‘ Vakeel Saab ‘ Review – The Power of ‘No’


Vakeel Saab Movie Review


Powerstar Pawan Kalyan is returning back to cinema after three complete years with Vakeel Saab, the remake of Pink. The film’s director Sriram Venu made enough changes to the script considering Pawan Kalyan’s massive reach without missing the back story and the emotional content. The trailer kept the bars of expectations high on the film. Shruti Haasan is the leading lady and Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Ananya, Prakash Raj played other important roles.

Vakeel Saab, a remake of the Hindi film ‘Pink’, is the story of three women – Vemula Pallavi (Nivetha Thomas), Zareena (Anjali) and Divya (Ananya Nagalla) – who meet up with Vamshi (Vamsi) and his friends at a resort. Vamshi and his friends try to sexually assault the girls and in order to escape, Pallavi hits him with a bottle. Vamshi who belongs to a political family files a backdated police case and gets Pallavi arrested. Vakeel Saab Konidela Satya Dev (Pawan Kalyan) comes forward to take the case on behalf of Pallavi. rest of the story is how he gets the task done.

Analysis :

Vakeel Saab opens with the song ‘Maguva Maguva …’ which was superbly presented showcasing the three women from different backgrounds who’s career aspirations lead them to Hyderabad. The story line jumps straight to the point, the attempted sexual assault at the resort. Though Vakeel Saab’s introduction scene can appeal to the fans, the flashback episode with Shruthi Hassan is a dud. Something that even a novice write can write better with some effort. Moving on, Vakeel Saab agrees take up the case to defend the three women even as they struggle to find legal help. Interval scene where Vakeel Saab delivers a warning to the MP Mukesh Rushi is designed to excite the fans works well. To summarize, the first half is pretty normal.

The pace picks up in the second half, the audience is well engaged as the court scenes play out. Packed with a plethora of solid dialogues, most of which fit Pawan Kalyan’s real-life political agenda, the audience is treated to stimulating verbal confrontations between Pawan Kalyan and Prakash Raj (the attorney on the other side). The social messages on how the society views men and women differently for the same social cues, and the how NO means NO is well emphasized. While a few fan appeasing elements and politically elevating references are added in, the movie mostly stays on the message.

For those who already watched PINK, this film might not appeal emotionally the same way as the original. For the audience watching the movie directly for the first time in Telugu , this film is decent enough one.

Performances :
Pawan Kalyan excelled at the court scenes, carrying the movie on his shoulders with ease. In the flashback, however, a few shots looked dull with a bad hairstyle. Better focus on his fitness should be considered. Nivetha Thomas delivered a good performance, Anjali is ok as well.

Technical :
Director Sriram Venu’s efforts to include the fan favoring elements did not go waste. However, he should have put in more time and efforts to create a better back story, it just was very badly written. In the second half, he keeps the original storyline for most part.
Music Director Thaman excelled in the montage song and the re-recording. His music accompanying the verbal confrontation scenes takes up a notch or two. Cinematographer P.S. Vinod did a good job with the opening song, the rest is ok.

Court drama in the second half.
Excellent performance from Pawan Kalyan and Prakash Raj.
Interval episodes for the fans.
Powerful subject line.
Good dialogues.

Negatives :
Poorly written flash back in the first half.
Not as emotionally appealing as the original

Verdict :

‘Vakeel Saab’ film is a powerful, thought provoking subject, something that is already well proven with the original movie in Hindi. What adds more voice in Telugu version is the Power Star Pawan Kalyan’s towering presence and the excellent dialogues throughout the film. Movie starts off well but derails while in flashback episodes in the first half and finally goes on track in the second half. Overall, Vakeel Saab is a watchable fare.


Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Review Date
Reviewed Item
Vakeel Saab Review
Author Rating


  1. Telugu filmmakers should come out of this hero worshipping, the main motto of story is spoiled by adding unnecessary fights and flashback episode, in the original version the character of Amitabh who’s a bigger star than Pawan and much recognized worldwide, makes us believe like he’s just a character and the movie is focused on storytelling.

    Even in Dangal, Amir khan who’s much bigger star is just a character , they didn’t add fights to elevate him, if they remake Dangal with Telugu hero they will add scenes like rowdies teasing daughter and hero will fight them , in climax also they would have added one fight.

    I am not saying having fights or hero elevation is wrong, it’s good when it’s done in a commerical movie with regular story. When handling sensitive story the focus should be on the core point rather than hero.

      • Lol, another hero worshipper spotted, have you seen lawyers fighting in metro train and fighting with goons, first you wake up. For 70 years old man if they still want to include fights they can , In many hollywood movies they have it , and even in out own indian cinema we have seen kamal hassan doing it in bharateeyudu. So in Dangal, 3 idiots, PK, why didn’t they include fight scenes for hero, they could have added it right Amir khan had 8 packs body as well.

        • Excellent reply bro this is so true but all we seeing are just paid reviews from all sites who are woreshpping hero despite of his weak looks and weak acting but criticizing Shruthi Hassan for having bad looks but again they appreciating the core theme of women appeasement but ready to criticisr the bad looks of Shruthi Hassan but not pawan kalyan lol

  2. “Not as emotionally appealing as the original” హా? నీవు హిందీలో పుట్టావా? తెలుగు డైలాగులకు కనెక్ట్ అవలేకపోయావా? అయినా 2021 లో కూడా ఈ కుల గజ్జి ఏమిటి? ఒకటి గుర్తుంచుకో నీవు పోతే నీ కులపోళ్ళే ముందు నీ శవాన్ని వదిలించుకుంటారు. ఇది కులరంగుతో చూశే అందరికి వర్తిస్తుంది.

  3. Lawyers ni nadi roddu meeda champe rastham lo unnamu, without fight there is no Justice. It is just movie, please watch if you like or ignore it. Why Ysrcp needs to release midnight GO To decrease ticket rates?Why applying cheap politics to movie?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here