The teaser of Pawan Kalyan’s new film Vakeel Saab was released on Thursday, coinciding with the celebration of Sankranti. The film is the Telugu remake of Bollywood hit Pink, which addressed the issue of consent.
In 2019, Ajith appeared in the Tamil remake titled Nerkonda Paarvai in Amitabh Bachchan’s Shoes. In Vakeel Saab, Pawan Kalyan follows in Bachchan’s footsteps. And it seems director Sriram Venu added a little twist to Pawan’s characterization. While the characters of Amitabh Bachchan and Ajith were emotionally vulnerable and tormented souls (of course the reasons for their misery were different), Pawan Kalyan shows no such signs of vulnerability. He is not burdened by the past. He looks light-footed and sharp like a turn.
While the makers of Pink and Nerkonda Paarvai featured the three female characters who make up the heart of the courtroom drama in posters and teasers, Sriram Venu and producer Dil Raju Pawan Kalyan have so far kept the spotlight firmly. It is fair to assume that Vakeel Saab is more of a conventional story about a righteous person saving three girls in need.
Vakeel Saab marks Pawan Kalyan’s return from a two-year sabbatical. After the Agnyaathavaasi (2018) debacle, the star took a break from show business and focused on his political aspirations. The film is currently in post-production and a release will be announced shortly.