Pallavi(Nivetha Thomas) Zarina(Anjali) and Ananya(Ananya) are three close friends who live In Hyderabad and work at different offices. One night, they head out to a party to a resort upon one of their friend’s (Vamsi) invitation. Vamshi who belongs to a political family and his friends try to sexually assault the girls and in order to escape, Pallavi hits him with a bottle. This creates a big mess and a case is filed against the three women. The ladies approach lawyer Satyadev(Pawan Kalyan) to fight the case against the powerful defence lawyer Nanda(Prakash Raj). Will Satyadev manage to bring justice to the three women? That forms the rest of the story.
Pawan Kalyan who is making comeback after 3 years carried the entire movie on his shoulders with ease. He needs to be appreciated for picking up a film like this. Vakeel Saab brings out the actor in Pawan Kalyan and the star hero does supremely well in all the courtroom scenes with Prakash Raj. Pawan’s dialogue delivery is also on point in the film. Nivetha Thomas delivered a good performance, Anjali is ok as well. Ananya did a convincingly good job in full length role. Prakash Raj as antagonist delivers a fine performance. Shruti Haasan had an extended cameo.
Venu Sriram strikes the ideal balance between Pink's complex tale and the commercial expectations that come with a Pawan Kalyan starrer. He made significant changes to the origin story. Thaman steals the show again with his background score. PS Vinod's camerawork is particularly impressive in the courtroom sequences. The sets and the overall production design by Rajeevan are authentic and classy. Dialogue writing is neat. Editing should have been crispy.
Pawan Kalyan’s impeccable performance
Pacy and engaging second half
Interval block and climax
Powerful action episodes
Slightly dull first half
A few routine scenes
Verdict : ‘Vakeel Saab’ is a movie with a message in a commercial format. The 1st half of the film is ordinary but the 2nd half is good and very engaging. Thaman’s Music and Thiru’s Dialogues stand out. The film has enough commercial elements to please the masses. Overall a Decent Watch!.
Rating : 3/5