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Salaar review and release highlights: Prabhas' action epic may earn ₹150 crore worldwide on day 1

Salaar review highlights: Prabhas stars as the lead in Prashanth Neel's follow up to KGF 2. The film released to grand celebrations across the world on Friday.
Prabhas in a still from Salaar.
Prabhas in a still from Salaar.

Salaar review live: Prabhas-starrer Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire, the big-budget Telugu action film is out now in theatres. The Prashanth Neel film released on Friday across the world and enthusiastic fans lined up outside cinema halls to catch the first day first show. Salaar is set in the fictional city of Khansaar and follows the story of Deva and Vardha, played by Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran, respectively. It also stars Shruti Haasan, Eshwari Rao, Jagapathi Babu and Sriya Reddy. It will be released in five languages -- Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi....Read More

Salaar has received an A certification (Adults only) from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). About it, Neel said, “I was very disappointed. I know that I have not made a vulgar movie or a movie that is insensible with violence. The violence in the film is needed. I was disappointed, but Prabhas told me it’s okay. It was not designed for violence, but for drama and emotion.”

Prithviraj, known for films such as Lucifer and Ayyappanum Koshiyum, likened the upcoming film to American epic fantasy series Game of Thrones.

"I keep comparing 'Salaar' to 'Game of Thrones' because the drama is like... There are so many characters, plot points and intricate character dynamics. I don't know how he (the director) has fit the story into two parts. It's a tough thing to do," he said.

Salaar is expected to record an opening day collection of more than 48 crore.

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Dec 22, 2023 4:00 PM IST

Salaar review live: Salaar tracked data

#Salaar Day 1 Morning Day Tracked Data:

Telugu: 18.33 Cr [2461 shows]

Hindi: 1.95 Cr [1540 shows]

Malayalam: 80L [341 shows]

Tamil: 75L [419 shows]

Kannada: 22L [62 shows]

Total: 22.05 Cr [4823 shows]

Source: Sacnilk

Dec 22, 2023 3:46 PM IST

Salaar review live: Advance booking record?

Highest Opening Day Advance Booking Tickets For 2023 in India:

1. #LEO: 2.45 M

2. #Salaar: 2.24M

3. #Jawan: 1.58M

4. #Animal: 1.35M

5. #Pathaan: 1.08M

Dec 22, 2023 3:02 PM IST

Salaar review live: Gopichandh Malineni praises film

Film director Gopichandh Malineni tweeted, “#Salaar. Rebel star’s rampage. Blockbuster!!”

Dec 22, 2023 2:44 PM IST

Salaar review live: Box office collection day one, so far

As per Sacnilk.com, Salaar: Cease Fire - Part 1 may earn 60 crore in India on its first day for all languages. They also predict that the film might collect 150 crore worldwide on day 1

Dec 22, 2023 1:51 PM IST

Salaar review live: HT review out now

Salaar review: Prabhas makes a stellar comeback, film snatches Animal's 'most violent movie of the year' crown. Read full review here.

Dec 22, 2023 1:15 PM IST

Salaar review live: Sukumaran ‘surprised’ by script

Sukumaran said he was left surprised by Salaar's script. "I had different notions about what the film would be. I didn't expect it to be a story of two friends, their bonding, and what happens between them. That caught me by surprise.

"What drew me in was the drama. Despite all the spectacular fight sequences and huge sets, what pulls you in 'Salaar' is the drama. That drama, regardless of how big or small the film is or in which language the film is made, it works," the 41-year-old actor told PTI in an interview.

Dec 22, 2023 1:00 PM IST

Salaar Twitter reviews

Twitter's highest trends of the day are all about Salaar, Prabhas, ‘blockbuster’, Prashanth Neel and even Shruti Haasan. Check out Twitter reactions to her film here.

Dec 22, 2023 12:33 PM IST

Salaar review live: Fans flock to theatre

A massive crowd gathered to watch the first show at Hyderabad's famous Sandhya Theatre and fans ensured that the opening of Prabhas's latest release was nothing less than a celebration.

Dec 22, 2023 12:18 PM IST

Salaar review live: ‘A well thought out world’

“Prashanth Neel creates a world which is well thought out. The politics and legacy of Khansaar is very detailed and have a mytho feel. Then we have #Prabhas who is the face of this film. He is back in action as the fans wanted and how. Demands a theatrical experience. #Salaar,” read a review on Twitter.

Dec 22, 2023 12:06 PM IST

Salaar review live: Fans cheer in theatre

Fans are sharing videos on social media that show audience cheering for action scenes in the cinema halls.

Dec 22, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Salaar review live: Fans trend Ugramm on Twitter

Prashanth Neel's film Ugramm is trending on Twitter after Salaar's release. "Only after you watch #Ugramm, you can resonate with what Neel is trying to say. A Kickass character & movie which got released in wrong time period. This movie with same cast releasing this year would've been the Next #KGF / #Bahubali. #Srimurali as Agastya was menacing as hell," read a tweet.

Dec 22, 2023 11:33 AM IST

Salaar review live: 'Great action set pieces'

Film journalist Haricharan Pudipeddi shared his reaction to Salaar. “#Salaar at interval. Terrifically set up with one mega build up that takes all the time in the world to reach its explosive peak at the interval. Neel’s cinematic vision is what makes this a bigger epic than anything else. Great action set pieces too with solid use of slow-motion shots. Wish more focus was on Prabhas’s face as well in the action scenes. Camera kept hovering mostly on his body,” he wrote.

Dec 22, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Salaar review live: Breaking records

As per Sacnilk, Salaar has become the only second movie to score double digits advance gross from Hyderabad only. First was RRR.

Dec 22, 2023 11:02 AM IST

Salaar review live: ‘Thunderous’

Joginder Tuteja wrote on Twitter, "#Salaar - THUNDEROUS! ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 . This is #PrashantNeel universe all the way. You know the kind of cinema he makes with #KGF franchise and #Salaar belongs to the same set up. Violence violence violence - Of course there is a lot of that so you need the stomach to digest that. There is physical as well as emotional violence in this make believe world that has been created around a parallel no-man’s land which doesn’t fall under any country’s governance.

"#Prabhas does what’s expected out of him as it’s his towering personality that has been used to create a stunning impact. #PrithvirajSukumaran is an able performer and that shows again. #ShrutiHaasan is just there though. There are ton loads of supporting actors, as has been the case with #KGF films.

“The film is loud and for the lovers of such monumental action cinema, it works. The production by #HombaleFilms is grand and that goes with a film belonging to this genre. All in all, this one is a film which would appeal to those who like #KGF kind of set up.”

Dec 22, 2023 10:51 AM IST

Salaar review live: ‘Mind blowing’

“First half mind blowing.🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Interval block out of the world. #Darling #Prabhas is out of this world. Oh My God that screen presence is beyond anything and everything,” read a tweet by Twitter user Rajesh R Nair.

Dec 22, 2023 10:37 AM IST

Salaar review live: 'Leaves audience spellbound'

“In #Salaar REBEL STAR Prabhas stands as a towering figure, embodying an aura of unmatched power and allure. His presence commands every scene, radiating a magnetic charisma that captivates and holds the audience spellbound. His portrayal is not just a performance; it's an embodiment of strength and mystique, leaving a lasting impression that transcends the screen💥💥💥 Eemanna vaadaava NEEELLLL,” read a review on X.

Dec 22, 2023 10:22 AM IST

Salaar review live: Moviegoer finds Salaar less impressive than KGF

Social media influencer Amutha Bharathi looked disappointed with Salaar. He said in his tweet that film has a “decent first half followed by an below average second half”. He further said, “Prashant Neel failed to deliver the stuff after what we expected him from KGF.”

Dec 22, 2023 10:04 AM IST

Salaar review live: Sai Dharam Tej pens a post on Salaar release

As Salaar hit theatres on Friday, Sai Dharam Tej shared a long note to talk about how far the Telugu film industry has come.

Dec 22, 2023 9:47 AM IST

Salaar review live: ‘Visual spectacle’

“Just finished watching #SALAAR it’s technically strong and a visual wonder. Perfect film for #Prabhas garu after #Bahubali goosebumps every time he is on screen. congratulations to the entire team of @hombalefilms #PrashanthNeel you have given us a Visual Spectacle.. MUST WATCH 🔥🔥🔥 #BlockbusterSalaar,” read a tweet by director Hemant Madhukar.

Dec 22, 2023 9:36 AM IST

Salaar review live: ‘Masterpiece’

“#SalaarReview : ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟 Cinema at its Best. This film is an action masterpiece to be honest. #Salaar is a solid entertainer loaded with attitude, Style, Mass action, Punch Dialogue and #Prabhas star power that will leave fans salivating for more,” read a review on Twitter.

Dec 22, 2023 9:24 AM IST

Salaar review live: Navin Polishetty shares wishes

“#Salaar spreading so much joy in theatres. So much celebration. Chala rojula nundi andaru Prabhas anna ni Ila chudali ani waiting. Cheppanu kada box office baddalaipoddi ani. Congrats and big hugs to Prabhas anna , team of #Salaar and all my darlings. #SalaarCeaseFire,” wrote actor Navin Polishetty.

Dec 22, 2023 9:11 AM IST

Salaar review live: Reviews from interval block

“WHAT A TREMENDOUS INTERVAL BLOCK. Roars all over. The first half seems like the trailer that has been set for the real movie to now begin in the second half,” wrote Joginder Tuteja on Twitter.

Dec 22, 2023 8:59 AM IST

Salaar review live: First reactions are in

A person on Twitter wrote about Salaar after catching first day first show, "#salaar is done! 1 sentence review. It’s what KGF2 wishes it was”

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