‘Salaar’ Movie Review, public response and box office collections worldwide

Salaar collects ₹30 crore in advance bookings, Dunki trails behind at ₹15 crore
Salaar collects ₹30 crore in advance bookings, Dunki trails behind at ₹15 crore

Salaar” has finally arrived! After much anticipation, the action-packed, drama-infused film premiered on December 22, 2023.


“Salaar” features a star-studded cast that includes Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Bobby Simha, Tinnu Anand, Easwari Rao, Sriya Reddy, Ramachandra Raju, and others.

Prabhas plays the titular role of Deva alias “Salaar”, a gang leader who tries to keep a promise made to his dying friend and takes on the other criminal gangs.

Prithviraj Sukumaran plays Vardharaja “Vardha” Mannar, Raja Mannar’s son and Deva’s best friend. Shruti Haasan plays Aadhya, the female lead and Deva’s love interest. Jagapathi Babu plays Raja Mannar, Vardha’s father and the ruler of Khansaar. Bobby Simha, Tinnu Anand, Easwari Rao, Sriya Reddy, Ramachandra Raju, and others play supporting roles.

Public reaction

Twitter users flooded the tweets with praise for the movie and the way it has been made, below are a few tweets made by people who watched the movie on day 1.

Praise for Prabhas:

  • “Prabhas owns the screen! His intensity and screen presence are unmatched. #Salaar is his show all the way.” – @moviefanatic123
  • “Goosebumps moment when Prabhas delivers that dialogue! You know you’re watching a star in the making. #SalaarBlockbuster” – @cineshrieker
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Appreciation for Prashanth Neel’s direction:

  • “Prashanth Neel knows how to craft a world that grabs you and never lets go. #Salaar is a visual spectacle with a gripping story.” – @filmcriticguy
  • “The action sequences in #Salaar are next level! Prashanth Neel keeps pushing the boundaries. This is pure adrenaline rush.” – @actionjunkie99

Overall positive sentiment:

  • “Just saw #Salaar and WOW! What a film! This is definitely going to be a blockbuster. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐” – @bollywoodlover456
  • “Can’t wait to catch #Salaar! The hype is real and the early reviews are fantastic. Bring on the action!” – @excitedeagle

A few critical voices:

  • “The first half of #Salaar drags a bit. But the second half makes up for it. Overall, a good one-time watch.” – @honestreviewer101


The story is set in the city of Khansaar, where Raja Mannar plans to make his son Vardha as his successor. However, Raja Mannar’s ministers and advisors plot a coup d’état by hiring armies from Russia and Serbia to attack and kill Vardha and Raja. Vardha, along with his brother and a few trusted men loyal to him and his father, manages to escape from Khansaar. Vardha goes to his childhood best friend Deva, who learns about his predicament and sets out to make him the undisputed successor of Khansaar.

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The flick is a visual spectacle with high-octane action sequences and stunning cinematography. The music is composed by Ravi Basrur, who also scored the KGF films. The film has been shot in various locations across India, including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Jodhpur, Ladakh, and Goa.

The film was released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages and was certified as A rated by the Censor Board for its violent content.

Day wise worldwide breakup

Day 1 – ₹ 176.52 cr
Day 2 – ₹ 101.39 cr
Day 3 – ₹ 95.24 cr
Day 4 – ₹ 76.91 cr
Day 5 – ₹ 40.17 cr
Day 6 – ₹ 31.62 cr
Day 7 – ₹ 20.78 cr
Day 8 – ₹ 14.21 cr
Day 9 – ₹ 21.45 cr
Day 10 – ₹ 23.09 cr
Day 11 – ₹ 25.81 cr
Total – ₹ 627.19 cr

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