The fervent anticipation surrounding the release of Prabhas's latest film, "Salaar," reached its peak on December 2nd when the much-awaited trailer was finally unveiled. However, the enthusiasm that had been building among the South Indian superstar's followers quickly gave way to disappointment as the initial response to the trailer proved to be notably negative.
I had written #Salaar even before I started working on KGF. The story is so big that it makes up for a proper 6 hr film.Unlike KGF franchise, Salaar was always conceptualized as a 2 part film.KGF was not a 2 part saga, but Salaar is - #PrashanthNeel— BoxOffice Ka Baap (@BoxOfficeKaBaap) November 28, 2023
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Ever since the announcement of "Salaar," there has been a substantial buzz surrounding this high-budget venture. Fans, fueled by their adoration for Prabhas, had set their expectations high for this intense action thriller. However, the unveiling of the trailer failed to meet these expectations, leading to a wave of discontent among the audience.
Kgf Salaar pic.twitter.com/prDNRRHScW— పాతబస్తీ ?? (@MB_theGhost) December 1, 2023
The discontent among fans found its outlet on various social media platforms, where enthusiasts expressed their dissatisfaction with the trailer. Reactions were characterized by a palpable sense of letdown, with many fans vocalizing their disappointment at what they perceived as a failure to deliver on the anticipated excitement and uniqueness promised by the film.
One prevalent criticism directed at "Salaar" is its alleged resemblance to the blockbuster film "KGF." Fans took to social media to draw parallels, with some going as far as to label "Salaar" as a replica of the widely acclaimed movie. One user, sharing side-by-side images, pointed out striking similarities between the post-credit scene of "KGF 2" and a teaser scene from "Salaar."
Adding to the discontent, several viewers expressed their disappointment with the overall quality of the trailer. A sentiment of unexpected underwhelm pervaded social media discussions, as fans noted echoes of "KGF" throughout the trailer. The inclusion of action sequences and dark, intense scenes reminiscent of the earlier blockbuster film only served to reinforce these comparisons.
It's worth noting that Prashanth Neel, the director behind the immensely successful "KGF," also helms "Salaar." While this collaboration had initially heightened expectations, it appears that the connection between the two films has become a double-edged sword, with some fans expecting a fresh and distinct offering rather than what they perceive as a recycled formula.