‘Nonsense action with loud sound’: Did Vivek Agnihotri slam Prabhas’ Salaar teaser? Find out

Prabhas is referred to as “the most violent man” in the Salaar teaser.

On Thursday, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri slammed films featuring “nonsense action with loud sound.” In a series of tweets, the Bollywood director highlighted his concern about how cinema is glorifying excessive violence, and his post coincides with the premiere of the teaser for Prabhas’ Salaar.

It should be noted that Prabhas is referred to in the teaser as “the most violent man.”


However, Vivek did not mention the name of the movie in his tweet. Reacting to another user’s tweet, Vivek wrote, “People aren’t born violent. Your children’s minds are conditioned by glamourising violence in popular literature, cinema and politics by industry leaders who should be actually inspiring young minds for peace. In such a violent world only solution is #CreativeConsciousness.”

“Now glamourising extreme violence in cinema is also considered talent. Promoting nonsense cinema is considered a bigger talent. Promoting a non-actor as biggest star is considered biggest talent. And assuming audience is super-dumb is mother of all talent,” he added.

“We have also made such grand films with great engineering and powerful stories. Sholay, for example. But now everyone believes dumbing down the audience, creating marketing hype and nonsense action with loud sound can make a film hit. Looking at Indian BO, it’s true also,” he wrote in another tweet.


On the other hand, the filmmaker called Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One ‘extraordinary’. Praising Rom Cruise’s film, he wrote, “The world of extraordinary action cinema – @MissionFilm. I hope someday we build something like this instead of just building a star image.”

Hombale Films, the production company, released the teaser for Prabhas’ action-adventure film on Thursday. Prashanth Neel directed the film Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire.

The preview shows glimpses of the spectacular action from Neel’s expansive cosmos.

The film was shot in India as well as nations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. On September 28, the film will be released in five languages: Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi.

Prabhas’ most recent appearance was in Adipurush, a rendition of the mythological epic Ramayana.