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Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire (transl. Commander) is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language epic action film written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur. It stars Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran, with a supporting cast that includes Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Bobby Simha, Tinnu Anand, Easwari Rao, Sriya Reddy and Ramachandra Raju. Set in the fictional dystopian city-state of Khansaar, the film follows the friendship between Deva (Prabhas), a tribesman and Varadha (Prithviraj), the prince of Khansaar. When a coup d'état is planned by his father's ministers and his relatives, Varadha enlists Deva's help to become Khansaar's undisputed ruler.

The film's initial story was pitched from Neel's debut film Ugramm and is the maiden part of a two-part film. It was officially announced in December 2020 under the title Salaar, however, in July 2023, the official title was announced as Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire. Principal photography commenced in January 2021 in Telangana, later followed with a schedule in Hyderabad, which again was followed by another schedule near the latter location, which was again followed by a sporadic schedule in Italy and wrapped by early-December 2023. The film has music composed by Ravi Basrur, cinematography handled by Bhuvan Gowda and editing by Ujwal Kulkarni.

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire was theatrically released in India on 22 December 2023 to mixed to positive reviews from critics. A sequel, Salaar: Part 2 – Shouryaanga Parvam, is in development.

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire’ Review

Thrusting fully into its duology structure, the Tollywood action movie "Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire" features a convoluted story that sometimes bewilders viewers in an attempt to set up a sequel, but its maximalist action scenes never fail to wow. Director Prashanth Neel uses the talents of ultra-charismatic superstar Prabhas (the star of S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali" series) as the silent, stewing protagonist Deva in a grimy guns-and-gangsters melodrama after his previous two-parter "K.G.F." smashed Indian box-office records for Kannada-language films.

The narrative keeps it close to the vest at first, then it abruptly and dramatically shifts into a legendary epic about ancient blood feuds and hidden organizations. The film, which is 174 minutes long and features nested flashbacks brimming with information, includes extended parts that may seem tedious. All of the unnecessary scenes finally come together to provide some of the most thrilling and cathartic on-screen violence that Indian film has to offer.

"Salaar: Part 1" opens with a sequence of flashbacks that quickly characterize an adolescent Deva as obedient and terrifying. He uses a creative but self-destructive method to defeat an adult wrestler in order to defend the dignity of his closest buddy Vardha, who is the son of the wealthy Mannar family, though it is first unclear who they are. As a result, he has a noticeable scar across his arm and neck. Soon after, Vardha repays the favor by assisting Deva and his mother (Easwari Rao) in escaping a similarly vague danger. As they go into self-imposed exile, Vardha refers to Deva as his "salaar"—a one-man army that may be called upon in an emergency—a title he believes has its roots in the times of Persian rulers.

This prologue quickly gives birth to a modern, page-turning story of revenge and surveillance, with characters popping up more often than the mind can process. A young woman named Aadhya (Shruti Haasan), the daughter of a well-known manufacturer who has somehow injured a major Indian politician and her catatonic sister, is the target of many armed factions. A now-adult Deva and his mother, who are hiding away as a day laborer and a school teacher in the eastern province of Assam, are the only ones who can save Shruti from a worldwide manhunt.

With glimpses of memories that suggest Deva's violence in an impressionistic manner, Neel builds a great deal of suspense for what's about to happen. Every time Deva thinks about justifiable bloodshed, the screen quivers. When the first significant action sequence does eventually occur, "Salaar" indulges in a gratuitous hero worship, with slo-mo shots honoring Prabhas' size, physique, and composure as well as his unwillingness to participate in the cinematic violent ritual. Neel and DP Bhuvan Gowda ramp up the contrast on their desaturated photos, making every environmental detail—dust, rain, even blooddrops—even more visible. Blood and limbs fly in all directions.

Subsequent altercations and pursuits culminate in an armed confrontation that redefines the term "automatic weapons." Making sense of the tale becomes less important since the action is so captivating and overwhelming, even if Deva's motivation—the virtuous, godlike defense of innocents—is the only one that is ever fully apparent. Even if the solutions are wholly unexpected, this peculiar narrative withholding begins to make sense when the parts eventually do come into place.

"Salaar: Part 1" is best split by a turn that occurs a little over an hour in, when it stops being a simple drama about a man on a virtuous errand and instead becomes a whole season of "Game of Thrones." Most Indian blockbusters are organized around an intermission. Following the dramatic conclusion of the first act, the entire narrative is told in flashback by a character in the present, who at last divulges the reasons behind the peculiar secrecy surrounding the plot. It features centuries-old tribal conflicts in addition to a hidden society akin to Wakanda on the Pakistani-Indian border.

Eventually, Vardha (Prithviraj Sukumaran), Deva's best friend from boyhood, joins the conflict and admits that he had asked Deva for assistance a number of years prior. For good reason, the movie's original narrative revolves around that call and its ramifications during a multi-continental political power grab. The screenwriter, Neel, is obsessive about crafting a cinematic legacy as expansive as that of Hindu epics like "Mahabharat" or "The Lord of the Rings," even if it means compromising narrative coherence for extended periods of time.

He keeps crafting Deva's violent outbursts as hesitant rituals of violence in spite of these bewildering ambiguities, giving the spectator a strong yearning to watch Prabhas unleash his fury on evil thugs. He also transforms a reoccurring view of Deva's shadow with his arms crossed into an exciting pattern, as if uncrossing them signaled the start of a slow destruction that leads to stances reminiscent of Hindu scripture's evil characters.

One may argue that the film's first act serves only as a set-up for its upcoming sequel, Salaar: Part 2 – Shouryaanga Parvam, because of its peculiar, inside-out structure. However, Neel makes sure that every action sequence in "Part 1" builds upon the one before it, regardless of the order of events. Though the film's conclusion takes place five years prior to the actual kidnapping story, it still builds to a furious, emotional crescendo full of dramatic potential and visual escalation. The action moments in this nearly three-hour movie may seem few and far between, but they are all well worth the wait.

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