The video introduces Pawan Kalyan’s character as Vakeel Saab, a lawyer. He is seen holding a book of criminal law in one hand and a baseball bat in the other.
Vakeel Saab motion poster: This Pawan Kalyan-starrer is a massy reimagination of Pink
Chennai - 02 Sep 2020 14:57 IST
Updated : 15:02 IST
The first glimpse of Pawan Kalyan as a lawyer in the upcoming Telugu film Vakeel Saab was released today in the form of a motion poster. The video was released to commemorate the actor’s 49th birthday.
The video introduces Pawan Kalyan’s character as Vakeel Saab, a lawyer. He is seen holding a book of criminal law in one hand and a baseball bat in the other. Going by the video, it looks like the film will be a highly commercialized remake of the Amitabh Bachchan- and Taapsee Pannu-starrer Pink (2016).
The video opens by panning the camera on photos of Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar hanging on a courtroom wall. As Pawan Kalyan enters the frame, pages of the criminal law book and the Indian Penal Code fly in the air. He is all suited up in black and white.
Vakeel Saab is the official Telugu remake of Shoojit Sircar's Pink. Pawan Kalyan, after a brief hiatus, returns to acting with this project which has been directed by Venu Sriram.
Jointly produced by Boney Kapoor and Dil Raju, the project also stars Nivetha Thomas and Anjali.
The Tamil version of Pink, which was released last year, starred Ajith in the role of a lawyer with bipolar issues. Directed by H Vinoth, Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) went on to strike gold at the box office with a worldwide gross of over Rs150 crore.
Pink is the story of three women who are aided by a lawyer in a molestation case against three young men from influential backgrounds.
Apart from Vakeel Saab, Pawan Kalyan has a project with filmmaker Krish Jagarlamudi in the offing. Launched earlier this year, it is tipped to be a period drama set in pre-Independence India; the film will feature artistes from multiple industries, including Hindi cinema.