Salaar, the much-anticipated action entertainer featuring Pan-India star Prabhas, is set for a grand worldwide theatrical release on December 22, with the first part titled Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire. Directed and written by Prashanth Neel, the film has garnered phenomenal advance bookings in the Telugu states. As the premiere approaches, anticipation and excitement are on the rise. In a recent interview, Prashanth Neel addressed comparisons between Salaar and his earlier film Ugramm, stating that he considers such comparisons and criticism as compliments.
Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire unfolds against the backdrop of the fictional kingdom of Khansaar, portraying the story of two childhood best friends who evolve into bitter enemies as they age. The narrative is so expansive that the writer-director opted to present it in two parts. The tale of friendship, trust, sacrifice, and vengeance between Deva (Salaar) and Varadaraj Mannar takes center stage. Questions surrounding the transformation of their friendship into enmity, the connection between Salaar and Deva, and what Salaar Part 2 holds in store contribute to the intrigue of Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire.
Recent early reviews suggest that Salaar has lived up to expectations, with positive feedback emerging from those who have had the opportunity to experience Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire before the general audience. A netizen and X user Vishwajit Patil shared a concise review, describing the film as having a superb first half, a decent second half, and a gripping climax. He noted the hero’s impactful entry within the first 20 minutes and hinted at a sequel, predicting a potential blockbuster. Salaar is poised for a successful overseas release, with expectations of over 7 million USD in sales. As the excitement builds, audiences await the cinematic spectacle that Salaar promises to deliver.