Sardaar Gabbar Singh Movie Review – One Man Show

sardaar-releaseMovie : Sardaar Gabbar Singh
Director : K. S. Ravindra (Bobby)
Producer : Eros International, Sharrath Marar
Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad
Starring : Pawan Kalyan, Kajal Aggarwal Rating : 3/5


Powerful police officer Sardaar Gabbar Singh (Pawan Kalyan) from Hyderabad lands into Ratanpur on the call of  Hari Narayana (Mukesh Rishi) , care taker of princely state,to curb the notorious activities of feudal landlord of princely state of Ratanpur,Bhairon Singh (Sharad Kelkar) and save people from his evil clutches.

The royal family of Ratanpur suffering from financial problems starts selling their antics for charity and even thinks to handover their palace to a Hotel, but Bhairav ​​Singh foils their attempt. He has two years hostility with the royal family. He forcefully takes the agricultural land from farmers and torture them.

Sardaar Gabbar Singh takes charge and locks horns with Bhairon Singh to put an end to his atrocities, He also falls in love with lonesome princess Arshi (Kajal), daughter of Raja . While Bhairon Singh decides to marry Arshi to teach a lesson to Sardar Gabbar Singh. How Sardaar handles the situation of Ratanpur and his love? ..forms the story.


Pawan Kalyan genius lies in the fact that he has been able to build a fanbase , he has the ability to woo the audience with his stunts in every scene. Kalyan’s composed delivery style, characteristic prade and limited dancing skills are showcased in scene after scene.He has completely dominated the film with his performance, action, expressions, comedy timing .

Kajal was a glamour doll who never repeated a costume and the kiss was as momentous . The chemistry between Kajal and Pawan has worked out. Sharad Kelkar was menacing and showed all evilness required for the script. He has done justice for his role with his screen presence. Brahmanandam, Ali comedy didn’t workout as expected. Tanikella Bharani, Mukesh Rishi, Brahmaji ,Kabir Dulhan Singh, Rao Ramesh and Sanjana were okay in their roles and the Jabardasth gang was just okay.


Tollywood top heroes are in a view that if the film connects with fans then it can survive but to transfer attention of general audience , you need a better script. As far as  Sardaar Gabbar Singh is concerned , it is completely an outdated script good-versus-evil plot of 1980’s and an unconvincing script for present scenario. Audiences cannot relate the film to the realism despite Pawan Kalyan served it with delicious ingredients like action, dialogue, dances & comedy .

The first half of the film goes in a lighter way with Pawan Kajal chemistry . Pawan’s magic has manged to take the film forward without much story . The fighting sequence before Interval has impressed . However the director Bobby has failed completely to bring fresh appeal to the film . The movie also has Antakshari episode and a climax fight which have reached the expectations.

The plot is the main culprit of the film , it can’t be blamed as the actor himself has penned the plot . Audience need a better scripted movie to transfer their attention . The script doesn’t please the general audience rather it looks like Kalyan is on campaigning mode. His dialogues “The whole of India is my jurisdiction!” “I am alone and will go alone and be with the people!” reveal his future plans. The script has spoiled the entire film .

Apart from Devi Sri Prasad’s foot-tapping score, Choreography is good ,Cinematography of Wilson is impressive, Dialogues of Sai Madhav are powerful, Editing of Gautam Raju need to be more refined. Stunts by ram Laxman are risible. Production values are good.

Sardaar Gabbar Singh is a one man show which is strictly made for Pawan fans , Director Bobby has to be appreciated as he matches with Harish Shankar in elevating heroism of Pawan Kalyan. However, It gives a feels that Pawan was energetic in some scenes and flat in some other scenes. Uttering Chiranjeevi dialogue , entertaining the bad guys with an item song and Veena step were eye candy. The first half is entertaining , but the second half could test the patience of  audience with dragged scenes. The audience could have connected with the film if it was shown as a period film – much before independence. Overall the film can please only his fans.


  • Pawan Kalyan, songs, Pre-Interval episode


  • Lack of strong characters.


Strictly for Pawan Kalyan fans

Note: This review relates to the reviewer’s perspective. It is only the personal opinion of the reviewer.