Vakeel Saab is a Telugu-Indian drama film written and directed by Venu Sriram in 2021 and produced by Dil Raju and Sirish under the direction of Sri Venkateswara Creations and in collaboration with Bayview Projects. A remake of the Indian film Pink 2016 with Pavan Kalian, Niwita Thomas, Anjali, Anania Nagala, Prakash Raj and Sherouti Hassan.
Main shooting of the film began in Hyderabad in January 2020. The film contains recorded music and soundtrack by S. Thaman. The film was initially delayed due to the COVID-19 epidemic and released in cinemas on April 9, 2021. As of May 2021, Vakil Sub is the best-selling Telugu film of the year.
Palu, Zarina and Divya are independent women who all live together. One night their car broke down in the middle of the freeway and Viswa, a friend of Palavs, offered them an elevator. Moments later, Ponte and Visua Vamsi approached the hospital because Vamsi’s blood came from a serious head injury. At the same time, three women took a taxi back to their home. They look messy, so they have something to do with the incident. Then they try to process what happened that night.
At the same time, the drunk and unemployed Satyadov moves to a new colony and meets the three girls. The threats come from Vamsi for seeking revenge for the damage Vamsi did to Balvi. Threats resulted in Zarina losing her job. In the end, they are disappointed with the complaint because they say it makes their daily life even more miserable. The local police even know that these people are in “good” contact and are supported by Corinthian Rajendra, the father of Wamses.
The next day, Palu’s friends were kidnapped. Palawi returned home in his moving car, trembling with threats, extortion and harassment. A few days later, he was arrested following a complaint from Famsi describing women as prostitutes and accusing Famsi of murder. At this point, Zarina and Divya get frustrated and meet Satyadev. Satyadv suggests that they can get bail from a lawyer. Girls don’t believe him because he looks like an alcoholic. They later found out that Satyadov was a well-respected lawyer but was suspended in court for four years for injuring his colleague. Meanwhile, his wife died of pregnancy complications when Satidov had to leave him alone at home, which eventually led him to quit the job. He then refused to help Zarina and Divya in the case, but was later attacked by Rajendras and decided to represent Palawi in court. Fearing Satyadov, Wamsi and Rajendra meet with Nanda Gopal, a lawyer who has agreed to handle the case. In court, Nanda presents the following version of the court case: Wamsey and his friends help Palavi and his friends because their taxi is broken. They invite women to the resort for dinner because they are hungry and drinking. Women provoke men, get intimate, and then ask for money, all signs that they are prostitutes. Wamsy refuses to pay and an angry ball hits him in the head with a bottle and he escapes. Nanda’s reasoning focuses on the immoral character of women. He attacks the fact that Palawi has a family in Hyderabad, but he chooses to live with his friends.
Palavi and friends said the men tried to rape them. Wamsi tried to rape Palawi and attacked him in self-defense with a bottle. Satyadev’s argument revolves around the issue of consent and the right of women to say no. A number of shocking debates broke out in court in the days that followed. At the end of the trial, Nanda provoked Zarina by saying that she was accepting money from men who had caused trouble in court. Satidoff did not give up, however, and angered Wamsey, leading him to reveal the truth, saying that the women “got what they deserved”.
Satyadov criticizes the reactionary views of society in which women are introduced as prostitutes when they come home late, go out, want independence, drink alcohol, etc., but none of this applies to men. The conclusion is based on the fact that his client said “no”. That doesn’t mean no, and no further explanation is required. The next day, Siva attacked Satyadov and the women on the train, but Satyadov fended them off and returned to court. The women are then acquitted, while Wamsey, Banti and Siva are charged. Their sentences are suspended while Vishova warns. After the case closed, Satyadov decided to return to his profession to help ordinary people solve his problems. Zarina gets her job back, Palawi becomes engaged and Divya enters her newly built house.