Salaar Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew

Salaar Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew

Salaar Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew
  • Rating:
  • Director:
    Prashanth Neel
  • Cast:
    Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan
  • Banner:
    Hombale Films
  • Producer:
    Vijay Kiragandur
  • Music:
    Ravi Basrur
  • Release Dt :
    Dec, 22 2023


Unaware of the impending danger to her life, Aadya arrives in India only to be saved by Devaratha, a simple man residing with his mother in a remote region of Assam. Meanwhile, a pursuit ensues as a group of individuals, Khansaar, Radha Rama, and Varada Rajamannar, relentlessly chase after Aadya, determined to uncover Devaratha's whereabouts. But what is their purpose? The enigmatic Salaar holds the key to unraveling these mysteries.


Salaar Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew

Director Prashanth Neel, the mastermind behind Salaar, suggests that the film's plot bears resemblance to the widely acclaimed Game of Thrones. In a similar vein, Salaar presents itself as a high-stakes game, where various factions vie for power and control, albeit in a convoluted and fast-paced manner. The abundance of characters, names, and intricate schemes can make it challenging for viewers to keep track of allegiances. Fortunately, we are privy to the protagonist's position in this elaborate tapestry. As Neel previously disclosed, Salaar draws inspiration from 'Ugramm', wherein the hero lives incognito in a secluded locale.

The initial half of Salaar unfolds at a leisurely pace, establishing the characters within the present timeline. The director deliberately keeps the audience waiting, building anticipation for nearly an hour before Prabhas graces the screen, showcasing his physical prowess. The action sequences in the first half are skillfully executed, particularly the one leading up to the interval. The interval itself is masterfully crafted, featuring an electrifying action sequence that captivates Prabhas' fans. However, the slow narrative and dramatic elements of the first half fail to fully engage the audience, with the action sequences standing out as the more compelling segments.

The narrative in Salaar takes a detour to revisit the overarching plot, but experiences a significant decline before the action-packed section commences


Prabhas effortlessly commands attention with his rugged and determined character, captivating both fans and regular viewers. His portrayal of Devaratha is composed yet powerful, establishing him as a force to be reckoned with in the action sequences. Prithviraj, on the other hand, effectively adds depth to his character, enhancing the protagonist's journey. It is likely that he will receive even more opportunities to shine in the second part. Shruti Haasan's performance, although not particularly prominent, is satisfactory. Easwari Rao delivers her usual standard, while Jagapathi Babu's portrayal of a powerful individual falls short in leaving a lasting impression. Bobby Simha excels in his limited role, and Shriya Reddy does a commendable job in her significant and lengthy part. Tinu Anand, Jhansi, and the rest of the cast fulfill their roles competently.

Technical Aspects:

The trailer of Salaar provides a glimpse into the basic plot, which is mostly followed in the film. However, the narrative is not without its flaws. Salaar showcases technical brilliance through its cinematography and innovative action sequences. As expected from Prashant Neel's movies, the film carries a moody tone with shades of grey. The costumes predominantly reflect a rugged and rustic aesthetic. The narrative could have been improved by reducing the number of prominent characters with lengthy dialogues and by focusing on more impactful moments. The background score is commendable, while the two songs are decent. It is worth mentioning the exceptional action choreography and cinematography in those particular scenes.



Action Episodes


Production Values


Second Half

Too many characters

Confused and Dragged Drama

Final Word

Salaar is a mixed bag and it would be a feast for mass and action movie lovers. Prabhas is at his best.

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