“Gabbar Is Back” is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language vigilante action film directed by Krish, marking his Hindi debut. It was written by Rajat Arora and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film features Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan in lead roles, with Kareena Kapoor making a special appearance.
The movie is an official remake of A. R. Murugadoss’s 2002 Tamil film “Ramanaa” and takes inspiration from the iconic character Gabbar Singh portrayed by Amjad Khan in the 1975 film “Sholay”. “Gabbar Is Back” was released on 1 May 2015 and achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success.
The story revolves around a series of mysterious kidnappings involving corrupt officials in Maharashtra. The police receive a CD from an anonymous person named Gabbar, who claims to be targeting these corrupt officers. Sadhuram, a police driver, takes it upon himself to uncover the identity of Gabbar, despite facing humiliation from his superiors.
Aditya Singh Rajput, a professor at National College, becomes involved in the fight against corruption when he helps a pregnant woman in need. He discovers the extent of corruption within the healthcare system after witnessing unethical practices at a hospital. Aditya decides to take a stand against the corrupt hospital owner and exposes their wrongdoings to the public. This leads to a confrontation with the powerful Digvijay Patil, who has a personal history with Aditya.
As the story progresses, it is revealed that Aditya’s motivation for fighting corruption stems from a personal tragedy involving his deceased wife and the corrupt builder, Digvijay. With the support of his allies from National College, Aditya becomes the vigilante Gabbar, seeking justice for the common people who suffer at the hands of corrupt individuals.
The film takes a turn when CBI officer Kuldeep Pahwa becomes involved in the case and tries to apprehend Gabbar. However, he starts to understand the reasons behind Gabbar’s actions and realizes that Gabbar has become a symbol of hope for the oppressed.
In a final act of defiance, Aditya surrenders himself to the authorities but leaves behind a powerful message for the people. Despite facing the death penalty, Aditya believes that his movement against corruption will continue to inspire others to bring about change.
“Gabbar Is Back” explores themes of corruption, justice, and the power of the common man to stand up against injustice. The film received praise for its action sequences, performances, and its social message.