In the first trailer of his new film Gabbar Is Back, Akshay Kumar intones a dialogue made famous by the villain of Sholay, "Tera kya hoga Kalia?"
However, this Gabbar is not that Gabbar, as Akshay has explained at length. In this film, Akshay is 'kaam sey hero, naam sey villain' - a modern day Robin Hood who fights for the downtrodden, the displaced and the disenfranchised.
Akshay's punchlines form the highlight of the trailer of Gabbar Is Back. For instance, this adaptation of another famous Sholay line: "Pachaas kos door agar koi rishwat leta hai toh log kehte hai, mat le warna Gabbar aa jayega."
Akshay's Gabbar, who employs a 'PWD or Power Wala Danda' when nothing else works, also bears similarities with Amitabh Bachchan's Angry Young Man
A rebel with a cause, who outwits police and villains alike, Gabbar's ability to inspire crowds and kick up mass frenzy also reminds us of Ajay Devgn's Singham.