Salaar movie: Part 1 Ceasefire is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language epic action movie and which was written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur. It stars Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran and with a supporting characters includes Shruti Haasan, Bobby Simha, Tinnu Anand, Jagapathi Babu, Easwari Rao, Sriya Reddy, and Ramachandra Raju.

It was officially declared in December 2020 under the title Salaar. However, in July 2023, the official title was declared as Salaar: Part 1 Ceasefire. Principal photography start in January 2021 and take place sporadically in several legs over nearly three years, before swaddle in late 2023. Movie locations included Telangana, Italy and Budapest. The music for salaar movie is composed by Ravi Basrur. The cinematography controled by Bhuvan Gowda and editing by Ujwal Kulkarni.

Salaar was released on 22 December 2023 in standard and IMAX formats to a generally mixed-to-positive reception from critics. It was a hit at the box office, earn ₹705–715 crore on a ₹270 crore budget, and making it the highest-grossing Telugu film of 2023 and 3rd highest-grossing Telugu film of all time.

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In the year 1985, Deva and Vardharaja “Vardha” Mannar are best friends in Khansaar, ruled by Vardha’s father, Raja Mannar. Deva promises to return if Vardha ever needs him. In 2017, businessman Krishnakanth’s daughter, Aadhya, arrives in Varanasi for her mother’s funeral. She’s targeted by enemies, but a friend named Bilal protects her and takes her to Deva’s home in Tinsukia, Assam. When trouble arises, Deva helps Aadhya escape.

Seeing the situation, Deva’s mom signals him to save Aadhya and Bilal. He stops the convoy, catching Vardha and Radha’s attention. Moreover, Radha reveals she ordered Aadhya’s abduction to get back at Krishnakanth for something he did to her, with Deva involved. She admits to setting up the situation to pit Deva and Vardha against each other.

Basically, Deva learns opposing the Khansaar seal is a serious crime, one he supposedly established years ago. After the rescue, Bilal tells Aadhya the story of Khansaar and Deva and Vardha’s history.
Bilal tells Aadhya about the history of Khansaar, a powerful city divided among three tribes. Raja Mannar’s family controls it, but there’s tension between tribes.


In 1985, Raja Mannar took power by killing the leader of another tribe. Vardha’s banishment caused friction. In 2010, Raja Mannar tries to reconcile with Vardha, causing further conflict. When Raja Mannar leaves, chaos erupts. Raja Mannar left Khansaar for a while, leaving Radha Rama in charge. She suggested a ceasefire to avoid trouble, but many disagreed. A vote on whether to keep the ceasefire was set for nine days later. In the meantime, powerful armies from different countries gathered, hoping to take over once the voting finished.

Vardha asked Deva for help, so Deva came back to Khansaar from Gujarat. Deva endured insults from the leaders. Eventually, Deva had to fight and kill Vishnu, who was trying to harm a girl. Rudra blamed Vardha for Vishnu’s death during the trial. Deva, angered by Vishnu’s actions, killed him in front of everyone.

Deva, Vardha, and their friends, including Vardha’s brother Baachi, Bilal, Rinda, and advisor Gaikwad, were all captured. On voting day, Raja Mannar returned and voted for the ceasefire. But Vardha, using his deciding vote, ended the ceasefire.


Deva, once banished, returns to help Vardha. A series of events lead to a power struggle. Deva’s true identity as a member of a rival tribe is revealed and then complicating matters further. After the ceasefire ended, everyone wanted the throne. Vardha, with Deva’s help, defeated some men and escaped from prison, killing Ranga in the process. Raja Mannar told Radha Rama that Bhaarava was from the Shouryaanga tribe and survived its massacre in 1985. Bhaarava and his tribe wanted revenge on Raja Mannar. Rudra teamed up with his uncle Om to claim the throne.

Raja Mannar learned from Bhaarava’s associate, Dheru, that Deva was actually Devaratha Raisaar, son of Dhaara Raisaar, the Shouryaanga tribe’s chief and rightful heir to the throne in 1985. Vardha called Deva his Salaar, while his supporters found out he was from the Shouryaanga tribe.
In the end, alliances shift, secrets are uncovered, and the struggle for power in Khansaar intensifies.


However, Prabhas plays the role of a hero as Devaratha “Deva in this film. Prithviraj Sukumaran in a dual role in this movie as “Vardha” Mannar and Siva Mannar. Karthikeya Dev as a young Vardha Raja Mannar and Shruti Haasan as a heroine Aadhya Krishnakanth. Easwari Rao another female in this movie as Deva’s mother. Jagapathi Babu as Raja Mannar.

Moreover, supporting characters Tinnu Anand as Gaikwad alias “Baba”, Devaraj as Om, Brahmaji as Vaali, Bobby Simha as Bhaarava, John Vijay as Ranga, Ramachandra Raju as Rudra Raja Mannar, Harsh Roshan as young Rudra Raja Mannar, MS Chowdary as Naarang and Ramana as Rinda plays their role and make the film more interesting.


  • Reported
  • Early February 2023
  • Crew shot
  • 20-minute-long action sequence in the middle of the sea
  • Cost
  • Around ₹10 crore (US$1.3 million)
  • Production
  • Matera, Italy,Naples, Rome and Budapest
  • Release date
  • 22 December 2023Vehicles
  • 750 vehicles, including jeeps, tanks and trunks
  • Directed
  • By Prashanth Neel
  • Written
  • By Prashanth Neel
  • Dialogues
  • By Sandeep Reddy Bandla Hanumaan Choudary Dr. Suri
  • Produced
  • By Vijay Kiragandur
  • Starring
  • Prabhas
  • Cinematography
  • By Bhuvan Gowda
  • Edited
  • By Ujwal Kulkarni
  • Music
  • By Ravi Basrur
  • Language
  • Telugu
  • Budget
  • ₹270 crore[2]
  • Box office
  • ₹612–715 crore

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