Sardaar Gabbar Singh is an Indian film directed by K. S. Ravindra. Produced by Pawan Kalyan and Sharrath Marar jointly under their banners Pawan Kalyan Creative Works and North Star Entertainment in association with Eros International, this film is a sequel to Kalyan’s earlier film Gabbar Singh (2012).
Besides penning the film’s story and screenplay, Kalyan stars in the film with Kajal Aggarwal and Sharad Kelkar in Kelkar’s Telugu debut. Devi Sri Prasad composed the score and Arthur A. Wilson was its cinematographer. Initially titled Gabbar Singh 2, the film’s production began on 21 February 2014 in Hyderabad with Sampath Nandi directing the film. He was later replaced by Ravindra after which the principal photography began on 29 May 2015 at Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra. Sardaar Gabbar Singh was released worldwide on 8 April 2016 along with a Hindi dubbed version of the same name. The film received massive openings due to pre-release hype and had the second-highest opening to a Telugu Cinema at that time after Baahubali: The Beginning. After this film, Kalyan started shooting for Katamarayudu .