a lot of anger suppressed inside him. But to establish his character, Neel goes overboard by showing that Deva eats red chili powder with his food. I mean, that’s too much! Also, the angle between Deva and his mother appears too dramatic. While the friendship angle is presented well, at times, Deva’s obsession with Vardha seems unconvincing. Neel could have involved a certain backstory about how the bond between Deva and Vardha became so strong.

The cinematography by Bhuvan Gowda is good, and you get that KGF vibe while watching every frame. His work excels in fight scenes and has captured the film’s grandeur really well. Action scenes are well choreographed, especially Prabhas’ first fight sequence and the one where he fights with an axe.

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire Movie Review: Star Performance

Prabhas finally gets the character that suits his persona. His performance as a lover boy or a godly figure was a huge letdown, but this ‘angry young man’ role is apt for him. Like Deva, he doesn’t talk much, but the intensity through his eyes is on point. He is simply effortless in action, and his overall screen presence is powerful.

Prithviraj Sukumaran as Vardha is believable, and his subtle act flows with the film. His on-screen camaraderie with Prabhas also seems natural and doesn’t look forced by any chance.

Shruti Haasan has limited screen time and only gets a little to add. All others, including Jagapathi Babu and Tinu Anand, have done their job well.

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