Vakeel Saab , Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan’s first release in three years after the disappointing Agnyaathavaasi in 2018,is anything but an official remake of Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s 2016 cult hit Pink . As the trailer had aptly indicated, the film is not about the three girls who find themselves at the vortex of a legal and a moral debate on sexual violation , but the lawyer played by Pawan Kalyan.
Breaking away from Amitabh Bachchan’s lawyer’s role in the original , Pawan Kalyan takes over the show, and even fits a romantic angle into the plot for himself with Shruti Haasan playing his college sweetheart in a flashback.
Even the actor’s most diehard fans have objected to the 49 -year old actor playing a student, as The Power Star(as he is labeled by his fans) looks completely mismatched with Ms Haasan. What fans of the original Pink are wondering is why did producer Boney Kapoor allow such liberties to be taken with the original material?
As producer he could have easily monitored the remake to ensure that the original was not excessively fingered in the bid to turn Pink into an an out-and-out star vehicle.